Advice & 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...
  • Grow Lights for Indoor Plants - Getting Started

    Grow Plants Year Round Delicious tomatoes in the dead of winter? Award winning violets? Fresh garden herbs all year round? Grow lights for indoor plants make it possible to cultivate indoor plants such as these any time of year in any climate. By...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quick Guide: Choosing the Right Sized Exterior Lighting

    Even more important than the style and finish of your new outdoor lighting fixtures is choosing the proper size and proportion of the units. In fact, the biggest mistake consumers make when installing new outdoor lighting is purchasing fixtures that...
  • 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...
  • Swing Arm Lamps and Wall Lamps - Style and Function in One

    Adjustable and adaptable wall lights and swing arm lamps add both style and functionality to your decor. But with so many options to choose from, which is right for you? Easy to Install Plug-In Wall Lamps Want an easy way to try out the wall...
  • Tips for Buying Chandeliers

    So you've decided you need a new chandelier . What now? Read this helpful article to find a few tips to keep in mind as you shop. Getting the Right Size Chandelier For starters, remember that lighting from a chandelier, no matter what the setting...
  • 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...
  • How to Clean a Chandelier

    Cleaning Your Chandelier A decorative 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...

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