sigh, has anyone ever looked at a wall sconce and not hated it? honest question here, have any of you even seen a wall sconce and thought, "that's nice?" well i haven't and i feel like i've seen about a billion in the last few days.
We are picking out lighting for the house, we have to know what kind of fixtures we want for updating the electrical. There is one tricky spot at the top of the stairs where we have to do a sconce on the wall to light the stairway, instead of an overhead fixture. I'm having major analysis paralysis on this one. I want to find something that doesn't stick out from the wall too much, it's a tight stairway anyway. but it also has to look good and provide decent light. Oh, and i also don't want to pay more than $50 or so for a fixture i'm going to bang into weekly until it finally falls off the wall and breaks in 18 months.
you'd think i was looking for a unicorn.
unfortunately, i don't ever seem to be indifferent to light fixtures in general. i either love something or i hate it and for sconces i 99% hate them all. i wish i could just deal with something bland, just go with whatever, builder basic piece of shit is de rigueur and never notice it again but that's not my personality.
Here are some options i am maybe thinking about possibly considering, but really i don't like any of them for this space.
Maybe i'm asking too much that EVERYTHING that goes into our home be a deliberate choice that we are both happy with and that fulfills our vision for a happy, comfortable and good looking home. Perhaps because this is one of our first decorating decisions it's getting more attention than it deserves. I know if it's all like this i won't have energy to mull over decisions like paint and blinds and throw pillows (who am i kidding, i could debate the merits of a given throw pillow for days without breaks for food or water).
In short, any suggestions on a great sconce?