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Why settle for a table lamp that doesn’t suit your tastes when you can put together your own creation? Our mix and match table lamps let you do exactly that. With our seemingly endless selection of bases and shades, customized lighting solutions are within reach!
Think about your space. Where you plan on placing your lamp is obviously an important factor to consider, as it’ll influence the size and shape you choose and the type of shade that’s best for its function. If you’re working with a big open space, you’ll probably want something large and in charge to make a major impact. For a smaller area like a console table or mantle, consider a shade with a slimmer profile paired with a tall, thin base. The opacity of the shade you pick will affect the amount of light given off. If you need lots of light, go for a semi-translucent shade that’ll shed ample illumination in your space. If you only need your lamp for accent lighting, you can choose an opaque shade for a dramatic effect.
Match size and shape when figuring out proportions. A good rule to follow is to pick a shade with a diameter that’s about two-thirds the height of the base from the top of the bulb down to the bottom. You should also match the shape of your base with the shape of your shade - square with square, round with round - for a cohesive look. Ideally, the shade should be at least half an inch wider than the base on both sides to keep everything balanced.
Your base and shade should complement each other so mix and match the right materials and colours. For example, a pale base looks great with a neutral shade while a metal base works well with any colour of shade, really. If you’re unsure, choose a base that goes with everything; a crystal or dark metal lamp base is a stylish choice. Try to stick to one style or period when searching for your perfect match. A traditional tapered shade works best with a classic base while a clean lined drum shade suits a simple modern base shape and a rustic ceramic base pairs up wonderfully with a textured shade.
If you're the kind of person who can't settle for ready made items, our mix and match table lamps are calling your name. While we've made a few suggestions, you should feel free to play around with our offering to find what works best for you. The great thing about buying separate shades and bases is that you can create your perfect match, whatever that may be.