If you want to add some interest to your decor, try one of these DIY lampshade ideas! These projects are easy enough for beginners.
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.
Must all lampshade ideas involve fabric . . . or an actual shade? I suppose not! Instead of thinking about your project traditionally, maybe you can turn something else into the shade. Something like a fruit bowl!
If you're short on wall space, you might want to look for other surfaces on which to display pictures. This DIY lampshade is the perfect place! It's way easier to make than you might think. See more photo crafts.
It's hard to believe that something so pretty is made from waxed paper! This is one of those DIY lampshade ideas that takes some time, but the results are worth it. Put this shade over an existing fixture.
I know the words "stylish" and "zip tie" don't often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine. This shade turned out very cool, and I guarantee you'll get comments!
If you love vintage wood engraving pictures as much as I do, this DIY could be interesting for you. With a very simple transfer technique you can make an individual sticker from your favorite motif. Then place it inside an IKEA lampshade for instant home decor.
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.