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How-To: Styling Plug-In Sconces In Unexpected Places

How-To: Styling Plug-In Sconces In Unexpected Places

One of the easiest ways to make an instant impact and refresh an often overlooked corner of your home is to brighten up with a new light source. While table and floor lamps tend to be everyone's first choice, another easy and more elevated way to add some dimension to your space is to opt for a plug-in sconce instead.

From colorful kid's rooms to quiet corners, you might be surprised at how much your space can shine with just a little bit of added light. Below we share some of our favorite unexpected places to install a plug-in sconce in the home. 


Plug-in wall sconce above nightstand next to bed in bright and airy bedroom.

Two twin beds side by side in kids bedroom with plug-in-sconce above each one.

Reading nook with pillows and side table.

Living Room

We love the look of placing a plug-in sconce on either side of a piece of artwork or your television for added warmth and ambiance. Another way to incorporate a bit of light into your living room is to include a plug-in sconce in a gallery wall. This not only provides some additional ambience, but allows your chosen artwork to really shine.


Sideboard in living room next to fiddle leaf fig tree.

Painting on wall between two red plug-in wall sconces.


Installing a plug-in sconce above your bar provides the perfect amount of illumination for bar activities, such as mixing drinks, slicing garnishes, and pouring shots. Additionally, plug-in sconces are an easy way to create an ambient and inviting atmosphere, which can be especially useful in crafting an intimate setting in low-light situations.


Plug-in wall sconce above home bar.

Plug-in sconce above bar cart.

Kid's Bedroom

Another great spot to install a plug-in sconce is a child's bedroom. Place it next to the bed to allow a little extra light at bedtime, or transform a forgotten corner into a cozy reading nook.


Plug-in sconce next to children's twin bed.

Plug-in sconce above reading nook in kids room.


A sconce placed on either side of the front door is a great way to provide a warm welcome to guests, as well as increase visibility for safety. Additionally, if your entryway opens up into a hallway, the addition of a few plug-in sconces is a great way to provide task lighting and break up the monotony of the hall.

 Checkered armchair in entryway space. Bright entryway with snake plant and black door.



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