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

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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.


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