A wonderful, easy way to add oomph to a room is via a dramatic lampshade. White lampshades are just so boring, n’est-ce pas? Why not take your lighting to a whole new level with colors, patterns, and plenty of panache? Your lampshade is a jaunty hat atop your fixture, and you want your hat to say, “Howdy, sailor!”.
But don’t think that you have to use a very expensive custom lampshade store to craft that shade of your dreams. Why not use fabric from your local Calico Corners and apply it to your shade with fabric glue. Or attach grosgrain ribbon at the top and bottom of the shade with fabulous Sealah Tape… Or maybe use rhinestones to bestow a frisky je ne sais quoi. Or employ fringe… Or decoupage the lampshade with fabric cut-outs.
Have fun with your lampshades, and light up your life.