Lampshades Offer the Right Accent to Any Room


Tamara Moscowitz

On the top of everyone’s list for decorating a small space is choosing appropriate lighting. Lighting accents artwork, colors, and objects, and can be purchased at different price levels. It’s a simple touch that can make a substantial difference in the look and feel of any room. If you opt for lamps, you will want to select a shade that adds both style and light to an interior.

black-and-white-lampshade1Just Shades, a forty year-old shop located in Soho, carries shades for every type of décor at affordable prices. There is an extensive selection of silk string, fabric, parchment and paper shades. For those who have a very specific idea, color, or size in mind, shades can be custom-made.

Contemporary shades are hard-backed, offer a minimalist look with clean lines, are easy on the eye, and are laminated or lined in paper, as opposed to heavy fabrics. In the contemporary arena there are four shapes: drum shades; squares; rectangles; and ovals. For a hip, modern style, a black and white shade is fresh and playful.

lots-of-lampshades1Soft-sided shades are more traditional and are abundant in the shop. They are heavier, framed with struts and lined with fabric. Silk is frequently used, allowing the light to shine through, while silk pleats or printed silk are dressy and eye-catching. A sheer organza is especially attractive and delicate for a feminine, soft feel.

Prices range from $20 for a small shade, all the way up to $300 for a larger shade. A guide for customers on how to measure your lampshade is in the help section on the Just Shades web site. Included is a diagram giving easy directions for measuring your lampshade. Just Shades has been featured in all the major décor/style magazines from Elle Décor, New York Spaces, In Style, and Vogue and counts Martha Stewart as a client.

Just Shades
21 Spring Street
888 898 4058

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