Design Lamp Shades for Table Lamps
We create a range of floor lamps, and ceiling and wall lighting, but our business is centered on designing lamp shades for table lamps. We purchase interesting objects and wire them into lamps, we turn our clients’ objects into lamps, and we make replacement lampshades. In all of these instances designing lampshades is an integral part of creating a pleasing, if not stunning, lamp and adding a unique and special focal point of your décor.
When designing lamp shades for table lamps we first consider the shape and proportion of the lamp – its height, width, volume and shape. We also consider any colors, patterns or designs on the lamp itself.
In many cases there are a number of good lamp shade choices:
1. How is this table lamp going to be used – for general illumination, for reading, as an accent, etc.?
If you want to use 100 watt bulbs you need to have shades with larger top openings, although the growing use of compact fluorescent bulbs, with their lower heat, is reducing that restriction. You might also consider wiring your lamp with a double-headed socket arrangement.
Where is this lamp going to sit? What size and shape is the table?
What is the general decorative style in the room this lamp will go?
In addition to the color and styling of your lamp, you might also want to consider the colors and themes on your walls, your furnishings, rugs, accessories or art-work.
We have a number of mica colors, to which we can add colorful leaves and colorful textures and patterns. We can tone parchment paper to any shade and we also can add color to a white or off-white shade by using a mix of soutaches, cords and grosgrain ribbon.
Bring your lamps with you
When you need to get new shades for your lamps, it’s more important to bring the lamps with you than to bring your old shades. As you see here, there is a range of styles, shapes, colors and techniques that can work well with each lamp and you can give new life to an old lamp by being open to different possibilities.
It also may be necessary or desirable to update the wiring or make some other adjustment to your lamps in the process of getting new lampshades, for example
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