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## What size lampshade do I need for ceiling?

Room size 14 foot x 14 foot use a 24″ to 32″ diameter/width light. For a room with other dimensions simply add the dimension together and the sum equals the diameter of light you will need. For example if your room is 12 foot by 14 foot you would add 12+14 which equals 26. Your light should be 26″ in diameter.

## How big should a light shade be?

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.

## How do you pick a ceiling lampshade?

As a general rule of thumb, measure the height of the lampstand from the very bottom to the top (excluding the bulb holder.) We recommend dividing this measurement by 3 to get your ideal diameter / width for the lampshade.

## Can a lamp shade be too big?

The diameter of the shade should NEVER exceed the height of the lamp base, you don’t want to swamp the base (I don’t think I’ve ever broken this one).

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## What is an empire shade?

In general, the empire style is one in which the top diameter of the lampshade is about ½ of the diameter of the bottom of the lampshade; the style exhibits a straight, gentle slope from the top of the lampshade to the bottom of the shade. …

## How do you know what size flush mount to buy?

When choosing the right fixture, get the one that will fit well within your room. Start with this rule of thumb – in feet, add together the width and length of the room then convert this sum to inches. This would dictate the approximate width of your flush mount.

## How big should a light fixture be in a room?

Here are a few more quick guidelines to help: If the room is smaller than 10′ x 10′ the fixture should be 17″ to 20″ wide. If the room is around 12′ x 12′ the fixture should be 22″ to 27″ wide. If the room is around 14′ x 14′ the fixture should be 24″ to 32″ wide.