I have a really inexpensive candlestick style lamp that I use in the familyroom on a small table and I need a new lampshade for it, so I tried out a bunch from around the house so I could get a feel for what I wanted.
This is the lamp and table I am working with, it is in the familyroom, so I have to take into consideration the overall feel of this room. The lamp is not real tall, so this small shade works, nothing special, just ok.
However, since I have a much taller table on the other side of the sofa and the rooster lamp is taller, this little shorty looks out of proportion for the whole area. It makes the taller table look like it over powers the room.
I have a little round pedestal that fits the base of the lamp perfectly, and it raises the lamp up to the right height. However now the shade looks way too small for a taller lamp.
The height is perfect and it balances out the difference in the tables, but the shade is all wrong. Way too small.
I borrowed several shades from around the house to figure out what will work. This shade is a great size for the taller lamp. It's tall enough and wide enough at the base to balance out the height of the lamp.
Only problem is I don't want fringe and since I have a bell shape on the rooster lamp, this is way too matchy matchy.
I love the shape and size of this shade. It look great with the lamp too. However, I don't want such a formal fabric shade for this room.
Shape and size are great together, maybe if I find something in a simple linen fabric.
This one is a little taller than the last one, but it has the same size base.
This one is probably the best size and shape overall. Looks like it balances out the rooster lamp perfectly. This is one that I am using in the living room. So, I can look for something that will work in either place just so long as the size is the same.
So, the next time you need to replace a lampshade, try several from around the house. You will be amazed at what a difference it makes, depending on size and shape, you can totally change the appearance of a lamp and your room.
So I either need a new shade or a new lamp. Sometime you can find a lamp just as cheap as a shade if you shop at Ross, TJMaxx, Home Goods or Hobby Lobby. Guess I need to make the rounds.