Well, I have a few lamps that are from the golden era. I have mostly desk lamps but, they look good placed around the room. I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m a big fan of indirect lighting and to me; it gives my room and home a very nice vintage feel. Lighting affects us each in different ways. I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m kind of a fan of soft, dim light in most places. When I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m working on something I do like lots of light to see what I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m doing. But, if I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m on the PC late at night, I like only a 15 watt desk lamp burning. So much more relaxing in my opinion. What kind of lighting did they use in the golden era? Well, homes weren?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t lit as well as homes are today. Back then, in the suburbs or the city, homes and buildings were nicely lit. There were mostly only one or two lights in a kitchen, one in the bathroom, two could be found in bedrooms. The living room had maybe two or three lamps. Torch styled floor lamps were popular as well. Art Deco indirect lighting was very popular at that time. Lamps with metal shades were found in offices and homes alike. The highest wattage bulbs in my home are 60 watts and that?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s even a little bright for me. In my room all my original lamps are 11 watts or 15 watts. It gives a nice cozy feel to the place! Any way, what are some the ways you all light your flats? Best, Root.