Lampshades are back in vogue: all the details


Emma Potter

The lampshades they have been, for some time now, the protagonists of a real comeback. What are the reasons for this trend? Aesthetics certainly plays an important role, but aesthetics alone are not sufficient. In fact, it is also necessary to highlight the typical functions of a bedside lamp, which many people use to dedicate themselves to reading in the evening, before going to bed, taking advantage of the comfort offered by directed light. On the market you can also find models of lampshades which are characterized by the presence of a LED bulb; there is no shortage of models equipped with an adjustable arm. The advice is to opt for a warm, i.e. inclusive, color temperature between 2,700 and 3,300 Kelvinso that your eyes don't risk getting tired while you read.

The modernity of lampshades: many different styles to choose from.

There are a lot of options to choose from when purchasing a lampshade model: this means that everyone is free to decide what atmosphere to impart to their home environments. There are large-sized products and others, however, smaller in size; if you want to opt for a modern lamp you can rely on a total black design, but there is no shortage of industrial style proposals. And, again, here are the lamps with crystal bodies, those with golden details, those with a marble base and even those in the shape of animals, ideal for little ones' rooms.

Lamps with lampshades.

A mention is in order for lamps combined with lampshades, which can also be replaced in some circumstances. The models are very suggestive made of fabric, but the metal structures prove to be no less interesting; the variety of materials available is however wide, ranging from bamboo to glass. Equally numerous are the proposals regarding geometric configurations, with cylindrical, rectangular, square or spherical shapes. Many modern models provide for the presence of a USB portconvenient for charging your cell phone, but also useful for the touch dimmer.

Guide to choosing bedside lamps.

What, therefore, are the aspects on which it is appropriate to focus for the choice of a bedside lamp modern and capable of satisfying both aesthetic and functional needs? First of all, it is advisable to pay attention to the dimensions: as we have seen, the market offers bedside lamps of various sizes and shapes, and this is the reason why it is advisable to identify a model suited to the available space. Then it is necessary to establish what type of light you need. Obviously it is possible to use the lampshade for the lighting functionality, but there are also other solutions that can be considered: for example you could decide to recreate a soft atmosphere. It all depends on the type of style you have in mind.

Floor lamps and more.

The floor lamps, as their name suggests, are designed and built to be placed on the floor. In most cases, they are used in order to guarantee the environment a soft light and at the same time ensure a touch of class. A valid alternative is represented by table lamps, which are instead designed for find a place on a shelf, such as a desk, a bedside table or a coffee table; these devices help to offer the light necessary for carrying out creative activities, such as – for example – writing or reading.

Pendant lamps.

Again, you might think about purchasing one or more pendant lamps, so called because they hang from the ceiling: by virtue of this particular characteristic, they are typically used in rather spacious rooms, such as the kitchen or living room. As you will have understood, therefore, talking about lampshades nowadays means referring to a great variety of proposals in terms of lighting, with a wide assortment of design solutions which combine elegance and practicality, often at a reduced cost.