When it comes to chandeliers and floor lamps, I like to buy statement-making pieces. But since the average living room has, I'd say, three table lamps, it's good to keep them subtle and noncompetitive. The Anthropologie Newton Lamp ($99.95, reduced from $198) is just the thing. It's elegant and regal, but its chrome spherical base is quiet. It's also really versatile. Use a natural shade like the one shown here (not included) and it will be ideal for any room in a conservative home. Or, try a longer or wider shade for a more modern look. At this price, I think it's a great buy, seeing that it could work in any one of many spots in your home. You like?