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Sitting directly on top of your lamp base, lamp shades offer the practical function of shielding your eyes from direct lighting while also diffusing and softening the light. A colorful lampshade can also tint the light in your room as light passes through it.
When your lamp is missing a shade or your shade is old, damaged or dirty, it is very easy to find replacement lamp shades.
At LampsUSA you will find quality lamp shades for sale, light shades for floor lamps and table lamps, and a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes of light shades.
Lamp Shades for Table Lamps
Add a decorative and functional touch to any table lamp, whether you're searching for bell-shaped shades, drum lampshades, or empire lamp shades.
You can match the shape of the lamp shade to the shape of the table lamp by looking at whether your lamp has curves or straight lines or ornate shapes.
Most shades for table lamps measure 16" at the bottom or less. Measure the height of your table lamp base up to below the socket, and then choose a shade that is approximately the same width.
Lamp Shades for Floor Lamps
To replace a shade for a floor lamp, consider that floor lamp shades need to generally be larger due to the height of the lamp. Often floor lampshades are in the range of 16" to 20" or more width.
Consider also the style of your lamp, whether it looks modern or more traditional. Drum lamp shades tend to suit modern lamps, while bell curved or empire shades with sloped sides often suit traditional lamps better.
Small Lamp Shades
Sometimes lamps can be smaller, perhaps in the range of 8 to 12 inches. For these lamps, look for smaller shades to suit the size of the lamp.
Chandeliers often feature bare candle bulbs which need mini clip on lamp shades to cover them. You'll need a full set of chandelier lampshades to cover each arm of the chandelier.
Chandelier shades are typically quite small, smaller even than those used on most lamps. Mini lamp shades might only be 4-7 inches in width.
Drum Lamp Shades
Drum lamp shades have become increasingly popular in modern home decor. A drum shade usually has straight vertical sides, and the same, or nearly the same, dimension at the top as at the bottom. Other terms for these are cylinder or chimney lamp shades.
These types of shades are well suited to modern-looking lamps and lamps with clean lines or rectangular shapes. They are also increasingly popular for use as pendant light shades, although you need to be sure your lamp has the appropriate fitter to attach to it.
Shopping for glass lamp shades online doesn't have to be difficult, you just need to know what you're looking for. Some lamps use a reflector blow, that sits inside the shade and helps to reflect and diffuse light. Glass shades are intended for lamps specifically designed for them, usually on older, antique lamp bases.
Rectangular Lamp Shades
The shape of the lamp shade should ideally complement the shape of the base. If you're shopping for a shade for a rectangular lamp, look for boxy shapes or drum shades with a more angular profile.
Lamp Shade Accessories
In addition to our selection of high-quality lamp shades, we also offer all the necessary accessories you need - like lamp finials, harp fitters and other shade attachments. To replace a shade, just remove the finial or cap holding it in place, position the new shade on top of the lamp fitter, and reapply the finial.
Choosing Lamp Shade Colors
Match the color of your lamp shade to your lamp base or color scheme. Depending on what you choose, you can add a vibrant splash of color to the room, or use a neutral toned shade to downplay your lighting fixture. We offer every color - including black, blue, red, purple, pink and white lampshades.
Buying a new lamp shade
Most lamp shades are made of fabric since the fabric allows the light to pass through. You will also find lined or hardback shades which intentionally reflect or block the light in order to direct it out through the ends of the shade more, depending on how you want to direct and use the light.
At LampsUSA we feature mini chandelier, small, regular and large lampshades designed to complement lamps of all sizes and styles, and at a price you can afford.
For more help learning about types of lamp shades, how to measure for the right size, consult our comprehensive Lamp Shade Buyer's Guide.