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Drum Lamp Shades

 The UK's largest range of drum lamp shades

Drum Shades for Home & Trade

Bespoke Drum Lamp Shades
XL Drum Shades
Red Cotton Drum
Digital-Print Custom-Drum lampshade
Drum Ceiling Lamp shade
Chanel drum lamp shade

Why Imperial Lighting

Widely recognised as the leading supplier of drum lamp shades online and throughout the UK we pride ourselves on offering first class service to our broad customer base.

We have been supplying drum lamp shades to residential and trade customers for over 50 years. As a drum lamp shade manufacturer we produce both traditional and modern drum lamp shade styles from our workshop in Devon.

Examples of our work can be found at Windsor Castle, QM2 and sister ships, The Orient Express as well as numerous TV & film sets to name but a few prestigious clients we work with.

Please call us to discuss your drum lampshade requirements in more detail.

Red Drum Lamp Shade

Purple Drum Lamp Shade

Lime Drum Lamp Shade

Grey Drum Lamp Shade

Yellow Drum Lamp Shade

Turquoise Drum Lamp Shade

Mushroom Drum Lamp Shade

Mid Blue Drum Lamp Shade

Coral Drum Lamp Shade

Forest Drum Lamp Shade

Sand Drum Lamp Shade

Raspberry Drum Lamp Shade

Sage Drum Lamp Shade

Pale Violet Drum Lamp Shade

Black Drum Lamp Shade

Gold Drum Lamp Shade

Orange Drum Lamp Shade

Royal Purple Drum Lamp Shade

Taupe Drum Lamp Shade

Chocolate Drum Lamp Shade

Natural Drum Lamp Shade

The versatility of the drum lamp shade  makes it by far the most popular style of lampshade purchased throughout the UK both online and on the high street.

Drum lamp shades have grown increasingly popular as feature lights in both residential and commercial settings, often manufactured in bold colours or prints to create a dramatic statement.

Specialising in the manufacture and supply of custom made drum lamp shades to both residential and trade customers we are pleased to offer the broadest selection of drum lampshades available anywhere within the UK.

Imperial Lighting is a family run business that has been supplying stunning drum lampshades for over 50 years to both retail and trade customers. Examples of our drum lampshades can be found in private homes, high street outlets, hotel chains and cruise ships.

Bespoke Drum Lampshades

Custom Made Drum Lamp Shades

Our custom made drum lamp shades are available from small candle drum lampshades through to extra large drum lampshades of 2m plus sizes for commercial projects and can be found gracing the high street from NatWest Banks, Tesco and Mothercare to Harrods.

From our drum lampshade workshop in Devon we hold over 250 stocked drum lampshade fabrics from cotton's to Linen and Silk Dupion in addition we can manufacture drum lampshades in customers own fabric, wallpaper as well as offering a digital print service enabling you to create a truly one off  drum lampshade.

All drum lampshades can also be lined in matching or contrasting fabric taken from our drum lampshade swatch or from our metallic range of golds, silver, bronze and copper.

Online Drum Lamp Shade Builder

Our online drum lamp shade builder is a simple step by step process that enables you to create your perfect drum lamp shade in minutes. Start by selecting your preferred drum lamp shade shape and selecting the size and whether the drum lampshade is for a table lamp floor lamp or to hang as a pendant drum lampshade. Once you have made these selections you can then browse our huge section of drum lampshade fabrics made up of over 50 cottons, 20 plus linen and 250 of the finest silk dupions.

If opting for a pendant drum lampshade we also offer a couple of drum lampshade diffusers. A layin diffuser that covers the entire bottom of the drum lampshade and a floating diffuser which is normally made 100mm smaller than the shade which floats inside the bottom ring of the drum lampshade (hence the name). Drum lampshades benifit from a diffuser as it does help to soften and hide the light source.

Why not give our drum lampshade builder a go, start by selecting the style of drum lampshade below.

Click a drum lampshade shape to open our lampshade builder

Flush Drum Lamp Shades

Our stunning range of flush drum lamp shades are handmade to order in any of our stocked fabric's as well as in customer own material or digital print. The flush drum lamp shade comes complete with ceiling fixing that incorporates a 3 or 4 light fitting.

