Modern Sconces

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Spillray Wall Sconce
Axo Light Spillray Wall Sconce from $504.00
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Vasily Wall Sconce
Axo Light Vasily Wall Sconce from $288.00
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Liban Wall Sconce
Bover Liban Wall Sconce $732.00
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Jacky Wall Light
Tango Lighting Jacky Wall Light from $241.20 $268.00
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Alpha Reading Sconce
VIBIA Alpha Reading Sconce from $660.00
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Block P Wall Sconce
Leucos Block P Wall Sconce from $355.00
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Reel Wall Sconce
Varaluz Reel Wall Sconce from $199.00
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Polo Wall Light
Marset Polo Wall Light from $415.00
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Nickel Plated Last Minute Wall Sconce
John Beck Steel Nickel Plated Last Minute Wall Sconce $190.00
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LED200 LEDme Step Light
WAC Lighting LED200 LEDme Step Light $107.50
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Bric 7-Inch Dimmable Bath Light
Modern Forms Bric 7-Inch Dimmable Bath Light $135.00
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Castleton Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light in Bronze
Modern Forms Castleton Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light in Bronze from $229.00
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Deco Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light
Modern Forms Deco Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light from $179.00
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Jedi 18-Inch Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light
Modern Forms Jedi 18-Inch Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light $295.00
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Structure Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light
Modern Forms Structure Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light from $259.00
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Twilight Indoor/Outdoor Wall Light
Modern Forms Twilight Indoor/Outdoor Wall Light from $259.00
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Vogue Dimmable LED Bath Light
Modern Forms Vogue Dimmable LED Bath Light from $229.00
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Void Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light
Modern Forms Void Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light from $349.00
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Lumi - Mochi Ceiling/Wall Lamp (G9 Socket Type)
Fabbian Lumi - Mochi Ceiling/Wall Lamp (G9 Socket Type) from $194.00
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Vue Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light
Modern Forms Vue Indoor/Outdoor Dimmable LED Wall Light from $179.00
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Lumi - Mochi Ceiling/Wall Lamp
Fabbian Lumi - Mochi Ceiling/Wall Lamp from $374.00
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Lumi - Mycena Wall/Ceiling Light
Fabbian Lumi - Mycena Wall/Ceiling Light from $344.00
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Kika Wall/Ceiling Lamp
Fabbian Kika Wall/Ceiling Lamp $448.00
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Angled Plane Wall Sconce
Sonneman Angled Plane Wall Sconce $300.00
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Corner Eclipse Wall Sconce
Sonneman Corner Eclipse Wall Sconce $250.00
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Glow2 Wall Sconce
Sonneman Glow2 Wall Sconce $280.00
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Piccolo Wall Sconce
Sonneman Piccolo Wall Sconce $230.00
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Sottile Wall Sconce
Sonneman Sottile Wall Sconce $300.00
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Tubo Slim Panel Wall Sconce
Sonneman Tubo Slim Panel Wall Sconce from $260.00
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Tubo Slim Wall Sconce
Sonneman Tubo Slim Wall Sconce from $200.00
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Verso Wall Sconce
Sonneman Verso Wall Sconce $300.00
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Wands 1-Arm Wall Sconce
Sonneman Wands 1-Arm Wall Sconce from $250.00
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MOD 265 Wall Lamp
FLOS MOD 265 Wall Lamp $1,425.00
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Big Bang Wall or Ceiling Light
Foscarini Big Bang Wall or Ceiling Light from $918.00
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Cigar Wall Sconce
Modernica Cigar Wall Sconce $395.00
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Nuage Wall or Ceiling Light
Foscarini Nuage Wall or Ceiling Light from $980.00
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Sconces are, by definition, wall lights that hug a wall closely, distributing light in various directions across the wall’s surface. Modern wall sconces have evolved from ornate and fussy designs to ones that are every bit as innovative and elegant as other lighting models, and that makes adding sconce lighting to an interior space more inspiring and fun than ever before. If you’re considering adding a wall light or sconce to a room in your house, the following questions are worthwhile to consider before making a purchase:

Why would I install wall lights instead of other types of lighting?

The main reason that a contemporary wall light might win out over other types of lighting is space and convenience. When space is at a premium, wall lights are a smart option because of their small footprint. They require no additional surface area on which to reside—like a floor or tabletop—and many wall sconces are small enough to fit into the smallest and most awkward spaces, providing illumination that no other type of lighting is equipped to do.

Where in my home would modern wall lights look best?

Wall lights can be fitted into a number of spatial scenarios, many of them specific to your home. But indoor wall lights typically fall into the categories of primary lighting or purely accent lighting. Primary wall sconces may be defined as those along a hallway, for instance, in which the wall lights are the only source of illumination. A wall light installed in a dark corner of a room or above an entryway table may also be considered primary because it may be the lone source of light for that space.

On the other hand, accent sconce lighting is subsidiary, meaning that it resides alongside other types of lighting to highlight areas not serviced by primary lighting. A wall sconce can, for instance, illuminate an object or specific area of a room, often for esthetic purposes. A painting or sculpture, ornate architectural details, or objects displayed in a cabinet are ideal reasons for designer wall lights. In these instances, a wall light will draw the eye in specific directions in a way that primary light sources—pendant lamps, floor lamps—may not.

Are contemporary wall sconces ever adjustable?

Yes, the advantage of indoor wall lights is that they’re increasingly more versatile, and designed for varied lighting scenarios. Far from being static light sources, modern interior wall lights may include movable elements which can change the direction of light, or increase and decrease light emissions in tandem with specific needs. Wall mounted lamps like these may be ideal for a bedroom, where light can be redirected for reading, and then readjusted for ambience.

Are designer wall sconces as decorative as other kinds of lighting?

Yes. Contemporary designers and brands have created modern wall sconces with every bit as much visual panache as pendant lights or table lamps, so a wall light no longer needs to be the neglected sibling of its more glamorous counterparts. Artful shapes, a broad range of materials, and striking colors have all been applied to wall mounted lamps, so finding sconces that are both practical and visually inspiring is not the challenge it once was.