Lamp Shades Buying Guide
A lampshade is like clothing for your lamp and lightbulb, that should enhance the rest of your furniture and space.
Choose the right shape to blend with the style of the lamp. Lampshades come in oval ,square ,empire ,coolie and drum shapes. Drum lampshades look best with columnar lamps while square lampshades suit an angular lamp.
As mentioned above, this is a critical factor because illumination depends on it. Lampshades are made of fabrics, such as raw silk , pleated fabric, cotton and linen .Glass and crystal is a material commonly used for ceiling lampshades .Pleated lampshades are more traditional and would suit a room furnished with antiques. Embroidered ,beaded or fringed lampshades also look very pretty.
Pick from vintage lampshades ,contemporary lampshades , Victorian and country style lampshades. If you are going for a patterned fabric, make sure it matches the overall look of the room. You don’t want something too loud or garish! Here’s an example – if you have a bronze lamp, you may like a golden tone lampshade or for a richer feel, a red lampshade . For a contemporary silver lamp, try a black lampshade !