Our Plug-In Bedside Sconce: No Electrician Required

Every time I’ve posted an image of our bedroom, I’m guaranteed to get a few questions about our plug-in bedside sconce. Normally, I just direct people to my Shop page, but I decided today to dive into all the details.

It’s under $30 and I installed it myself, so you know this sconce is a winner.


If you’re looking at photos of our bedroom, or even in it, the room doesn’t read as small. Perhaps it’s the one wall of floor to ceiling windows or the hallway within the space that leads to the bedroom, but you’d never, ever guess that it’s only 10’10” x 10’8″.

Read: we’re never getting a kind bed in here.

So, we have a queen bed and just enough room for a small dresser on one side and a small nightstand on the other (okay, yes, we could probably fit more in there, but I need my furniture to have room to breathe). That small night stand does NOT leave room for a lamp — and that’s where a wall-mounted plug-in sconce was the answerBecause I wasn’t hiring an electrician to wire electricity to this spot.

I wanted something timeless and a bit masculine, didn’t want to spend an arm and leg, and this under $30 find did the trick. It looks far more expensive than it is and it works like a charm. It’s just enough light if I’m sitting in bed reading for a few minutes that it won’t disturb Adam.



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First things first, you have to like the look with the plug hanging down. I, personally, find it sophisticated when you see the black plug lined perfectly straight below the sconce. But, if you don’t like it, then you’re probably not going to be able to install a no-electrician required sconce unless you already have an existing sconce in this spot.

Okay, so let’s get into this. It’s super easy — and I am, in no way, shape, or form, handy around the house. I’m not a perfectionist, which is a good thing most of the time, but doesn’t always translate into success in home projects.

This one, however, was simple. I pulled out the power drill, a first for me, and the instructions were simple to follow. A few screws in the wall and then attaching the black plate to the screws — done and done.

Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can.


plug in bedroom sconce - budget friendly sconce - install a sconce no electrician - swing arm sconce

plug in bedroom sconce - budget friendly sconce - install a sconce no electrician - swing arm sconce



  1. April 28, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    It looks great!! I’m 100% team sconces and love that you didn’t need to hire an electrician!

    • April 28, 2020 / 5:09 pm

      Yes!! It was super easy –– I did it while Adam was out of the country last summer so it was all me!

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