A few months ago, I purchased a pair of lamps (on sale) with the intention of placing them on a future console table in the family room one day.
In the meantime, I have been griping about the lack of light we have in our family room and how I'm unable to see clearly and read a magazine while relaxing on the sofa.
The day finally arrived when I discovered a console table on sale that is well-suited for the room that receives a lot of use in our home.
I was anxious to add the lamps I've been saving for this spot.
After taking-in all the glory of displaying the new lamps I realized how un-functional they are. If accent lighting is what I'm looking for, than I achieved that goal. Unfortunately it is not what I'm looking for. Task lighting is the answer.
I want to curl up on the sofa and read a magazine or newspaper without straining my eyes. If I had thought carefully about this, I should have realized that lamps with a maximum capacity of 40 watts is not going to do the trick.
You know how you'd wear a great pair of heels that killed your feet just for the sake of beauty? Well that theory applies here.
For the sake of beauty, I will be reading with a flashlight but at least our lamps will be pretty.
Note to self: conceal lamp cords by taping them to around the perimeter and legs of the console. And you call yourself 'pretty'. Sheez.