by Karen Bates
(last updated December 30, 2016)
In your home, there are many small details that give the interior personality. Everything from your furniture to the paint on your walls adds to your home's character, and all together the various decorating schemes and accessories give the rooms you live in a particular feeling.
If you are looking for a useful but classy way to decorate, lamps add a great accent while also giving extra light to an area. Lamps and their shades come in various styles, patterns, and sizes, and the kind you select can really add to the atmosphere of a room.
Lamps with glass lampshades are a beautiful addition to any room. Although these lamps are far more fragile than most, their delicate and unique appearance make them definitely worth considering as part of your decorating. By using glass lampshades in your home, you can turn a simple lamp into what looks like a work of art.
You can find different kinds of glass lampshades to meet your specific needs. For instance, if you are looking to install a light for your ceiling, you can use a glass shade to give the room extra class and cover up a bright bulb. Floor lamps can also have glass shades, as well as table lamps. Both of these styles are portable and can make a statement while also being useful. Depending on the color and transparency of the glass, these shades can give the lamp light different effects.
Styles of glass lampshades vary from an antique look to a more modern appearance. Tiffany and stained glass lamp shades add beauty and color to a room, although such shades can be potentially costly depending on quality. You could even try making a stained glass lampshade yourself if you're feeling creative. These types of shades can look very artistic and can definitely add sophistication to your decorating. If you want something more stylish and trendy, you can find modern art-inspired glass lamp shades to complement your decor. Bold colors and patterns on a glass lampshade can really contribute to the look of your home.
Of course, like any other fixture in your home, your lampshades may become dusty and dirty. Make sure to properly clean and maintain your glass shades to keep them looking beautiful for years to come. To keep them clean, dust the shades weekly and wipe regularly with a wet rag or glass cleaner and a paper towel.
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