How do you pick a lamp size?

What is the right size lampshade?

The shade should be twice as wide as the lamp base, and one third of the total height of the lamp. So for a 6-inch lamp base, the shade should be at least 12 inches wide. And if the total height of the lamp (including the bulb and harp) is 24 inches, the shade should be 8 inches tall.

How tall should a lamp be next to a sofa?

General Scale of Lamps

Overall lamp and table measurements: The lamp should not be more than 1.5 times taller than the surface it is sitting on, and the lamp shade’s diameter should be smaller than the width of the sofa side table.

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