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2. Use them to direct light. This light is a chandelier wrapped with a bronze-colored shade to fit this elegant interior. By wrapping the chandelier with the shade, the is forced down rather than out, creating a more intimate lighting environment.
4. Add more pattern to an eclectic mix. The amount of color and pattern in this space is awe-inspiring. Because the zebra pattern and multi-colored pillow fabric are more random in nature, the ceiling-mounted drum shade brings in a necessary geometric pattern to the space, while adding a nice light source at the same time.
5. Serve as a table lamp. Desk space is valuable real estate. In this colorful office, a simple drum shade is brought down to just above the desk as a soft work light. The simple white shade doesn't detract from the colorful designs, but provides the perfect amount of task lighting.
6. Replace the dreaded ceiling fixture with something that has style. Bedroom lighting so often seems like a second thought. Whoever designed this room clearly knew the importance of stylish and functional light in the bedroom. The fixture hangs down from the ceiling just enough to bring the light down into the space and the opaque diffuser helps push the light out rather than down.