We are BIG fans of using sconces as bed-side lights instead of lamps. Not only is it a super stylish option, but it’s practical too! By using a sconce instead of a lamp, you free up tons of space on your nightstand or open up options for smaller, less obtrusive nightstands (like a floating shelf).

Just like lamps, there are endless style options and many don’t require special wiring work like a pendant would, although we do like this look as well. Pendants are easy to install on a wall, or you can get extra creative and install it into your headboard (there are lots of other examples of this in our “Not your Grandma’s Upholstered Headboard” post too)!

Check out some of our favorite sconces used as bedside lights below:


What do you think?! Are you ready to switch over to a sconce at your bedside? Let us know below, or over on Instagram!