MEASURING TO FIT A LAMP WITH A LAMPSHADE
A lampshade should look proportional to the lamp on which it sits, reflecting the shape and style of the lamp. In general, the taller the lamp, the larger the shade should be.
Lampshades are measured and sized according to:
A. width across the top
B. width across the bottom
C. height down the side
For example, 10" top, 16" bottom, 12" side
The height of the shade should always be long enough to cover the socket when viewed at eye level. Changing harps is an easy way to adjust the height of the shade on a lamp that is fitted with a harp. However, you can also adjust the height by using a shade riser found at your local hardware store.
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