Drum shades are a popular trend in lighting today. These versatile shades can be used on a variety of light fixtures, including table lamps, floor lamps, hanging pendants and chandeliers. Drum shades can be retrofitted on existing light fixtures, creating a new, layered look while also diffusing the light. The sleek look of drum shades makes them a great option for modern and contemporary styles. However, these shades can just as easily fit in with more traditional styles as well.