7 Things You Ought To Know About Table Lamps

If you really would like to learn how to size a lampshade, this article for you.  We’ll try to give you some tips on how to do this by showing you a step by step guide with pictures.  Hopefully, you will get to understand how to perfectly fit a lampshade and eventually use it in your own house.


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First, you have to make sure that your lampshade is just the right size for you.  Usually, lampshades are about 24 – 34 inches tall.  However, one tip to remember would be that the bottom of the lampshade should be parallel to your eyes when seated.

Secondly, a drum shade is the best when it comes to finding the right shading for your lamp.  It will fit almost all bases from a shapely urn to the standard cylinder shape.  If I were you, I will definitely give this kind of shading a fighting chance.



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The next step should be accenting your lamp.  If you found a base that has vibrant colors, it would only follow that you use accents of the same color or any color that would highlight the color of the base.  To do this, you should keep some of the complimenting colors in mind.

Now we go to lighting a room.  If you have to lay a really dark room with no natural light filtering in, I would suggest that you use translucent material whether paper or fabric.  It will let the light shines through more effectively.

You can also use different lamps with various bases in one room.  You can unite these  different lighting contraptions by using different shades with the same shape.


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In addition, if you are putting two lamps together in one table, make sure that they have the right distance between each other.  The advisable distance would be 2 to 3 feet away.  This way, they will not end up looking so clustered together.

Lastly, shades may attach to bases differently depending on the construction. You should put these things into consideration when buying your very own shading and base separately.  The three types of attachment mechanisms include:

  • Uno Fitting – This refers to shading that would sit on the hardware directly attached to the base.
  • Spider Fitting – Shading that will require a harp to attach.
  • Clip on Fitting- this refers to shading that directly clips onto the bulb of the lamp.

With these pieces of information, it is very important that you are able to choose the right kind of lamp for your needs.  These are things that you should definitely consider when purchasing the right lamp for you.


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