How To Install A Plug-In Wall Sconce

Zach Ham

Learning how to install a wall sconce with Color Cord Company is easier than ever with our convenient, step-by-step guides. From figuring out wall sconce mounting plates to screwing in the light bulbs, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Watch this handy-dandy installation video and transform the lighting in your space in no time!





Color Cord Company believes that even if you don’t yet know how to install a wall sconce, all of our light fixtures should be installable by professionals and enthusiastic DIYers alike with some basic tools. Before starting this project, make sure you have the following essentials:

  • Drill
  • Level
  • Screw Driver
  • Hammer


In just five easy steps, you can learn how to install a wall sconce!

STEP 1: Setting up the space

Level the wall sconce mounting plate on the wall in your desired location and mark the screw placement with a pen or punch. If you want a better guide than pencil or you don’t want to leave marks on your wall, you can use masking tape to line the height and width. Masking tape also has the added benefit of preventing drywall from cracking or splintering.

We recommend installing your sconce slightly above eye level for comfortable illumination throughout your space.

STEP 2: Drilling holes and setting anchors

Drill holes and install drywall anchors. Please note that the included drywall anchors are not necessarily going to be the proper anchors for your wall type. Suitable anchors for your wall type can be purchased at your local hardware store.

If you’re attaching the sconce directly to a stud, you can forego the use of drywall anchors.

STEP 3: Setting Up Your Wall Sconce Mounting Plate

Attach the mounting plate with the provided screws. Make sure that your mounting plate is completely flush as you secure it to the wall.

STEP 4: Attaching the light fixture

Now, you can attach your plug-in sconce to the mounting plate. Simply line up the holes on either side of the sconce canopy with the holes on the mounting plate and use the provided screws to secure everything in place.

STEP 5: Add the light bulb!

The final step of how to install your sconce: screw in the light bulb. Time to plug-in and enjoy!

This is our favorite step because you can customize your bulb types to transform the ambiance of a space. Whether you prefer LED or incandescent light bulbs, you have the option to experiment with the brightness and color temperature of the bulb to create the perfect mood.

Color Cord Company is Here for You

Learning how to install a wall sconce really is that easy! Once you finish your installation, be sure to tag us in your photos of the newest sconce lighting up your world!

If you have any problems with figuring out how to install your sconce or you need a little more guidance with our instructions, shoot us a message online or give us a call at 800.409.1070.

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