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How to find the perfect lamp shades for your home

By LLM Reporters on 13th February 2019

When decorating a space, homeowners and renters alike tend to look to the bigger elements of the interior design first, such as paint colours, wall coverings, and flooring. Though all of these parts help to create a comfortable, yet luxurious, living space, the little things can also transform a room – and lamp shades are one of the best ways to express a little design flair, no matter if you are looking for a simple burst of colour or a flash of contrasting textures.

India Jane offers a wealth of options when it comes to home decor and accessories, including lighting and lamp shades. No matter if you are seeking a standing lamp for your floor, to hang from the ceiling or wall, or to be placed on a table, India Jane is a popular brand for many.

With so much choice available, here are India Jane’s top tips to bring the perfect lamp shade home.

Brass Lamp With Shade On Wooden Night Stand In Modern Bedroom
Just like any purchase for the home or decorative investment, the price of a lamp shade varies across the board

The ideal colour

Though small in size, a lamp shade can add just the right touch of creativity to a room if the colour is chosen carefully. An essential factor to consider is of course, the colour scheme of the room in question. Some home-decorators like to keep things simple, perhaps complimenting a neutral room with soft tones or pastel accessories, whilst others might lean towards more dramatic contrasts. Think red home accessories against deep blue walls; or lamp shades with a metallic or pearlescent sheen to the fabric. It all depends on the creativity of the buyer, but rest assured that, between all the different home stores and the multitude of choice available, you will be able to find almost any colour or pattern that you might be looking for.

Classic or alternative design

Just as a lamp shade in an unexpected colour transforms a room, a lamp shade which varies from the standard design can also make a big impact. Standard bell-shape shades remain popular due to their versatility in all room types, but as home design becomes more and more of a focus in recent times, other shapes have risen up and are now considered go-to designs for the home. The average lamp shade ranges between 10 inches and 24 inches wide, but an oversized lamp can make a bold statement just like a contrasting colour can. Why not opt for a laser-cut lamp, or a drum light shade?

Lamp on a night table next to a bed. Night lamp with round shade standing on a wooden table on a background of red walls to read burns brightly in the dark.
Some of the most popular textiles used to make lamp shades are linen, silk pleat, and cotton

Choice of material

Some of the most popular textiles used to make lamp shades are linen, silk pleat, and cotton. The differences in these natural materials present homeowners with a choice on what kind of look they wish to go for. For example, a linen lampshade may look at home in a relaxed, pared-back lounge, but out of place in a formal dining room. Lamp shades at India Jane are all made using different materials, ensuring shoppers will find a shade best suited to their home.

Your budget

Just like any purchase for the home or decorative investment, the price of a lamp shade varies across the board. This is mainly influenced by the materials used to create the accessory, as well as the nature in which this material is sourced, the size of the shade and the level of craft that has gone into making it. At India Jane, home decorators can find simple yet tasteful shades to fit any budget, as well as the more refined designs which come with a higher price tag.