Silk Lampshades

by Karen Bates
(last updated June 24, 2015)

One of the most important aspects of a home is the lighting. The amount of light you get in your home can impact the interior either positively or negatively, and you should be sure that you have the right balance in each room.

Of course, one of the easiest ways to get the right amount of light in a room is to use lamps. Lamps are often portable and can be turned on or off according to your lighting needs. More than that, though, lamps and their shades can make an artistic impact on an area, adding to the overall decor of your home.

When it comes to lamps, you have many styles to choose from. You might need something small enough to sit on a desk or table, or maybe you need something tall to sit on the floor. You can also find very beautiful lamps for your ceiling that can add a lot of overhead light while showing off your decorating style. Whatever it is you need, you can find beautiful and unique shades to give your lamps a look that suits your home.

Although you have several options for the material of the shade, you might want to consider silk. Silk lampshades are light, delicate, and make a gorgeous addition to your room's look.

Silk lampshades can be found in different shapes. It is important that the shape and overall style of a lampshade looks balanced with the rest of the lamp. For instance, if the lamp stand is an antique style, it might be odd to place a very modern-looking shade on it.

You can get silk lampshades in various colors and patterns, from bold to simple or antique to contemporary. Many silk lampshades have traditionally been lighter in color, but now there are many options to meet your decorating needs. You can even create your own look using special paint on silk!

You can find silk lampshades at many stores as well as online. For an antique look, visit an antique shop or thrift store and search the selection for a unique piece.

To clean your silk lampshade, first remove it from the fixture. Start by wiping off any lose dirt or dust with a duster or clean towel. Using a sudsy, wet towel, clean spots carefully using a circular motion. Dip the lampshade in a tub of soapy water until the water becomes dirty, then refill the tub with clean water and dip again. Let the lampshade dry, then replace it on the stand.

Enjoy elegance and beauty in your home's decor. Try using a silk lampshade to add a little extra class to a room.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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