Having lamps around your home is a must. Due to my needs I need more light to read and write, effected by age.
I have several table lamps, I like finding small one for the bedroom, matching ones in the living room. I even have one on my front porch.
Table lamp look best when the lamp base and the shade are in proportion to each other. When you sit, the lampshade should be at eye level and the light bulbs unseen.