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Using Painted Lamp Shades For Rustic Home Decorating

Apr 1, 2008
Painted lamp shades are a must for rustic style decorating, or for use in any cabin, lodge, or ranch style home. The designer style they enhance in your home will have your friends talking about your great interior design long after they leave. In fact, I love these wonderful shades so much that I enjoy giving them as gifts for Christmas or birthdays. These lamp shades are an interesting way to bring out colorful southwestern or Native American style in your home decorating and create a look that is definitely one of a kind.

From elaborate portrayals of Native American Indians and beautiful mountain wildlife, to colorful paintings of dry desert settings and Indigenous homes, you will definitely be excited with how these hand crafted lamp shades complement your home's Native American design and style. The thing I like most about decorating with painted lamp shades or giving them as gifts, are the variations in shade colors and options available.

You can find fascinating artwork on dyed pigskin suede lamp shades that come in many different colors, or find a painting you like on a natural rawhide shade in light or dark. No matter which you choose, you will definitely find one that matches your color palette and your decorating style. The fascinating handiwork of the hand-stitched leather on the rawhide lamp shade brings great character and true Native American design to your rustic cabin or country home.

Don't have a mountain home to decorate? The nicest part about painted lamp shades is that they look just as well in all rooms of your home and wherever else you would like to incorporate western design. The exciting thing about painted lamp shades is that they are a relatively easy way to alter your lighting fixtures or redo a room without going into debt or remodeling. Try painted lamp shades on unique western style lamps such as wrought iron or antler lamps to create a true natural mountain look, or simply replace the shade on the regular style lamps that you are already using to create southwestern design.

Popular for use on floor lamps for lighting large rooms or for table lamps and desk lamps, painted lamp shades are perfect for using anywhere you would like to create a splash of color with western flare. You will be excited to see how easily a lamp shade can alter the look of the whole room and bring Native style decorating to life in your home. Use painted leather lamp shades with other western or Native American style items for true western design. Painted lamp shades look incredible when used with Native American blankets and throws, pueblo ladders, Native drums, or hand-made baskets and pottery.

These one of a kind shades are hard to buy in retail stores where western decorating items are sold, but you can find them online. If you love the Native style homes typical throughout the southwest, or simply want to add authentic rustic style to your decor, try decorating with the unique art of painted lamp shades.
About the Author
Craig Chambers is the director of Mission Del Rey and offers free information online about choosing painted lamp shades for rustic style decorating. For more information visit http://www.missiondelrey.com
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