What is the difference between the sewn appearance (fabric lined/softback) shade versus laminate (hard backed) shade?

By lampshade solution
on February 14, 2017

 

 

After selecting the fabric, shape and size of your shade, the other choice is the lining of the shade.

 

A sewn appearance usually means that the shade is lined with fabric. These shades are often made from a full metal frame with the fabric sewn onto the frame for a true custom shade, or glued on the frame in ready-made shades. These shades often are used in more traditional interior designs, with traditional pleating.

 

 

Laminate shades are hard-backed shades are held together by a plastic lining. For custom shades, laminate shades can still be customized to include pleats or other specifications. For exterior pleated lampshades, it is unusual to find custom or unique looking laminate shades. These shades are often used for more contemporary designs.

 

If you have a problem finding the perfect shape for your Lamp Shade, please do not hesitate to email us at info@lampshadesolution.com and we would be more than happy to find the perfect solution for your need.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHAPE FOR YOUR LAMP

By lampshade solution
on November 28, 2016

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHAPE FOR YOUR LAMP

When choosing the right shade for your lamp, it's important to remember that your new shade is a type of investment. One that lasts. And one that enlivens not just your lamp, but also your room and your personal sense of style.

Most all lamps, regardless of style, can take more than one style of shade, so first, know YOUR style, then consider the following:

Proportional relationships – the shade shouldn't be too large, overwhelming the lamp, or too small, appearing as an afterthought. Shades can be taller, shorter, wider, thinner. It's really all about the overall shade volume as that relates to the overall volume of the lamp.

Color relationships – neutrals are by far the most popular, but colors can add an additional and often exciting dimension to the shade. When choosing a colored shade, it's best to pull from similar or complimentary colors already in the room. Note, darker colors are less translucent. Patterned fabrics, too, on custom-designed shades can add another layer of visual interest.

Material relationships – papers, of different colors or textures are probably the most “relaxed” materials used. Cottons and linens, of varying degrees of tightness of weave are also “relaxed” but sometimes come across as that much more “finished” and silks are considered to the most refined.

Light requirements – translucent materials provide the best light for reading or for diffuse light. Opaque papers and very dark fabrics are very effective in providing accent lighting or for dramatic effect.

Following are some guidelines to help in choosing the right style shade for your lamp.

In general, classic or traditionally styled lamps are best complimented by the following styles:

 

Empire:              paper laminated fabric stretch fabric pleated,

 

Bell:                     round oval square rectangular

 

French Oval Cut-Corner Square Cut-Corner Rectangle

These styles are less or more formal depending upon the actual material, be it paper, linen, poly or silk. The most formal styles of shades are pleated – either a box pleat or flat pleat, and more often than not, silk.

Transitional-style lamps can take a range of shade styles, from slightly more traditional to decidedly more contemporary. Some styles are:

 

Euros

Rectangles

Ovals and

Round drums

 

Contemporary and modern-style lamps frequently are best complimented by straighter-sided shades. The same styles listed above for transitional-style lamps apply.

If you have a problem finding the perfect shape for your Lamp Shade, please do not hesitate to email us at info@lampshadesolution.com and we would be more than happy to find the perfect solution for your need.

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR LAMPSHADE

By lampshade solution
on October 26, 2016

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR LAMPSHADE

We, at Lamp Shade Solution will show you the best and easiest way to measure a Lamp Shade. We will help you to find the perfect solution for your room and guarantee you will be thrilled with your purchase.

 When you buy a shade for a new lamp or for a lamp that you already have you need to make sure to choose the right size. You can use a tape measure to determine the bottom and top diameters and also the vertical height. These few measurements will help you to make the right decision and not end up with a lamp shade that is too large or too wide. All tops and bottoms are measured by their diameters. Round lamp shades are measured top, bottom and side.

(T x B x S)

 

Squares, rectangles and ovals are all measured: Top, bottom and slant/height.  

(A x B) x (C x D) x E .

 

Now you are ready to choose the right size of Shade for you lamp!

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WELCOME TO LAMP SHADE SOLUTION

By lampshade solution
on October 17, 2016

WELCOME TO LAMP SHADE SOLUTION

In every home, a dream. In one piece, a story. We are a Third Generation Lamp Shade Retailer specialized in Ready-Made Lamp.
Lamp Shade Solution believes that every home needs to translate its essence by the style that comes from inside out. For over 85 years, we have continued to perfect the art of selecting the right Lamp Shade for every Lamp. We realize that sometimes beautiful Lamps can come with a misfit Lamp Shade, and that Lamp Shade often needs to get updated and replaced.
We also can aid in selecting exactly what Lamp Shade will enhance your room. We are the only Retailer specializing in Ready-Made Lamp Shades, having an exclusive source of inspiration in over 1500 ready-made from hardback to softback including a range of fabrics to update any room. A Lamp Shade can dramatically alter a Lamp, and moreover even transform the interior design of an entire room.
If you have a problem finding the perfect fit for your Lamp Shade, please do not hesitate to email us at info@lampshadesolution.com and we would be more than happy to find the perfect solution for your need.
  
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