How To Install A Wall Sconce

Written by: Erica Spangler

Design Specialist
Follow Kylie's step-by-step instructions for replacing a wall sconce light.

  • Tools/Materials
    • Screwdriver

Adding a wall sconce can brighten an area that needs a little extra light, and it can also provide an additional decorative element to tie in the look of a room. Installing a wall sconce is remarkably simple to do, and comes along with our strong DIY endorsement.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Since you’re working with electricity, cut the power to the room at the junction box.

Step 2
Remove the old light and the old mounting plate.

Step 3

Install the new mounting plate.

Step 4

Connect the wires. Be sure to match wires by color (black to black, white to white, and copper to the mounting plate), and complete the connections with a wire cap.

Step 5

Mount the new light housing to the bracket.

Step 6

Complete the project by screwing in the new bulb and attaching the shade, if necessary.

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