Collection: Lamp Shades

Lampshades are decorative fabric pieces that filter light and add visual interest to your lamp. They come in various sizes, shapes and styles as well as an array of colors and patterns.

Selecting the ideal shade for your room depends on what style you wish to achieve. For instance, opaque shades give off a romantic glow while translucent ones open up space and let in plenty of light.

When selecting a lampshade, the shape is an important consideration. Oval shades add dimension and a sense of drama to your lamp while being available in various widths, lengths, and depths.

Oval shades tend to be wider than they are deep. This measurement is determined by two diameter measurements - one for the top and one for the bottom.

Square and rectangle-shaped shades are typically rectangular in shape, matching the square or rectangular base of a lamp. You may find them on the floor and table lamps alike.

These lampshades are intended to hang from a wire frame and include an inner liner that protects the outer fabric from heat, burning, or melting. This liner can be constructed out of pressure-sensitive materials like styrene.

Hardback lampshades feature a stiff backing that prevents the shade from drooping or warping, as well as fabric stretching or bending, thus prolonging its life expectancy.

Other types of lamp shades include clip-on lamp shades and uno assemblies. Clip-on shades have two or four metal pieces that slide down over the bulb to hold it securely, then attach to the base using a spider fitter. On the other hand, an uno assembly hangs from a wire lampshade ring and usually features a finial as its final touch.

A shade's frame is the metal element that supports its shape and attaches it to a lamp base. It consists of fitter parts such as arms that extend from the top rim towards its center; these may be outlined with trim for visual interest.

Some shades are collapsible and feature vertical struts that collapse to lock in place. Others feature wire arms extending from the top rim toward the center; these can expand after installation.

Shades with sloped sides are more common and often found on table lamps or other types of lamp bases. Not only do the slanted sides add visual interest, but they also help vent heat generated from the light bulb.

They're also an excellent way to customize the lighting for any special occasion, such as a dinner party. Darker hues work best for intimate gatherings while lighter ones brighten up your room for celebrations.

When selecting a lamp shade, be sure to factor in the bulb wattage. If it is too high, the shade could overheat and possibly catch fire. You can find this information on the label of a bulb or by asking the lamp manufacturer for it.

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