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    Question Table lamp dilemma: which to choose?

    So I sold my candy red living room side-table lamps to a friend's mother because, frankly, i don't want them anymore.

    I went out lamp shopping today, and found 2 I like, but for different reasons. Obviously i will only be buying one for the living room (a lamp on either side of the couch is kind of dated and out) but I can't decide which I like and which would fit better. I have a mix of modern contemporary and retro stuff so either could potentially fit in my place.

    A couple shots of my place... The first is looking at the dining room, and the second is shot from the dining room looking the other way.


    Pay no attention to the stupid microwave oven on the floor.. or the disconnected fire alarm on the chair



    The big teak tv bench thingy


    So I found 2 side table lamps.. 1 is modern, the other retro funky.





    I'm kinda leaning towards the modern one, but I do enjoy the retro one as well..

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    i like the round modern one. the round shape would fit your space well, since you have a lot of angles already with the parquet flooring, sofa & chairs, tv bench, art, etc. i like the sleekness of that lamp, too. the other is too clunky/funky for your place, imo.
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    On a practical note, the modern one won't throw out much light so if you need illumination go for the white retro. It's also slightly bigger which is probably more balanced in the overall scheme. The cherry red is too small anyway and I think the purple one would be too.
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    Cool place ya got there, grimm.
    I personally like the white retro looking lamp, but the modern purple one is nice as well. Either would fit great in that spot.

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    If the lamp is going to be in the same spot as the old one, in front of the
    white wall, I'd definitely go for the round one, although the color of the
    white lamp's foot probably fits in better with the rest of the wood in the
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    The modern one isn't purple, the shade is a kind of blackish gray. Also the retro one is HUGE lol.. the shade on it is immense.

    I'd like the retro one cuz it would go with my tv bench.. but the modern one would go with everything else..

    *ponder*
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    I like the modern one as well.

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    To me it's an easy choice...modern. Better looking less generic lamp, fits your schematic MUCH better.
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    Dude, I liked the red ones better. Gives a pop of color to the space.
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    Eh, I'm trending away from color using lamps.. they were neat, but all they do is turn my place red when they're on. It's like being in a whorehouse lol. They also don't give off enough light.

    I might ditch the area rug too for something more monochromatic, and use throw pillows and art for punches of color on the walls.

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    As well as retro art stuff from the late 60's and 70's that I'd love to put up for color.
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    I like the retro one best.
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    we had a TV 'stand' like that when i was a kid, in the 60's. Retro is what i would go for.
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    Oh, they also have the modern lamp with a white shade.. hrmmm
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    I like the first one but I am a sucker for dark lampshades.

    If you want more light in the room, then you could always go w/ the white ones.

    Nice space, Grimm.

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    Retro lamp on the right. Those three (are they canvases?) hanging behind the tv could be larger and have a color to them. Do you paint?

    It's all very nice.
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