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.
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 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.