• The Devil is in the Details

    Imagine creating an interior that is reminiscent of a still life, something worthy of being captured in print or in a painting. The term, the devil is in the details, can be applied to many areas of one’s life, but can also interpreted within the world of interior design. It’s one thing to...
  • Searching by Color

    One handy thing on our website is the ability to search by color. You can type " blue " into the top right search field and then sort the results by category to find whichever blue type of thing you're looking for. Just for fun I tried searching for more atypical colors. Here are some...
  • Update Old Lamps with a New Finial

    Looking to get a little extra life out of your existing table lamps? Add a new lamp shade on top, or try updating the look of the lamp shade finial . The finial is the crowning ornamental detail at the top of the shade, and adding a new design can totally remake the look of a lamp. It's also a...
  • Do-It-Yourself Kathy Ireland Lamp Shades

    Unleash your creative side on these craft lamp shades from the Kathy Ireland lighting collection . The plain white paper shades come in sets of 8 or in sets of 4 can be decorated with ribbon, cut-out pictures, sparkles and more. They're perfect for DIY types and anyone who wants a custom decorating...
  • How to Measure a Lampshade

    Have you ever wondered how to measure a lampshade? We're going to de-mistify it for you! Naturally, I love lampshades because they're an easy and inexpensive way to update your decor. But buying one can be a bit confusing if you're not familiar with the terminology. If you've ever wondered...
  • 5 Ways To Lighten Up For Spring

    One of the most enduring rites of spring is the annual clean. My grandmother was particularly adept at this task. Never one to take the easy road, she would bribe the grandchildren into helping her empty the entire contents of each room of her house – one by one onto the front lawn. Once the room...
  • New Looks with Lamp Shade Slipcovers

    Looking for a fast and easy upgrade for your existing lamp shade? Try these new lamp shade slipcovers. Just slip them over your existing shade, cinch up the drawstrings, arrange the folds and you're done. You can trim the ties or create a festive bow with them as you wish. Use the slipcover...
  • Folk Art Lamp Shades from A' Homestead Shoppe

    A' Homestead is best known for their line of embroidered, folk art style shades. Crafted in the small town of LaPaz, Indiana; these shades have an Americana look that is both cozy and current. The fabric shade line includes pleasantly subdued plaids and embroidered pieces with a folk art feel...
  • New A'Homestead Shoppe Lamp Shade Designs

    A'Homestead Shoppe are renowned for their handcrafted lamp shade designs. Located in the tiny burg of LaPaz, Indiana, 40 miles south of South Bend, they've been creating beautiful shades for over 35 years. We've just added a bunch of their new clip-on and spider shades. Here are some of...
  • Get Chic with Stacy Garcia Giclee Lamp Shade Designs

    We are proud to annouce that we are now working with internationally renowned hospitality designer Stacy Garcia . If you've stayed at any top hotel lately you've no doubt seen her work. Her bright designs and cutting-edge patterns have a wonderful vitality and freshness to them that we...
  • Giclee Art Shade Video

    Check out the short video we've just posted about our custom printed giclee art shades. The video is viewable off of any giclee art shade product page, such as this one for our Red Stripes Pendant Chandelier . Click and view, then let us know what you thought!
  • Swatch Watch: 5 Hot Fall Fabrics and How to Use Them in Your Home

    As the fall season approaches, home fabrics transition from bright hues and bold patterns to natural tones and organic patterns. Many of the fall interior design trends include fabrics that simulate nature and include leaf patterns. The fall leaf patterns featured can work in any style interior. I have...
  • New Shade Looks from A' Homestead Shoppe

    We're a big fan of A' Homestead Shoppe and their wonderfully decorative lamp shades. From their headquarters located on owner Bruce Albert's family farm (Albert is the "A" in the company name), A' Homestead Shoppe designers have crafted a new collection of lamp shades with a...
  • Change Your Mood with a Loop Lamp Shade

    Our new lamp shade design allows you to create a custom look whenever you wish! The shade features fabric loops at the top. Take your favorite scarf or fabric color, weave it through the loops and top it off with a festive tie for a custom look. Each shade comes with a silk paisley scarf, or you can...
  • Glow in the Dark Halloween Lamp Shades

    Add some spooky Halloween spirit with these fun lamp shades! Each hand-crafted shade features glow in the dark fabric with a Halloween theme. One has happy bats, the other dancing spiders and spider webs. Just turn the lights off and let them glow! These are brand new from the A'Homestead...
  • A Faux Bois Fanatic

    Yes, it’s true, I am a Faux Bois fanatic. Faux Bois, roughly translated means “fake wood” and is everywhere these days. From wallpaper to rugs and everything in between the trompe l’oeil design is current, playful and deserves a second look. I think there a couple of ways that...
  • 5 Ways To Use Navy Blue Decor

    Navy blue can be taken for granted. Thus, I’ll show you 5 ways to use navy blue decor in your home so that it looks intentional and chic. Sure, the hot colors may be tangerine and it’s totally “in” to have gray interiors, but who do you always rely on when you want to dress up...
  • Camilla Meijer's Colorful Lamp Shades

    Camilla Meijer is a Swedish born, London-based pattern designer specializing in wallpaper and textiles. Her work has won a number of awards, including the 2007 “New Designers One Year On Award” at the New Designers Show in Islington, London. We've just added two of her "Anna series"...
  • Custom Lamp Shades On The TODAY Show

    There is a little buzz around the Lamps Plus office today... perhaps it is because our giclee custom lamp shades were featured this morning on The TODAY Show! During the "Hot Spring Trends for the Home" segment hosted by uber-fashionista and Lifestyle Editor for Gilt.com, Chassie Post, Lamps...
  • New Looks in Chandelier Shades

    Give a chandelier a new look for spring with one of our clip-on chandelier shades . These are a great way to add fresh style for very little money, and we have many new designs for you to choose from. Take a look for yourself: Chandelier shades .
  • Clip-On Lamp Shades Help to Add Holiday Cheer

    So, you dusted off the holiday centerpiece, hung the stockings, put Santa and his reindeer in the yard, and untangled a rat's nest of Christmas lights . Want even more holiday cheer? Here's an easy way: Dress up small fixtures like chandeliers and sconces with colorful clip-on shades. It's...
  • New Patterns from Stacy Garcia

    We love Stacy Garcia's work , and we're thrilled to be able to offer these stylish, nature-themed designs, brand new from Stacy! These custom giclees are exclusive to LAMPS PLUS and are currently available on swag pendant chandeliers and table lamps . I dig this Ice Green. They're available...
  • Shady Lady Lamp Shade Tips

    We found these interesting tips about lamp shades by my design secrets blogger Lorrie Browne. Take a look at Shady Lady Lamp Shade Tips .
  • What Is Tiffany Style Glass?

    Tiffany lamps and lighting fixtures represent a classic American style. Popularized by artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany in the late 1890s, these lamps feature brightly colored pieces of opalescent glass. In the production process, the pattern for the lamp is drawn out and colored glass is...
  • A Table Lamp Transformation

    Portland blogger Janell Beals at Isabella & Max achieves a table lamp transformation with the help of a LAMPS PLUS shade , some fabric, and a little high gloss paint. The basic shade she started with was this linen round hardback shade . She then wrapped it with her choice of fabric, a decorative...
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