Types Of Lamp Shades You Should Know About
Lampshades come in different shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. While colors and shapes are subjective, form, and function are important to consider. Read to know more about different kinds of lampshades.
Table lamps can improve the room’s ambiance and are of different types.
These lamps provide ambient light to make a personal style statement. Use them to add a whimsical decorative touch. They can infuse some vibrant color, add some curves and texture, to your space.
Insufficient light can cause eyes to strain. Get a nice reading lamp that will provide a brightly focused light and can adapt to changing conditions, with dimmers for you to adjust the light in the day or by the bedside at night.
A desk lamp is important for lighting a home office. A desk lamp provides reading light to accommodate items across the tabletop. While some have tilting shades, some come with adjustable arms and neck to cover the entire desktop area.
These extremely versatile tall lamps can light up the entire room because of their large scale. They are usually placed behind sofas or in the room’s corners. They too are of various types.
Console or Shaded Floor Lamps
These large standing lamps have statuesque bodies with straight pole-like spindles and are usually used for decoration. They have a wide and stable base and usually use drum shades.
Torchiere Floor Lamps
They are similar to Console lamps but have inverted shades that direct light toward the ceiling, to reflect and give ambient light. They resemble torches and are positioned at the room’s corners.
Arc Floor Lamps
They are sleek, modern floor lamps with a long curving arm and a heavy base. They’re often used in living rooms in lounge areas with multiple chairs and sofa-sectional.
Track Tree Floor Lamps
These dynamic floor lamps resemble a tree with the main body that branches into three or more arms to help focus light in any number of directions. Use them as an accent piece or provide direct light to any area. Some popular types are known as octopus, spider, and multi-arm floor lamps.
Wall lamps help in both task and ambient lighting and are more substantial in design and function. They are used in horizontal places where a desk lamp can’t be used.
Swingarm Wall Lamps
These handy wall lights are designed with adjustable arms that you can swing. They make it easy for you to move the lighting source that makes these lamps ideal for reading or undertake some precision tasks where close-up and direct light is needed.
Accordion Arm Wall Lamps
It features a multi-jointed accordion-like arm that extends and retracts in one direction while the shade is moved manually. It offers an industrial steampunk look and is a better choice aesthetically than a functional one.