Our house's wiring is older too because of this. It's been modernized since that time but it gave us an opportunity to consider more modern possibilities for example track lighting and wall sconces. We now have done both into a degree in various rooms in the home.
We put a theater within the upstairs above the garage as well as the track lighting is perfect with the area to showcase some of the more interesting features. However in the living it absolutely was appropriate to get a classier look and lighting options such as candle sconces are fantastic to the. They don't require special electric outlets since they will be simply candles set carefully in the sconce that hangs on the wall. They are actually beautiful. I found them at our local floral and housewares store. Buying local has its own advantages. Pretty decent price, too.
The sconces I picked certainly are a dull copper color and we can put any shade of candle in them we wish. It functions best with tall tapers, although shorter ones work, too, as long as the candle base fits into the hole. Otherwise the candles will fall over.