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Jean Allsopp

Swap It Out

Many big chain stores offer mix-and-match lamp bases and shades. But that’s not the case at closeout stores. These blown-glass lamp bases and mirrored silver accents suited this modern romantic bedroom, but they were overpowered by the black shades that came with them. We found inexpensive, more subdued ones as replacements.

Graphic Flower Paper Shades
$29.99 each
Available at Lamps Plus

Tip: Never buy a lamp shade in a store without bringing in your base. That’s a guessing game nobody can win. And if you order online, be sure to measure your existing shade to ensure a close fit.

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