Reimagine the Wall Sconce

Though relatively small in size, the humble wall sconce packs a big punch when it comes to bringing additional light and style into any room. We’re going to show you some of our favorite ways to use wall sconces throughout the home. We hope that this will inspire you to reimagine the wall sconce in your home!

Reimagine Wall Sconces in the Entryway

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Hinkley Facet sconces help to create an extremely dramatic entrance in this tall-doored home.

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If you’re going out and will get home after it gets dark, leaving on sconces like the Kichler Imahn will give you a touch of light so you can get home safely.

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The Hinkley Casa sconce has a traditionally-inspired look that evokes candles…without the wax drips and fire risk.

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Use a row of sconces, such as the Trade Winds Chatham, to light up a mudroom.

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If you’re all about customizing everything, the Crystorama Riverdale is for you. It has multiple stem length options and two different choices of decorative bauble. It’s great for lighting a hallway!

Reimagine Wall Sconces in the Kitchen

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A pair of sleekly curving Mitzi Lupe sconces above kitchen open shelving adds extra flair–and extra light to aid in prepping food.

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With a glam midcentury silhouette and brass finish, the Hinkley Collier elegantly echoes the shapes of the barware in this well-stocked kitchen.

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Thanks to its fun shape, the Mitzi Wilt sconce looks very much like a piece of art and is the perfect partner for this open shelf.

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Three kitchen windows? Three Kichler Ellerbeck sconces! (Bonus: Ellerbeck can also be installed with an included cord and plug.)

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Flanking the stove with a pair of Hudson Valley Metal No.2 sconces ensures enough light to never mix up salt and sugar ever again!

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Lighting over the sink is always a good idea. Adjustable lighting over the sink courtesy of the Hudson Valley Garden City sconce? That’s an even better idea.

Reimagine Wall Sconces in the Dining Room

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Frame a piece of art with lights like the farmhouse-style Kichler Colerne sconce to boost up the beauty.

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Tall, sleek lights such as the Kichler Alton sconce help to draw attention to artwork.

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If you have a sideboard, draw attention to it with a sconce nearby. We love the round look of this Hudson Valley Julien sconce!

Reimagine Wall Sconces in the Living Room

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Bring rustic vibes to your home by going with this very fun Hinkley Stag sconce.

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The slim, sleek Kichler Alden sconce makes this nook even more lovely and appealing.

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Every good shelfie needs good lighting. The Mitzi Holly sconce is a plug-in option for even more convenience.

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Rethink the standard couchside table lamp by putting in something like the Mitzi Chloe sconce instead, thus freeing up more room on side tables for decor.

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Just like in the dining room, you can use sconces to highlight art in a living room. The Gesture wall sconce has a unique look designed by Kelly Wearstler for Generation Brands.

Reimagine Wall Sconces in the Bathroom

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Remember what we said earlier about tall sconces framing artwork well? The same thing goes for sconces (like the Quoizel Barbour) framing vanity mirrors.

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This might be an especially great idea for households containing both short and tall people: adjustable sconces as bath vanity lights! The Savoy House Drake can move to meet the unique lighting needs of everyone in the house.

Reimagine Wall Sconces in the Bedroom

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The Hudson Valley Patten sconce is super convenient thanks in great part to the subtle and elegant pull chain on the backplate. No need for the Clapper!

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Bunk bed sconces are perfect for nighttime reading sessions among the younger set. The Hinkley Mercer has a cool simplicity that makes it very versatile!

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How COOL is the Maxim Scan? Its oh-so-chic midcentury inspired look is super adjustable and can be installed as a plug-in light.

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Convenient and versatile, the Crystorama Marshall sconce is a smart choice for bedside illumination.

Reimagine Wall Sconces Elsewhere

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With a sconce like the Maxim Library, spot cleaning in the laundry room has never been so easy.

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Working in a home office means you get total control over every aspect of the space, including the lighting. If your space is a bit sparse when it comes to illumination, bring in plug-in sconces like the Mitzi Riley to easily brighten things up.

If you’re feeling inspired, shop our stunning selection of sconces now. If you need a little more guidance, check these out:

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