The flush drum lamp shade is the perfect solution to rooms with low ceilings such as new build properties and hotel corridors.

As you can see from the flush drum image, the flush drum lamp shade has a rolled edge finish and integrated white PVC diffuser. When illuminated the flush drum lamp shades gives a soft halo effect of light on to the ceiling.

Explore some of our most popular cotton flush drums below:

Flush drum lamp shade
Contemporary Ceiling Light Shade

French Drum Lamp Shade

The French Drum is a popular alternative to the standard straight sided drum shade, the slight taper gives the French Drum an elegant look that is both suited to table lamps, floor lamps and a hanging pendant shade.

Just like all of our drum lampshades it is skilfully handmade to order in any of our stocked fabrics or can be made from your own fabric or digital print. The French Drum lampshade is well suited to both modern and traditional interiors.

The French Drum pendant lamp shade looks stunning with a contrasting lining and floating diffuser, shown here in Wine cotton with a matt gold lining. For a really chic looking French Drum we love Black outer with gold inner and matching black diffuser.

Use our online French Drum Shade Builder  to start creating your French drum lampshade, alternatively explore some of our most popular French Drum shades below: 

Please feel free to contact us any time to discuss your lampshade ideas in more detail.

French Drum Shade Pendant Brick

French Drum Shade Pendant Charcoal

French Drum Shade Pendant Violet

French Drum Shade Pendant Grey

French Drum Shade Pendant Coral

French Drum Lampshade Gold

French Drum Lampshade Red

French Drum Lampshade Yellow

French Drum Lampshade Turquoise

French Drum Lampshade Orange

Traditional Drum Lamp Shades

Our traditional take on the popular PVC backed drum lampshade makes for a refreshing alternative style of drum shade if you are looking for something slightly different.

Using the traditional technique of hand stretched fabric over a rigid tapered drum frame creates a more rustic looking drum shade which is particularly popular for more traditional or country style interiors.

The traditional drum lampshade is supplied as a pendant shade with no diffuser as we feel this style of lampshade works best when illuminated with a decorative filament lamp as show. We also promote the use of customers own fabric and trim for this range giving you the option to create a truly one off drum lampshade.

Another popular style of traditional drum shade is our Bowed Drum, this style of drum shade can be supplied as either a pendant or table lamp and custom made in any of our in house fabric and trims, alternatively supply your own fabric and trim.

The above bowed drum lampshades are examples of recent traditional drum shades we have made.

From our stocked range we offer 10" diameter up to 22" diameter that can be used on table, floor lamps of hung as a pendant drum light shade. click the image to view more details on either of these two bowed drum pendant lamp shades.

Alternatively please contact us to discuss your traditional drum shade enquiry in more detail.

custom Lampshades

The Heskith ribbon drum shade looks stunning with a XL filament globe like the one shown here. By using a large feature bulb like this there is no need for a drum shade diffuser, this greatly reduces on going maintenance  and is a favoured option for bars and restaurants.

The double wrapped ribbon drum shade radiates minimal outward light, instead this drum shade concentrates downward light spill creating a cosy and intimate space.

The Heskith drum shade is available in Cream, Grey, Black, Red, Gold and Khaki colours, please contact us for samples.

The Heskith drum lamp shade can be supplied as a shade only to retro fit an existing drum shade pendant or with various suspension options to suit your particular project.

Our ribbon drum lampshades is suited to both home and commercial settings, for more information on trade supply, please see below or visit our trade area.

As with all of our handmade drum lamp shades please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

Custom Traditional Drum Shades

Custom Traditional Drum Shades

Recently we have seen a trend towards over size traditional drum shades as this style of drum makes for a real statement piece. These work particularly well above bars or booth tables as the soft downward spill of light creates a soft and personal space.

recover fabric ceiling light shade

Heskith Ribbon Drum

The latest arrival to the drum lamp shade family is our Heskith Drum, a stunning tapered drum lamp shade shape hand wrapped in ribbon. Available in 3 sizes and 6 stunning colours the Heskith ribbon drum shade is already proving to be a popular alternative to the standard drum lamp shade.

