Lampshades and Lightshades
Choosing the right lighting and light decorations can transform the rooms in your home. In addition to being functional, they can help set the mood and enhance your décor. You'll find a range of art deco, antique and vintage styles to choose from or modern, contemporary and Scandinavian designs.
Whether you're looking for flattering light in your bedroom and bathroom or something warm and cosy in your living room, there are tens of thousands of options to choose from. Popular brands include Bespoke Design, Premier, John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Endon Lighting, Habitat, Philips, IKEA and ELGO.
Lampshades come in a range of shapes and sizes including empire, straight empire, drum, square and oval. The shape you choose will depend on the size of the base you have in mind and where you intend to position your lamp in the room.
Opt for delicate fabrics such as paper, linen, cotton and silk and choose from a selection of new and handmade designs. You'll find a wide range of bright block colours or prints and patterns including floral, lace and animals. Options are also available in wood and metal.
The style of lightshade you select may vary depending on the room you wish to put it in. Lightshades in bathrooms and kitchens, for example, tend to be more functional than decorative, while lightshades in entrance ways and living and dining areas can be grand pieces that instantly draw the eye as you enter the room.
Choose from a range of pendants, downlights and uplights in conical and drum shapes. Glass or plastic chandeliers are among the most popular choices as well as the most traditional. Choose from clear, black or multi-coloured designs.
Alternative fabrics and finishes include suede, canvas, paper and leather. Metal shades can create a modern and contemporary look or an industrial vibe. Choose from copper, steel, bronze and brass finishes.