Our modern drum lampshades are handmade to order in a range of sizes to fit most table lamps, floor lamps and standard lamps. Choose your colour from our extensive swatch of fabrics or supply your own material for a truly one of a kind drum light shade.

Drum lamp shades are often used for tables lamps, standard lamps, floor lamps and bedside lamps.  Additionally, if you require a drum shade as a pendant please contact us for more information.  Consider the style of your home and size of your lamp before choosing which size drum lamp shade is best for you.

Green Pleated Drum Table Lampshade
Square Cream lampshade
Grey Coolie Bedside Table Lampshade
White Drum Lampshade with Gold Lining for Table Lampshades
Traditional Standard Lampshade
White Bowed Drum Standard Lampshade
Green Scalloped Standard Lampshade
Pleated Lampshade
Blue Velvet standard lampshade
Gold Lined Black Drum Shade
Standard Lampshade in Gold
Turquoise drum standard lampshade

Our beautiful handmade drum lampshades are crafted using premium fabric finished with a hand rolled edge. The drum lampshades are also available in numerous colours ranging from neutral shades including ivory and white going through to earthy colours including willow and herb to brighter shades or red and green and lovely darker shades of blue as well as grey and black.  We have everything in-between to suit all design styles.  You are also able to customise the linings to your own.

Green Tapered Drum Shade
Drum shade for Standard Lamp
Standard Lampshade in Gold
Velvet Coolie Lampshade
Green Tapered Drum Shade
Drum shade for Standard Lamp
Standard Lampshade in Gold
Velvet Coolie Lampshade

Drum lampshades offer an array of styles to suit different preferences and design themes. Here are some popular styles to consider:

Plain drum lampshades feature a clean, minimalist design, making them suitable for various room styles. They provide a simple yet elegant look that complements both modern and traditional interiors.  Patterned drum lampshades can add a touch of personality and visual interest to your space, opt for patterned drum lampshades. They are available in a wide range of designs, from bold geometrics to delicate florals, enabling you to create a focal point in the room.  Textured drum lampshades can create a unique visual appeal. Consider options like pleated, woven, or fabric drum lampshades to introduce a tactile element to your lighting fixtures.

Customise Drum Lampshade

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9 sizes to choose from

70 colours of Cotton, Linen or Velvet

10 different linings

Our simple drum lampshade builder is a quick way to view all of the sizes we offer and browse our extensive swatch of fabulous colours.

Don’t forget you can supply your own fabric and create a truly one of a kind drum lampshade.

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Why Imperial Lighting ?

We are a family run business based in Devon and have been manufacturing beautiful Drum lamp shades for almost 60 years.

We pride ourselves on offering our customers the highest level of  personal service and are always happy to discuss your exact requirements over the phone.

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Free P&P over £40

Supply your own fabric

Handmade in the UK

We offer drum lampshades in over 70 on trend colours of Cotton, Linen and Velvet.

All of our drum lampshades come with a White lining or can be finished with an optional metallic in Gold Silver or Copper.

Imperial Lighting also has the ability to print your own design to then create into a drum lamp shade to create a unique feature shade.

Each colour of these drum lampshades is available in nine different sizes, 8″, 10”, 12”, 14”, 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” and an extra large 24”.

Drum lampshades are cylindrical lampshades with straight sides and a flat top and bottom. They are known for their timeless and versatile design, making them a popular choice for both traditional and contemporary settings. Drum lampshades come in a wide range of sizes, colours, and patterns, allowing you to find the perfect match for your existing decor.

If you need help to choose the right sized drum light shade please contact us.

Drum Lampshades handmade in the UK

Our beautiful handmade drum lampshades are crafted using premium fabric finished with a hand rolled edge. The drum lampshades are also available in numerous colours ranging from neutral shades including ivory and white going through to earthy colours including willow and herb to brighter shades or red and green and lovely darker shades of blue as well as grey and black.  We have everything in-between to suit all design styles.  You are also able to customise the linings to your own.

Drum lamp shades are often used for tables lamps, standard lamps, floor lamps and bedside lamps.  Additionally, if you require a drum shade as a pendant please contact us for more information.  Consider the style of your home and size of your lamp before choosing which size drum lamp shade is best for you.

