Lamp Shade Shapes
Lamp Shade Shapes have an artistic and functional impact on the lamp.
Shape of shade often has a similar form as the lamp base.
Direction and amount of task lighting is dictated by the shape of the shade - shades with a wide flaring base cast a wider pool of light than more narrow drum type shades which tend to focus light.
Hexagonal Lamp Shades frequently listed as hex, were favorites in the early 20th century and are a pleasing addition to many pattern glass hurricane lamps of the previous 19th century.
Bell Lamp Shades became popular in the Victorian era and have remained a very useful shade for today's interiors. Bell shades flatter figurine lamps.
Drum Lamp Shades became popular during Art Deco and Modern eras. Effective on tall cylindrical lamps.