I have never thought about lamps much unless I needed light. Mine have always been cheap and plain. A standing lamp with a plain shade. Bedside lamps with plain shades. A round white lamp cover in the ceiling. They were purely functional and not something I thought about.
I had a bit of an epiphany the other night when my husband went to a dinner at someone’s house and sent me photos of their lamps. They are all different, unique, a talking point. I suddenly realised why lamp shops exist!