15 Lamp Shades to Add Light to Your Life
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15 Lamp Shades to Add Light to Your Life

It’s pretty difficult to find lamp shades with character out there. Most come in neutral colors that go with anything, in any home. But if you ask us, where’s the fun in that? We know Brit + Co readers are anything but neutral, which is why we did some digging. Whether you’d rather DIY or buy, these 15 lamp shades will give any room the pop it needs.

1. Origami Lamp Shade: These beautiful paper lanterns are worth the minute or two it might take you to figure out the intricate folds. (via Brit + Co)

2. Copper Wire Pendant Lights: Who says a light needs to be shaded? Let your rustic side shine through with these simple but elegant pendant lights. (via Vintage Revivals)

3. Casso Pastel Lampshade ($220): This stylish lamp shade is a must-have for any modern girl’s home. (via Retro Print Revival)

4. Spots and Dots Table Shade ($20): This adorable pick makes us smile, and we’re sure it would make any room pop. Shopping tip: Sometimes the cutest home decor is made for kids’ rooms, but that isn’t stopping us. (via Land of Nod)

5. Ribbon Lamp Shade: A little ribbon and a simple weaving technique is all it takes to get a unique lamp shade that looks high-end. (via Midwest Living)

6. Fox Lampshade ($34): What does the fox say? Light me up! (via Fab)

7. Flowering Lampshade: If you’re anything like us, you’ve got tons of pieces of leftover, mismatched tissue paper lying around. But turn them into paper flowers, and you can have a lamp as beautiful as a bouquet. (via Aunt Peaches)

8. GULÖRT Lamp Shade ($10): A home can never have too many owls or adorable illustrations, and IKEA combines the two into one very cute lamp shade. (via IKEA)

9. Rosette Lamp Shade: Rosettes made of fabric scraps make a basic white lamp shade bloom to life. (via Brit + Co)

10. The Hungry Caterpillar Pendant Lampshade ($230): Bring the art of one of the best children’s books — from our childhood, at least — into your home in a beautifully understated way. (via Retro Print Revival)

11. Studded Lamp Shade: Your favorite nail polish and some simple studs give this lamp shade a touch of rock ‘n’ roll. (via Brit + Co)

12. Green Lighten Up Table Shade ($6): This dip dyed lamp shade can add a little bit of funky to any table or desk. (via Land of Nod)

13. Pineapple Lamp Shade: An adorable lamp, as well as a fun project, no one will guess that you made this out of plastic spoons and a soda bottle! (via Craft by Photo)

14. Sweater Lamp Shade: Got a sweater that shrunk a little in the dryer, but you just still can’t part with it? Then hop on board this DIY trend of giving sweaters new life. (via Unskinny Boppy)

15. Ribbon Lampshade: If you don’t have much time on your hands, some metallic ribbon and hot glue are all you need to add a little pizazz to the living room. (via Better Homes + Gardens)

Will you be buying or DIY-ing your next lamp shade? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.