Modern Lamp Shades
Modern lamp shades can often add the right modern touch to any interior. The great news is that there’s a whole host of both modern table lamps and modern lamp shades out there on the market to suit almost any budget and from high-end to low-end, in just about any type of style you can imagine.
It’s important that you decide which type of lamp or shades would work best in your room and which are too modern for it or are too old fashioned. Many modern lamp shades have come a long way, so here are some basic things to think about.
The first thing you should think about when choosing a lamp or shade is how much natural light is coming through the room. If the light is very bright and glaring, you might want to get a darker shade of the lamp, even one with a lot of contrasting colors. A dimmer switch is great to help you achieve this effect, and it gives you more control over the lighting level.
Another thing to consider is whether you want a color that matches the walls or the color of the furniture. You can even get lamps that have a fabric or faux finish on the shade to give it the modern effect.
Of course you may also want to consider whether you want the room to look formal or informal. There are many different styles of modern table lamps that look good either way, but many prefer to have a lamp with a more formal look.
Modern lamp shades that are more subtle still can work, and many people like the way the table lamps seem to be almost part of the room itself. Some people find that they can make a statement by putting a table lamp in an odd place on the floor, and others simply prefer the fact that the lamp doesn’t have to match the decor.
Another thing to consider is whether you want modern lamp shades that are frosted or etched. This can change the look of the lamp a lot and can make the room look more contemporary or more traditional depending on where you put it.
Remember that it’s always better to match the style of the table lamp with the shade and not with the room itself. For example, a very modern lamp shade will not fit into a country or rustic home in a big way, but is far more appropriate in a more country style. Remember that there’s no rule that says you can only choose a modern lamp shade for your dining room table lamp.
Many modern lamps are designed to match the style of their surroundings, so it’s worth considering whether you really want a table lamp with a dark shade. The colors may be muted and understated, and that’s not always a good thing for you as it will make the room look smaller and more cramped. Some people like the idea of a table lamp with a dark shade because they find it gives them a sense of mystery.
There are some table lamps that are available for a wide variety of uses, and the shade can be used to create a unique design. If you want a lamp that is both practical but also creates a modern look then you might want to look for ones with a glass shade that is etched or frosted.
A more subtle, understated style of modern lamp shades is called soft pastel. These colors look nice with light colors, and they don’t stand out like they would with a more dramatic shade. They are also usually made with very little glare, so if your light is not very bright it looks more elegant and you won’t have to use the dimmer switch to control the light.
If you don’t have room to put a table lamp on the floor, many people opt to have table lamps that are suspended above the table. These are much less obtrusive than a large table lamp and they create a modern effect that blends well with the room.