The luxury of a
lead crystal bathroom sconce
might have caused your great-grandmother to raise an eyebrow. Such luxury and extravagance was unusual if not unheard of in her day. Bathrooms were a place where you took care of a certain unmentionable business. Entries and exits were managed quickly in a quiet and efficient fashion. Decorating the room that housed bodily functions may have been considered in poor taste if not downright vulgar.
I am happy to report that the days of plain, ugly potties are long gone. In today’s modern bathroom, you may find the same antique French bronze sconces in a smaller size as the ones in the formal dining or living area.
WALL SCONCES OR CANDLES?
Why settle for votive candles when crystal sconces are so much safer and they sparkle ever so nicely. The dazzling lead crystal in electric sconces of brass make you want to take your after dinner wine to the bath and lounge while you enjoy the glow of this unique lighting that creates an atmosphere of sumptuous indulgences from the boudoir into the bath. Of course if you want the best of both worlds, perhaps candle wall sconces would be a viable option.
MODERN CRYSTAL BATHROOM SCONCES
To many the mention of lead crystal bathroom sconces brings to mind a chandelier dripping with faceted teardrop shapes and crystal beads or cut lead crystal decanters. This type of crystal sconce will always be considered stylish in upscale homes with large sunken tubs and gold leaf mirrors with beveled edges. However, homeowners with a taste for the contemporary style of décor wanted a more modern look for their bathroom light fixtures. The answer was hip, rectangular crystal and chrome wall sconces specifically produced to be used as bathroom light fixtures.
The nickel or brushed steel provided the perfect base metal for free form lead crystal electric sconces that are completely unique and one of a kind with shades that seem to be melting rather than the cut crystal that has been around for decades. If the silver color is not rich or warm enough for you, there is always the option for traditional brass and French Bronze.
Balance your crystal sconces with matching pendant light fixtures or chandeliers if the size of your floor space will support something so luxurious, pour a glass of wine and some bath oil and bask in the glow of a job well done.
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