Hunting for globe shaped wall sconces

January 10, 2023

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Concierge Request:

Looking for a high-end globe-shaped wall sconce with an on/off switch. Polished brass finish. Hard wired.
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Quick Summary

The short answer is that curved armed sconces that are globe shaped with a switch are very difficult to find! At the bottom, we'll highlight all the websites we visited to save you some time. However, we did scrounge up some high quality, timeless options that should fit any style of your home.

Top Pick

1. Nova L Sconce by Schoolhouse - $349


Product Summary

Slightly industrial, geometric, and a gorgeous mid-century modern design - this is a high quality wall sconce from a great lightning company.  Make sure to select
the switch to the right of the product page.

  • Dimensions: 11"H x 6"W
  • Discounts: Use code 'w2seco-g2tfrm' to get 10% off your order.
  • Features: Suitable for damp areas and it's hardwired. Switch can be placed on the right or the left.
  • Reviews: Schoolhouse just started offering reviews on their website, but we trust their quality based on interior design expert opinions.

Runner Up

2. Nova Sconce with Opal Shade by Schoolhouse - $319

Product Summary

A tad less industrial, but still just as elegant and very functional - this is a more low profile version of the straight arm globe wall sconce above. Make sure to select the switch placement on the right of the product page.

  • Dimensions: 6"H x 6"W
  • Discounts: Use code 'w2seco-g2tfrm' to get 10% off your order.
  • Features: This mounted wall sconce is suitable for damp areas and it's hardwired. Switch can be placed on the right or the left.
  • Reviews: Schoolhouse just started offering reviews on their website, but we trust their quality based on interior design expert opinions.

About Schoolhouse Electric

Based in Portland, OR, they were established in 2003. Their mission is to create modern heirlooms. They got their start in lighting manufacturing which is why this probably one of the highest quality sconces you can buy.  If you're in the Portland area, you can do a pick-up in store to save money and time. They have an easy return policy, but it does cost $14 for shipping/restocking.


Budget Pick

3. Torquay Wall Sconce by Hashtag Home - $41

Product Summary

Slightly contemporary and minimalist, it's being offered at a great price and has stellar reviews.  There's also a slightly longer armed version that I'll list below.

  • Discounts: There are currently no discounts for this product, but Memorial day is coming up so could be worth waiting to see if there is a sale.
  • Features: Hardwired, rated for damp areas, dimmable.  It has a rotary switch.
  • Reviews: 4.6 avg. (39 reviews)

About Wayfair

Wayfair has established themselves as the "Amazon of Furniture".  They offer a generous 30 day return policy, but you need to keep the packaging for it to be accepted. We don't always jump to Wayfair because sometimes quality can be hit
or miss, but we felt confident about this product and it was such an exact match it was hard not to mention it!

Similar Products


Great options, but missing something

4. Linus 1 Dimmable Wall Sconce by AllModern - $172

5. Sculpted Glass Globe Wall Sconce by West Elm - $89


Other Sites Checked

We visited Amazon, Article, CB2, Crate and Barrel, Dims, HD Buttercup, Hems, Home Depot, Houzz, Industry West, Ikea, Joybird, Lamps Plus,
Lamps.com, Lowes, Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation, Restoration Hardware, Room and Board, 54Kibo, Target, The Inside, West Elm.

We didn't find anything that matched the inspiration photos close enough for a reasonable price.

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