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Lamp Finials: Jewelry for Your Lamp

When a customer goes to purchase a lamp at our store, they’re greeted with a selection of finials. A HUGE selection I might add. There are so many different shapes and themes of finials…I could go on for days! A lamp finial is important as it finishes off your new lamp and can add a pop of color or texture that connects a room together. One of our favorite finial designers is Hillary Thomas. Each piece is handcrafted and a brilliant piece of lamp art! We’re especially loving the stone and gem finials.

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With summer on the horizon, many folks are starting to reinvigorate their summer homes. These shell lamp finals are perfect for those beach cottages!

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The Finial Touch

Finding the right lampshade for a lamp is like finding the right blouse for a pair of pants. You need to keep in mind color, cut and style to form the perfect ensemble. And with any outfit, the jewelry is the “finishing touch”. I consider finials the jewelry of a lamp’s outfit.  And, as with a clothing ensemble, it is the final detail that can adds the  brilliant accent – and conversation point! – to any lamp.

When it comes to finials, you are really only limited by your imagination. There are an infinite number of designs, styles and colors that are simply wonderful.  For example, whenever I’m putting together a custom nautical lamp, I look through our ocean-inspired finial collection. Isn’t this shell such a fabulous finial?

Concord Lampe and Shade finials

Of course for our Red Sox Lamp we have this custom-designed baseball finial.

Baseball Finial - Concord Lamp and Shade

There are also some wonderful contemporary finial designers like Hillary Thomas who have created chic finials for modern lamps and interiors.

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Next time you’re shopping around for a lamp, you have a world of finials at your fingertips. And even if you’re not looking for a new lamp, you can always spice up your existing lamp with a new accent. After all, every lamp (and lady!) can use new jewelry every now and then.

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When you walk into our store, you quickly realize how much there is to learn about lighting.  From wall sconces to chandeliers, entry way lights to table lamps and bathroom lighting to floor lamps – it can all be a little overwhelming.  Further, for every lamp you like there are an infinite number of lampshades – styles, fabrics and colors.  Choosing the right lighting is an art and a science / form and function.

That’s why we’re here and happy to announce our new blog.  On our blog we will share lighting tips and tricks, the latest lighting trends, design inspiration from our favorite interior designers, fun new lamp and shade ideas and much much more!  Our hope is that you will be able to use the tips and information gained here to make your next shopping trip for a lamp more successful.

If you have a topic you would like covered on our blog, please drop us a line and we will be sure to write about it in the future:  support@concordlampandshade.com