The ribbon wrapped drum shade is perfectly suited to both modern and traditional interiors and is available with custom finishes such as acrylic diffusers or bespoke suspensions.

Examples of our Heskith drum shade can be found here. alternatively please contact us for more information on our latest drum lamp shade design. 

Drum Ceiling Lamp shade


We have supplied drum lampshades to a variety of trade projects over the years. The drum shape lends it's self to a wide range of drum lampshade projects from modern hotel rooms through to communal or breakout areas within offices to high street  displays. The drum lampshade is the most cost effective lampshade shape to produce meaning that oversized drum lampshades are a favoured shape when looking to fill a large space or create a dramatic centre piece.  The drum lampshade pictures below show recent projects that we have undertaken for NatWest, Chanel, RBS, Eurostar and Bovey Castle Hotel

Red Cotton Drum
XL Drum Shades
Ceiling Light Shade

Not Just Drum Lamp Shades !

We don't just manufacture drum lampshades, as a bespoke lamp shade manufacturer we can make almost any style of lamp shade such as Squares, Rectangles, Tapered Drums and French Drum lampshades to name a few.

Take a look at our latest reincarnation of the drum lampshade, the Squircle Drum ! This lamp shade has a round top tapering down to a round edge square! handmade to any size you require.

Ceiling Light Shade

Recent Drum Lampshade Projects

Natwest Commercial Lampshade

NatWest Bank

Over the past few years we have supplied over 500 branches across the UK with custom made Feature Drum Lampshades. These extra large drum lamp shades were digitally printed and take pride of place in the centre of each bank

Bespoke Lampshades


Not technically  drum lampshades but we think these 1500mm dia  triangles that include a colour changing LED system look absolutely stunning at Europe's leading new technology innovation destination.


Ericsson / Nokia

Nokia wins best stand at the  World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, We think that our printed rectangles and drum shades look fantastic.

Bespoke Nokia drum lampshades


These extra large drum lampshades were manufactured in various Harris and Bute Tweed fabrics as part of the banks national re-fit. Each drum shade was also lined in tweed to match the banks interior decor.

XL Drum Shades
Chanel drum lamp shade


Chanel supply an exquisite hand woven gold thread fabric for these extra large feature drum lampshades, at over £450.00 per meter extra care was taken to  insure minimal wastage. These drum shades can be found throughout the UK 



Eurostar's business lounge in Paris required new lamp shades, however due to a tight budget we had to design a unique fitting that would retro fit to the existing lamp shade. Moving away from the existing conical shape these drum lampshades gave a crisp new look at the fraction of the price of like for like replacements. 


These simple red drum lampshades were manufactured to match the companies corporate colour and have been used across the retailers branches. Using drum lampshades in this way is a cost effective solution to making a bold statement. 

Red Drum Shades

Burton College

Adding a splash of colour was easily achieved by using a combination of bold colours on these extra large drum pendant lampshades.

Large drum shades are also an effective way of hiding an ugly ceiling 

Bespoke Drum Lamp Shades
drum lampshades bedroom suite

Mercure Hotels

These feature drum pendant shades were made to pick up on the colour of each bedroom design, using a floating diffuser on these drum lampshades also gives a nice halo effect when the lampshades are switched on. The drum shades have been complemented with natural coloured wall lights.

Commercial Lampshades

London Olympics

Over 50 black drum shades were used in Prestige Ticketing's main marquee at the London Olympics. These 1200mm diameter drum shades created the understated chic look the client was looking for.  

City & Country

King Edward VII Estate

One of the most stunning developments we have visited! The fantastic interior design effortlessly blends traditional and modern in this historic building. Our XL linen drum shades have been used throughout all communal areas. We are really please how well our modern drum shade blends into this setting.  

Bespoke Extra Large Drum Lampshade

Carter Jonas

We love this industrial chic look that we created for Carter Jonas's office re-fits. Tall column drum shades in white canvas with a semi translucent backing give a soft silhouette light from the filament lamps, contrasted with our custom made weathered bronze outer frame.


Contemporary Ceiling Lamp Shades
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