Anything that you decide to add to your home when you are looking for a change or doing some renovation, should be well thought of. Sometimes only after you have bought an item and added it to your living room or bedroom, do you realise it doesn’t exactly fit in or look good at all. Individual pieces are of importance in this context, and lampshades are the topic of the day.
How To Choose The Right Lampshade For Your Room
If you are worried that the lampshade that looked good in the home store won’t look very nice in your bedroom or family room, you may be on the right track. It seldom is the case that when you pick an item of decoration or furniture from a store such as any luxury lampshades without considering it properly i.e. where it will go, how big it should be, what do you want out of it, and more, that it fits perfectly.
There are a few questions to ask yourself before you purchase such items, and we will look at the context of purchasing a lampshade or two for your home.
- How big or small should it be?
- Will it match the interior décor already in the particular room?
- What shape should it be? Square, straight, empire, drum or something else.
- What material would you like?
- Do you want it to make a statement?
- Do you want to mix and match it with other items?
These are just a few things to think about. Once you are in the store, you may be faced with different types. We explain further below.
Different Colours of Lampshades
You will most likely be faced with not only different types of lamps but also different colours. If you already have the answers to the questions above, you can move onto this part. Choosing the right colour is an important part of the process. Some online stores will have a large palette of shades and fabrics, but the ideal one will need to be one of two things.
Either it will need to match the rest of your furniture fabrics and colours, or you can be adventurous and choose something that stands out. If your couches and carpets are plain with no patterns, then the best lampshade would be one with a bold pattern with golds, silvers and cream shades, to bring out a classy and luxurious feel.
If however your other furniture is already busy and has various textures or patterns, go with something plain so as not to overwhelm the room with too many things. Colours such as reds don’t work in some rooms like a living room, however, they can be added to the bedroom. Same with earthy tones, they work best in living and dining rooms, but can also be added to the bedroom.
The best thing to do is take a picture or a few pieces or a few swatch samples of colours and different fabrics of the lampshades back home with you, put it somewhere where you will see it for a day and then decide if it looks good or not.