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How to Use Rawhide Lamp Shades for Rustic Lamps & Decor

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rawhide lamp shadesRawhide lamp shades can be used as replacement lamp shades on your existing lamps or as the perfect accessory to your new rustic lamps. Each rawhide lamp shade is handmade and the shade of choice for southwestern table lamps, vintage or antique lamps or western floor lamps. 

Old world craftsmanship and the natural material characteristics of rawhide, allow rustic lamps to create perfect ambiance. If you want rustic lamps that hang from the ceiling such as antler chandeliers, rawhide chandelier lamp shades allow light to filter through the rawhide. Mini lamp shades or clip on lamp shades have a built-in bulb clip at the top of the shade which allows the lampshade to rest directly on the bulb to give your rustic lamps a custom look. 

Rustic lamp shades made of rawhide, work with cowboy, Native American Indian lamps, log homes, cabins and cottages as well as any ranch, lodge or country decor, and are the staple of western and southwest decor. You can find a full assortment of sizes at Mission Del Rey where stock or custom rawhide shades are available in 16 sizes. You will love the glow of rawhide lamp shades. 

For southwest decor and lighting, bleached rawhide lamp shades have a consistent light cream color with occasional brown, gold and rust colored highlights and a warm glow when illuminated. The light rawhide of southwestern lamp shades is a warm accompaniment to other southwest elements. If you have Indian pottery or Indian drums on the wall or other leather or raw hide near the lamp shade, they pick up the color tones and carry the theme throughout the room. Light rawhide lamp shades look best with light or natural colored rustic wood furniture and accessories such as kiva ladders. 

Our southwestern rawhide lamp shades are an excellent example of skill and lamp shade craftsmanship. If you love western lamps, design and decor try using Mission Del Rey’s rawhide lamp shades. Made with natural rawhide, southwestern lamp shades have the look you want, and are fantastic in cabins and cottages or anywhere a rustic touch is needed. 

Rustic rawhide lamp shades reveal unique grain patterns that are further enhanced when illuminated, and each have a unique warm glow. For a complete or finished look, use rawhide lamp shades on all of your chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces and candelabras.

See more southwestern rawhide lamp shades here.

Enhance the Beauty of Rustic Lamps with Rawhide Lamp Shades

Southwestern lamp shades can make a difference in any room and bring your rustic lighting to life. If you have worked hard to outfit your room or new home, you want to be able to create the right mood for specific occasions. Create a really neat ambiance in a room by selecting southwestern lamp shades [...]

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Tips and Techniques for Protecting Your Rawhide Lamp Shade

Rawhide lamp shades are works of art perfect for cabin lighting and lodge decor.  You don’t have to settle for paper or faux materials when genuine hand laced rawhide shades are not only beautiful and functional but affordable too. Rawhide leather Lamp shades have no equal for character and charm in rustic decor. Rawhide shades are hand-made [...]

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Use Rawhide Lamp Shades To Accessorize Rustic Lamps

Rawhide lamp shades can be used as replacement lamp shades on your existing lamps or as the perfect accessory to your new rustic lamps. Each rawhide lamp shade is handmade and the shade of choice for southwestern table lamps, vintage or antique lamps or western floor lamps. Old world craftsmanship and the natural material characteristics of [...]

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​How To Measure And Order The Correct Size Rawhide Lamp Shade

The right rawhide lamp shade can make a perfect lamp, but the wrong size shade can make a beautiful lamp look out of balance.  Ordering the wrong size lampshade is inconvenient and expensive. At Mission Del Rey, our specialty is southwest rawhide lamp shades.  When ordering a custom lamp shade, it is very important to get [...]

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Use These Ideas For Western Decorating With Rawhide Lamp Shades

When it comes to rawhide lamp shades for western decor, rustic lamps with rawhide lamp shades are some of the most recognizable western lamps you see in log homes and in southwest decorating or western design. If you have lived in the West or visited Western States, you know what a wonderful impression they make. [...]

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Painted Leather Lamp Shades: The Easy Way To Dress Up Your Home With Southwest Style

There is no easier way to give your home authentic rustic style than by adding hand-painted leather lamp shades to your decor. The popularity of beautiful rustic shades has grown in recent years as interior designers have become more and more aware of how easy it is to add western and country style to any [...]

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Dyed Rawhide Lamp Shades - Affordable Way To Create Designer Rustic Style

Colored rawhide lamp shades make perfect replacement lamp shades for southwestern table lamps, vintage lamp shades or western floor lamps. Each rustic lamp shade is made by hand with old world style craftsmanship, and comes in many sizes. Real rawhide shades are made of genuine stretched animal skin. Because heat can crack natural rawhide, regular conditioning and use of [...]

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