This floor lamp looks much better than the picture on-line. I took a chance buying this lamp not really knowing how much light it emits, but it's the perfect floor lamp for my family room and it works perfectly in the corner behind my small sectional. Note that the casing around each of the 3 lamp shades looks black on the website, but in actuality it is a bronze (dark brown) color which is better overall for my home. Also, the lamp shades look white on-line, but they have a linen look so they are more of an off-white color. The lamp is easy to put together and the marble base seems quite sturdy. Overall, it's a great lamp for my family room.