Antique Lamps and Lamp Shades
Antique lamps are a timeless design classic that can suit just about any interior design scheme. Like other design classics, their appeal lies in not just their charm but their adaptability along with being entirely functional.
Lighting a house creates the finishing touch that turns it into a home. Antique lamps are available in a wide range of designs and styles, from the classic Georgian styles, to Chinese and Japanese porcelains, or to the vintage designs of the 20th century.
Whatever style you choose, an antique lamp can complement your interior design and make
a thoughtful and unique gift. Buying an antique lamp is one thing, but fitting the right lamp shade is another. This, however, can be a lot more tricky!
It is relatively easy to buy a lamp shade and many suppliers operate on the internet as well as from specialist shops. Sourcing specific styles is straightforward with specialist suppliers, with a huge variety of lamp shades to choose from. But !, have you ever had the experience of buying a lamp shade, only to come home and fitthe shade, only to find it is halfway down the lamp, or perched on the top of the lamp, looking utterly silly!
It is almost impossible to simply go out and buy a lamp shade and find it to be a perfect fit. My advice is to take the lamp base with you and if nobody minds, put every shade you like on the lamp until the right one appears!