The Fancy Octagon Silk Bell lampshade is designed with four larger sides, each separated by one of four smaller sides. The larger sides of the Fancy Octagon are characterized by outscallops which are rounded, convex projections that form a decorative edge on the bottom of the lampshade frame; the four smaller sides are simply straight wires in between and connecting the four larger sides. The height of the Fancy Octagon Silk Bell lampshade is taller than the average lampshade which means the gentle curve or flare of the bell, top to bottom, is longer than the curve or bell found in a standard, shorter silk lampshade. The Fancy Octagon Silk Bell lampshade is available in medium to larger sizes. Given the many design components of the Fancy Octagon Silk Bell lampshade, it offers an interesting design component on a wide range of larger lamp bases that have square, round and / or curved features. Most often the Fancy Octagon Silk Bell is used in more formal settings, but with the wide range of fabrics that are available for the shade, this lampshade can be found in more coastal / casual settings as well.