Wall Sconce Covers

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A handsome lighting idea, the wall sconce has been a staple in households for decades, but the decorative ideas in covers for those sconces has been lacking. But not anymore. We give you a vast collection of attractive wall sconce covers, that will mute the light, enhance it, or project shapes on the opposing walls. Take your wall sconce to a new plain, with wall sconce covers.

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Our Picks

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Clear wall light cover

Clear wall light cover

Minimal but not too plain, this sconce shade consists of a drum shape crafted from glass while a hammered, textured finish infuses it with a subtle character. It is delivered as a set of three, each measuring 5.5" tall and 3.5" wide. 

Designer Advice:

This cover is a top favorite on our list for a handful of reasons, the main one being: it adapts to ever-changing interior decorating styles. Clear glass—because of its neutral appearance—goes with everything from industrial to farmhouse, modern to traditional. This also means that it is less likely to go out of style. And, the cherry on top? It can be used on other light fixtures as well for harmonious matching. 

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Novelty sconce cover

Novelty sconce cover

This one is peculiar in form as it draws inspiration from industrial lighting. Ideal for gooseneck wall sconces, this metal shade delivers concentrated light to where it's needed and is available in white, architectural bronze, satin black, and red to suit your existing color scheme. 

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Bell shaped wall sconce covers

Bell shaped wall sconce covers

This 2-piece wall sconce cover set exudes a classic allure, featuring a half-bell shape in off-white, black, burgundy, and cream. The primary material is silk which adds a luxurious touch. Meanwhile, a brushed nickel wired frame provides sturdy support and easy attachment.

Designer Advice:

These light covers are the perfect addition to any space with a traditional atmosphere. Think of shiny fixtures, elegant flowing drapes, and stately furniture. The downside is that they're only suitable for candelabra bulbs. On the plus side, all you have to do is clip them on. Pair them with chrome, brass, or bronze wall sconces and watch the room transform.

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Frosted wall sconce cover 

Frosted wall sconce cover 

Another drum shade, but this time flaunting a frosted glass design. The white matte finish gives off a soft, muted light to update your home's lighting effortlessly. As for size, it has a total height of 6 inches with an open top that measures 4 inches wide. 

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Wooden wall lamp cover

Wooden wall lamp cover

Here's a wall light cover that's a simple showstopper, a compliment attracter, and a guaranteed statement maker. It's built from the wood board and finished in an oak veneer for a natural look. It is then coated in oil wax for long-lasting beauty.

Designer Advice:

Less means more when it comes to modern minimalist interiors, and this wall light achieves just that. Fortunately, it also makes for an easy DIY wall sconce cover project. To start, you'll need a few materials and tools, such as wood ply, wood glue, a small power saw, and some screws for assembling. The best part is that you can customize the cover to any size you want, depending on your bulb type.

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Patterned sconce cover

Patterned sconce cover

This handmade sconce cover is more on the artsy side and showcases a white half-cylinder case with an opening at the top and bottom. Cut-out accents adorn the ceramic surface, illuminating its surroundings with a lovely shadowing effect.

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Buying Guide

When it comes to the best materials for wall sconce covers, there is no straightforward answer. Sconce covers are available in various types of materials, from metal and porcelain to covers made from fabric and natural seashell pieces. Depending on the interior decor theme of your space, the amount of light you want dispersed, your budget, and of course, your personal preference, there are a limitless amount of options out there for wall sconce covers.

If you have a formal setting, porcelain covers will go well with the overall theme. Alternatively, if your home features a more industrial interior, metal wall sconces would go well with it, and sconces made from seashell pieces are the ideal interior decor accessory to complete a boho themed setting. 

When it comes to choosing an appropriate wall sconce cover color, a few factors will play a role in your decision, and a few colors could work for your interior decor color palette. White shades are recommended if you want to make your space feel brighter and airier. It's also great if you don't get a lot of natural light coming into the room.  

For added texture, beige and oatmeal sconce covers work wonders to create contrast, and for a media or study room where you want to create ambiance, a dark or black sconce cover with gold is ideal.

Best Ideas

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Metal lampshade for wall-mounted applications. This sconce cover features a lightweight and durable aluminum construction. It creates a stylish grille around the light source, so it creates attractive light effects.

9" Linen Drum Wall Sconce Shade

9" Linen Drum Wall Sconce Shade

Adelaide 1 Light Wall Sconce

Adelaide 1 Light Wall Sconce

This awesome and stylish light wall sconce is gonna amaze all of your guests! Check it out and enjoy extraordinary modern and intriguing design in your house together with the highest quality and functionality.

Sconces wall lamps

Sconces wall lamps

Practical, illuminating and decorating wall sconce with simple glass cover and durable metal fixture. It is finished in brown color and provides good level of illumination in quite large spaces. This wall lamp is suitable for reading at night.

Manhattan Wall Sconce

Manhattan Wall Sconce

Attractive contemporary wall lamp featuring a rectangular metal fixture with a polished brass finish and having a diffuser of frosted glass. A rectangle-like but 3-sided shade is of creamy fabric. It's for 1 up to 6W LED bulb.

Madison Wall Sconce

Madison Wall Sconce

This wall sconce was designed in a top trendy vintage style. This was accomplished due to simple form and a finish that is slightly distressed. The shade is white and made of etched glass. Perfect for any room.

Sconce cover

You can make this 1 light wall sconce cover-by your own. Three simply, long stripes of wood veneer,in warm honey color, lay in 3 arches - fastened to the wall, of three different lengths.They are wide enough to cover the bulb and splendidly light up the wall.

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