If you don’t like the traditional look of lamps with a shade, you may want to try a lamp without one. The best way to choose a lamp without a shade is to determine where you’ll use it. The location will determine the style and size of the lamp’s shade. For example, a bedside lamp is used for reading while an office lamp is used for working. Smaller lampshade styles are suitable for low-traffic areas such as hallways, while flat shades are best for high-traffic settings like offices and kitchens. You may also want to consider buying a lamp with a wider bottom shade, as this will better diffuse the light. If you have rectangular furniture, try choosing a lamp with an angular shape. If your furniture is round, choose a rounded lamp shade.
Styles of lamps without shades
Styles of lamps without shades come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. The material and color of the shade will affect the overall design and function of the lamp. If the lamp is intended to provide accent or diffuse lighting, a dark shade is best. On the other hand, if you’re looking to provide powerful illumination, a soft or translucent fabric shade is recommended.
Square and rectangle lampshades are both traditional and elegant. They go well with square bases and can be matched with many shapes. Round shades, on the other hand, are more unusual and add a modern touch to any room. Oval shades are wider and deeper than rectangular shades, and their profile is defined when viewed from above. Oval shades can also be combined with a variety of shapes, including rectangle and round. In addition, a style known as the French oval combines the square and oval shapes, with soft corners and rounded edges.
Styles of lamps without shades can have an optional gallery or decorative band. A gallery can be made of beads, crystals, braids, or other materials. The trim will add visual interest and help hide the metal frame of the lamp.
Dimensions of lamp shades
One of the most important considerations when buying a new lamp shade is its height. The shade’s height should complement the lamp base. It should not be too tall or too wide, and should be at least half the height of the base. Typically, the correct height for a lamp shade is about 12.5 inches.
To select the right lamp shade for your lamp, you must first determine the size of the lamp. Round lamps require a shade that measures a third of the height, while ovals should be measured at the smallest and widest part. You can use the “rule of thumb” for these measurements to help you find the perfect lamp shade. For example, a round lamp with a square base can take a shade with a rounded top and a square bottom.
You can also measure the width of your lamp base to determine the correct size of the shade. To determine the base size, you can measure the width of your lamp base and multiply it by two. If your lamp base is ten inches wide, you will need a shade with a diameter of 20 inches. These measurements will give you a good idea of how large your lamp shade needs to be.