When we purchased our house it came with these hideous black swing lamps with huge black shades that were torn. Those were the first things we replaced as far a decor goes. We shopped every place imaginable until we found something close to what we wanted. Lowes came the closest with these Lightstyles paintable ceramic sconces.
One thing about our home is the area these sconces hang, too low on the wall. One sconce particularly is in a high traffic area. We needed a low profile, blending sconce so they wouldn't be so in your face.
The Lightstyles sconces we bought are fairly low profile. They are 8 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches deep and wide. Compared to some sconces on the market this is very good.
These sconces are ceramic and paint able. They are textured similar to your standard wall texture, which is nice when they're not on. They blend with the wall.
The only difficulty we had with the Lightstyle sconces was with mounting. The bracket that came with the unit does not secure tightly. Because of this they wobble slightly if you touch them.
The energy efficiency is not all that great either; they are similar to your standard lamp. You also have to use a certain bulb to get the right effect, which cuts into your options.
Overall, we are happy with the Lightstyles paintable ceramic wall sconces. I just wish they would change your mounting options. I also wish the previous owners of our home would have taken the sconce placement into consideration when they installed theirs.