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Highstreet Lampshade Hacks for the Autumn Season

With Autumn in full swing, high street homeware departments are full of new ‘must have’ accessories to help you create the ultimate cosy home for the colder season ahead. So if you’re looking for a lighting refresh, but are on a budget or simply prefer to have a go at making things yourself, look no further than our inspirational High Street Lampshade Hacks below using our lampshade making kits and materials.

We’ll guarantee that you’ll not only make savings, but have the satisfaction of saying ‘This lampshade? I made it myself!’

Wayfair – pleated lampshade

Pleated lampshades seem to be having a resurgence and sing of old school glamour especially when paired with brass, copper or gold. This black fabric pleated lampshade from Wayfair is a prime example of the trend.

Hack – Dannells Pleated Lampshade Sleeve

New to our range, our Pleated Lampshade Sleeves are quick and easy to put together and made from neat accordion pleating. Working in tandem with our stylish French Drum frames, which taper outwards from top to bottom, our Pleated Lampshade Sleeves are made from our Chic Fabrics. Coming in 4 sizes, a choice of 9 colours, including autumnal shades such as scarlet red, bottle green, dark grey, black they are a must for every home this season.

Highstreet - John Lewis Fusion Tapered Lampshade

Renowned for its quality and classic styles, the John Lewis Fusion tapered lampshade is new for autumn and available in 4 different colours; Clay, Ocre, Grey and Terracotta. Described as a tapered shade in linen effect fabric, the range of modern textured shades add interest to any room.

Hack – Needcraft Empire Lampshade Making Kit + Wexford

Our Empire Lampshade Making Kit is an easy to make tapered shade that available in 4 sizes, 25cm, 30 cm, 35cm and 40 cm diameter across the bottom of the lampshades. For a similar texture and look use our Wexford fabric, which is a raw linen look cotton. Alternatively if you’re looking for natural tones and textures, check out our range of Flanders Linens and Natural Collection fabrics .

High Street - Oliver Bonas

If you’re looking for the lampshade wow factor look no further than this sexy Ero shade from Oliver Bonas. Made in a rich, yellow velvet, with the addition of a tassel which gives it a tactile feel, we love this showstopper of a shade!

Hack - Lampshade Design Service

Want the Ero shade look? There are two ways of making this shade. Use a 45 cm diameter Drum Lampshade Making Kit and trim down the depth of the shade to make the depth of the shade shorter or use our Lampshade Design Service , to get a shade in the exact dimensions. To make it even easier, we can cut the panel for you and send it to you in the post!

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New for autumn at, this rather sophisticated Ochre trimmed empire shade, made from an off white linen is described as classic and understated, with which we wholeheartedly agree!

Hack - Needcraft Empire Lampshade Making Kit

To replicate this look, again use one of our Empire Lampshade Making Kits but this time with a hack of its very own! Adding bias binding to a shade adds an instant elegance and we show you how to do this yourself in our Lampshade Hack #7 – Applying bias tape to a shade. Simply make up your kits in a lightweight linen or cotton, follow the bias tape tutorial and hey presto – you'll have your very own handmade version!

Highstreet - La Redoute

What could be better than the warm glow of a gold light in the depths of a British winter? This luxury pendant lampshade from La Redoute definitely fits the bill with its velvet exterior and gold inner, which shines with an ambient glow when lit.

Hack – Dannells Metallic Stick it

As easy to use as our regular Stick It Lampshade Making PVC's, try our Metallic range to get that high street lighting glow. Choose from Brushed Metal , Metallic Emboss or Mirror Finish and make your shade up as usual. You can buy all by the roll or alternatively contact us if you have a bespoke sized panel you'd like cut.


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