What is a Drum Lamp Shade?

Drum lamp shades are well-loved for their versatility, fitting well on a variety of lamp styles. The balanced light they emit from the top and bottom of the shade illuminates spaces, making them feel always radiant. The drum shade looks just like what it sounds like—a drum! It’s the shorter, flatter version of a cylinder shade, with a greater width than height. Drum shades pair well with lamps that have proportionally wide bases and range in size from 12 inches to 17 inches for table lamps and 15 inches to over 18 inches for floor lamps. Drum chandeliers shades from 4 inches to 6 inches are a wonderful way to update a chandelier or sconce. Explore our full collection to find the drum shade that distinguishes your space.

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