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How To Choose The Right Lampshade

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A lampshade is an item that can be used to protect the lamps at home, and can also play a decorative role, so when choosing a lampshade, how should you choose a suitable lampshade?

1. Choose the right size lampshade

Shades are a bit like hats, and can look silly if they are too big or too small for the person wearing them on their head. So you need the right proportions to get a harmonious effect. For table lamps, the general shade should be about three-quarters the height of the base, and the width should be roughly equal to the height of the lamp from the base to the fitting. The sides of the lampshade are ideally at least half an inch wider than the base to keep the whole lamp looking balanced. Meanwhile, floor lamps typically feature shades with a base diameter of 45 cm or more.

2. Match the shade to the room

You will also want to decide on the size of the lampshade by carefully considering the space where the lampshade will be placed. For example, you can place a larger floor lamp shade in a large empty room. If it is a desk lamp, you need to consider the size of the table and other objects around the lamp.


3. Choose the right shape of the lampshade

The shape of the lampshade is conical, cylindrical, square and so on. Some other fancy ones include wizard hat shades, half blackout shades, and scalloped empire shades to name a few. Likewise, when choosing the shape of the lampshade, you need to consider both the position and size of the lamp base and lamp in the room. Round shades are generally more popular, but a neat advantage of square shades is that you can place them against a wall, so they can be useful if you have limited space.

4. Material of lampshade

Lampshades come in a variety of materials, the main shade materials being: silk, cotton, linen, velvet, card, parchment and paper etc. Paper lampshades can be made into traditional crafts in various patterns. The parchment shade is rolled up to give it a clean look, perfect for a modernist or minimalist contemporary base. Silk and cotton shades can be rolled up or 'pleated' for a traditional feel. These shades are best paired with a classic base, but also work in a more vintage-inspired room. Meanwhile, solid colors in linen tones can be beautiful, as well as tie-dye print

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