How do you make a lampshade fit?

How do you fit a lampshade to a lamp?

The shade should be twice as wide as the lamp base, and one third of the total height of the lamp. So for a 6-inch lamp base, the shade should be at least 12 inches wide. And if the total height of the lamp (including the bulb and harp) is 24 inches, the shade should be 8 inches tall.

Can you change lampshade fitting?

Here is how you can change the fittings on a new lampshade to make it fit. … Now, you don’t actually have to buy a new lampshade to do this project. You could purchase pressure sensitive styrene, which is a flexible plastic material that you can adhere any fabric to, and then cut out a lampshade shape.

How do you match a lampshade to a base?

The height of the shade should be about three-quarters the height of the base. The width of the shade base should be roughly equal to the height of the lamp from base to fitting. The shade should ideally be to at least half an inch (1.3cm) wider than the base on both sides, to keep the whole lamp looking balanced.

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