The rule of thumb is that you should choose a shade that is two thirds the height of the base The width (diameter) of the lampshade should be slightly larger than the widest part of your base. Drum shapes look good with most lamp bases and are the most popular shape for ceiling pendants. Having said all this, rules are meant to be broken so play around with shapes & styles, it really is personal taste! For a table lamp choose a 20cm diameter – 35cm diameter For a ceiling pendant, the average room would suit a 35cm – 40cm diameter If you are wanting to create more of a statement with your shade then choose an oversized 70cm diameter or a 100cm diameter – this size is huge and looks fab lined in a contrast colour. For standard floor lamp a 40cm – 60cm diameter is a good choice.
Yes, I can make coolie shapes, tapered drums, oval shades and square shades. I can also re make a favourite lampshade if you love the shape and update it in a new fabric.
I can make in most fabrics as long as they are not too thick such as upholstery fabrics, this is because I handroll the edges and they become thick and bulky.
I recommend low energy bulbs or a maximum of 60 watts.
Yes, I use a professional pvc which is UV stable and flame retardant which has passed the glow wire test carried out by the Lighting Association.
If I have the fabric in stick I aim to make asap, within a few days. If I have to order the fabric it could take approx 7-10 days.
Yes, they fit a 40mm euro base and come fitted with a reducer for the smaller, more common UK bases and light fittings.
Yes although sadly it is expensive as the price is worked out on the volumetric weight and not the actual weight. Please contact me if you would like more info or a quote.
I am pleased to say that it is very rare the I get a lampshade returned to me but if you need to please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know that you are doing so and send within 7 days, unused and in original packing. The exception to this is a bespoke lampshade in your own fabric or a Mix and Match lampshade.