This lamp was very easy to assemble and blends well with the colors in the room in which it resides. The colors are a bit darker than I saw in the picture but I put 2 60 watt bright white bulbs in the lamp and it gives off plenty of light. Enough to read by or do other work. For the price, a very nice lamp. Similar lamps online and in stores were much more expensive. Overstock.com does carry quality lamps.