When it comes to reading sconces in the bedroom, the classic Hector Sconce from BTC is my first choice, but here are a few affordable options worth a serious look. For a full selection of reading sconces, see 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Modern Reading Sconces.
Above: The Hector Medium Wall Light is $185 at Horne (a version with a switch is available for $195). In the UK, the Hector Switch Wall Light is £84 at Geoffrey Harris, and in France, the Hector is available at Le Shop Design for €115. Requires hardwiring.
Above: The nautically inspired Ginger Sconce, also from Original BTC, is crafted of aluminum with a chrome-finished base; $250 at Horne.
Above: The simple white-painted iron Delmar Sconce does not require hardwiring; currently on sale for $49 (down from $59) or $89.99 for a set of two (down from $99) at Pottery Barn.
Above: Designed by Olle Lundberg, the Tral Wall Lamp does not require hard wiring, making it an easy bedside lighting upgrade. The adjustable head has a cream-colored, powder-coated aluminum shade with a clear lacquered aluminum arm; $16.99 at Ikea.