Rather than letting your family and friends stare at the same tired old lampshades in your living room, upgrade their look with a new lampshade.
Pick the Right Shape
The first thing you need to do when selecting a new lampshade is choose the right shape for your lamp. Look at the base of your lamp and study its general shape. If the base is round, a round shade will look best. If your lamp has a slender base, a square shade will lend a touch of elegance and sophistication.
Choose a Color
Lampshades come in many different colors and patterns. When selecting a lamp shade, look at the color of your lamp as well as the decor of the room. The shade should complement the colors in the rest of your decor. Also consider how much light you need the lamp to produce. Darker colored shades block more light than white or light-colored options.
When selecting a new lampshade, you’ll want to find one that fits your lamp. The lampshade should measure about one inch wider than the base of the lamp. For table lamps, pick a shade that is about 2/3 to 3/4 of the height of the lamp. This ensures that the shade diffuses light properly. Shades that are too small or too narrow will not create the right lighting effect and may leave part of the bulb visible.
If the lamp is in a high-traffic area, make sure the lampshade you choose won’t interfere with traffic. The last thing you want is for your guests to bump the shade and tip your lamp over.
The holidays are the perfect time to upgrade your home lighting with a new lampshade. Stop by our store or contact us today for more information about our wide selection of lampshades and fixtures. Take advantage of our lampshade sale until December 30 and get the look you want for less!