Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

A guide to drum lamp shades

Drum lamps shades were very popular in the the beginning of the 1900s, falling out of favour in the 1980s. As it is with most fashion, the drum shade is becoming popular in this present day. They can be in various colours and made with various materials. They are available at most lighting stores as well as home furnishing stores.

General shape

The general shape of the drum shape is cylindrical, rather like the drum from which it gets its name. The drum lampshade, due to its size and diameter, allows you to use higher wattage bulbs, as there is a generous amount of space between the shave and the light itself. The drum lampshade can be quite short while still retaining its cylindrical shape, or be rather tall.

Materials and styles

The materials of the drum lampshades can vary. They can include traditional materials such as fabric covered, made from vertical bamboo, veneered white ash, paper and more. The fabric of the lampshade can be pleated, gathered or plain. The shades themselves can be plain, or have decorative designs for any age. The designs can be traditional or quite zany, feature flowers or dinosaurs. The lampshades are in a wide range of colours which means that you will be able to match them with the décor of your house.

The lamps

The drum shades can be used for a wide range lamps from the table lamp to the large floor lamps. Drum shades, as long as they have the distinctive shape, can fit quite small lamps to very large pendant lamps. The distinctive method of attaching the shade to the lamps means that the styles of lamps can vary by quite a lot. Since the drum lamp is held in place by the bulb, or is secured with a nut, it is quite sturdy and versatile. Since the colours and heights vary so much, it is possible to match the drum lampshade to practically any lamp. The lamps can range from traditional in styling to very modern. The designs on the lampshades can vary quite a lot. As the lamp shade was first introduced in the early 1900s, they can work well for antique lamps as well as newer ones.

Same category articles Lighting

A guide to buying dining room lights

A guide to buying dining room lights

It's not hard to buy basic and functional dining room lights, but there's a lot to consider if the choice has to be perfect in order to match designer chairs and room décor. There are recessed lighting and rustic lights and there are also ceiling lights and fan lights, pendant lamps and spot lighting. It can be an antique chandelier or modern lighting. It can be table lights or wall lights. Thus, this article will provide a guide to buying dining room lights.
Where to buy gas lighting

Where to buy gas lighting

Gas in Europe was usually found in rich Victorian homes where wall sconces and gas light brackets were hung above the staircase on pendants using gasoliers. They used open flames that gave out fan-shaped flames that looked like Bats’ wing and others resembled Fish Tail, mainly used in the 19th century, the Victorian period. Later, there were newer versions that used gas lamps with circular flame.
Sylvania light bulbs: The facts

Sylvania light bulbs: The facts

Either you are an expert in home design and lighting solutions or you just change the bulbs in your own house, you definitely know the name Osram Sylvania company. ‘Sylvania light bulbs’ is probably the most known name in lighting to experts and to simple homeowners all over the world as well. If you want to find out all the interesting facts that you should know about Sylvania light bulbs, then you should definitely read the following article.
Guide to buying a white chandelier

Guide to buying a white chandelier

French chandeliers are a beautiful way for you to add some romance and elegance into your home. This home accessory comes in various colours and designs. If these French chandeliers are matched perfectly with the colour and decor of your home, they will certainly leave your guests speechless. White chandelier is one of the most popular chandeliers that you can find in almost every home and this colour tends to enhance the decor and atmosphere of the room.This article will provide a guide to buying a white chandelier.