Table lights are often used throughout the home to create different layers of light, soften the aesthetic of specific spaces, and deliver a more targeted source of light across specific surfaces or workspaces. Whether located in the kitchen, a home office, or on the sideboard in a living room or hallway, table lights offer both functional and decorative benefits – with our collection of tapered shade table lights embodying a classic and somewhat timeless design feature.
A tapered shade is one where the top of the shade is smaller in size and diameter than the bottom, creating an angled silhouette which broadens out towards the base of the shade. The impact that this has on the flow of light is subtle and depends largely on the colour and material of the shade – however, when it comes to dressing your home, a table lamp with tapered shade creates a traditional finish.
The question is, is a tapered shade right for you?
What is a tapered shade and why should you choose one?
A tapered shade table lamp is one where the base of the shade is broader than the top, meaning that the silhouette is angled. Typically regarded as a very traditional design, the market around tapered shades today embodies a more modern twist through the materials used and the colour schemes exhibited – with our collection kept light and contemporary via grey and pure white shades atop clean-cut marble and metal frames.
One way in which tapered shades can be injected into a modern setting is by opting for one of our angled rectangular-shaped shades, where the tapering is evident but surrounds a different and more modern shape. Whichever way you look at it, a tapered shade is itself simple and unintrusive, meaning that you can opt for an extravagant or standout table lamp base and frame and make this the focal feature of your surface.
Tapered shades for every surface
With rectangular and round-edged tapered shades available, how do you know which shade is best suited to each surface and room in your home? This is where you need to tap into your inner interior design mindset, considering the way that the shade will complement or juxtapose the surrounding space – becoming either a focal point or a seamless part of the overall design.
A modern home office, for example, might benefit from the neat finish of a rectangular tapered shade, while a kitchen island with its angular appliances and sharp corners could be softened for entertaining with the addition of a rounded table lamp with tapered shades.
Whatever your overall home theme, and however you choose to light each room in your home, table lamps with tapered shades have the power to create a refined and targeted flow of light which softens the surrounding space. And with so many different designs and finishes available, here at Pendant Lighting Company, we are primed and ready to help you breathe light and life into your interior space with ease.