Lamp Shades

A Lampshade is an integral part of any room, not only will a lampshade provide a focal point as to how the room you place it in looks, it will also shade the light as it is emitted from the light bulb, which in turn can create the mood of the room. There are many types of table lamp and hanging shades, for example a darker lamp shade will help create a more ambient mood, whereas a glass lampshade will provide a brighter experience due to the fact that the majority of light will shine through the shade.

Choosing The Right Lampshade

Lamp Shades Choosing the right lampshade can prove to be a difficult task, they play a big part when it comes to setting a mood in a room. You need to take into account how much light you want emitted around the room and what sort of mood you wish to set. You might want the room to provide more of a somber tone, in that case you would opt for a darker lampshade. Not only will the lighting of the lampshade play a big factor in which lampshade you choose, the design will also play a key part. Lamp shades come in many different shapes and sizes, you should choose a design that will fit in with the theme of the room you are looking to place it in. The last thing you want to do is buy a lampshade that doesn't fit in with the room.

Lampshades play an integral part when it comes to decorating the room you are placing it in. When it comes to choosing a lamp shade there are many factors to take into account, the first one being: What kind of mood do you want to create in that room? another factor to consider is: What kind of room is it, what activities and tasks will be performed in the room?. Choosing the right lamp shade is important because light has a big impact on how the room feels and looks, the lamp shade can enhance your room and provide a focal point in your decoration. Choosing the wrong lamp shade can ruin the effect and atmosphere you are trying to create, if it clashes with the current decor it will have a bad effect on the theme of the room. When it comes to buying lamp shades alot of people choose a white or cream shade, this is considered a safe option. This doesn't mean you shouldn't invest on a lampshade with some colour on it, infact it is the opposite. White and cream lampshades can often look stark and bland in a room, they are considered best in pale and simplistic rooms. Don't be afraid to add a colourful lamp shade into your decor, most rooms look better with a bit of colour and warmth. However it all depends on the atmosphere you are creating in that room. When it comes to choosing a lampshade for a new born or a young child it will depend on the style of room and gender, there are many different lamp shade styles, designs and bold unique colours you can choose from. If your child is slightly older and has a favourite cartoon or character, there is every chance you will be able to find a lampshade which features that particular interest. Below you will find a selection of shades with different shapes and designs, you can also find a selection of childrens lamp shades on our kids lamp shade page, if you can't find what you are looking for feel free to click the banner at the bottom of the page for a bigger selection.

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'Chic' Chandelier in Silver

This Chic Chandelier light shade is a modern and stylish lampshade, it comes with a silver metal frame combined with metallic discs and crystals. This lampshade will look great in any room.

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Alpha Hummingbird Pendant Shade, White

This is a very simple yet very stylish ceiling shade, the lampshade is white with hummingbirds and leaves which will look great in any bedroom. The shade is very easy to fit, it will brighten up any room.

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Black voile beaded pendant shade

This black voile beaded pendant shade will fit in any room, it has a beautiful beaded design with a very stylish outlook. The lampshade is very easy to fit and assemble.

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Blue Marmalade Bloom Pendant Light Shade

Bloom white pendant lampshade has a flower inspired petal outlook, it's great on the eye and distributes a good amount of light around. This lampshade will look great with any interior.

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Blue Marmalade Cog Intimo Pendant Shade

The cog intimo lampshade will look great in any modern home, not only is it very stylish, it's also environmentally friendly. The product is very easy to assemble.

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Aimbry Hales Red Pendant Light Shade Large

The aimbry hales red pendant light shade is a stylish red lampshade with pendant fittings, easy to assemble, will look great in any household.

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Jewel Tiffany Pendant Shade

The jewel tiffany pendant shade is very pleasing on the eye, the lampshade is very good quality and has a great design. The shade is very easy to hang, it will brighten up your room in no time.

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Chunky Tear Drop Lamp Shade

This elegant and stylish lamp shade will improve any room. The lampshade has large tear shaped drops which reflects the light across the room. Looks great in any room, easy to fit as well.

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Easy Fit Vogue White Plastic Self Assembly Pendant Shade

This is a retro looking, smart lampshade. It will enhance any room in the house, it has a great design and is great value for money. The lampshade is easy to fit and will brighten up your room within seconds.

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Raffia Coolie Pendant Light Shade

This lampshade has a very basic design, it is made from woven wickers and is great value for money. The lampshade is suitable for any room, has a very natural look and is very easy to fit.

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Paper Globe-Cream

The paper globe cream lampshade is a very cheap yet modern looking lampshade. This circular lampshade is cheap, stylish and a great solution to any room. At such a cheap price it can also be used as an temp solution. The lampshade is very easy to fit.

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Retro Metal Dome Pendant Chrome

This is a retro chrome lampshade, very modern and slick. Will look great in any modern household. Dome shaped to provide the best possible light. This lampshade offers fantastic value and is very easy to fit.

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Leitmotiv Pendant Lamp, Belle Ball, Aluminium

This leitmotiv pendant belle ball lampshade is the perfect centre piece for any room, it has a very modern and stylish design. The pendant is very easy to install and will brighten up any room in no time.

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Duck Egg Blue 2 Tier Faux Suede Pendant Lamp Shade

This lampshade has a modern and contemporary design, it's the ideal low cost way to dress up any light fitting. The lampshade is very easy to fit and will look great in any room.

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Global Warming And Light Bulbs

Fluroscent light bulbs (CFLs) are an energy saving type of lightbulb, they have been produced to help reduce global warming and replace the standard incandescent lightbulb. CFLs have many benefits to the environment, the first being the fact that they use up to 75% less electricity than the standard lightbulb. They will also produce alot less heat compared to the standard lightbulb, up to 75% in fact. How does this effect the enviroment then? It's quite simple really, the less electricity being used means it's using less energy therefore using less fossil fuels. In regards to the heat, the less heat being produced means a cut down on energy out-put and cooling costs. So how do i make my lighting more eco friendly? The answer to this question couldn't be any easier, all you have to do is replace your current lightbulb with an Compact fluorescent light (CFL). When purchasing a CFL be sure it has the energy star logo and it has been certified, CFLs emit a different amount of light to your standard lightbulb so make sure you chosen the right type of bulb before you buy. The lighting usually have 3 different variables, warm and soft white which is like the more standard lightbulb, there is also bright white which emits alot of light and last of all natural daylight, which is dimmer than usual. Choosing which brightness setting will depend on the room you are going to be placing it in. We have produced a little step by step guide which will help you change a lightbulb, you can find this below.

How To Change A Lightbulb

A small step by step guide that will help you change your current lightbulb, with a few safety tips to ensure you do it in the safest possible way:


- You will need to turn off the lamp or lighting unit.

- Let the bulb cool down before you handle it.

- You will then need to grasp the lightbulb gently but firm, then twist it counter-clockwise until it pops out of the socket.

- Insert the replacement bulb by pressing it firmly and light into the socket, then twist it clockwise until it is firmly fixed in place.

- Turn your lighting unit or lamp back on.

- Dispose of your old lightbulb.


Be sure to check the watt of the current bulb and the bulb you are going to be replacing it with, you want to make sure they are the same wattage.

When you dispose of the old lightbulb, makesure you keep it out of a childs reach.

Never place your fingers in the socket.