On Sunday I went to my go-to store for apartment decoration - TJ Maxx. I picked up a few things using gift cards (thanks, Mom!). One of them was this awesome lamp, which I had seen a few weeks ago. I'm so glad they still had it!
Before I got this lamp, the area by my bed looked like this. The taller lamp is old and the shade was about ready to go - you can't see all the marks on it from this distance, but they are there! It was a flimsy piece to begin with. I think I got it at Target for $15 about five years ago. It has served its purpose!
Here is the look of the room now with the new lamp. Much improved, I think!
Seeing the new lamp in its place reminds me that it will look much better when I do a bit more decorating. The wall above the bed is sad, I know. As is the bedside table. I have plans to paint this table to match the color of the pillows as well - add that on my growing "to-do" list.
The bedside table, by the way, was tucked behind my couch before I moved it by my bed. The old lamp is now next to my couch, but the jury is still out on whether it will stay there.