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 room.
The popular style you see throughout the southwestern states and in home magazines can be easily achieved by simply changing the shades on lamps you already own. They are also great for use on specially designed rustic lighting fixtures such as wrought iron and antler lamps.
Because leather lamp shades not only come in a natural color but are also dyed in brown, wine, gold, red, green and black, they look great and are easy to use with any color pallet. The hand-painted scenes depicted on each shade are a true expression of Native life or days on the trails of the 'Old West'.
The best thing about painted leather lamp shades is their versatility and the way they accent western decor. These hand-stitched, leather lamp shades are made of soft pigskin, suede leather that is mostly opaque and have small natural hair follicle holes that give it a rustic finish. Leather lamp shades are popular for use on desk lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, antler lamps and all other rustic lighting fixtures.
Larger lamp shades that give off more light are good for reading and lighting a large area or room, while smaller shades work well for accent lighting or illuminating a small area. Leather lamp shades used on table lamps or bedside table lamps can make a dramatic statement and bring true western style to any room. Whether used with traditional style lamps or on special wrought iron lamps, leather lamp shades are the perfect way to get the rustic look that you want.
The wonderful versatility of leather lamp shades make them appropriate for use in your living room, office, den, bedrooms and in any other room where you would like to add rustic charm. They also look wonderful in cabins, lodges or ranch style homes to bring out the natural beauty of its environment.
Today, it is easy to buy leather lamp shades online or find them in stores that sell rustic style decorating accessories. If you love southwestern style and home decor, and wish to capture the spirit of the 'Old West' in your decorating style, try using the unique beauty of painted leather lamp shades in your home decor.
See our Painted Leather Lamp Shade gallery here.