Should all lamp shades be the same color?

Can you mix lamp shade styles?

You may absolutely have different shades for different lamps in the same room.

What color should lamps be?

Choose a shade that has a diameter no larger than 2 inches less than the base length. So if your base is 15 inches tall the shade should not be more than 13 inches in diameter or widest part of the shade. Shades are usually white or ivory simply because these let the most light through and illuminate the room better.

Do Tiffany lamps need to match?

For large spaces, consider pairing multiple lamps in the same space. A Tiffany hanging lamp in the center of a room could be combined with one or two Tiffany table lamps placed at the sides. To create a cohesive feel to the space, group lamps with similar or complementary colors, patterns and motifs in the same room.

Should lamps on either side of sofa match?

Table lamps are great for filling out the rest of the room, she adds. Tip: You don’t have to match lamps on either side of a sofa, just make sure they are similar in height.

How do you pick the right size lamp shade?

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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