I bought two of these to use as bedside lamps. Unfortunately, they are identical, meaning that the nightlight on the on one on the right side of the bed faces the bed, but the one on the left faces the wall. We ended up just flipping it around, so now the cord sticks out the front and looks silly. The black cord nearly blends in with the very dark brown, so it really isn't that noticeable, and at least now the nightlight part is useful. Also, unless your hands are the size of a very small child's, reaching up under the shade to turn off the light is nearly impossible. We got some Lutron dimmers, which make it much easier to use. Overall, we're very pleased with these lamps and they fit in great with our decor.