If you have spent anytime online or in a shop looking for lampshades you will know the choices available are mind boggling!
To choose the right lamp shade there are lots of factors to consider, such as the size of the shade, colour, shape and fabric. It can feel very overwhelming and no one wants to be disappointed once they get their lampshade home and find it doesn’t quite work in the room or on their lamp.
We have created this guide to help you to choose the perfect lampshade, so you get it right first time.
Start with the lamp base
Take a closer look at what shape and size the base of the lamp is. As a general rule if the lamp base is square or angular, then look for a square or angular shade, if round then stick with a round shade. The aim is for the shade to flatter the lamp base bottom, not work against it and look out of place. There are plenty of examples where this isn't the case though - We have many customers who like a round shade on a square bottomed brass lamp! As with all rules it's ok to break it if you have a more eclectic style and want to make a statement!
There are many designs and shapes of lampshades but the most popular are
Empire - The empire lampshade is a classic all-rounder, it is wider at the bottom than the top so is a great choice for floor lamps in dark corners of the room or a bedside table lamp.
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