10 Wall Lamps you’ll see everywhere this season (and why #6 is our favorite)
Lighting plays an important role in everyday life. Sure those fancy ceiling lights and stunning chandeliers look beautiful sparkling overhead, adding to a home’s aesthetic. And everyone knows that light is a necessity to see what we’re doing in order to perform everyday tasks at home or at work. But think about how light touches all aspects of our lives, even emotionally. Who among us remembers hearing a parent question, “Who left the bathroom light on?” or remark “I’ll leave the porch light on for you if you’re going to be late.” What child hasn’t uttered the words, “Can you leave the door open and the hall light on until I fall asleep?”
And depending on the neighborhood you grew up in (or how old you are), some of us were told as children that we could stay outside to play “until the street lights come on”.
Lighting a loved one’s path at night or leaving a night light glowing to ease a child’s fear—these are all memories that many of us have experienced.
There are all kinds of lighting options available today and the majority of people choose those options in the form of table, ceiling and floor lamps. These are decorative as well as functional—but have you ever considered using wall lamps as a source of illumination? A hardwired wall lamp or a wall lamp with plug is an ideal solution when you’re short on space or if you want to add a decorative element to your room while also addressing all your lighting needs.
There are so many fabulous hardwired wall lamps and wall lamp plug in lighting solutions that are versatile, functional and beautiful. Wall lamps make gorgeous decorative accents and can double as art over an entry table, dining console or at the side of a bed. Wall sconces in a dining room, living room or hallway add ambient lighting and radiate timeless elegance. Chic sconces above a bathroom mirror or flanking a fireplace are easy décor options that lend sophistication to a room.
Let’s take a look at some captivating wall lamps for Autumn 2020, guaranteed to capture attention while bringing modern style (and bright light) to your space. You’ll see that these wall lamps are ideal for a bedroom, bathroom, entryway, staircase, office, living room and kitchen—basically anywhere that needs brightening up.
1. This eye-catching Loop Brass and Sphere Sconce can be flipped to create unique looks
When it comes to beautifying your home, this striking brass wall lamp can brighten a hallway or staircase while also being a conversation starter. By simply changing the loop’s direction, you change the entire look of the lamp! This gorgeous wall sconce has a golden ball of light that would complement modern or traditional furniture.
2. The ultimate bedside reading light (we love this wall lamp with pull switch and the similar wall lamp plug in version)
Installing wall lights over a bed for reading or behind a living room chair is an easy way to add light to a tiny room. When space is tight and extra furniture is not an option, forget about bulky table lamps or floor lamps. Free up floor space and make a small room feel larger by installing wall lamps that direct light wherever you need it.
3. This stylish, adjustable wall lamp reaches new heights (and lengths!)
Let this wall lamp reach out and shed a light on the task at hand. With an adjustable arm and far reaching light, this wall lamp is ideal for the home or office. Hard wired, adjustable and ideal for above a desk or tucked into your favorite reading nook, this trendy wall lamp is a mix of metal and wood for a modern take on a mini spotlight. With its white metal shade, wood block base and minimalist design, this "Lightscape Adjustable Wall Lamp" blends seamlessly into any setting.
4. Natural Wood tops on-trend wall lamps, bar none!
Both of these natural wood bars of light look awesome above a shelf and equally lovely over a picture to showcase a favorite piece of wall art. Shine a little light down on a cherished collection of family portraits or a gallery wall of the kids’ personal creations. Stylish wooden lamps add an organic touch to all décor schemes, making these simply sophisticated lights a great option in any space.
5. A statement-making wall lamp on a high ceiling or staircase
Imagine looking up to see this stunning ball of light suspended over a staircase or gracing the wall of a living room with tall ceilings. A small wall sconce would be lost on a wall of this magnitude. Using a grand, statement making wall lamp that brings the eye upwards is a wonderful way to fill an empty space and add some light for both practical and decorative purposes.
6. Wall lamp + Wall Art!
Looking for living room lighting and also want to find wall art for over the sofa? Now one purchase offers two solutions! Consider wall lamps that can be bent into different configurations, providing light as well as an eye-catching artistic wall display. Take a look at this stunning wall light and think about the potential it has to totally change the look and feel of a room. How would you configure it in your space? The beauty of this wall light is that it will look different wherever it is placed because you create a design that is uniquely your own.
7. Versatile wall sconces that add the finishing touch
How gorgeous is this luxurious wall lamp? It has an irresistible allure. We love the combination of metal and glass and the manner in which the globe seems to float alongside the sleek oval silhouette. Whether your décor style is Minimalist, lavish French Country, timeless Traditional or modern Industrial, this wall lamp would glam up any area of your home or office. Adding a second one beside a mirror or painting, would up the wow factor even further (just sayin’!)
8. Plug in wall lamps can designate any space as a work or play area
Sometimes hardwiring a wall lamp in place can be costly or time consuming if you’re cutting into a brick wall, stone fireplace or simply don’t have the skills required to install it. Additionally, it may not be feasible if your place is a rental and you can’t make permanent alterations. Even if you own your home, you may not want to commit to installing a wall lamp in one location and leaving it there for a lengthy period of time. If you like to change things up a bit in your decor, a wall lamp plug in is a great alternative to hardwiring. It’s much easier to use a wall lamp with plug that you can move around as often as you like. Wall lamps that plug in are ideal in open spaces when you want to designate a specific area of the room as a workstation or homework area for the kids. You don’t need walls and a separate room to clearly identify the purpose of a space when you have a wall light that instantly does it for you.
Wall lamps can be hung just about anywhere. If you’ve got an electrical outlet in a room, you’ve got a spot where you can hang a plug in wall light. When you decide to redecorate, the wall lamp can be used elsewhere in your home or you can pack it up and take it with you if you move.
9. Wall lamps that incorporate color into a room
Who says paint and the textiles in a room need to be colorful? Neutral fabrics and paint can be a beautiful backdrop to brilliantly colored wall lamps. Colored metal wall lights can be the focal point in a room, or they can enhance an existing color palette. Color it up or tone it down—the choice is yours!
10. Use wall lights to create a mood, indoors or out
It’s easy to create a mood with wall lights and the best place to do that is on a well travelled path, indoors or out. Hallway lights add ambiance and can help direct guests to the powder room or down a staircase. The soft glow of a garden path or patio walkway offers warmth and beauty while providing just the right amount of light to see where you’re going. Soft lights can be romantic (in a bedroom or dining room), soothing (in a bathroom spa), cozy (in a living room) or inviting (in a hallway or entrance).
Your home is your personal sanctuary, where family members can be themselves, surrounded by the people they love in an environment that feels safe. It’s also a place where friends should feel comfortable. Choosing the proper lighting adds to the aesthetic but also creates a warm and welcoming vibe. Refresh every room in your home with beautiful wall sconces, eye-catching ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps from our Letifly collection.