One of the hottest interiors trends of late has been copper and I must confess in being a little late to the party. It just didn’t appeal to me when it first started popping up all over the place, reminiscent instead of massive saucepans in stately homes.
Over time though despite my initial reluctance it has grown on me so we decided to pick a copper industrial-style lampshade for our dining room. We’re not doing much to this room at the moment but it was high time to replace the rather unattractive shade the previous owners had left us with…
We opted to replace it with this Fisherman’s Pendant Shade from Iconic Lights and could not be happier with the new look. It’s a great price and so easy to fit together, although Pete’s tips were to make sure that as you screw the glass bowl into the shade, to do so evenly using each of the three screws for a balanced finish.
The pendant shade takes a standard 60 watt bulb in a bayonet fitting but we loved the shade so much we opted to match it with a vintage-style light bulb which in our opinion really enhances the colour and style of the shade. Our light bulb came from Homebase but you can also order them online.
I’m so happy with the end result I would love to get another one, it’s not huge and because our dining room is a fairly decent size it looks a little lost- if I had a pair, then I’d use longer flex and hang them low over the dining table which would look perfect.
What do you think of our new shade? Do you like copper?
This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, views and opinions are my own.
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