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Welcome to our size guide, please see the below for all lampshade and bed valance measurements.
Choosing a lampshade can seem more daunting than it is, follow our simple steps to get your lampshade just right.
Step 1 - work with what you’ve got!
If you have lampshades, then work with these, even if it’s not the right size, it will give you a good idea of what you’re aiming for. Start by trying them all out on the lamp base/fitting you have in mind to see what sizes look right. If you find one that works, then simply follow step 2 to figure out the size.
Step 2 - Understand our sizing and how to measure a lampshade.
The base diameter is our lampshade size. So if you measure across the bottom of the lampshade and it measures 12”, then you’ll want a 12” etc…
Step 3 - Do you have a lamp base in mind?
Our lampshades can be placed on table lamps, pendant lights, wall lights and floor lamps. We really do have a shade for everyone and every space.
When it comes to the base and finding the right lampshade to match - it’s not just the height of the base, it’s also the width and where the lamp will sit.
Some of these are easy to figure out;
Wall lights - 6” candle clips are the one.
Narrow console, small side tables or a small little lamp base - 8” is usually best.
Bedside table lamp - 10” or 12”… sometimes a 14”.
The bigger ones in a sitting room, large kitchen or pendant lighting - 16”, 18” and 20”.
Step 4 - Don’t stress, there are no rules, and sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.
The good news is that 99% of our customers get it right first time, but if you want to change them we’re here to help and make that easy for you.
Step 5 - Need more help?
Email us email@example.com and one of our team will be more than happy to help.
A lampshade with a fitted shade carrier (known as a washer). Used for table lamps or floor lamps. Works with both BC (UK) or ES (EU) fixtures using a removable plastic reducer ring.
A lampshade with a fitted pendant shade carrier. Used for a downfacing light fixture. Works with both BC (UK) or ES (EU) fixtures using a removable plastic reducer ring.
Finial fittings are used mainly in the US and are designed to sit on a harp lampshade carrier.
Our 6” candle clip lampshades are used mainly on wall lights or chandeliers, they are fitted with a candle clip fitting which sits on top of a candle lightbulb.
Duplex lampshade fittings come with all Alice Palmer lampshades with a base diameter of 14” or larger. We offer lampshade and pendant carriers to fit all UK, EU and US lamps.