Lampshades have two main purposes – to prevent glare from the bulbs when the lamps are switched on, and to turn the lamp into a pretty ornamental accessory when switched off. Lampshades from Fine & Superior come in a wide range of styles and materials to suit virtually any choice of home décor, in materials ranging from frosted glass to fabric and from paper to premium plastic. A lampshade takes a functional piece of equipment and turns it into a beautiful ornamental piece of home furnishing which becomes a pleasing addition to any room in the house, day or night. Patterned lampshades can be used to great effect as shadows are cast on the surrounding walls which echo the pattern itself. Plainer shades change harsh electric light into a far softer form of illumination while co-ordinating perfectly with the colour scheme of the chosen room. Up-lighter shades reflect light towards the ceiling, which offers a pleasant glow rather than a focused task light.