I've been quick to notice this resurgence of swing arm wall lighting popping up nearly everywhere in design these days. I think it's popularity has as much to do with utility as it does style. Space-saving wall sconces with flexible arms that pivot or extend out over a table, sofa, bed or countertop offer a surprising focal point to a room. They don't compete with art on the walls and can play a supporting role to larger, more ornate overhead fixtures if needed. But I love them for their clean lines and simplicity most of all and the masculine edge they can infuse into an otherwise feminine space.
Swing arm sconces are so versatile, they work well in nearly every type of space - kitchen, bedroom and you know their use in that sunroom above is unexpectedly awesome. But for me, I think I favor them used in the bathroom. The application above hung right over the vanity mirror is pretty much perfect by my standards.
Traditional to vintage to industrial... One of the best parts about this lighting style are the many options to choose from and I've noticed they seem to work best as a contradiction to other elements in a space.
Below, a few of my favorites to style up nearly any room.
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