It is possible to use glass in the construction of table lamps in many imaginative ways. In some cases it can be a little difficult to tell that the material used in the construction of the lamp shades is glass, such is the highly decorative way in which it has been treated. Below are three vastly different ways in which glass can be used to create table lamps.
These glass variations are stained glass lamps, amber glass lamps and frosted glass lamps. With each of these types of lamps the glass is used to form the lamp shades but the end product features very different looks.
Stained glass table lamps are probably the most popular way in which glass is used. The best known types of stained glass lamps are Tiffany lamps and they are available in great numbers and an extra range of sizes, colors and designs. There are other types of stained glass lamps available other than Tiffany lamps and they should also be thought out for a look that is a little more unique.
For a more traditional or at least an older style of lamp shade take a look at amber glass lamps. These lamp shades provide a softer illumination thanks to the orange or yellow glow that is cast through the glass. The most common type of lamps created using amber glass are known as mica table lamps and they look very appropriate in a room that has been decorated in an older style.
Another very popular variation of glass is frosted glass and it provides a diffused light in a number of different styles. Frosted glass is used just as effectively in contemporary table lamps as that which was used in the manufacture of antique lamps. It is a simple matter of adding etched detail to the surface of broken glass to turn the lamp shades in to highly decorative pieces.
Glass is not a boring material that results in the same shape over and again. It can be shaped, blown and molded into many different forms and can also be treated so that many different colors and decorative patterns result.