Advice and Tips

Find the information you need for your next lighting or decor project with articles from the Lamps Plus experts.

  • How to Size a Lamp Shade

    How to Measure a Shade When shopping for new and replacement lamp shades on our site or in our stores, you'll see shades listed with different measurements. These measurements are always listed the same way; the distance in inches across the top...
  • Get a Shade - The One Step Room Makeover

    Update Your Decor with a New Lamp Shade The right lamp shade can provide an instant new look to freshen up old furnishings or match a new paint decor. Coordinating a new shade to an existing base is fairly easy. All you need to do is keep in mind are...
  • Ceiling Fan Quality - Parts Make a Difference

    Ceiling fan quality is a major factor when looking to buy a new fan. To make sure you get the design which best suits your personal needs, here's our guide to the various ceiling fan parts and how they impact quality, performance and the look of the...
  • Designing with Light - The Dining Room

    Dining Room Beauty and Drama Dining room lighting should be both beautiful and functional. This requires a mix of general, task, and accent lighting that can set the mood for a number of functions, including a formal dinner, a family get-together,...
  • Swing Arm Lamps and Wall Lamps - Style and Function in One

    Swing Arm Style Meets Function Adjustable and adaptable, swing arm lamps and wall lights add both function and a dash of style to any decor. Functional swing arm lamps , like the one pictured above, feature an adjustable arm that pivots and swings...
  • How to Clean a Chandelier

    Cleaning Your Chandelier A chandelier makes a grand focal point for any room. To keep a chandelier shining its brightest, it’s a good idea to give it a good cleaning once a year or so. Crystal chandeliers need cleaning when the crystal appears...
  • Lamp Shade Buying 101

    Add an instant dash of style to your existing décor - simply by changing the lamp shades on your lamps, chandeliers or fixtures! Our simple guide takes you through the process of how to buy a lamp shade - the steps to choosing a style, fabric and...
  • A Guide to Crystal Chandelier Glass

    The History of Crystal Glass The history of crystal glass is closely tied to the development of the room chandelier. Chandeliers were originally candle holders and were hung from the ceiling to illuminate a room - and reduce the risk of fire. Casting...
  • Style Guide: Rustic Lodge Lighting and Decor

    The Origins of the Rustic Style The rustic lodge decorating style is closely related to nature. It originated with the construction of primitive mountain cabins in Old World Europe. The cabins were located in remote areas where it is difficult to transport...
  • Designing with Light - The Home Office

    Task Lighting for the Home Office When it comes to home office lighting, it's imporatnt to create a comfortable environment that is free of harsh contrasts and distracting glare. You will need task lighting for reading, writing, and computer...

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