The pull chain is one of the most common methods employed for turning lights off and on. While it is very common on end table or bedside lamps, it also looks attractive on a variety of mounted light fixtures. Whether hanging from the ceiling or affixed to a wall vertically, the pull chain light fixture adds a degree of charm to any setting.
One example of a classic but minimized light, for instance, is the Kalco Lighting Espille One-Light Wall Sconce. Its opaque half-moon shade and wooden base are muted but lovely, and the pull chain adds both convenience and a touch of modernity.
Equally modern and lovely are the Justice Design Group Ovalesque Single-Arm Wall Sconce and the Quoizel Kyle Iron Gate Wall Sconce, both of which mount on the wall and work very well in pairs. You might use them on either side of a doorway, for instance, to highlight a set of double or French doors, or to frame a large arched entryway.
If you’re looking for a tasteful hanging light fixture, try the Kenroy Home Broadcast Oil Rubbed Bronze Three-Light Outdoor Chandelier. The dark metallic sheen of the fixture and pull string contrasts nicely with the clear glass and muted glow of the bulbs. Plus it works for outside as well as in.Like the classic lamp look? Try the Hudson Valley Sanford Aged Brass One-Light Wall Sconce, also available in chrome, nickel and old bronze.