Never underestimate the power of table lamps to make your living room feel welcoming and homey. In fact, there are so many different types of table lamps that you can create any type of vibe you want - moody, modern, soft, masculine - there's a light for everyone when it comes to table lamps.

The light that they give is one of the best for relaxing. The light isn't looming overhead, it sits beside you, like a friend. And that type of lighting (human level) is very, very flattering. Wall lights are great for this as well, however, there's no other light you can get quite so close to as a table lamp.

One of the reasons you want to invest in good quality design and materials is because it's at eye level and you'll be using it a lot.