Types of Lamps We Offer
Choosing the Right Lamp Shade:
1. Size and Proportion: When choosing a lamp shade, consider the lamp's size and proportion. The shade should be proportionate to the lamp base, neither too small nor too large. As a general rule, the shade's height should be approximately 2/3 the height of the lamp base.
2. Shape and Style: The lamp shade's shape should complement the lamp base and the overall decor of the room. Classic tapered drum shades are versatile and work well with a variety of lamp styles. However, more unique shapes like empire, rectangular, or bell-shaped shades can add visual interest and match specific design aesthetics.
3. Lighting Effects: The type of shade material affects the lighting effects produced by the lamp. Light-colored or translucent shades allow more light to pass through, providing brighter and more ambient lighting. On the other hand, opaque or darker shades can create a more subtle and cozy atmosphere. Consider the desired lighting effect when selecting the shade material.
Trends in Lamps
Natural Materials: Lamps made of natural materials like wood, bamboo, or rattan are gaining popularity. These materials add warmth and texture to spaces and create a connection with nature. Look for lamps with these materials to bring an organic and earthy feel to your interiors.
Geometric Shapes: Contemporary lamps with geometric designs, such as angular or hexagonal shapes, are on-trend. These lamps make a stylish statement and add a modern touch to any room. Geometric lamps can range from minimalist to intricate patterns, allowing you to find one that suits your style preferences.
Mixed Metals: Mixing different metal finishes, such as brass, copper, and silver, in a single lamp is a popular trend. This adds visual interest and allows you to incorporate multiple metal accents in your space without clashing. Mixed metal lamps can serve as focal points and contribute to a trendy and eclectic look.
Unique and Artistic Designs: Lamps with unique and artistic designs are becoming increasingly popular. These lamps often feature unconventional shapes, innovative materials, or whimsical elements. They add a touch of creativity and individuality to a room, making them great conversation starters and statement pieces.
When choosing a lamp and its shade, consider the overall design and function of the space, as well as your personal style preferences. By selecting the right lamp and shade combination, you can enhance the lighting in your space while adding a touch of beauty and character. Stay updated with the latest trends in lamps by scheduling a free consultation at LightStyles in Cornelius. Our lighting designers have years of experience and can help you find the perfect lamps to create the perfect lighting ambiance for your home or office. Schedule an appointment, and browse all lamps online today!