sconces or wall lights as great room general light - bad idea??
Please give me your opinion - I've never had a sconce (quel thrill!!) I need to figure out general lighting for a 14' x 16' great room/family room, that has cream walls & a 9 ft flat ceiling. I'm on a strict budget & just need a little general illumination in the family room, where I'll also use floor/table lamps. I've had recessed ceiling lights but want a change. Nor do I want a central ceiling fixture (too much competition w/my nearby dining rm chandelier.) Can I get away with just sconces on the walls? The end wall has a fireplace, which I could (tritely) flank w/sconces. The only other solid wall is adjacent to the fireplace wall, & 16 ft long - I could put 2 or more sconces there also/instead of on the fireplace wall. (One other wall is solid glass & the 4th "wall" is open to the brightly lit kitchen/dining rm.) Thanks for any advice!