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How to Use Rawhide Lamp Shades for Rustic Lamps & Decor
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 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 décor and are the staple of western and southwest decor. You can find a full assortment of sizes and colors at Mission Del Rey where stock or custom rawhide shades are available in 16 sizes and 5 colors. You will love the glow of rawhide lamp shades.
For southwest décor and lighting, use bleached rawhide which has 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 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 décor try using Mission Del Rey’s dark western rawhide lamp shades. Made with natural dark goat skin rawhide, western lamp shades have the look you want. These lamp shades have a rich variety of color tones in a very rustic appearance that varies in tone on the rawhide. Lamp shades full of character, western rawhide shades are less consistent in color so you see the natural light and dark coloring come through. Western rawhide yields a dark smoked look that is very unique and allows light to pass through. Laced with matching dark rawhide stitching, they have a warm golden brown glow. When a room has a lot of dark leather furniture or dark wood, the dark western rawhide lampshades will pull the room together to complete the perfect space.
When decorating or lighting a home with colorful country or arts and crafts style, consider dyed rawhide lamp shades. Dyed rawhide lamp shades are also fantastic in cabins and cottages or anyplace where a touch of color is needed or for designer lamp shades and decoration lampshades while also building a rustic theme. Skillfully made dyed rawhide lamp shades use premium quality rawhides and undergo a dual process, lightened then tinted with dye to create country rawhide lamp shades. Colored rawhide lamp shades reveal unique grain patterns that are further enhanced when illuminated. The resulting red rawhide, green rawhide and brown rawhide dyed lamp shades each have a unique colorful glow.
For a complete or finished look, use rawhide lamp shades on all of your chandeliers, table lamps or floor lamps as well as and wall sconces or candelabras you may have. For complete information visit missiondelrey.com. By all means, if you are fortunate enough to own custom antler lamps or wrought iron lamps, dress them with fabulous hand laced Rawhide lamp shades. Copyright © Mission Del Rey. No part of this article or images may be used without permission.