00:08 Custom lampshade for your existing table lamp
00:14 What shape should you choose?
00:19 What is your preference? – what shape did you imagine
00:32 Modern look or traditional look?
00:46 Select from the popular shapes
01:06 Drum shape
01:23 Empire shape
01:43 Tapered drum shape
02:03 The shape
02:24 Lampshade’s popular size
Step 1. What is your preference?
What shape did you imagine the lampshade to be, did you prefer a modern look or a traditional?
Step 2. Select from the popular shapes Drum, Empire or a Tapered Drum
Drum: is the most modern look
Empire: Conical shaped lampshade which is more traditional
Tapered Drum: Comes down slightly and is a mix of the two ideas
Step 3. Size
Old Rule – Can’t go wrong!
Drum: 30, 35 or 40cm
Empire: Start with the bottom diameter
Tapered Drum: Short or tall
Step 4: Most important part: The fabric
This is what brings the lamp to life, the texture colour or pattern of the fabric
So the size and shape doesn’t really matter too much
The only time a lampshade will look silly is if it’s too tiny or waaay to big
So have fun and choose a drum, empire or taper that will best suit your room or lamp base
Then select a fabric that you feel reflects your personality
Click the link below to view our most popular examples of drum, empire and tapered shapes for table lamps