Lighting can really make or break a room. I know that sounds a bit dramatic but it's true. Not only do you need the right amount of lighting (task lighting in an office or a kitchen, lights on dimmers in a bedroom or living room, etc.) but you also need the right light fixture. Here's an awesome deco table lamp I found on Chiasso.com.
$138, a pretty good price. Check out some of the other lamps on the site. Could be a nice refresh for your space!