This lamp is my favorite lamp in the house! It's colorful and I always get compliments from people. I use it as a reading light and it's great for that because there are two separate controllable bulbs (each string switch in the photo controls a different bulb). The colors are vibrant and bright and the color combo of red on green really pops in the room. Plus, the base is really neat--styled to look like a tree trunk. The lamp is a lot bigger in person than I expected, but it's a great surprise--really kicks out a lot of light.