Everyone has lamps in their houses and each one has a light shade. While most lamps have a beauty aspect, if they are dusty and dirty it detracts quite a lot.

The consistent build up of dust on lampshades can even cause permanent damage and will devalue the lamp. It doesn't have to be that way. You can take some easy measures to maintain your light shades, lamps, and lamp fitters. This way your lampshades will last a long time for you. Of course, looks is not the only reason to clean them. If layer upon layer of dust is allowed to accumulate, the amount of light coming from your lamps will be greatly reduced. This will cause rooms to seem darker and can actually cost you more money in the long run, because more lamps need to be on to produce the same amount of light.

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An antler chandelier can become the prized centerpiece of rustic décor in a living or dining area.  These unique lighting fixtures add a note whimsical, natural beauty to any room. Western, country and wilderness decorating schemes are ideal for the central placement of an intricate interweaving of antlers accented with warm light. Sometimes, though, a more surprising application may include contemporary or modern designs.   In those cases, the contrast between natural and synthetic materials can be quite striking.  Whatever the application, the beauty of antlers is worthy of taking center stage in the room.

A casual living area can be a great place to use a deer or elk antler chandeliers.  It will provide a focal point for the room while casting a warm glowing light.  Because the antler constructions can be quite large, it is important to be sure they do not overpower the room. Often it is best [...] Continue Reading...

Many people have asked about cleaning silk lamp shades.  Actually, silk light shades, (or lamp shades), don't really need to be cleaned that often, but you can clean them at home without too much trouble.  You can use a bath with warm water.  I think you may be surprised  to know that silk shades are not that delicate.  You just have to be careful.  The video below will help you see exactly how to do this.

Lamp oil is made to burn cleanly in glass oil lamps and lanterns.   Lamp oil is a liquid petroleum substance that is in the same group as kerosene.   Unlike kerosene, lamp oil does not produce large amounts of dangerous smoke and other toxins.   Although it does not burn as brightly, lamp oil does not have an unpleasant odor like kerosene.

Back in the days before there was electricity, homes were exclusively lit by lamps and candles.  These lamps were usually fueled with kerosene.   Kerosene is known to generate a lot of black soot and it made keeping the home clean impossible.   Due to a  large number of  complaints from the consumers, companies decided to refine kerosene further so the fuel could be burned  indoors without all of the harsh chemicals and messy soot.

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Chandeliers have always been an elegant way to decorate a home, and a black chandelier is no exception. Whether it is featured in the dining room, foyer or some other room of the house, this type of light fixture can add style and charm to your decor as well as giving you the light you need.

Your light fixture can be wrought iron with crystal teardrops, a swag-style pendant design, a shaded chandelier (one with chandelier lamp shades), or even black glass. Depending on the decor of the room and whether you are looking for fancy or basic, there is a black chandelier that will suit your personality and that of your home. For an elegant look, you may want to consider lighting that is dripping with clear or colored crystals. And for a contemporary style, a fixture featuring black [...] Continue Reading...

Light shades is just another word for lamp shades, and come in many shapes and sizes and add to the decor of a room. Silk and stained glass shades can be very expensive with  fabric and plastic much less costly.  One of the easiest ways to change and update a room's appearance is to do a replacement of the lighting or just the lamp shades.  The first thing to consider is the lamp fitter if you are looking for a replacement lamp shade.  The fitter will determine what type and size of shade will work for you.   While replacing lamps or shades with  plug in swag lamps  may be the best option, often times cleaning the existing shades will be the easiest way to make big difference in the lighting.  It will always be cheaper to clean  than buy replacement shades.  Cleaning some types of light shades, such as a hanging [...] Continue Reading...

Pendant lights are a versatile and functional form of decorative lighting for any room of your home. Large light fixtures work well in expansive living areas or large kitchens. You can create a very decorative effect in a large room using several matching or complimentary pendant lights.

If you have a relaxation or reading area in your living room or bedroom, a fixture that will direct the light to that specific area would be a good choice of lighting. The style of lamp shade affects the brightness and the direction of the illumination.

A light such as the energy efficient Olympia Olde Bronze Mini Pendant would be a beautiful addition to a bathroom. It would also work well in a small area of a bedroom or as a subtle form of lighting in a nursery.
For greater light in a bathroom area, you might want to select a style of light that [...] Continue Reading...

If you’re into staying in style as far as home decor goes, then the first thing you should look into are swag lamps. A  lamp like this is also called a swag light.   Yes, the same lamps that boomed in popularity in the 1970s and then faded. Well, guess what? They’re back. And, at risk of sounding cliche, they’re better than before. But it’s obvious they would be better than before considering technology has greatly improved in the past thirty to forty years.  Many people are searching for swag lamps that plug in. They are in luck, since most swag lamps are plug in swag lamps.  The very nature of  these style  lamps, whether the standard rattan swag lamp, or the more fancy Tiffany style hanging lamps plug in to the wall in most cases.
There are many good locations to place these hanging  lamps  in the home, but the [...] Continue Reading...