Ceiling lighting is usually not enough to really brighten an entire room. Layering overhead lights with wall sconces and lamps will not only optimize brightness, but it also allows for several levels of ambience. The bathroom is usually the first place to start when installing extra light sources, as it’s often a windowless room. Select sconces that direct light upward and downward. Metallic finishes, like brushed nickel, are reflective and will bounce light further in a small space. The size of these sconces can brighten even the tiniest powder room.