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Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}

by | Sep 25, 2013 | Decorating Inspiration, Family Room, my house

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Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}Lighting & cable knit throw blanket courtesy of Pottery Barn

You all probably know by now that I love cute lights. And of course, I LOVE fall nesting :-) One of the ways I like to add charm and personality to my house is through light fixtures. Lighting makes SUCH a huge difference in how a room looks and feels, especially in the Fall and winter months when you want to snuggle in on the sofa with a good book — the lighting needs to be just right.

Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}

Our media room is upstairs. I call it “the media room” because that makes it sound fancy even though we just have a normal TV. Actually we call it that just to distinguish it from our family room, which is downstairs connected to the kitchen. Our family room does not have a TV, just a cozy fireplace.

But this room is where we watch movies together, read, fold laundry and my son plays games video games. I didn’t take a photo of the other side of the room because I haven’t done anything to that side yet.. Heheh. I’ve got plans for  it though, so I will update on it when I can.  Meanwhile, let’s talk about the new lights!

Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}

The lighting in this room was horrible. There is one window and a center light in the middle of the room and that is IT. Never ever have a room with only a center light, unless maybe you are lucky enough to have amazing windows all around the room. But even so, at night, you’ll have dark corners unless you have more lighting.

The sectional takes up pretty much all the available space in the room so there was not enough space for end tables or lamps.

But without ambient lighting around the room, it didn’t feel as cozy as I wanted it to.

So what was my solution?

With Fall nesting in full swing, I have been dreaming of wall sconces around the room as perfect mood lighting for snuggling up on the sofa all winter long. Since there were no existing sconces, adding wired in lamps was going to get expensive since we wanted THREE of them. The next best option was to find plug in lamps, which is sometimes easier said than done.

Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}

I wanted swing arm lights that I could move side to side to bring the best light for reading. So, I was SUPER excited to find these Pottery Barn Walker Sconces. They had the beautiful warm finish and library look I wanted, they could swing back and forth AND they were plug-ins, so all we had to do was measure and hang!

I think they were the perfect Fall addition to our room — it feels SO much more cozy and welcoming! And with the addition of a new cable knit throw (also from Pottery Barn) we are ready for SNUGGLING!

Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}

If you missed the previous with the details about my sectional, click here, and see my guide for choosing a new sofa here.

Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}

Update: Here is our media room as seen in our 2014 Fall House Tour!

Creating Ambience {New Wall Sconces in the Media Room}

Are there any rooms in your house that could be cozier with wall lights?

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  1. Vicki Brawley

    I love the beautiful sconces. They look wonderful in your media room. I also love your window panels. Did you make them or were you able to buy them. I am looking for trendy panels for my family room but I do not sew. Yours seem to have just the right colors I am looking for.

  2. Deanna

    Love the sconces! What a great idea for a space where you don’t have room for tables. I love your sectional too. Is it suede or velvet? The color looks cozy and the fabric very comfortable. I also have a question about your curtains in the room, as I love the ikat pattern. Can you give us details as to where you got them?

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you! We are super excited about the lights.

      The sofa is a Laz y boy, we love the fabric. It feels like velvet but it’s more durable. I think I posted the fabric last year, when I’m on my computer I’ll search for it. Curtains are from World Market!

  3. Heidi

    I love your media room! Can you tell me more about your gorgeous sectional? love the color and fabric!

  4. Shana

    I love everything about this room! What is the wall color, if you please?

  5. Kim - The TomKat Studio

    What a fun room! I’d love to hang out there! :) I have that giant clock…it’s my favorite clock EVER. :)

  6. tina

    I love, love, love the section sofa and MUST have the info. Please????

  7. Barbara (WA)

    You have such a good, good eye for design – those wall lights are perfect for the room! I, too, love the sofa and the rug. Such a cozy space for your family. Now I am curious about the other side of the room, heh :)

  8. Melanie

    Love the wall sconces – could use those in my living room AND bedroom! But at $319 for the pair?! No way that’s happening. There’s gotta be somewhere else that sells scones/lights like these. I’ll be on the hunt now, lol. Love your curtains, BTW.

  9. Haley

    ohh lala! LOVE that sofa.. is is the Collins Sectional from Lazyboy?? that color is the perfect moody blue!

  10. Gina

    I love the lights and the curtains, too. Wish I could do the same on our couch wall in the front room – never enough light in there.

  11. teresa

    Perfect and I love the color. love your sofa color too.
    Happy fall

  12. sarah

    I love your new lamps. I bet it looks lovely in the evening while watching movies. Love the clock and color scheme.

  13. Kristi@Chatfield Court

    Great sconces Melissa. Great solution for your lighting problem. I have been trying to find lighting like this for my guest room that has the same issues that you have. Can’t wait to see the “other side”.;)

  14. Susan

    I bet it looks so pretty at night. Love the clock!

  15. Marie

    Awesome! Your media room really looks cozy and homey, perfect for popcorn and movie family night.

  16. Crystal

    great job on your media room! love everything!!! maybe one day you can post some photos of them lit up so we can really see just how cozy the room is!

  17. Krissy

    I love how your media room is coming together! Where did you get the coffee table? I am looking for a round one, but haven’t found one I love yet….until just now!

  18. Maria

    I love this room as well! Can you tell me where you got the clock? Thanks! – Maria

  19. Martha

    cozy room! could you tell me where you found your coffee table?


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