I would love to know what your thoughts are on what I have done! By the way, I have kept the receipts for these items so that I can return them if I want. Also, I am looking for a tall bird cage to put in the open space in the alcove. I saw one at Pottery Barn, but too expensive! I was thinking of putting in a fern. I am asking for the constructive criticism so please know that it won't hurt my feelings! Added later: I just saw that Heather Bullard has the same lamp! She bought them at Marshall's and I bought mine at TJ Maxx! How funny!