Design Tip: Lampshade Finials – The Top Hat of your Lamp!

I love adding special little details around my home when I decorate. I like to add in unexpected surprises that elevate a common piece to the next level, like a piece of trim on a blanket or a tassel on a cushion. Lampshade finials are one of those details I have the most fun with.

Lampshade Finials

If you’re not familiar with this term, they are the little screw cap that holds the lampshade (that sits on a harp) in place on the top of the lamp. All lamps with a harp and shade will have one.

Depending on the age and style of your lamp, this could be just a small brass cap. Some lamps come with a fabulous finial that ties the whole piece together. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, so it is up to you to take it up a notch.

Lampshade finials can be as decorative and ornate as you like. A large finial can be upwards of 4” tall, peeking out above the lampshade. These unique touches are available in a multitude of styles, materials, colours and finishes. You can also be creative and make your own.

Why not customize your lamp with special finial? You will smile every time you turn on your lamp! Contact me today for more ideas for your home lighting.



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