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Lamp Shade Fitting

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If you know the shade size needed but just need help finding it: Email measurements: (top x bottom x side/slant) and answer questions 1 & 6. Allow 10-15 minutes for our results. This is a free service

If you want an accurate professional lamp shade fitting: Email the answers to 7 questions below. This fitting process requires about 20 minutes of actual study and fitting time so please be patient while we work on this for you. We perform an actual real world lamp shade fitting in our showroom using one of our showroom lamps that has the same measurements as your lamp. We fit the lamp with your shade style preference on question # 6. The fitting requires about 20 minutes to complete then we reply by email with the exact lamp shade size that fits your lamp correctly. Free fittings are available 9-5 M-F and 9-2 Sat. eastern time. This is a free service


Answer 7 Questions Below:

  1. DESCRIPTION: Table Lamp, Floor Lamp, Style, Material, Color, etc... briefly please
  3. HEIGHT:
    • HEIGHT (SINGLE BULB LAMPS - Left Photo Below): From TOP of the socket where the light bulb screws in - to bottom of lamp base
    • HEIGHT (MULTI BULB LAMPS- Middle Photo Below): From TOP of the cluster body where sockets join - to bottom of lamp base
    • HEIGHT (GLASS REFLECTOR BOWL LAMPS- Right Photo Below): Measure from TOP of glass - to bottom of lamp base
    • If your lamp has a different configuration (Bouillottes, Candelabras, etc.), email a photo and we will ask the proper questions in order to find a perfect fit
  4. BASE width = across very bottom of the lamp base (width not circumference)
  5. BODY width = across widest portion of the lamp body excluding the base(width not circumference)
  6. SHADE Style or Shade Shape PREFERENCE - So I do not waste time suggesting a shade outside your interest. (Examples: Tall Drum Lamp Shade, Short Drum Shade, Coolie Lamp Shade, Pleated Lamp Shade, Oval Lamp Shade, Square Lamp Shade, Rectangle Lamp Shade, Burlap Lamp Shade, etc.)
  7. One (1) PHOTO is helpful but not necessary
  8. Please do not include additional information as we will request it if needed.

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Lamp Shade Fitting Guidelines:

Many customers select lampshades all by themselves. Below are some general guidelines that may help.

NO FORMULA exists that will properly address the correct lamp shade to fit any particular lamp. There are way too many variables, one of which is the customer's style preference. When we do a lamp shade fitting, one of the most important components is the customers preference.

Shade bottom width is the most important measurement with the strongest visual impact
1) 3-6" Bottom Width - Fits chandeliers and petite wall sconces
2) 8-10" Bottom Width - Fits very small boudoir size lamps and small wall sconces and wall lamps
3) 10-12" Bottom Width - Fits buffet, candlesticks and medium size wall lamps
4) 13-14" Bottom Width - Fits small - medium table lamps and floor lamps & swing arm table/floor lamps
5) 15-16" Bottom Width - World's most popular size fits most average size table & floor lamps
6) 17-24" Bottom Width - Fits larger - fuller size table lamps & floor lamps

You will find most any lamp shade by browsing our website.

Custom lamp shades are also available up to 96" wide made of silk, mica, metal, fabrics & papers.

We do a lot more than just take orders. Please feel free to email or call us with your questions.