LA Good Question: Help With Sconces!

LA Good Question: Help With Sconces!

Laure Joliet
Jun 17, 2008

Hello, I'm finally getting around to sprucing up my condo but have run into a snag. The sconces that came with the condo are pretty hideous and I'm having trouble finding affordable alternatives. I'm not looking for a point of interest, rather, I'd prefer something very minimal that will blend into the background. I plan on putting more art on the wall, so I don't want it to be too busy. Thanks!

Hi Eric. You might try checking out a good question from last week that has a wealth of clip-on shade options that are pretty low profile and affordable. We also wonder if you can simply remove the sconces altogether and cover with some more art? One other option is that these aren't that offensive in terms of shape, it's just the color that seems to be really at odds with the rest of your modern decor. What if you gave them a little face lift with some white spraypaint? This way they would fade into the wall and stay streamlined with the other artwork!

[Gregory] If you're adamant of adding replacement sconces, here are four options for modern sconce designs that will better blend into your wall: Yuriko Series Ambiance Wall Sconce, Lights Up! Rex Sconces, Oval Wall Sconce, and the Cicheto Wall Light. You might also want to refer to some of the recommendations from a past post about modern sconces here.

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