Ideas to Update your Lampshades

When it comes to designing a room, lighting is an important element, but it may not be the first thing you think about. Of course lighting is functional first, but it can also be a very attractive element in any room. An easy way to enhance your lamps’ attractiveness is to update your lampshades. It’s a small element that adds a big touch to a room.

Here are a few lampshades that may be great additions to your home. I hope you are inspired to update your lampshades!

Tan drum shade
Graphic, modern and warm. This lampshade would be pretty on a crystal base or light grey ceramic jar lamp base that matches the trim color on the shade.

 {Modern and graphic shade. From  Destination Lighting .}

{Modern and graphic shade. From Destination Lighting.}

Black string drum shade
This is a very sexy lampshade. It would be lovely in a bedroom or cozy library on a brass lamp base.

 {Sexy and strong, this drum shade is dramatic! From  Destination Lighting .}

{Sexy and strong, this drum shade is dramatic! From Destination Lighting.}

Floral toile stitch shade
This would be lovely on a colorful ceramic base or a metal base.

 {This modern take on toile is striking. From  Target .}

{This modern take on toile is striking. From Target.}

Purple Flowers drum shade
If you have a room with a lot of neutrals consider a colorful lamp shade to add some whimsy to the space. This would be pretty on a brushed nickel base.

 {This watercolor-like shade makes me think of Spring! From  Eurostyle Lighting .}

{This watercolor-like shade makes me think of Spring! From Eurostyle Lighting.}

Black chevron empire shade
This graphic small shade would look great on a black or brass lamp base in an office or a boy’s bedroom.

 {A classic chevron pattern adds interest to this shade. From  Eurostyle Lighting .}

{A classic chevron pattern adds interest to this shade. From Eurostyle Lighting.}

Cream with turquoise metal bell shade
This charming shade would be lovely in a girl’s bedroom on a chrome lamp base.

 {The metal turquoise accent in this dainty shade is stunning! From  Eurostyle Lighting .}

{The metal turquoise accent in this dainty shade is stunning! From Eurostyle Lighting.}

Sometimes a simple change – a new lampshade – can make a big difference in a room. Try it and see how your rooms are transformed.

April Pardoe