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Updating your existing table lamps or creating completely new ones by mixing and matching shades with bases is a cinch when you’ve got our collection of contemporary lampshades at work for you. Whether you’re after an on-trend look or something classic, you’ll find what you’re looking for to add style and function to any room. From neutral-hued clean-lined drum shades to bold-coloured picks with intricate details, there’s a world of options for you to discover.
Take the size of your base and your space into consideration when choosing your lampshade. If you plan on featuring your fixture on a side table, you’ll want to make sure it isn’t too big that you’ll be constantly bumping into it when you reach for your TV remote or cup of tea (or glass of wine!). Same thing goes for console tables or mantles; size matters, so make sure your shades don’t protrude too much into your space. Not only will it look awkward, you risk having them knocked over and maybe even broken. On the other side of the coin, if you’ve got a big base in a big space, go as large as you can to make the boldest impact with your lamp.
When pairing a lampshade with a base, try to pick a shade that mimics the shape of the lamp, itself. If you have a square base, go for a square or rectangular shade. For a round or bulb-shaped base, a tapered or drum shade works well while a conical shade is a perfect match for a tall, thin base. When it comes to matching the colour of a shade to that of the base, neutral shades always look classic with pale bases and a darker shade lends drama to dark bases. Anything goes when you’ve got a metallic or glass base so they’re a great choice if you really want to mix things up.
Another essential factor to consider when choosing a lampshade is how much light you want the lamp to emit. If you need it to light up an entire room or cast enough light in a reading nook, a semi-translucent shade is your best pick. If you’ll be using the lamp onlyas an accent piece, try an opaque shade for a diffused, dramatic look.
What ever your needs and whatever your tastes, we’vegot the lampshades to take your lighting from drab to fab in just a few minutes! Explore our selection today!