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Why You Want Swing-Arm Wall Sconces
Why – oh why! – are swing-arm wall sconces only to be found in hotel rooms and not next to our own beds at home? Why do interior designers and electricians hate us so much?</br></br>Endless minutes of Internet research reveal no ready answer to this question, but it’s easy to guess.</br></br>- Once you mount one you’ve automatically predetermined where your bed will be.</br>- Swing-arm installation is more expensive than just plugging in a table lamp.</br>- You might change your mind.</br>- You’re flirting with a permanent 1970s décor scheme.</br></br>Okay, so we can call those the reasons why you might not want a <a title="Swing-Arm Wall Sconces" href="http://www.atgstores.com/lighting/wall-lights/swing-arm-wall-sconces/" target="_blank">swing-arm wall sconce</a>. So, what are the reasons why you do?</br></br><strong>1. More Room for Your VapoRub</strong></br></br>There is a limit to how much stuff a nightstand can hold, and no one wants to reach that point before the nighttime cold remedies are afforded prime real estate.</br></br>And, that’s a lot easier to do when you don’t have to make room for a <a title="Table Lamps" href="http://www.atgstores.com/lighting/lamps/table-lamps/" target="_blank">table lamp</a>. Wall sconces give you way more room for your <a title="Table Clocks" href="http://www.atgstores.com/furniture/living-room-furniture/clocks/table-clocks/" target="_blank">clock</a>, your medicine, loose change, stuffed animals and other bedtime essentials.</br></br><strong>2. That Hotel Feel Every Night</strong></br></br>There’s a certain subset of the population for whom this will be a real turnoff, but for the rest of us who never get to go anywhere – <em>ever</em> – it seems pretty cool!</br></br>Just think: Now you can pretend you’re on vacation every night. All you need is a phone with a room service button on it.</br></br><strong>3. Adjustable Light at Your Fingertips</strong></br></br>It’s nigh impossible to scoot a table lamp closer if you need a little extra light without turning on the high beams, but with a swing-arm sconce you can just, you know, swing it on over!</br></br>This is pretty great, especially when you don’t want to disturb your partner with a bunch of extra ambient light.</br></br><strong>4. Just Plain Cool</strong></br></br>Since when was ‘70s décor ever a bad thing? People spend millions to recreate retro, when all it really takes are a couple swing-arm wall sconces.</br></br>And a lava lamp.