I like lamps; all kinds. But in my mind, the best lamps are those that are not just fancy, but serve an actual purpose of lighting the way. I'm on board with those that are easy to operate, throw the best available illumination, and are most suitable for their intended locations.
After the fold, some table and floor lamps that I like.
Some things to consider, when shopping for lamps, either table or floor models:
I'm a great fan of cordless stuff, and that goes for lamps -- this Cordless Anywhere Table Lamp ($34.99) has 23 LED's and operates on a trio of AA-sized batteries. A weighted base seals the deal on this lamp that will work great in a dark location that is not serviced by a handy electrical outlet. This lamp is shown at the right, while it's companion, the Floor Lamp version ($39.98) -- 5' tall and 22 LED's -- is pictured at the left.
KenRoy Home has a nice three piece Park Avenue lamp collection ($208.80) -- a pair of table lamps and a floor lamp -- that is made of oil-rubbed bronze. Arrives with a white fabric shade and twin chain pulls, an idea I like; I hate to hunt around in the dark for the pulls. Pictured right.
Ore International offers this Satin Nickel Arch lamp ($121.96) with five individual arms, polished brass construction, oval shades, and a dimmer controller. Good stuff.
One more floor lamp; the George Kovacs Task Floor Lamp -- it's a reading light; body and shade are both brushed nickel. (Right, $110).
Lamps -- can't get along without them, and they offer a nice decorating accent to your home.