I don't have a huge decorating budget, so before I purchase anything, I want to REALLY make sure that I like it. I ordered these lamps after watching their price for several weeks and reading the reviews. I was very pleased when we unpacked them. They are extremely heavy and appear to be of high quality despite the reasonable price. I bought them to accessorize a large credenza that we have in our dining area. However, they would be lovely anywhere in the house. The style of the base is quite streamlined, but complements our eclectic mix of furnishing beautifully. The shade is of high quality, BUT as was mentioned in other reviews, it is a much darker sage than indicated in the picture . The fabric is also more like a silk and a little more formal than I had imagined, but that does not detract from the lamp. For the price of the lamps, the shades could easily be replaced with a more neutral color should I decide to move them. We absolutely love them. If it weren't too boring and not very "creative" I would order more for other rooms of the house.