Bell-shaped lamp shades are similar to empire shades, but their sides, rather than straight, have an inward curve, giving them a softer feel. The bottom of a bell shade flares out, distributing light and adding a sense of drama.
The graceful lines of bell-shaped shades make them perfect for any elegant space in NYC. Bell-shaped shades are the most effective when their shape complements the shape of a curvy lamp base. Bell shades are a classic decorator look. Their aesthetic is classic and traditional and feminine. Adding dressmaker details like braided trims and beads will give bell-shaped shades a decidedly romantic flair.