Aug 16 2019
Floor lamp shades, like any other shades really, should serve two purposes. They need to help provide and disperse light in a room, and they should simply make your room and your lamp look better.
And with a quick change in shade you can quickly change the appearance of any room in your house.
Do you want to spruce up your home with a new look before your friends drop in? Why not change the shade on a couple of your lamps. This will change the look of your room. You can also replace the old table lamp with a new, vibrant floor lamp. This will cheer you up and break the monotony!
But how do you pick the right one?
Floor lamp shades come in various sizes, shapes, colors and designs. So you have a plenty of choices to go for. Use your imagination and find out which color / pattern will go with the color of your room, or which one will go with the wall paper of your room etc. You should keep in mind that you can mix and match different lamps with different shades in order to get the best look for your room.
You have to measure the dimensions of a lamp shade before you select the right one. The following steps will guide you how to go about it
- Take measurements of the top diameter of the lamp
- Take measurements of the diameter of the bottom of the lamp
- Take measurements of the vertical slant
- Take measurements of the vertical height
These measurements will help you to fit the lamp and you can also find out what size of the floor lamp will look good in your room.
You should determine the type of fitting needed to attach the shade to the lamp. The popular fitting types are spider with harp fittings, uno fittings, and clip on fittings.
Floor lamps generally go best with spider with harp fittings.
Uno fittings are suitable for smaller lamps. The wire that is attached to the lamp shade makes it secure and harp is not required to fix it.
The floor lamp is generally more powerful than table lamps and other lamps. This is because it is designed in such a manner so that it can illuminate the entire room. Keep this in mind when choosing floor lamp shades and make sure the shade is capable of supporting the heat of a larger wattage bulb. Normally this won't be a problem, but it's good to check if the shade has any restrictions just in case. Of course you can also use a less powerful bulb if you wish.
With so many options available it's easy to find several shades that will go with your room. And it's just as easy to change the mood and atmosphere of any room simply by changing the shades on the lamps.