Marie Burch Floor Lamp November 01st, 2018 - 21:16:30
A floor lamp that needs a new shade? Do you find it hard to find a lampshade that goes with your base and the colors in your room need help to figure out what shapes and options will best suit? Your floor lamp then watches this video as we take you through how to choose a custom, shaped lampshade for your floor lamp. What look are you trying to go for? Have you got an existing idea of what style you'd like to go for? Is your room, modern or traditional? This is where you get to decide which direction you'd like to take the lamp and the look of your room, select from popular shapes, Empire or a tapered drum.
The drum is the most modern look and the empire is a conical shaped lampshade, which is a bit more traditional. The tapered drum is something in between it's slightly tapers down towards the bottom of the shape and it's a cross between the drum and the Empire. So have a think of which shape do you feel works best for your lamp base or the room, sighs, here's where things get interesting, your size will vary according to different needs.
Most often the important factor is how much space have you got in the area if your lamp in an empty corner needing to be filled with a feature piece or are you trying to squeeze the lamp in a tight space or against the wall which you're gonna walk past quite often, here's a quick guide with some popular examples for small space go with something that's about 40 centimeters in diameter. If you're looking for a larger look, then go to 50 centimeter, which is our most popular floor, lamp size or if you're going for an oversized look for a taller lamp base, or perhaps you've got one of those tripods because of those wide legs, then we use A 60 centimeter size, so the options are 40 50 or 60 centimeters wide. You can have that as an empire, so with empires.
The bottom width is always wider than the top, and then the options for a tapered drum is you can have it either very tall or you can have a tapered drum, which short and finally, which is the most fun part picking your fabric. This is where you get to bring your lamp to life for texture, the color or the pattern of the fabric. So it's not so much the size of the shape. That's too much of a bother the only time a lampshade will ever look too silly is if it's too tiny or way too big the fabric is where the magic happens so have fun with it choose a drum and empire or a taper that will best suit.
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