This lamp looks beautiful when the light is turned on. Need to use at least 60 watt bulb, more is probably better. When light is off, the colors don't stand out very much and it isn't especially attractive, but when on, the light looks fabulous. The only reason I'm not grading it 5 stars is because of appearance when off, however, I do recommend this light. It's heavy, well-made, and does not look or feel cheap. It matches superbly with my carpet and furniture.