I needed a lamp that would illuminate a reading chair and a desk in my small living room and not take up a lot of space. This tree lamp is perfect. I also like that I have the option of using LED or regular bulbs. It lights up the area and because of the bellows shades it casts a pleasant glow in the room. Although I would have preferred a silver finish, I bought it because the price, utility and attractiveness of this lamp outweighed my desire for a silver finish. It was easy to put together. It looked like one screw-on section was crooked, but after I wiggled it as I screwed the pieces together, the crooked section evened out.