I always thought if I wanted a beautiful sconce on my wall, it meant tearing into the walls and hiring an electrician. Not anymore. Affordable plug-in sconces are having a big moment and they make adding sconces throughout your own super easy. You can install it in minutes! No electrician required.
Wall sconces help to add decorative and ambient light to a room. You can use them on either side of your bed instead of table lamps (frees up lots of space!). Or used in a living room to add soft lighting when the overhead lights are off.
Add sconces above or on the side of artwork, or in your bathroom. There are endless options for using sconces, and when you can find great affordable plug-in sconces without breaking into electrical work, it’s a total win.
Plug-In Sconces Under $150
I think people tend to believe that adding lighting is so expensive. There are so many great affordable plug-in sconce options under $150 that can really pull a room together.
The difference this addition can make to a room is incredible. It helps to make your room feel complete and adds that nice diffused additional light. Here are my favorite plug-in sconces under $150.
1 // Matte Black Double Arm Sconce 2 // Swing Arm Retro Bulb Sconce 3 // Bulb Armed Sconce 4 // World Market Brass Sconce 5 // Rivet Swing Arm Sconce 6// Black Industrial Sconce 7 // Calder Armed Bulb Sconce 8 // 1-Light Plug-In Sconce Swing Arm 9 // Set of TWO for $99 DANXU Brass Lights 10 // Swing Arm Wall Sconce – comes in several finishes
Where To Use Plug-In Sconces
Plug-In sconces are great for spots that don’t have a hardwired outlet already. They’re great because you can instantly free up some space on tables, dressers, and nightstands by using them instead of a lamp. Here are a few fun ideas on where to use your new plug-in sconces.
Free up valuable space on your nightstand and make it feel clutter-free by adding a plug-in sconces on either side of your bed. Choose ones that have the kind of light you want to emit. Whether it’s a lampshade or more of a task light, there are so many options!
Highlight Some Art
I did this in my living room and loved how it came out. I have a piece of art on an odd wall with no way to hard-wire a light. Having a plugin light was great since there WAS an outlet on the wall.
Just be sure to mark where your art would be, then add the light. You’ll want to hang the light first so you can deal with the cord once it’s up to hang your art properly.
If you don’t have an overhead light source for let’s say your dining table or even your bedroom if you want one, you can 100% use a plugin sconce here. Get some extra cord that matches and works with the space.
You’ll just need a hook or two to string the cord back to a corner where you can plug it in. It’s a really affordable way to add lighting and ideal if you’re a renter!
A great way to add some additional light to a credenza, buffet or even a media stand, is to use plug-in sconces on either side. You can put them on either side of a piece of art, or
As Part Of A Gallery Wall
One of my favorite tips for a gallery wall is to add dimension and texture. Having something other than art is always a great idea. Add a plug-in sconce to any gallery wall that will not only add more interest but also add additional light and highlight a select piece.
Instead Of A Floor Lamp
If you’re cramped on space in your home, a plug-in sconce may be a great alternative to a floor lamp in your living room. This is especially easy to do if your couch and end tables are up against a wall. It’s also ideal for a reading nook too!
Must-Have Plug-In Sconce Cord Solutions
When I shared my plug-in sconces on my IG Stories, I got SO many DMs about how I had to hide the cord. You DON’T. They wouldn’t have made them plug-in with a cord if they didn’t want you to see the cord. It’s definitely not for everyone, and I get that.
Visible cords are for sure having a moment right now which is great. Ideal for renters, or homes that lack lighting. If you HATE the cords, I get it. Here are a few products you can use to make your cords look even better!
Command Light Clips
These help to keep your cord going straight down or wherever you need to guide it. Since my gallery wall sconces show a lot of cord, these were great to keeping them straight and flush against the wall. These are part of my best Amazon purchases for my home, they’re genius!
This will make your plug-in sconces look polished and put together. They’re a metal cover that goes over the cord to hide it. Either match your metals or have it blend into the wall. I love having the metallics though, I think it’s beautiful!
If you want to do a plug-in sconce or just a regular scone, but don’t have any sort of light source, a puck light is a GREAT option. It’s basically a remote-controlled mini light that you just pop on top of the socket for the bulb.
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