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Traditional Lampshades

Stunning traditional lampshades direct from manufacturer

Traditional Lampshades for Home & Trade

Traditional Fabric Candle lamp shade
Traditional Floor lamp shade
Traditional Pleat Lampshade
Bespoke Extra Large Drum Lampshade

Beautiful handmade traditional lamp shades from Imperial Lighting.

  • Affordable Stylish Designs
  • Extensive Range
  • Free Swatch Samples
  • Free UK Delivery
  • Over 50 Years Experience
  • Traditional Lampshade Recovers
  • Supply Own Fabric & Trim
  • Traditional Candle Shades
  • Traditional Table Lampshades
  • Traditional Standard and Floor Shades 
Modern Lampshade Recovering
Lampshade Recover
Silk Candle lampshade
bespoke candle lamp shade
Silk Candle Clip Lampshade
Square End Oval Bespoke Lampshade
Black shade cluster

Traditional Lampshades . . . it's what we do . . . . .

From our Devon workshop we have been producing stunning traditional fabric lamp shades for residential and trade customers for more than 50 years.

In addition to our handmade traditional lamp shades we have also sourced styles from partner traditional lampshade suppliers from the UK and beyond enabling us to offer the most comprehensive range of traditional lampshades to be found online and throughout the UK.

Our standard range of traditional lampshade shapes are available in sizes from candle lamp shades to table lampshades up to traditional standard and  floor lamp shades. All of these traditional shapes can be covered in your own combination of fabric and trim taken from our lamp shade swatch.

Our traditional swatch includes cotton dupion, moire, floral prints and the finest silk dupions and is complemented with fringe, braid, soutache and rope trims. Please get in touch to request any free swatch samples.

If you cannot find your perfect combination of traditional fabric and trim from our own swatch then you can supply your own giving you a truly one off lampshade. 

The method used in manufacturing our traditional lampshades has hardly changed over the past 5 decades. A traditional fabric panel is cut and hand stretched over a rigid wire frame, this is then either hand stitched or glued in place and an optional fabric lining then added to the inside of the traditional lamp shade. Finally the traditional shade is finished with a trim top and bottom, we can also add more detail with a piping or fringe finish. 

Examples of our traditional lampshades can be found across the UK from residential homes through to hotels, cruise ships, and National Trust properties.

Traditional Online Shade Builder

Our online traditional lamp shade builder is a simple to use step by step process that enables you to customise your traditional lamp shade from the comfort of your own home.

Follow the 5 simple steps to create your perfect traditional lampshade.

  1. Choose your shape
  2. Select your size
  3. Pick your fabric
  4. Add a trim
  5. Decide if you want it lined or unlined

From there sit back and leave the rest to us, your stunning traditional lamp shade will be handmade to order and delivered to your door in 3 weeks.

Linked below are our most popular traditional lampshade styles.

Shade builder

Traditional Drum Shades

We have recently introduced a new traditional drum shade to our traditional lamp shade range. Our stunning traditional fabric drum shade is a traditional take on the popular modern drum lamp shade.

Our traditional drum shade is slightly tapered and comes with a balloon lining and single light fitting to retro fit any existing single light pendant.

Examples of our traditional drum shade are show, as with all of our traditional lamp shades can be made in any of our stocked fabric or trims or in your own if you prefer. 

Our traditional fabric drum shade is available in 3 sizes and makes areal feature in both modern and traditional settings.

Please get in touch to request your free fabric samples

Traditional Candle Shades

Our online range of traditional candle lampshades are available to buy online.

We offer a huge selection of traditional candle lamp shades to choose from our traditional candle lampshade range is made up of our own handmade traditional styles as well as traditional lampshades sourced from other leading lamp shade suppliers.

Our traditional candle lamp shades are supplied with a Clip on fitting that clips directly to the light bulb and are perfect for traditional chandeliers and traditional wall lights.

Traditional candle lamp shades can be made in your own material or any of our stocked fabrics and trim.

Replacing your traditional candle lampshades is a cost effective way of  rejuvenating old lamps or bringing in a new colour to a recently decorated room.


Traditional Lamp Shade Recovering

If you have an existing traditional lampshade that needs some TLC or you simply just want to keep the lampshade frame and are changing your interior we offer traditional lampshade recover service.

Choose your fabric and your desired trim from our traditional lamp shade swatch or provide your own material and we will re-vamp your lamp shade as if it was brand new.

Please note that we are only able to recover “Soft Shades” so it is important the lampshade frame is a rigid structure. Your Traditional lampshade must have metal struts holding the top and bottom rings together and be in relatively good condition so we can work with the frame. Please click HERE to visit our lampshade recovery page for full details on this traditional service


Free P&P on all UK Mainland orders
Delivery to UK Offshore / Ireland - £12.50 on all orders