How to Choose the Correct Lampshade for Your Lamp

It can be tricky to gauge the correct size lampshade to pair with your lamp base in order to create a harmonious balance, especially when ordering online, so we've put together a super quick step-by-step guide to help you get it right!

1. Measure your lamp

Take a measurement of your lamp base height from the base to the stem.

2. Measure your lampshade

The base diameter of your lampshade should be approximately the same as the lamp base height.

3. Choose the right size shade carrier or harp

Choose a shade carrier (EU and UK) or finial harp (US) that allows your lampshade to sit just high enough that about an inch of lamp stem is visible.

Find our Size Guide that shows our recommended shade carrier and finial harp sizes for your lampshade.