When was the last time you shopped for wall lights? They're funny little blighters, those wall lights, or 'wall sconces' if we're being proper. They're just not as common or readily available as you would think.

When was the last time you shopped for wall lights? They’re funny little blighters, those wall lights, or ‘wall sconces’ if we’re being proper. They’re just not as common or readily available as you would think. To be more precise, traditional styles are easier to come by but contemporary options are somewhat more limited and dependant on whether you’re planning to conceal the electrical cables or leave them exposed.

As you may know, we moved house recently. In fact it’s no longer that recent an event and I’ve spoken before of how we seem to be having the longest settling in period in the history of house moves. Sadly, there’s not really been much of a status change in that department – but there has been major progress in the master bedroom. I decided that I wanted to install wall lights in there and embarked on what turned into an epic search. I was after quite a specific style (because why would I ever make this easy for myself?) – simple and not too big. We have a tall upholstered headboard and I didn’t want the lights to be competing for centre stage. I am also trying to pare things back in our bedroom, reducing clutter and clearing surfaces. Mounting lights on the wall at our bedside immediately translated to a cleaner bedside table. Win.

Since I had spent so much time spent sourcing options, I thought you guys, might enjoy a round-up of good options that I came across on my search.

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I eventually settled on a gorgeous white light that I found at Urban Outfitters (#2 above). It ticks the box for something that looks great and is budget friendly, but it was a close call with the Bellevue Lamp (#1) by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, which is more of the dream option. The Bellevue is also available locally at D.Tales.

Which one would you pick?

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