Rectangular lamp shades are shades with flat sides and corners. These shades are made in a variety of styles. For example, some rectangular shades might best be described as a pyramid with the top cut off, with sharp corners and steep sides. Other rectangular shades will have bell or pagoda lines, with softer corners and curvy sides. Style Rectangular shades have clean lines and can feel both modern and masculine, especially in the Manhattan, NYC, area. Their flat sides make them perfect for tight spaces like console tables and bedside tables, or any other places where the lamp needs to sit tightly against a wall. Rounded edges and elegant fabrics can soften the feel of rectangular shades. Rectangular shades work best on lamps that also have a rectangular shape.