Shades come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and various materials. They can be made of parchment paper, various types of silks, burlap, linen, and many more.
You may have never heard of such thing called a Harp. They are very critical when choosing a shade for your lamp. They will determine how effective the shade looks on the lamp. They come in different heights and finishes.
Finials have two jobs. They hold the lamp shade onto the harp. Finials are also the final touch of the lamp. They can be very decorative like jewelry or you can make them simple.