Here's how to choose the perfect lampshade for your side lamp
1. Choose a lampshade size based on what you think will look best Drum, Cylinder, Tapered Drum, Empire Or go for a custom sized frame that reflects the shape of the base or the base plate oval, square or rectangular. You can also have a traditional shaped lamp shade called tailored or 'soft' shades
2. Size of the shade should be wider than the base plate to look evenly balanced
When choosing a lampshade size, consider how much space you have, where does the lamp sit - near a wall, in front of a painting, beside a chair? There's an old rule which is "The diameter of the shade should be approx the height of the table lamp"
Would you prefer a patterned lampshade with simple lamp base or decorative base with plain lampshade?
Alternatively create a totally unique look of your own?
Remember to note what fitting size you need
3. Fabric - Once you've picked a size and shape the fun part is choosing a fabric. Choose a colour or pattern that compliments either your lamp base or pick out a feature colour in your room.
For more advice then email us a photo of your lamp project with some approx dimensions and also a photo of the space the lamp will live in
Your Next Step:
Let us know what your favourite shape and size is
and we'll help you with the fun part which is choosing a fabric.
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