Pleated lamp shades provide the perfect blend of classic elegance and textural design. If it’s soft and pretty or printed and edgy that you are after, there’s a pleated shade to suit any style. Here is how to work a pleated lamp shade into your home décor.
Minimalists who love sparse spaces will benefit from the multi-faceted stylings of a pleated shade. When you like to keep your surfaces bare, a pleated shade ticks all the boxes and offers character, form and functionality all in one package. Whether the finish your prefer is plain or patterned, a pleated shade won’t overcrowd the space or take over the room.
Fabric lamp shades have an historical association with femininity, but the sharp-edged folds of a pleated shade mean that unless you want it to, your lamp will never look frou frou or too girly. A masculine or neutral energy can easily be achieved by opting for a monochromatic pleated shade complemented by natural materials like wood and leather.
Retro and eclectic spaces welcome any style of lighting, but a pleated shade works particularly well in this setting. When created from a unique fabric and paired with an intentionally mismatched base, the pleated shade brings its own sense of fun and nostalgia and can carry its own in a room full of quirks and nuances.
Country living is often associated with shabby chic interiors a pleated shade can fit in to this theme seamlessly. Sprays of florals, pretty paisleys and gorgeous ginghams provide the perfect prints for this look, and when coordinated with a chinoiserie porcelain or whitewashed wooden base, you’ll create an unexpected yet classic lamp for your cosy and well-planned space.
No matter what your style is, you’re bound to find a pleated lamp shade to suit!