How to Update a Chandelier with Shades

The answer to how to update a chandelier with shades is Sheer Magic.  Transforming your crystal chandelier with shades is a snap with our innovative chandelier shade system. This blog will give you drum shade dining room light fixture ideas. We will also be sharing ways of updating flush mounts with shades. Lastly, you can customize a design by adding a shade to a crystal; shell or beaded light fixture.

How to Update a Chandelier with Shades Explained

How to update a chandelier with shades Old World iron crystal chandelier with silver drum shade in master bedroom

How to update a chandelier with shades Old World iron crystal chandelier with silver drum shade

I’ll now explain how to update a chandelier with shades. The Sheer Magic system is an inexpensive way to bring new life to your crystal chandelier. The shade adapter allows you to easily add a shimmery sheer drum shade to most traditional hanging lights and foyer chandeliers.

An updated drum shade dining room light fixture idea maybe adding a shade to a new Glow® classic wrought iron; beaded or crystal chandelier.  By accessorizing a chain hung fixture with a shade, you can customize your perfect light fixture. Please read our blog post on the Ultimate Crystal Chandelier Guide to learn all about our crystal lighting.

The two part shade system includes a drum shade as well as a chandelier shade hanging attachment.  The hanging shade accessory was specifically designed to work hand in hand with Glow®Lighting sheer drum shades.  Additionally, the Clip & Slide SH001 chandelier shade attachment is available in a wide variety of metal finishes, to coordinate with your chandelier’s color finish.

Is the Sheer Magic System Easy to Install?

Demonstrating how to update a chandelier with shades sheer magic clip and slide shade attachment

Demonstrating how to update a chandelier with shades sheer magic clip and slide shade attachment

Sheer Magic is quick and easy to install. Best of all, your light fixture doesn’t need to be removed from the ceiling.  Furthermore, the patented shade accessory is simple to install, with easy to follow instructions.  Likewise, the play by play video makes the installation even easier.

In addition, this can be a DIY project, as no electrician is required.  For the installation, the only equipment you need is a ladder.  Just attach the Clip & Slide to your chandelier, and then slip on the Glow® Lighting drum shade.  Additionally, the shade is simple to remove when you clean your crystal chandelier.

Showing how to update a chandelier with shades with the clip and slide attachment and drum shade

Showing how to update a chandelier with shades with the clip and slide shade attachment and drum shade

What about Ceiling Lights?

As a matter of fact, ceiling lights can get a fresh look too. Some ceiling light shade ideas include adding drum shades to crystal; shell and beaded flush mounts.  With the drum shade and attachment accessory, your ceiling light can have two different looks for the price of one.

The Clip & Slide SH003 ceiling light shade attachment is the easy way to add our drum shade to a modern Glow® Lighting close up light fixture. Furthermore, the beauty of the adapter is the flush mount light is not taken down from the ceiling. Simply attach the Clip & Slide, and then screw on the drum shade.

In an instant, the light fixtures and room have dramatically changed. While the process is different, the end result of updating flush mounts with shades is similar to updating crystal chandeliers.

How to update a chandelier with shades customized Midnight Pearl mother of pearl ceiling lights with taupe drum shades

More about our Drum Shades

Glow® Lighting sheer drum shades are specially made to go with the Sheer Magic system. The elegant double-lined organza drum shades start at 15”widths.  For a dramatic statement, custom drum shades are available up a width of 45”.  Our sheer shades are specifically designed to fit Glow® Lighting chandeliers and ceiling lights. Learn all about our crystal lighting.

Furthermore, by recycling your tired chandelier and giving it new life, you are also environmentally friendly.

To Sum Up

By showing you how to update a chandelier with shades, the transformation is quick and easy.  To sum up, once the Clip & Slide is attached and the shade is secured, we call that Sheer Magic.

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