Lighten up your space with decorative lamps

Decorative black-gold lamp on desk

Picking the perfect lamp is a lot like choosing the right jewelry – it has to fit the place and occasion, complement without overwhelming, and draw just enough attention to be noticed.

The one important thing when you are choosing your lamp is pairing the right shade with your lamp base. Here are some tips that can help you:

1. Measure for Size

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Different lamp shades

A shade should generally be a third to half the height of the base. Let the size of the table the lamp is on dictate the shade’s diameter. On bigger tables, use bigger shades.

2. Be Consistent With Form

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Modified drum shade

Your shade’s shape should echo the decor. Parchment drum shades work for modern spaces, while box pleat, sloped shades are suitable for traditional interiors

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Drum shade lamp

3. Consider Material

The fabric of the shade matters. Be dressy with silk or more natural with linen. Also, consider how much light you need. The denser the shade material, the less light it’ll provide.

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Black metal lamp

4. Pay Attention to Details

Keep in mind that a lamp’s harp should never show, and don’t forget a finial—it’s like a piece of jewelry. Lastly, try to conceal cords as much as possible.

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Modern lamp shade
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Modern minimalistic lamp

We hope that those few things can help you out with decorating your home.

Take a look also at our previous topics about cushions and throws. You can find very informative and interesting things.

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