Lamp shades are functional items that also add to the decor of a room. At Walmart, you'll find lamp shades in a wide variety of styles, colors and patterns, all at Every Day Low Prices.
Before buying a lamp shade, first determine what size you need. Measure from the bulb socket to the base of your lamp to find the ideal width for the bottom of your lamp shade. Then measure the harp (which secures the lamp shade to the lamp) from top to bottom to determine the ideal height for your lampshade.
Next, consider the shape and style of the base of your lamp and look for a lamp shade in a shape and style that goes with the base. If the base is curved, a curved shade will work with it best. If the base is straight, a straight-edged shape will be best. If the base is very ornate, a simple shade is often the best choice, while a plain base can be dressed up with a fancier shade.