We bought 2 of these lamps for our living room. We weren't sure if they would match the decor and colors in the room, but we were very pleased at how good they look. They are attractive and sturdy. We bought brown shades and they really compliment the lamps.
I have two of these in my bedroom--on the nightstands by my four poster bed. The lamps I had there before were not stout enough to look right. These do the trick! I love the "streaks" of cream throughout. I may need a set in black for my living room. Buy them!