Autumn is here, and it brings with it a warm and inviting atmosphere; the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red and gold, and the air is refreshingly crisp and cool. This season is the perfect time to create a cozy atmosphere in your home, and there's no better way to do it than with the right lighting. Lamplight is an essential part of a room's ambiance (never use the main light!) and autumn lampshades can add warmth, elegance, and a touch of whimsy to any space. So, let's explore the world of lampshades and how you can use them to create a comfortable and stylish home environment.
Firstly, what is a Drum Lampshade?
All of our Curious lampshades are classed as drum lampshades. This is a cylindrical-shaped shade with vertical or slightly angled sides, with a flat top and bottom, resembling the shape of a drum hence its name. The size of the shade can vary from small to large depending on the size of the lamp base and the desired look.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of drum lampshades is their versatile design and ability to work with all sort of different aesthetics in your home. They can fit in with any interior décor style, whether it's modern, traditional, or eclectic, as the simple shape of a drum shade allows it to blend seamlessly with any room, making it a great choice for both residential and commercial spaces.
OK, so how do I get all Autumnal up in here?
1. Choosing Autumn-Inspired Lampshade Colours
Autumn is all about warm and cozy colors like burnt orange, golden yellow, deep red, and rich brown. So, consider these tones when choosing lampshades for your home. An amber glass lamp with a golden yellow shade, for instance, can add a warm glow to your living room, while a tall floor lamp with a deep red shade can create an intimate and cozy reading nook. The key is to choose autumn-inspired colours that match your existing decor and create a cohesive look.
2. Playing with Shade Sizes
The size and proportion of your lampshade and lampbase can also set the tone for a room.
Small Lampshades for Cozy Spaces - If you're looking to create a warm and intimate feeling in a room, small lampshades are the way to go. These shades emit soft, diffused light, which creates a cozy atmosphere in the space. They work well in small rooms such as a reading corner or a bedroom and can be used on a table lamp or a wall sconce. When choosing small lampshades, consider the materials and colors that match the existing décor of the room.
Medium Lampshades for a Balanced Look - Medium-sized lampshades are versatile and work well in most rooms. They're the perfect option if you're looking to create a balanced look without overpowering the space. They can be used on table lamps, floor lamps, and pendant lights. When choosing medium shades, keep in mind that they should be proportionate to the lamp's base or the pendant light's stem. You don't want a shade that's too small or too large for the space.
Large Lampshades for Statement Pieces - If you want to create a bold statement in a room, consider using large lampshades. These shades make a grand appearance and work well in spacious rooms with high ceilings. They add height and drama to the space and can be used on floor lamps or as pendant lights.
Mix and Match for a Playful Look - Mixing and matching lampshades of different sizes is a great way to add playfulness to a room. You can combine small, medium, and large shades on different lamps and fixtures to achieve a visually interesting look. You can also mix and match shades of different shapes, colors, and materials to create a unique aesthetic in the space. Mixing and matching shades is a great option for homeowners who want to experiment with their lighting décor without committing to one style.
3. Considering Lightbulbs
Finally, don't forget to consider lightbulbs when choosing autumn lampshades. Warm and yellow-toned bulbs can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, while daylight or cool-toned bulbs can make a room feel more energetic. Dimmable bulbs can also be incredibly versatile, allowing you to change the mood of a room with a simple adjustment.
Lighting is a crucial element when it comes to creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home, and autumn lampshades can be a great way to achieve that. Choose colours that inspire warmth and comfort, experiment with sizes and styles, mix and match, highlight your decor, and consider your lightbulbs. With these tips, you can create a beautiful and cozy home that you and your family will love to spend time in during the autumn and all year round. And of course, dont forget to browse our range of drum lampshades here.
And of course, if you're feeling creative and want to explore other lampshade shapes, we do sell our velvet fabric by the metre across all of our most popular designs! Check out our fabric range here.