A Wall-Mounted Light
Is the Easiest Rental Upgrade

They make any room look expensive and well-designed

Stylish bed side wall-mounted light fixture by George Nelson, the cigar sconce Stylish bed side wall-mounted light fixture by George Nelson, the cigar sconce

When it comes to ways to upgrade a room in a rental, there are few things that make quite the impact like a wall-mounted light fixture. Especially those that require no wiring. All you need to install these simple lamps is a drill, a few screws and some imagination. It's a design trick that interior decorators swear by, especially for smaller apartments or homes without a lot of interesting architecture.

A wall-mounted lamp provides an instant update that gives a room a customized (and let's be honest, expensive) look and feel. And the best part? When you're ready to move on to another apartment, these can come with you. It's an investment that will last and evolve with each new place you live. So try one in a corner by your favorite chair. Flank a pair beside your bed or position one over a table. No matter where you place it, you'll benefit from the style, extra light and the unique way in which they take up no space at all.

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The Best
Wall-Mounted Lamps

Article Leap Sconce

Leap lamp,
$69 by Article

George Nelson Cigar Sconce

George Nelson
cigar sconce,
$495 at DWR

West Elm Curvilinear Sconce

Curvilinear sconce,
$99 / $79.20 by West Elm (w/code GRABNGO)

Tip: Since this type of light fixture often sits around eye level, opt for a stylish “silver bowl” LED light bulb. The reflective interior silver coating helps to conceal the filaments.

Urban Outfitters Chelsea Double Sconce

Chelsea double sconce,
$149 / $129 at Urban Outfitters

CB2 Leggero Sconce

Leggero pole wall light,
$149 by CB2

Rejuvenation Cylinder Sconce

Cylinder task lamp,
$179 by Rejuvenation

Horne Grant Sconce

Grant wall lamp,
$925 by Horne

Tip: Since this type of light fixture often sits around eye level, opt for a stylish “silver bowl” LED light bulb. The reflective interior silver coating helps to conceal the filaments.

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