FAQs

What size lampshade should I order?

As a general rule, we’d usually recommend a shade that is approximately two – thirds of the height of the base you are intending to use. You would also want the diameter of the lampshade to be slightly larger than the widest part of your base.
Very generally speaking, lampshades that are 20cm – 35cm diameter work well for table lamps. Floor lamps usually work well with 40cm – 60cm diameter shades whilst an average sized room would usually suit a 30cm – 40cm diameter ceiling shade. Alternatively if you wish to make a statement with your ceiling lampshade then opt for an oversized one at 70cm – adding a contrasting or metallic lining colour also looks fantastic.

All this said, there are definitely no hard and fast rules, it’s all down to personal taste and preference, so go on, have some fun with your lampshade!

Do you provide fabric samples?

We appreciate the importance of finding the perfect lampshade and therefore we are happy to help with fabric samples if needed. We request a £2 fee for fabric samples which will be deducted from your final order to cover time and postage. Simply email us with up to 3 fabrics selections – hello@lampshadeparade.co.uk

How long will it take to receive my lampshade?

Each lampshade is handmade to order. We aim to cut your fabric on the day that your order is received and to make your lampshade up in the 2 days following. We then package each lampshade individually and it is collected by our courier company who require a 3 day turnaround in getting your lampshade to you. It is our aim that your lampshade will be with you within 7-10 days; brand new, perfect and ready to adorn your chosen room!

Can I visit your premises to choose my lampshade?

At present we are set up for online trading only but this is something that we are looking in to facilitating in the future. Join our newsletter to keep up to date with developments.

What kind of bulb will I need for my lampshade?

We recommend a low energy light bulb or maximum 60watts bulb.

Will the lampshade fit my lamp or ceiling fitting?

All of our shades are made to fit any UK fitting (Bayonet Cap B22) or European (Edison Screw E27). It comes with a clever little convertor plug, which enables it to work with both fittings.

Are your lampshades flame retardant?

Yes, we use a professional PVC material, which has been tested in the Lighting Association Laboratories and has passed the glow wire test.

Do you ship abroad?

We most certainly do! Our lampshades LOVE to travel! However due to the postage costs being calculated on volumetric rather than actual weight. Please contact us directly if you would like a quote for this. hello@lampshadeparade.co.uk