Basic Shapes


Cylinder Shade

Basic Tapered

Basic Tapered Shade

A-Line Tapered

A-Line Tapered Shade


Empire Shade


Oval Shade

tapered oval

Tapered Oval Shade

round cornered square

Round Cornered Square Shade

round cornered rectangle

Round Cornered Rectangle Shade


Square Shade


Rectangle Shade

tapered square

Tapered Square Shade

tapered rectangle

Tapered Rectangle Shade

Lamp Shades Dimensions

Our lamp shades are measured in the following format:

TD x BD x H

TD = Top diameter
BD = Bottom diameter
H = Height (slant height, not vertical height)

For example: TD36 x BD41 x H30cm

Measure your existing lamp shade or specify a new lamp shade and note your dimensions down in this format and compare with our nearest standard sizes or use the quotation form to send your dimensions through to us for pricing. For Square, Rectangle and Oval shades, length and depth measurements will need to be provided instead of diameters.


Lamp Shade Proportions

Our lamp shades are available in a huge range of standard shapes and sizes or they can be custom made made in almost any custom size.

In specifying the right lamp shade proportions, we want to ensure the shade is neither too small or too big for the lamp base.  The diameter of the lamp shade is the most important guiding dimension and the bottom of the shade should be wider than the widest part of the lamp base, but not more than the lamp base height.

We recommend the following lamp shade size range:
Bedside Lamp 15 to 35cm Diameter
Table Lamp 30 to 45cm Diameter
Floor Lamp 40 to 60cm Diameter

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Fitting Types

Base fit, Drop fit, Top fit, Finial fit, Harp, Clip on, Diffuser bowl. The fitting type refers to the connection between the lamp base and the lamp shade.

Our Lamp shades can be specified with a range of different fitting types.  As standard, our lampshades are made with a 40mm/E27 fitting and supplied with a 29mm/BC adapter, and they are fixed 38mm up from the bottom of the shade -which refer to as the “Raise”.   All other fitting types and raise dimensions are available by custom order.

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Base Fit

ID40mm/E27 fitting with BC adapter and a 38mm raise, standard on most Cylinder, Square & Rectangle lamp shades.


Drop Fit

ID40mm/E27 fitting with BC adapter and 38mm raise, standard on most Tapered lamp shades.


Top Fit

ID40mm/E27 fitting with BC adapter set down 38mm to suit pendants or optional ID10mm to suit a harp or suspension kit.


Clip On

Wire fitting to fit over small candle or fancy round light bulb, standard on our smallest lamp shades


Lamp shades are made to order in any of our range of stock fabrics or in your own supplied fabric or wallpaper.

All our stock fabric shades have a colour matched fabric tape finish and most can be optioned with a rolled edge finish.

Most fabrics are suitable for making lamp shades. If in doubt, send us a sample and we will advise, but not guarantee, it’s suitability.

Lamp shades in your supplied fabric will be made with a rolled edge finish, while wallpaper shades will be made with a fabric tape finish selected from our C1 colour range.

When supplying your own fabric, fabric metreage is calculated at 3.5 x the bottom diameter of the shade. Assuming a standard fabric width of 137cm, this will be enough to make 1-2 lamp shades. Fabric should be sent on a roll to prevent permanent creasing and any excess fabric will be returned along with the finished shades.


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