Lighting should always be layered within a room, and the many styles of wall sconces in particular are an ideal way to add that layering with style.

Decorative wall sconces are functional and offer different kinds of light depending upon the type of shades, bulbs and materials you choose. 

Crystal Swing Arm Wall Lamp Above a Mirrored Nightstand

Wall sconces are an appropriate lighting choice for virtually every application both inside and outside your home. I love the sheer volume of  wall sconce choices!

From glamorous crystal wall sconces dripping in artisan style, the options are endless.

Bronze Industrial Wall Sconce with an Edison Bulb Above a Console Table

A hot trend in lighting is exposed filament bulbs (also known as Edison bulbs) that have an old-school industrial feel.

While they are chic, they are best used as ambient lighting since they will not offer much direct light.

Furthermore, darker shades on sconces will also limit the light. Those choices are great for additional mood lighting in halls and living rooms.

Wall Sconces with Dangling Crystals Above a Mirrored Sink Vanity

 A key spot for much needed wall sconce lights is in the bathroom.

Beautiful bathroom wall  lights are a necessity and are something you will use every day so be mindful of picking a great style that functions well.

Contemporary Bedroom with Silver Wall Sconces on Either Side of the Bed

Classic sconces are elegant choices for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Look for finishes like brass, crystal, and chrome.

Hot trends in lighting, like industrial and minimally-styled sconces, are just a couple of the many styles of wall sconces available.

Remember, a sconce is the perfect opportunity to make a unique design statement.