Indoor lighting is a beautiful thing. After all, it’s no fun getting up in the middle of the night and tripping because you can’t see anything. And when the days get shorter, the nights longer, and the wind blows its desolate call, you are grateful for indoor lighting to cook dinner by, to read a chapter before bed, and to see while you do your late-night laundry.
The Light House Gallery in Missouri is the best purveyor of indoor and outdoor lighting solutions. Offering thousands of lights to choose from, our lighting stores in Branson and Springfield are lit with solutions. If you can’t make it into our lighting stores, we invite you to shop online today. In this blog post, we’ll take an inside look at the wall torchiere, one of our favorite and most decorative lighting features. Browse our hundreds of lighting solutions online today!
WHAT IS A WALL TORCHIERE?
If you look at the word, you’ll get a clue; do you see the word “torch”? If you do, then you’ve nailed this etymology challenge. Derived from the French word “torchere,” it’s original meaning was large, decorated candelabrum. Today, torchieres refer to a type of lighting. It’s a lamp (either a floor or a wall lamp) that directs light upwards. It is usually encased in a bowl. It’s a fancy name for a fancy light.
WHEN DO YOU USE A WALL TORCHIERE?
Wall torchieres are a type of diffused lighting, or accent lighting. They are usually not the primary means to light a room. Instead, wall torchieres set ambiance and mood and add additional lighting in dark corners where it may be needed.
TYPES OF WALL TORCHIERES
- Free-standing torchieres. Many torchieres are free-standing and serve as floor lamps. There are many types of torchieres, but all are distinguished by long tall stands and almost always an upward facing light, similar to a torch. You can go as elegant as you want for this type of floor lamp with many different types of styles, from rustic to modern.
- Wall torchieres. The Light House Gallery in Missouri features wall torchieres. These light fixtures are attached to the wall and serve more of an accent piece and a decorative purpose. Many wall torchieres are used in entryways for diffused light or in living rooms for perfect lighting for conversations. Browse our wall torchieres online at The Light House Gallery, or visit one of our stores to see for yourself these beautiful and decorative lighting solutions.
WHY CHOOSE THE LIGHT HOUSE GALLERY
The Light House Gallery has been serving the people of southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas for over 50 years. We understand lighting and can take your vision of what you want to create in your bedroom or kitchen a reality. We specialize in not only room lighting, such as bedroom, kitchen, and living room lighting, but we also offer outdoor lighting solutions to help you enjoy your long summer nights here in Missouri. Our lighting specialists can help you design your space to fit your needs, from residential to commercial customers. We offer consultations on lighting at either of our locations. Contact us today, or browse online, for all your lighting solutions!