By Bettine Regnier. Lamp. Published at Monday, January 29th, 2018 - 00:11:41 AM.
There are some interior decorating rules when selecting the right size of lamp shades for your lighting fixtures. Here are some tips when shopping for your lampshades. First, the shade must be no smaller than one-third of the height of the light fixture. Most people tend to buy a lamp shades that are too large for the base thinking bigger is better. Just keep tip number one in mind when you are shopping. Second, the lamp shade must cover the fixture's hardware and should come just up to the top of the lamp base. The best part about buying new lamps is that you can coordinate them throughout your home or you can choose different lamps to create a different look and feel in every room. The selection of floor lamps, table lamps, chandeliers, antique lamps, Tiffany style lamps is simply amazing. Remember to have fun when picking out the perfect fixtures for your home because home decorating should be fun and adventuresome.
Now, let us look at how they attach to the base, this is important apart from learning the different types of lamp shades. The majority of regular conical shapes sit atop a vertical stand and attach with a wing nut or screw. Now, there are some shades are connected permanently, like the dishes on halogen torchieres. These consequently bounce light off the ceiling to brighten the whole room.
A lamp's maximum wattage is also important. Typically, a reading lamp should be 150 watts or more. Safety is also a prime concern. Ensure that the bottom edge of the shade hides the lamp's bulb socket when the lamp is seen a few feet away. This will reduce the potential for glare.
Most lamps come with the perfect shade. However, if buyers do not like the shade it comes with, there are a few tips to pick the lampshade for the style and purpose of the lamp. People need to consider proportion, shape, and colour.
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