Have you been looking for the right lampshade for a long time, but have you not succeeded so far? Especially on Bonaire this was a big problem.

But times have changed … since a few months you can find the perfect lampshade on Bonaire! Ready in our shop or made especially for you by our own designer with the fabric and exact the size and model you want.

Where? At Carib Lamp Shades Bonaire in the MG Mall (at MG Furniture) on the Kaya Grandi (with the escalator to the 2nd floor).

We also collaborate with Nu Kua Ceramics Bonaire for the most stunning lamp bases of ceramic.

Lamp Shades: Types & Styles

Finding the right lamp and shade on Bonaire now is a piece of cake, especially when you’re choosing from a range as stunning as the collection of Carib Lamp Shades Bonaire in collaboration with MG Furniture.

Picking the right lampshade could be a difficult story. How do you know what shape, style and size best suits your lamp? To make shopping for a shade an easy and enjoyable experience, we have put together this helpful guide on the different types of lampshades available, answering as many questions as possible. Follow these tips and you'll be an expert in no time at all.

Together with the professional advice of our designer and lamp expert at Carib Lamp Shades Bonaire you can make the right choice.

What are the different types of lampshades?

The main lampshade shapes are drum, empire and square, but we also have oval, rectangular and cone shades, to fit every possible lamp. An empire shade is a classic ‘frustum’ shaped shade, a shape that is created by taking the top off a cone with the cut made parallel to the base. Drum shades look more contemporary and are cylindrical in appearance, rather like a musical drum. Lastly, square shades have the silhouette of a pyramid, minus its peak.

In the picture below you find the most popular lampshade styles.

What are the different styles of lampshade?

If you have a plain lamp, then you might want to cast your eyes over our unique lampshades. Be inspired by colourful prints and patterns; swirls, stripes, floral motifs (and on Bonaire even flamingo's!) are woven into the fabric of a shade or digitally printed on card. Plain shades are great if you have a really dynamic lamp and are worried about it being overshadowed by a showy shade. Plus, they will complement practically every scheme.

What shape of lampshade is right for me?

This depends on the lamp that you are dressing. Organic shapes tend to suit empire or drum shades whereas geometric lamps look better with square designs.

If you lean towards classic interior décor, an empire shade will be your best bet. Rectangular shades are good for narrow lamps and drum shades are just the ticket if you’re lighting up a modern scheme. Square, mini, oval and cone shades are a good match for wall lights and small column lamps; they are often chosen for lights in bathrooms and hallways.

What is the best material for a lampshade?

Most lampshades are made from linen, cotton or card. Fabric shades are supported by metal frames, while card shades hold their own shape. If you’re struggling to choose between the two, consider what kind of atmosphere you want to create with lamps. Card lampshades have a clean façade, in white they instantly lighten a room, making it feel more spacious. Black-out linen shades are perfect if you’re a fan of dark, mysterious décor or want to create contrast using a bold lamp. Pleated fabric shades are quite traditional and have that ‘French cottage’ look to them, ideal for a vintage-inspired scheme.

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