my least favorite thing about sconces is how they have to be installed in the wall with electricity, and that requires an electrician, which requires time and money and planning ahead, and what if you change your mind or need to move them? complicated. my favorite thing about sconces is how they look awesome.
they can go so many places. sconces look great flanking a mirror over a console in the entryway, a painting over a buffet in the dining room, a mirror in the powder room, a doorway, windows, a bed, probably some other stuff.
i don't think i'll bother installing sconces in our current house (other than the pair with candles in my dining room, because guess what, no electricity), but for our someday house, these would do in various applications:
for a living room:
for a little girl's bathroom:
for a dramatic hallway:
for a guest bathroom:for a dining or living room:
for a kitchen or family room:
for a study (grasscloth included, please):
via restoration hardware
any other ideas of other sconceable places in the home? great sources for these lovely little lights? love or hate any of my picks?