Earlier this week you got a glimpse of our new TV room, which is ripe and ready for decorating. The room features affordable swing-arm sconces above the sectional, which are great for providing additional reading light and a softer glow to complement the recessed ceiling lights. I chose swing-arm sconces because the room is too small to have end tables next to the sectional that would be large enough for lamps. Plus, with a dog and two little kids, table lamps aren’t safe at our house!
Swing-arm sconces are a great choice for pretty much every room in the house, so let’s take a look at a few examples and then see a round-up of ten affordable swing-arm sconces under $150 – including the ones we have in our home.
5 Places for Swing-Arm Sconces In Your Home
1. Above a Sofa
Use a swing-arm sconce above small side tables or your sofa to leave surface space for magazines and decor. Or, forgo the side table entirely and opt for a storage basket instead.
2. Over the Kitchen Sink
Swing-arm sconces are a great alternative to more traditional task lighting such as pendants and recessed lights.
3. On Either Side of the Bathroom Mirror
Why use regular vanity lights when you can use swing-arm sconces? Everything about this bathroom is killer – from the sexy curves on the vanity to the Greek key detail on the floor.
4. In the Kids Bedroom
My daughter loves to stay up late looking at all her books, and her little table lamp often ends up on the floor. A swing-arm sconce would be a safer option.
5. In the Home Office
Instead of a desk lamp, keep your work surface clear and use a swing-arm sconce instead.
10 Affordable Swing-arm Sconces
Ok, let’s go shopping! I love a gorgeous light fixture but tend to fall in love with the most expensive ones. I have champagne taste and a beer budget, and I bet most of you do as well. So, here are 10 pretty, functional and affordable swing-arm sconces that are all under $150! Affiliate links are used. If you click and make a purchase, I make a small (super small) commission at no additional cost to you.
One important thing to keep in mind is that often cheaper prices mean fewer bells and whistles. With swing-arm lamps, that could mean that the “swing” doesn’t cover all directions. Our TV room sconces are so pretty – the perfect shade of brass – but they do not move side-to-side, which is a bummer.
What do you think of swing-arm sconces? Do you see them as trendy, or classic? Which one of the ones featured would you love to add to your home?