Plug-In vs Hard-Wired Wall Sconces

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I LOOOVVVVVVEEEE a good wall sconce! They make every space look more designed, more expensive and more layered. The great news is you can find a ton of great plug-in options these days that eliminate the need to even hire an electrician. I love this for renters! Super easy to pack up and bring with you to the next house. (In fact this was something I learned when we staged the Gentry project – any light fixture or window treatment that is installed in the walls is sold as a part of the house! – all of the hardwired lights and the window treatments were thrown in, which I hadn’t really planned for, ouch!)

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orb wall sconce  //  fiddle leaf fig tree  //  white basket  //  black shell chair

desk (painted “In the Moment” by Behr)  //  rug

OLIVIA print

But the plug-in sconces are easy to take down and pack up! I love love love these black two-arm sconces from our recent guest room makeover!

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two arm wall sconce  //  nightstand  //  bed  

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Sometimes it is definitely worth the extra cost and effort to hardwire install sconces, especially for a kitchen space. These sconces from Lucent with their flat back plates are COMPLETELY worth it!

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brass wall sconce  //  rug, vintage – similar  //  ASPENS print

Sometimes I think the cotton-wrapped cords are actually really pretty and can be a fun element of the lighting!

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wall sconces  //  rug  //  bed

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two arm wall sconces  //  bed  //  rug  //  pom pom throw – similar

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In my daughter’s bedroom, we wrapped the cords with yarn as a simple DIY project and I love the touch of color it added!

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eyeball sconce  //  buffalo check throw blanket

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wall sconces, similar  //  throw blanket  //  pillow

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wall sconces  //  rug  //  bed

Here’s a monster round up of all my favorite wall sconces available right now! Do you prefer a table lamp or wall sconces on your bedside? I love that sconces are such a space saver! More room for my mountains of books and magazines that I keep on my nightstand! :)

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9  //  10  //  11  //  12  //  13  //  14  //  15  //  16

17  //  18  //  19  //  20  //  21  //  22  //  23  //  24

sconce #2

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33  //  34  //  35  //  36  //  37  //  38  //  39  //  40

41  //  42  //  43  //  44  //  45  //  46  //  47  //  48

  1. Peggi

    Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever loved SO many items in a single round-up!! I don’t have a single science in my house, and now I need all the sconces! Thanks!

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  3. beth

    hello, i am trying the link for number 32 and i am sent to the link for number 40. could you get me the link for number 32? thanks, beth

  4. Kristin

    You just have to specify when you list the house that all or specific window coverings or light fixtures are not part of the sale–we’ve bought and sold a number of houses and that seems to be common practice where I live. But yes, if you don’t specify that in the listing, it does come with the house.

  5. Elen

    Recently, I finished my new home with my husband and now we have been dealing with the interior for several weeks. I admit that you inspired me with this entry. Sconces look very nice, give a sufficient, delicate glow of light and in the bedroom above the bed is the perfect solution. I love reading books before bed also fits perfectly.

  6. Hey! I liked the lamps design. Check out your roofs properly before hanging up your lamps. It might happen that may be your roofs are not strong enough to handle the weight of your lamps. So, it is mandatory to got inspection of the roof properly. More chances are there in the rainy season when the roof leakage is more.

  7. Good content, but it would be better if in future you can talk about more about this subject.

  8. Suzy

    This is a wonderful post, but clicking on #38 takes me to the link for #40. Would love to get the info on #38.
    Thanks!

  9. Olive

    It really is amazing how many plug in sconce options there are now…and all so cute! Have you come across any plug in overhead pendants/lanterns? I’m in need of one for my rental space and can’t find any as good looking as these.

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