Lampshade Over The Years - MAIA HOMES

Lampshade Over The Years

lampshade is a timeless element, both in style and function. It will elegantly brighten your room, but it's more than just a lamp—it's a statement piece. 



Since the early 1900s, lampshades were for home decoration. After the invention of the electric bulb, they began to use this phrase. 

The first lamp shades were entirely made by hand. They required countless hours of effort on the part of talented painters. So, if you had a lampshade in your home at the time, it probably consisted of pleated silk, which was the preferred material.  

In the 1950s, people started to decorate their homes with fancy lampshades. You could find them made from velvet or taffeta silk in deep jewel tones or as part of an Art Deco-inspired design.

A famous lampshade at this time was the "popcorn" shade, which was sewn together from pieces of tulle fabric that added texture to the lampshade without weighing it down.

In 1970s, many individuals began to use plastic lampshades because they were less expensive than fabric lampshades. These lampshades were of low-cost, lightweight material ideal for those on a tight budget. They looked terrific and were ideal for the ordinary American household.

Over time, however, people began to expect more from their lampshades. They chose fabric lampshades instead because of its elegance and classic appeals. 

In 1980s, bright colors and patterns became increasingly prominent in home design. Floral patterns appeared on everything from couches to drapes, and bright reds, yellows, and oranges were the new black.


Another significant development was the replacement of floor lamps with hanging lamps during this period. Hanging fixtures had nearly replaced floor lamps by the end of the 1980s, and lampshades began to decorate chandeliers rather than table lamps.


Lampshades made from natural fibers became popular again in the 1990s. The shades are from grasses and plant fibers, and they are round or oval. They are usually brown or cream in hue. Rattan and bamboo are among the materials used.


In the 2000s, lampshades were clear and used to enhance any lighting fixture. The more opaque the shade was, the less light allowed through. In the 2010s, lampshades started to become more opaque and decorated. They were to change people's moods and shape their perception of a particular room.


For those who are interested in a brief history of random necessary homewares around one's home, I hope this article would make you appreciate beautiful lampshades more because you have understood how far they have come.



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