As with table lamp shades, floor lamp shades are offered in softback and hardback.
Softback floor lamp shades are shades with fabric lining the interior as well as the exterior. They are available in silk/shantung, linen, anna fabrics as well as silk string and faux leather. Many styles are available in white, off white and eggshell and some others also in beige and black. Some styles have pleats, others, a scallop or V notch bottom.
Hardback floor lamp shades are constructed from either parchment paper or fabric stretched over styrene. Fabrics include silk, linen, muslin, innsbruck, burlap in solids and prints.
Depending on kind of floor lamp ( pole, swing arm), you may select from various shapes including bell, empire, drum, square and hexagon.
Kinds of floor lamp shade fitters
Floor lamps have different mechanisms for supporting a shade:
Again, it’s best to bring in your floor lamp or at least the existing shade if you have one when searching for a replacement.