How to Choose the Right Lampshade
Learn how to play matchmaker with lampshades and bases.
The pairing of an exotic lamp base with an even more flamboyant shade can prove intriguing.
LAMPSHADE LESSON: Determine the function of the lamp. If the lamp will be used for a certain task, such as reading, consider opaque shades that help direct the light to a particular area. Tole, bamboo, and lacquered shades serve this purpose, and so will shades that are lined with an opaque material.
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