Glass Shades Glass Shades

Replacing glass shades on lighting fixtures can instantly transform an entire space.  Finding replacement glass shades is usually very easy and they can typically be installed by the most amateur DIY enthusiast.  Following are some tips on how to choose the best glass shades for your space.

All About Glass Shades

The finish on glass shades is one of their most important qualities.  Frosted glass shades will make the light in the room dimmer and less harsh.  Clear glass shades will maximize the amount of light you get from your light fixture.  Colored glass shades can change the entire mood of a room.  Think carefully about the function and aesthetic you need from your glass shades before you purchase them.

You will also need to think about the size and shape of your glass shades.  Different light fixtures have different size bulbs and bases in which you will install the glass shades.  If your light fixture has current shades, take one with you when you go to purchase replacement glass shades.  This will ensure you choose a version that fits the base and is wide enough to accommodate the bulb.

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