DecorBook Classic : Pin-Up Lamp

June 28, 2020


Remember the pin-up light?  Growing up, they were here and there in all our houses - most anywhere there was a need for gentle ambient or bright reading light.  I always loved Aunt Helen's little clip-on shaded lamp on her headboard.  Still practical, as they use no floor or table space, a pin-up light is now most commonly called a "corded sconce."  If you can't hardwire, these are the perfect solution as they can be attached to any wall.  And best, they come in a wide range of styles and prices.  Let's take a look at current trends.


Living room wall statement with a shade that can be rotated.


Seems like hardwiring in a bathroom would be safer, but don't you love the look?


Maybe a little too basic?


Layla's guest room - grommets in bedside tables so guests can easily turn off and on - genius!


Stylish unlacquered brass.


Industrial looking sconce with metal cord cover.


IKEA's Foto pendant lamp in lacquered aluminum is $20.  Here's how it looks in my office.


If you're in the market for a pin-up lamp, the one in the top photo sells for $850.  It's a beauty but you can find amazing pin-up lamps online at IKEA, Walmart, Amazon and LampsPlus for under $50.  An easy update to our rooms while we shelter in place.  Here's to shining a little light around your rooms.

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