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Supplying Lampshades for Home & Trade

UK Lampshade Supplier

Imperial Lighting is a leading UK lampshade manufacturer supplying traditional and modern styles of lampshades online.

Based in Devon our family run business has been making lampshades for almost 60 years supplying both residential and trade customers the finest handmade lamp shades.

We are able to produce almost any style and size of lamp shade imaginable, from a simple bedside table lampshade through to large bespoke feature lampshades.

We have dedicated teams looking after all trade and residential lampshade enquiries to insure the highest level of service is always achieved.

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Flush drum lamp shade

Traditional Lampshades

Traditional lampshades also know as soft shades or fabric lampshades start off with a wire frame an outer sleeve of material is then stretched over the frame so it takes on the shape of the frame. 

Traditional lampshades tend to be bowed or fluted something that is hard to achieve with the modern PVC backed lampshades.

Traditional lampshades also have a balloon lining which is a stretched inner material that covers the inside of the lamp shade frame. 

Traditional lampshades are always finished with a trim top and bottom to cover the stitching or glue marks.

Examples of some of our most popular traditional lamp shades can be seen further down this page.

Lampshade Jargon

Fabric drum lampshade
Bowed Drum_Green Shantung
Tapered drum lampshade
Extra Large Drum Lampshade

Modern Lamp Shades

Modern lampshades are also referred to as hard shades, this is due to the lampshade material being laminated to a semi rigid material such as PVC or card.

The modern lampshade shape can be achieved because the lampshade cover is formed to a top and bottom ring which gives the lamp shade a much cleaner shape.

Popular styles of modern lampshades can be found further down this page.

Extra large drum shades
bespoke modern cylinder ceiling white lampshade
Contemporary Lamp shades

Popular Extra Large Drum Shades

Extra Large Drum Brick

Extra Large Drum Orange

Extra Large Drum Turquoise

Extra Large Drum Charcoal

Extra Large Drum Purple

Extra Large Drum Mushroom

Extra Large Drum Mid Blue

Popular Extra Large French Drum

XL French Drum Brick

XL French Drum Lime

XL French Drum Charcoal

XL French Drum Forest

XL French Drum Coral

XL French Drum Pale Violet

XL French Drum Grey

Modern drum lamp shades and extra large drum shades can be used in a number of different ways to enhance the interior design of a contemporary space such as a nightclub or bar hotel lobby

Extra large drum shades are particularly useful if you have a large space to fill or want to add a dramatic splash of colour to a room drum lamp shades are also a popular choiuce for hanging low over a dining room table

All of our extra large drum shades are individually handmade to your exact specification, they can be made in cotton, linen taffeta, silk, parchment or even your own fabric and supplied with or without a diffuser.

With the ability to replicate most styles of lamp shade we can offer replacement lamp shades for ones that become damaged or worn, which can be a lot more cost effective than replacing the entire light fitting.

We also offer a wide selection of suspension options for your extra large drum lamp shade from a simple single pendant to custom made multi light suspensions for inceased light output

In addition to extra large drum shades we also offer squares, rectangles, ovals and much more, these lamp shades can be made to hang or be used on table and floor lamps.

Printed Extra Large Drum Shades

We also have the facility to digitally print any design on to the inside or outside of the extra large drum shade which opens up endless options for creating a unique and impressive feature shade.

In additional we can manufacture extra large drum shades in your own fabric or wall paper

Please contact us to discuss your extra large drum shade requirements further

Online Extra Large Drum Shade Builder


Our extra large drum shade builder enables you to create your perfect extra large drum lampshade online. Follow the simple step by step process by selecting the shape, size and fabric, from there leave the rest to us, you extra large drum shade will be handmade to order and delivered to you within three weeks. Click here to get started

  • Design Your Own Extra Large Drum Shade
  • Simple Step by Step Process
  • Extensive Range of Fabrics and Colours
  • Extra Large Drum Shade Made to Order
  • Tapered Extra Large Drum Shades
  • Tall Extra Large Drum Shades
  • 3 Tier Extra Large Drum Shades
  • 2 Tier Extra Large Drum Shades
  • Silk Extra Large Drum Shades



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Delivery to UK Offshore / Ireland - £12.50 on all orders