Five New Ways to Light Your Home Using Wall Sconces

Progress Lighting presents five new ways to use wall sconces to make a style statement, to create a soothing ambiance, and to provide task lighting in your home.

Wall sconces are having a moment, and it's about time! In the past, wall sconces were used as accent lighting to brighten up a dark corner or highlight artwork and fireplaces. Now, wall sconces have evolved into style statements of their own. And they can be a significant source of task lighting when used in kitchens, bedrooms, and many other rooms in the home. Here are five new ways to use wall sconces to make a dramatic statement, provide a soothing ambiance or as a practical light to help you perform tasks.

1. Place a Wall Sconce in a Tub Nook


Wall sconces are a staple in the bathroom, often used on either side of a vanity mirror. But just imagine soaking in a relaxing bath, basking in the glow of soft lighting from a pair of wall sconces like the Saffert sconce. This sconce brings a modern vibe to a bathroom. Its architectural, beam-inspired design is coated in a beautiful matte black finish and punctuated by crisp, clear glass shades. The Saffert sconce measures an ample 24-1/2 inches in height, making a dramatic impact on the room. Please note that wall sconces used in any bathroom area must be damp location listed.

2. Add Reading Light in the Bedroom with Stockbrace Wall Lights


Add a reading light near the bed by installing a pair of wall sconces on either side of a headboard. This looks great, and it's also a practical way to free up nightstand space. The Stockbrace Collection is a modern farmhouse design inspired by traditional post-and-beam construction. The light's clean lines, open design, and architectural details are coated in a classic matte black finish. A light source illuminates the clear glass shade to complete the clean design.

3. Light Up a Home Office With Caisson Wall Brackets


Need a unique way to light your home office? A pair of wall sconces provide much-needed task lighting while creating a style statement above a desk. Two Caisson wall brackets infuse this space with a subtle industrial flair. Inspired by the outstanding architecture of suspension bridges, the light fixture features a fabric cord that attaches to a beautiful graphite light base, smooth round bar, and rectangular backplate. A clear glass shade with a rolled rim at the bottom adds an extra touch of artisan inspiration.


4. Make a Space Look Intentional With the Shearwater Wall Sconce


A wall sconce can shed light on formerly dark areas and make an otherwise unused space look intentionally designed when nestled into a corner. Here, the Jeffrey Alan Marks Point Dume™ Collection Shearwater wall sconce beautifully accents a wall flanking a window area. Shearwater embodies designer Jeffrey Alan Mark’s love of easy coastal living. The sconce incorporates honest materials with a celebration of natural light by combining an Antique Nickel finish, clear glass shades, and a soft-beige stitched leather handle.


5. Highlight a Beverage Bar With a Swing Arm Sconce

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Swing arm sconces are a cool way to bring task lighting to smaller areas like beverage bars and laundry rooms. Here, the Hinton swing arm sconce provides focused lighting to a coffee bar. The light fixture's signature adjustable arm and industrial-style details are coated in a black finish, and its seeded clear glass shade offers ample illumination.

Did you know that Progress Lighting offers an extensive collection of wall sconce lighting? Check out our selections here.

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