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Which lampshade should I choose (PICS)

Posted by natesgram (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 27, 12 at 16:44

I'm trying to decide on more casual looking lamps than my previous ones. I'v already purchased the lamp bases and like the color and feel in the room. They are a wine color, not red or marroon. I thought I'd look for pillows in wine/blue/beige. For info, the size of the base is 6" diameter, size from bottom of base to bottom of socket is 17 1/2". I would prefer to use it with the harp like this:

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I purchased two different kinds of lamp shades and I have pics below with my new drapes. Note that the plastic is still on.

Lampshade A
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"Soft white, top 7" diameter, bottom 17", slant height 11".

Lampshade A w/drape and wall color
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Lampshade B
"Taupe, top 10" diameter, bottom 16", slant height 11".
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Lampshade B w/curtains
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I have two identical lamps above that I will be replacing the more formal brass ones with. Do either of the above work, and can you help me choose?

Here is a previous link with the room layout. Most of the changes made are the addition of drapes, a wall photo gallery of family photos (oh my!!!), and blue and white faux hydranges in the tall green vase. My sofa color is a little lighter than Lampshade B.

Oh, one more thing. The piece between the socket and lamp is silver. I don't mind changing that to black. We are also going to change the socket to a 3-way for more light.

Here is a link that might be useful: Previous link w/more room pics


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RE: Which lampshade should I choose (PICS)

I like the first one for when the light is turned on not too yellow but the second one matches the curtains when it is off I wonder what the second one would look like with a cool white bulb.


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RE: Which lampshade should I choose (PICS)

I don't really care about the shape of that shade with the lamp. Have you thought of a short drum shade with it, kind of like this one?


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RE: Which lampshade should I choose (PICS)

I didn't notice that the 2nd shade was different than the first. I like it better than the first.


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RE: Which lampshade should I choose (PICS)

Good catch marti, actually I mistyped B slant size, instead of 11" it is 10". DH just changed to a 3-way bulb. I'll take another picture after dinner. I like the look of the drum shade but not sure on what size to look for.


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RE: Which lampshade should I choose (PICS)

This has the same size bottom diameter as your 2nd shade.
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