Although I have been able to make do with my apartment's built-in lighting, I would like to add some extra light to my apartment.
My apartment has built-in ceiling lights in the entryway and kitchen areas, and I have a few desk lamps in my bedroom. However, both my bedroom and my living room have inadequate light. The light in my bedroom is a bit dim, and I have been using my kitchen and hallway lights to light up the living room.
I am at the point where I would like to start inviting people over, so I would like to have a well-lit living room. Plus, I'd like to have more light in both rooms, for my own sake.
I would like to buy some lamps that will light my room efficiently but complement my furniture. Most of my furniture pieces are made of dark wood, and my chairs are light browns or neutral tones (like this
). I am open to a range of suggestions, but would like to avoid "shiny" metals.