How To Choose The Right Lamp Shade

Lighting up your home has both security benefits as well as aesthetic appeal, so finding the perfect lamp is essential. But, what happens when you get the ideal lamp without the shade? Or, your perfect bedroom lamp starts to look dingy because of the shade? Getting a new shade can be a big change!

In this blog, we’re not only going to help you find the best shade fit for your lampshades in Toronto but also highlight a few common lamp repairs you should be aware of.

Finding The Best Fit

Hunting down the ideal lampshade can be tricky, but with a little help from our experts, you’ll find it a breeze. Here are some tips on finding the right shade for your lamp.

It’s All In The Shape

Here, the rule of thumb is pretty simple, like! Your preference will heavily weigh on which shade you choose for your lamp. In many cases, we see that people with angular lamps, a boxed shaped shade is often the go-to, but times, tastes and styles change.

Proportions, Proportions, Proportions!

Getting the perfect height and width, particularly for traditionally styled lamps, is crucial. In this case, the rule is a 60/40 ratio where the shade makes up 40% of the lamp's height. In most cases, having the width twice the size of the shade and base is ideal.

Get The Best Material

How the light is distributed from your lamp will depend on the material you go with. Translucent and sheer material shades will add ambient light to rooms, whereas thick material shades will direct the lamp light upward or down.

Getting to the second part of the post, we’re going to look at what happens when you flip a switch, for example, of your lamp, but nothing happens?! Broken lamps can be professionally repaired, so it is not necessary to throw your lamp out just yet.

Here are some of the most common lamp problems that can be fixed easily.

Is There Really An Issue?

Make sure that your light bulb is fitted in properly and that it hasn’t burned out. What’s more, before you get lamp repairs at a Toronto specialist, make sure the switch works and the lamp is plugged in.

What’s With The Socket

Broken switches in a socket is a dangerous and huge culprit of damaged lamps. As much as they are replaceable from a Toronto hardware outlet, you might find that an expert lamp repair service will go a long way.

Repairing lamps is essential to keep your home illuminated and your lamps aesthetically pleasing. If you’re looking for lamp repairs in Toronto, get in touch with The Lampshade Shop!