Mexican style homes are great for warmer climates because they tend to stay cooler than traditional homes. This style house also makes choosing how to decorate so much easier because Mexican Home Décor makes so much sense. One element you might want to consider for lighting is the rustic tin sconce, Mexico’s old fashioned way to light your house and give it ambiance.
You may be looking for the perfect way to light your home and yet stay with the Mexican theme. Rustic tin sconces can be used in nearly every room of your home. Part of the benefit of this type of lighting is that it is indirect and gives off a soft glow rather than harsh shadows.
Rustic tin sconces have been a part of the way American’s light their homes since early in the country’s history. You can use them with electrical fixtures or candles to get just the right amount of lighting for your home. If you are able to find original punched tin fixtures, you’ll probably faint from the cost. Instead you can look for reproductions or try to make them yourself.
Buying rustic tin sconces takes some thought. Do you have a preference as to the type of light bulb they use? Do you want a fluorescent bulb or would you prefer something that isn’t electrical at all? If it electrical, how easy is it to change out the bulb when necessary? Where is the best place to install the sconce for the maximum effect? These are a few questions you may want to consider before trying to find the rustic tin sconce for your home.
Place the rustic tin sconces, either electrical or with candles, on either side of a great piece of Mexican art or a mirror. Sconces would also look great in any room that you consider to be a retreat. The warm glow of the sconce can help put your mind at ease as you bask in the glow of the lights. Because the rustic tin sconce can be made to size, you can place them wherever you have blank wall space or you need a little bit of light rather than turning on an overhead fixture.
The rustic tin sconce, Mexico’s answer to mood lighting, might be the right lighting choice for your Mexican themed décor. Not only can these sconces provide enough light to read a book by, if you place them on a dimmer switch, you can also set them to create the right atmosphere for more romantic activities.