Lampshade Help - photo 1 of 2

mjlbApril 10, 2013

Soliciting your help for lampshade size and shape -- I'm leaning toward a shape resembling an Asian conical hat, but I always have a mental block when it comes to selecting lampshades (or picture frames).

The floor lamp in the photo is 58-inches high. The lamp column narrows 8-inches from the top, where the bulbs go. I happened to have a shade (11-inches high by 16-inches bottom diameter) that I stuck on just for a general idea of sizing. Do I need larger... smaller?

(I don't know how to upload multiple images, so it will be in a following post. And what's up with tiny pic? It no longer works for me.)

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I agree about the "coolie" shape.

And I'd say larger, wider, and without the curve in the side profile.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:14AM
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I think it'll look good with a drum shade in black with gold lining, particularly with the metal on the shelves. Restoration Hardware.

This post was edited by KevinMP on Wed, Apr 10, 13 at 22:01

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 6:53PM
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Thank you, bronwynsmom and KevinMP. I may try mocking up both of your suggestions. Then I need to source it -- any good (meaning frugal) suggestions on where to buy? (Ah, for the good old days when I bought silk lampshades!)

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 8:07PM
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I'll second the drum shade for an updated, modern look. I love floor lamps!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:20PM
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