Redesigning your ideal lighting oasis can be mentally and financially tiring. If you are looking to spruce up your lighting game instead of investing in new table or floor lamps why not try shade refurbishing? Luckily, this is easily achieved with custom lamp shades. Here at Mayfield, our made to order lamp shades and pendants are designed with your needs in mind making your living space, hallway or bedroom undoubtedly Pinterest-worthy. Here are our top 3 signs your Lamp Shade needs refurbishing.
1. Is the fabric looking worn?
Even if you are regularly caring for your lampshades and pendants, general wear and tear are simply unavoidable. Depending on the fabric you may notice, over time, your lampshades start to pill, with seams splitting or the rolled or tapered edges coming undone. If you're finding your lamp shade has lost its lustre, a quick shade refubish could be your answer!
2. Is your lamp shade setting the right mood?
There's a reason we don't use floodlights as candles in restaurants. It's important to have the right lighting to create your desired atmosphere. And, the right lamps shade or pendant is just as important. Do your shades complement the aesthetic of the room? If not, we suggest finding a suitable material for your shade that brings life to your space while cohesively working with your interior. For example, match your lamp shades with accent pieces around the room like a throw pillow or ornaments.
3. Are your lamp shades discoloured?
Generally speaking, white or lighter coloured shades are the most popular. White shades are best at lighting an entire room, while darker tones tend to funnel the light and make a more dramatic statement. White fabric is less forgiving and is more susceptible to sun damage, stains and discolouration. If your bright shades are no longer crisp because of general wear and tear, it might be time to replace them.