My quick lamp purchase decision making is now followed by extended lamp ambivalence, related to location and style.
There are an amazing number of ways to set up one small room. Unhappy with my floor lamps, I moved them across the room and installed two diminutive table lamps on either side of the sofa as a test.
I'm liking the table lamp option, even though my test lamps and tables are too wimpy for the job.
Fortunately, the world of tall economical table lamps is a large one. Below are two from Walmart in the under $50 range.
The other side of the room looks like this and casts a warm bright glow.
I'm still toying with swapping out the benign nickel-base-with-white-shade combo for IKEA's hot new Januari brass floor lamp base, which is only $20 and which seems to only be available in Paramus, New Jersey.
My friend Summer used to say "brass is not class" but times have changed.
And I'm still considering the brass base/black shade combo.
None of this really fits my current style (minimalist global beach).
Have you tried brass?
And help me to explain to Mr. Bromeliad why four lamps is not an excessive number for a living room.