Why We Love Living Room Wall Sconces
In the living room, wall lights and sconces complement existing table lamps, floor lamps and ceiling lights to create ample lighting and a well-rounded sense of decor for the space. Modern and decorative sconces can also help bring out the character of the room with their prominent and eye-catching features. And with options to match a range of styles to fit transitional living rooms or retro-inspired living rooms and everything in between, you are sure to find plenty of wall lighting ideas for your space here.
Sconces are almost an inherent part of successful living room lighting. Whether used for general illumination or pure decoration, a pair of wall lights in the living room is always welcomed and appreciated. And for almost every lighting need in this room, there is a sconce that can act as a solution. Wall-mounted reading lights offer a wealth of focused light for you to catch up on your newest book, plug-in options make life convenient and easy, and there are designs that help cast marvelous shadows on the wall too. A sconce here, a sconce there, your living room will be filled with just the right amount of illumination.
A Living Room Wall Light for Every Style
This contemporary collection of sconces provide complementary lighting for the space, filling dim areas with inviting light and adding a decorative impact that plays well with other fixtures and furniture found in the room. Modern designs from brands like Artemide work well in contemporary living rooms while transitional options from Feiss Lighting or Hubbardton Forge will blend in well with your existing table lamps and floor lamps. For a Scandinavian themed living room, look to the Louis Poulsen AJ Sconce to appeal to a decidedly Danish aesthetic. And wall lights and sconces from Jonathan Adler will fit a mid-century modern aesthetic, effectively allowing you to transform your space into a 1950s living room. Finally, to be energy efficient, look to the LED sconces available from Modern Forms.
Choosing the Best Living Room Sconces
Although most styles of wall lighting are easy to introduce, there are a few things you'll want to pay close attention to. First, decide the intent of the wall light -- is it for soft illumination or for a specific task (like reading). This will help you to determine which style of wall sconce will be best for your given situation. Decide where you will plan to install the fixture too, keeping in mind these wall lights vary greatly in size. Remember to review important sizing dimensions like height, width, length (for sconces with adjustable arms) and cord length (for any of the plug-in options). With a size in mind, you're ready to refine your wall lights by colors, finishes and important design features that can blend in with your living room's existing decor. If you have any questions about the living room wall light fixtures featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Trying to fit a nautical theme in your living room? You'll want to see the nautical indoor/outdoor sconces offered by Hinkley Lighting. Many of the Hinkley fixtures feature a caged shade and are offered in bronze or nickel finishes. If a wall sconce isn't your best bet for reading light, take a look at the floor reading lamps available. These well-designed portable floor lamps are highly versatile, adapting to your changes in decor whenever you decide to rearrange your living room. And with any type of fixture you choose, consider placing it on a dimmer switch to easily control just how much light output there is in the room.