Drum Shades Above the Bed

Drum Shades Above the Bed

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Sarah Coffey
Jan 8, 2009

We've noticed a trend lately in the way magazines and catalogs are styling bedrooms. Pendant lights with drum shades above the bed are popular...

These photos from Living Etc and the Hülsta catalog share a few things in common:

• The large shape of the drum shade balances the width of the bed.
• The light fixture creates a focal point overhead, anchoring the room.
• The simple, classic shade goes well with a broad range of decor.
• The shade diffuses light evenly across the room.
• It's a more modern alternative to an opulent light fixture like a chandelier.

What do you think? Are drum shades the new chandeliers, or is this look a little too blah?

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