Decor Superhero: A Perfect Lighting Solution for the Bedroom


Never underestimate the power of a good wall sconce. Not only will these beauties save you tons of space, they allow you to customize a unique lighting scheme to suit your specific needs. Unlike bulky table lamps, a properly placed sconce or two can offer loads of reading light without taking up any valuable nightstand space.

Because we believe in showing and telling, here are nine of the chicest bedroom wall sconce scenes we could find on the web. Whether in pairs or alone, swing-arm or swivel, these wall-mounted wonders provide an ample amount of accent lighting without sacrificing any space—or style.

Above: A polished pair of copper wall sconces serve as a focal point for a neutral bedroom in this space found via Elizabeth Lawson Design’s Instagram, while offering light for both sides of the bed.

Why settle for one measly sconce when you can have two in one? A solid double sconce supplies twice the bedside light—and infinite amounts of style. (Plus, that showstopping herringbone wall-turned-headboard by Raili Clasen via her Instagram is 😍 😍 😍.)

Take a note out of Pappas Miron‘s design playbook and place a swing-arm sconce above your headboard; it provides plenty of overhead lighting sans the hassle of installing a ceiling pendant.

Even the smallest of sconces looks striking against a dark bedroom wall. Here, from JDP Interiors’ Instagram feed, a petite wall-mounted brass fixture adds both color and texture while providing just enough light.

No room for nightstands? No problem. Adjustable wall sconces (try putting them right above your bed, as shown here from Southern Living) can offer a wealth of lighting for your cramped bedroom and make it easy to conceal their cords behind your bed frame.

Black sconces add definition to a pale bedroom palette found on Vintage Revivals. And one with such a small footprint like the one shown above can squeeze into just about any sliver of wall space.

Consider a swing-arm sconce with cylinder-style shade (this one, in a bedroom discovered on Bedford & Hyde’s Instagram, is from Circa Lighting) to better direct your bedside lighting and add visual interest to your bedroom.

If you’re looking to forge a more contemporary lighting scheme, use a pair of shapely wall sconces to frame your bed instead of a humdrum headboard, like The Life Creative did in this perfectly rumpled-yet-elegant bedroom.

Have an eclectic, earthy bedroom scene? Consider adding some polished metal sconces to bring in a touch of unexpected glam, like 100 Layer Cake did here.

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