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New, Cheap, Modern + Traditional Wall Lamps in the Bedroom

May 20, 2013

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Back in 2011, I gave two lamps a major makeover for our room, including making the shades from scratch.  They still work great, and actually, with our bed higher (we recently put our box springs back in place after one of our support slats broke. oh dear) those really big lamps might have finally been the right size! But, regardless, we were ready for something new and less gaudy?  Less attention seeking?  More calm? Yes. Yes. Yes.
We also wanted to free up our nightstands for plants and pictures, but also the things we use daily needed a place: books, glasses, jewelry, laptops, phones. So when I found these simple arched wall mounted lamps, I pounced.

Visually, they’re just what we were looking for. Modern meets traditional. And at only $20 a piece, we are only complaining a little about the quality.  The curves aren’t perfectly straight, and the white shade we were promised in the description is definitely more of a natural linen color, but the lamps adjust completely up and down and from side to side and we could always replace the shade if it bothers us–so, we’re looking past the imperfections, I guess. I mean, $20!

I haven’t styled the nightstands or anything yet, (poor Chris and his tissues this weekend) but I’d love to add some plants and pretty things to hold practical items. And maybe even a few pretty things for the sake of being pretty–after all, this is one of the only rooms in the house where a figurine might be safe.

Did we go the cheap route on this one? Yeah, we did.  This Pottery Barn sconce is almost identical for 10x the price! Did we get what we paid for–maybe?  Verdict is still out, but overall–we’re happy with the look and with the price and sometimes, that’s enough.

What do you think?

  1. […] still kind of wins right now. That being said, I hope you don’t mind I turned on the lamps (they used to live in our bedroom in our old house) and new overhead light (swoooon) to shoot the rest of the […]

  2. AngieKiara says:

    I absolutely adore and love this blog..i need these kinda bedroom that much impressive…Wall light gives pleasant feeling to those who live in that room..Thanks for sharing such a gifted post and make me feel comfortable myself in my situation..

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  3. Nathallie says:

    I second Megan’s comment- I would love to know how you feel about them after a couple weeks of use!

    • We really love the look of these. I would say my only complaint is the on/off is on the wire that is tucked behind our nightstands–so that’s kind of a pain. But other than that, we’re happy with our budget lamps. :)

  4. Are y’all still loving these after a little time? I’ve been trying to decide to buy a pair for our master that is in desperate need of light, but haven’t found anything in our budget.

    • We really love the look of these. I would say my only complaint is the on/off is on the wire that is tucked behind our nightstands–so that’s kind of a pain. But other than that, we’re happy with our budget lamps. :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    I loved these so much I had to buy my own. Cant wait until they come in so I can put them up!!!

    -Kristina P

  6. They don’t look cheap at all. Beautiful lamps!

  7. Love those! They are so sleek!

  8. Jessie says:

    Love them!! I never would have guessed they only cost $20 each! That is awesome. Love the wall color too; it’s looking so great!

  9. Carly says:

    I love these! My husband and I are looking for something similar for our master, where on Earth did you find them?

  10. New reader here – love your blog! I think those lamps look great, especially for that price. I love that it leaves the nightstands open for other items.

  11. Gabby says:

    I’ve been checking out wall sconces for my master as well; they are all pretty expensive so I had decided against it. That is a great price and they don’t look cheap at all; what a great find!

  12. I don’t think you went too cheap at all either. Love them and they look awesome!

  13. Those are beautiful. sleek and sophisticated. I don’t think you went too cheap at all. Think about how much time you actually spend in your room, awake! Not that much time. Your bedside table lamps are on for maybe 2 hours a day, so I think you can get awake with a cheap lamp!

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