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Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade

It’s true – your favorite design caption is back on track! Every week, Best Deals will reveal the top deals of the lighting and furniture design market, so you can have the most suitable – and affordable – pieces in your home or new design project. This week, we decided to check more about table lighting pieces and how important it is to pick the perfect lampshade. Continue scrolling!

Lighting is an excellent way to make a statement at home, and table lamps specifically can be integral to any well-styled vignette. If you recently scored a table lamp and are looking for a way to rock it at your place, you’ll want to keep the following pro tips in mind as you’re hunting for the perfect set!

Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade

#01 COLOR MATTERS

Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade
Carter Table Lamp | DelightFULL

Color is key for more than just aesthetic purposes, though—it will also play a role in terms of function. “Don’t forget that the lighter the lampshade, the more light that shines through,” Beth Diana Smith comments. 

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Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade
Turner Table Lamp | DelightFULL

#02 CONSIDER SIZE

lampshade may be beautiful on its own, but if it isn’t quite the right size for the base you have in mind, leave it behind—scale is imperative. As Smith says, “The most important thing is that the shade is proportional to the lamp. Personally, I choose a shade that is roughly 50 to 60 percent of the height of the lamp itself and wider than the lamp’s base.”

Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade
Miles Table Lamp | DelightFULL

Murray says that when it comes to width, a shade that extends one and a half to two inches further than the widest part of the lamp on each side is ideal. But, that said, breaking the rules a bit can also make a major statement. “You can do an oversize shade or a smaller shade to exaggerate or minimize a lamp,” Bethea shares.  

Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade
Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade
Marcus Table Lamp | DelightFULL

QUICK TIP

And don’t forget about the placement of the lamp’s harp. You should not see the switch, socket, or sleeve from eye level. If you do, find a shorter harp.

#03 EMBRACE THE TRENDS

Design trends come and go, and it’s not always easy to keep up with all the changes in the design world.

Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade
Katia Table Lamp | DelightFUL

Especially if you’re someone who likes to change up your interior design based on the season, changing up your table lamp is a unique way to try out the latest interior design trends.

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Best Deals: 3 Designer-Approved Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Lampshade
Amy Table Lamp | DelightFULL

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