Here at Ruma we want to make your life easier so have collated a few pointers when shading your lamp. This will ensure that you can pick the right size, and style of shade to suit your chosen lamp base, every time.
Rule Of Thumb
As a general rule, if you make sure the height of your base is the same diameter as your shade, then you can’t go wrong.
The exception to that is when you have slim candlestick base as they can take a much smaller diameter shade. Use half the height of the lamp base as the approximate shade diameter sizing.
You also want to make sure the shade doesn’t expose any of the hardware underneath such as the lamp holder when looking straight on to the lamp but you can be sure our shades, and bases, are made so that that doesn’t happen.
If the base is round, it will look best with a cylinder or tapered cylinder shade, there is no hard and fast rule here, it’s just personal preference. If anything, the cylinder-shaped shade is slightly more contemporary.
A candlestick lamp looks good with just about any shape of shade.
A textural, natural-feel shade looks great on a wooden base or stoneware artisan-style base.
Crystal or glass bases suit bright and monochrome colours with more of a silk, cotton or velvet statement shade but if your theme is natural you can happily keep the shade that way too.