The extra large drum lampshade measuring 60cm in diameter on the base can be a great feature for rooms within the house such as the hallway or larger open plan kitchen areas.  These larger drum light shades make a great feature in all spaces.  Extra large drum lampshades suit hotel communal spaces and can also feature your design or colour scheme.  Our drum light shades are a great choice as a lampshade for all spaces.

Our newly designed flush lampshades created to help with low ceiling lighting problems are individually handmade to the highest standard in a vast array of colours and designs.  Each of these low profile ceiling lights are available in three different sizes.  All flush lamp shades measure at 15cm deep and are available in three widths, 45cm, 60cm and 80cm.

Our handmade low ceiling lighting includes an integrated diffuser and a three light ceiling fitting.  We recommend using 3 energy saving lightbulbs up to 12w in our low ceiling lighting solutions.  We also suggest opting for frosted lamps over clear as these will provide a softer light.  These low profile ceiling lights can also be used with a dimmer switch provided that dimmable bulbs have been chosen.  The frosted halo diffuser insures that light is dispersed equally across the room through the low ceiling light.  The three prong fitting means the low ceiling lighting solution is easy to take down and clean or even change for a different design.  We recommend these low profile ceiling lights are installed by a qualified electrician as it is an electrical light fitting.

The pleated drum lampshade or ribbon drum lampshade is a versatile style of drum lampshade. We have hand wrapped luxurious layers of cotton ribbon delicately around the shade giving this drum shade a unique twist with a knife pleat finish.  The elegant ribbon wrap method gives the look of a pleated lampshade but with the added benefit of the pleat continuing on the inside, making for a truly stunning pleated lampshade inside and out.  The popular pleated drum lamp shape is suitable for use as a pendant lampshade or as pleated lamp shades for table lamps. This striped lampshade comes in four sizes to fit table lamps, floor lamps, standard lamps and ceiling light shades.  Our luxurious striped lampshades are handmade in our UK workshop by our wonderful team. They are perfect for bringing an extra pop of colour to your interiors.

We recommend using a 60W lightbulb or an energy saving lightbulb up to 12w in our drum light shades.  However, if you wish to create a softer lighting feel with your coolie lampshade we suggest using frosted lamps.  The drum lamp shade also comes complete with a dual purpose fitting to fit all UK table lamps.

Imperial Lighting has been manufacturing lampshades for over 60 years and consequently can make almost any style of modern or traditional lampshade.  We are now one of the most comprehensive lamp shade suppliers in the country.  Imperial Lighting deal directly with trade as well as the public and also has an excellent reputation for both our personal customer service and for creating exceptional quality products. If you have extra specifications or questions about these coolie lampshades please send us a message.


Drum Lamp Shades

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Drum Shades for Home & Trade

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.

Modern Drum Lampshades

Modern drum lamp shades are also known as hard shades, these consist of the outer fabric being laminated to a PVC backing, its this PVC that gives hard drum lampshades a clear crisp finish. The drum shade its self consist of a top and bottom wire ring that the laminated fabric is formed to. This style of drum lampshades is the most popular shade sold on line in the UK. Examples of our most popular drum lampshades can be found by clicking here.


Traditional Drum Lampshades

Traditional drum shades also referred to as soft shades are made up of a rigid wire frame with a stretched fabric cover. This style of drum shade tends to be bowed or tapered which is not a shape that can be achieved with the modern PVC drum shades. The traditional style of drum lamp shade is also trimmed top and bottom and can be lined with fabric giving a softer light.

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.

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.

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.

French Drum Lamp Shade

A stylish alternative to the straight sided drum shade the French drum lampshade has become increasingly popular. This elegant style of drum lamp shade suits table lamps, floor lamps as well as a pendant light. Our latest range of E|clipse french drums are avilbale in your own fabric and can be paired with some stunning metallic linings. visit our french drum lamp shade page to view the full range.

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.


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. Examples of some recent drum lamp shade projects are below:

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


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.


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.


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. 

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 

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.

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.  

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.


Heskith Ribbon Drum Shade

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.

Pendant Drum Shades Linked Below

Flush Drum Shade Colours

French Drum Lampshade Colours

Popular drum lampshade colours include our chic black drum lampshade or contrasting white drum lampshade, both of these shades classic contemporary interiors. For a splash of colour why not try a Red drum lampshade or Blue drum lampshade. How about adding warmth to your decor with a vibrant orange drum lamp shade rather than playing it safe with a cream drum shade.

One of the most popular drum lampshade colours at the moment has to be our grey drum lamp shade, check it out here.