Lamps are an easy and inexpensive way to make a statement in a room.

When Tom and I were just starting out,  beautiful, stylish lamps were expensive and you didn’t go out and buy one on a whim.  Of course there were cheaper options around, but they looked cheap and the light from them was so dim as to be pointless. 

But nowadays there are so many retail outlets that have wonderful and stylish lamps:  TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls.

Recently i looking online and found these at Target.

All of these are under $50!  

I want to replace a couple of lamps in the living room which were affordable thrift store finds.  They are serviceable, but when I look at them in pictures I see how blah they are.  

I want something chunkier, more textural, more noticeable.  Today I was out thrift shopping and found this guy just waiting for me,  for $25; originally it was $50 but had been marked to 50% off.

Exactly what I had pictured, appeared:  a bulky, textural and neutral base to perk up this corner.  Sometimes, it is kind of like that at thrift stores.  I have a particular item I am looking for and I find it!  As if I somehow conjured it up.  Weird, but it happens.

I used the same shade from the previous lamp, which has a little nubby texture going on.  But I’m also considering other options for a shade.

Way better, right?
Below is the other lamp I want to replace.

I think one of the lamps from Target that I started this post with would do nicely here.  Right now I like the idea of the chunky gold.  Of course the marble and wood one would jazz things up quite a bit also.  Sounds like a trip to Target is in order.  Seeing them in person will make it much easier to decide which is the right one.

What are your thoughts?  I’d love to hear!

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