Picture Light Roundup
Picture lights are an amazing way to add depth and character to your home, as well as some moody lighting. There are many different types of picture lights depending on your ability to either hardwire, plug-in, or neither (warranting a battery powered light). I have pulled together a round up of all different types and at all different price points, mostly lower priced because we should all be on a budget!
If you know that you will permanently want a light fixture in a specific place, I highly recommend hiring an electrician to hardwire in your fixture. Much less maintenance, no unpleasant cord hanging down the wall, and you can control the temperature of the light. Here are some of my favorites, all on Amazon.
- Dimmable 16.54″ Golden-Like Brass $54
- Ornate 16″ Polished Gold $70
- Modern 16.54″ Brass $36
- Joosenhouse 24.4″ Antique Bronze $65
- Westinghouse 17″ Black $96
- Modern 16″ Brushed Nickel $54
- Hemmingway 14″ Polished Nickel $309
In order to avoid hiring an electrician to hardwire in a picture light on your wall, a plug-in light is a great alternative. Low maintenance, since you don’t have to charge it or change out batteries, and there are plenty of ways to try and hide a cord if needed.
- Ciata 14″ Polished Brass $56
- Westinghouse 14″ Oil Rubbed Bronze $38
- Westinghouse 14″ Antique Brass $50
- Modern 14″ Brass $48
- Slimline 7″ Antique Brass $49
- Swing Arm 24.4″ Brass Gold $62
- House of Troy 16″ Gold $100
Avoid hiring an electrician or having an unattractive cord down the wall with a simple, and easy-to-use, battery-powered picture light. With the ease of moving around as you continually redecorate, or simply to make a drastic effect with minimal effort, these lights are perfect for the nomadic decorator.
- Battery Operated 17″ Gold $36
- House of Troy 14″ Antique Brass $68
- Cordless 16″ Black $29
- Rechargeable 15.75″ Gold $28
- Rechargeable 16″ Gold $34
- Wireless 16″ Gold $36
There are so many great, and affordable options. At some of these price points you could literally put picture lights EVERYWHERE in your home. I’m already planning a few places around my house where I can incorporate some of these. I’m thinking a cutting board “gallery” wall near my kitchen, a statement above my bed with some beautiful artwork to display, and possibly in our fireplace nook (or do I just close this space off??)