Looking to update your bedroom/lounge room or other living areas? A simple and effective way to add some character, colour, warmth and pizzazz to any room is the addition of a new table or floor lamp. If you have an existing lamp that is looking a little worse for wear, by just updating it with a new lamp shade will certainly give it a new, exciting lease on life. When selecting a shade to suit your lamp base there are a lot of different factors to consider:
1. Will the shape of the shade suit the base?
Generally if the base has curvy characteristics, cylinder or tapered shades will likely suit the base more than square or rectangular shades.
2. What size shade will appear most balanced for the base?
By rule of thumb, a shade that is one-third the height of the base will appear in proportion. However, there are exceptions to this rule. If your base is very wide or round, then shades larger than one-third base height will be required.
3. What is the purpose of the lamp the shade is complimenting?
If you intend to use the lamp for reading, you will get optimal lighting from a light coloured shade. Try our extensive range of white and cream coloured shades. To bring warm mood lighting to the room, darker colours or patterned shades may be more suitable.
It is often very helpful to bring your existing base into an Andrew’s Light-Up store and have our friendly staff help you select the shade to best compliment your lamp base.
Lamp shades may also be hung from suspension fittings as an excellent alternative to buying a complete pendant. If you ever desire a change, you can easily change it yourself without the need of an electrician.
For further information, and professional assistance, contact one of our stores and a helpful team member will be able to assist you.