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40+ Easy DIY Lampshade Ideas to Transform Your Space

If you want to add some interest to your decor, try one of these DIY lampshade ideas! These projects are easy enough for beginners.

DIY Lampshades for Home Decor

I have an obsession with lamps. It’s always been that when since I first moved into my own apartment and started buying and making my own home decor.

I’ve got quite a few lamps, and I learned something over the course of my purchases. There IS such a thing as too many lamps.

There are only so many ways and in so many rooms that you can light your home. So, sometimes you have to get a little creative.

You might want to buy a new lamp, but you might also want to re-do one in your collection. And you don’t even have to change the base to get a totally new look.

And that’s why I’m excited to share these DIY lampshade ideas!

A perfectly acceptable way to makeover a lamp is by adding a new lampshade. Or re-doing the lampshade. Either way, I’ve got tons of options that you’re going to love. I made a list of over 40 below!

Note: my favorite places to buy lampshades are IKEA and Target. I find the best shades there! You can also try thrift stores. If you have a suggested place, leave it in the comments for everyone to see. 🙂

Now scroll down to get all the lampshade ideas. Enjoy! Let me know what you think in the comments.

DIY Lampshade Ideas

You're going to love these lamp shade DIY projects! There are great ideas for all rooms in your home, and range from using brand new shades to reusing something.

Did you enjoy these DIY lampshade projects? I would love for you to check out these other ideas:


Thursday 22nd of September 2022

The link to the DIY pottery barn floral lamp shade needs to be updated. It goes to a site of *pornographic* images!


Saturday 24th of September 2022

Thank you! It didn't go to that for me - just a broken site - but I fixed it! Thank you!


Monday 17th of January 2022

Hi i have just decorated my living room there is wallpaper left over and i would like to use it on my two tablelamp lamps would that be save to do that i don't use the lamps very often any help would be nice .


Sunday 23rd of January 2022

@Amy, Thank you that is very helpful


Monday 17th of January 2022

YES! You can safely do that. It's not as flexible as fabric or thinner paper, which is my favorite to use. I wouldn't necessarily use Mod Podge for it. I would probably use adhesive spray because I think it's going to tack better because you're putting the wallpaper on fabric (which is a flexible surface). So I would google "lampshade template" and make one - cut the wallpaper - then apply it to the lampshade with spray adhesive.