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Softening Chandelier Light with Mini Shades

They’re not lampshades for hobbit holes. They’re mini chandelier shades, used to dress up or soften the lighting of a chandelier. You can take them or leave them depending on what kind of gathering you’re hosting. Sometimes collectors of antique chandeliers notice that the shades are deteriorating and decide to replace them.

Chandelier from the Highlands Collection
Chandelier from the Highlands Collection

You can see how cute they are on this Highlands chandelier from Sea Gull. When you’re installing the new shades, remember to turn off the circuit breaker before getting the chandelier down. If you didn’t have shades before, you will have to replace the light bulbs with bulbs under 40 watts.

Black Beaded Mini Lamp Shade
Black Beaded Mini Lamp Shade

Crystorama has a huge variety of these little shade, each manufactured with fine details. You could choose something very elegant and romantic like the black beaded mini shade.

Chandelier from Crystorama's Paris Flea Collection
Chandelier from Crystorama's Paris Flea Collection

The black shade would look amazing on something like this chandelier from the Paris Flea Collection.

The Novella Collection from Crystorama
The Novella Collection from Crystorama

More often we see chandeliers that look like the Novella collection, cast in brass and draped with crystals. Bright chandeliers are wonderful when you’re hosting a meeting or a fundraiser, but if you’re having a small dinner party, the shades create softer light and a more comfortable atmosphere.

Gold Beaded Mini Shade
Gold Beaded Mini Shade

The gold beaded mini shade seen above or the golden pattern mini shade seen below would be fine accessories for an ornate brass cast chandelier.

Golden Pattern Mini Shade
Golden Pattern Mini Shade

However, with the growing popularity of chandeliers, we’re seeing more diverse styles each year. Here are some more artistic fabric shades for the trendy home.

Amber Mini Shade
Amber Mini Shade

The amber mini shade has edge with its vintage look. Somewhere down the road designers decided grandma’s frumpy bags and floral bedspreads were hip.

Blue Fabric Mini Shade
Blue Fabric Mini Shade

The blue fabric mini shade looks like a the perfect choice for a collector of aquariums and lava lamps.

Pearl Mini Shade
Pearl Mini Shade

The pearl mini shade takes traditional pearls and makes them funky and unconventional. It’s definitely a eye catching addition to a chandelier.

The Paris Flea Market Collection
The Paris Flea Market Collection

The blush coloration of a delicate piece like this Paris Flea Market chandelier deserves a shade that is very spring and pastoral like the rose mini shade.

Rose Mini Shade
Rose Mini Shade
Sequined Mini Shade
Sequined Mini Shade

The sequined mini shade would also be perfect as it looks like it has little white flowers growing all over it. When you first chose your chandelier, you must have chosen it for certain design details that you had a particular taste for. I hope you find a mini shade that complements your personal style. A naked light can be hard on the eyes, and the home should be a place of serenity and calm now and again.