There is So Much to Know About Lamp Shades.

A good blog post about lamp shapes. What do you think?

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Each table lamp has 2 important parts to it, the shade, and the base. The shade is not just some insignificant element that blocks out the light. There is so much more to it than that.


There are many styles of shades, but I’ve only listed the most popular. I love the drum shade the best, but of course it depends on what style you need for your design.


Bell/Empire – This is the most popular style, and can sometimes flare out at the bottom as well. Much more versatile than others.


Drum – Looks like a drum. Pretty simple. Great for a more modern look.


Pleated – Can come in any shape, the material is pleated and pairs well with a more traditional theme.


Rectangular / Square – The sides can slope, or appear straight. This is a more contemporary look, but the style can be determined more…

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