Dark Corners in the Living Room

There is rarely/never photographed corner in my living room.  It's generally where I toss things I don't know what to do with.  So, there are no before pictures.  Sorry.

The main issue with this space has always been the darkness.  The only natural light is from a French door to the porch about 12 feet away.  It's basically unusable at night.  I'm thinking about turning this into a real workspace so I can stay out of the kitchen and away from any lurking cake and cookies.  #nowillpower

I recently added this lamp and I love it.  The finish is beautiful and it has a convenient switch on the base. Even the kids can use it safely.  Highly recommend.

The furniture pieces are mostly family pieces.  The desk belonged to a distant cousin and the clock was my grandparents'.  The chair was one of the first pieces of furniture I bought on my own - $5 at a yard sale and then I had it reupholstered.  It hunk ti's time to find it a new home or some new fabric.  Not sure which yet.  I may use the dining room arm chair in here and get some new chairs in the dining room. Time will tell.

The lamp was provided by Lamps.com. All opinions are my own.