3 May

A little advice on choosing the right shade for your needs

Shades play a critical part in any lighting system – and beyond their beauty, the seek to complement and tie up the whole line of beauty and décor – so if you are looking out to have some then you just made the right decision.  They will come with that perfect finishing touch that will leave everything perfectly done – but there is some trap before you reach your goals. Didn’t you hear me that shades do come in all shapes and sizes, colors and texture, material and design? So you are just about to open a Pandora’s Box – and once you are able to go through this successfully, you will surely love the game.

While shades promise to bring you the perfect solution, the game only gets exciting when you learn the little basics of the form as well as function. So be prepared to look into a few issues that will serve as the compass in the choice of the right shade for you. Besides other factors like tastes and preferences, there are actually a few simple things that every other home owner should have in mind when going to purchase shades, otherwise you will get everything on its head.

So what are these basics that you must have at your fingertips? Here we go

The amount of light needed come in on top of the list – it is just as good as the purpose to which the shade is aimed. If you need some cool romantic light then we definitely know that little light is required – but this is not the case when you need some study light.  Shades needed for the study room or otherwise for a sizable number of individuals will definitely need to have some much light passing through them – and the guiding principle here will indicate more transparent and large-sized shades for that. The size and transparency increases as more light is needed, or as the number of people expected to serve enlarges.

Safety comes in at the second level, because you don’t want to be blinded by the same shade you bought for your house, so better be prepared before you get it going. Lamps and lights with higher wattages will require large shades – and materials that allow the flames and heat from these lights to be mitigated fully – which helps to reduce the risk of burns. As the wattage increases o does the size of the shade needed to keep it and its users safe.

And finally the size of the lamp of light being used for the shade is a major factor to consider. You definitely want to buy a shade that is proportionate and not exaggerated, so mind about the light or lamp it is aimed at. These three factors will obviously land you to numerous shades for your pick – but they help to narrow down the whole list before you bring other factors like the design of the room the shade will be used. And to that add on the issues of tastes and preference and you are just a foot a way from your perfect choice!