Nothing makes a room feel more custom and one of a kind than colorful lacquered or fabric covered lampshades. While it may seem like an unnecessary detail, a little pop of color around the room by way of a lampshade can introduce an entirely new layer to a space. Often times when you are on a budget and need to furnish an entire room, it’s the little things like the lampshades, the throw blanket, the pillows, and the tabletop accessories really give a room personality. It’s a lot easier (on the wallet!) to purchase a luxurious custom lampshade than say a custom sofa, or a carpet.
Another nice detail, below, with a beaded trim along the rim of the shade.
We love it when designers pair a colorful ceramic lamp with a colored lampshade like Miles Redd did in this living room, below.
A tropical home designed by Miles Redd with a magenta lampshade. The lamp is nothing special but the shade gives it all its personality!
Below, Vogue editor Hamish Bowles’ Paris apartment.
If you’re looking to purchase ready-made, custom fabric lampshades, our favorite source is Irving and Morrison. Take a look at some of the FABULOUS options they sell, below. Can you say chic?!
Our favorite potter, Christopher Spitzmiller, makes some wonderful solid colored paper vellum shades:
Would you use a colorful lampshade in your home?