Table Lamp shades

Browse our extensive range of traditional and modern table lamp shades here. Alternatively click a shape below to customise your light shade with our easy to use lampshade builder.

Drum Table Lamp Shade

Empire Table Lamp Shade

Scalloped Empire

Bowed Empire

Rectangular Table Lamp Shade

Coolie Table Lamp Shade

Bowed Drum

Skirted Empire

French Drum Table Lamp Shade

Oval Table Lamp Shade

Square End Oval

Skirted Octagon

Tall Drum 

Retro Drum 

Square Table Lamp Shade

Pleated Table Lamp Shade

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Why Imperial Lighting

Imperial Lighting is a family business that’s been hand making beautiful lampshades for generations. Here from our workshop in Devon, we produce stunning table lamp shades in modern and traditional styles. Unlike a lot of other lampshade suppliers we make everything in the UK guaranteeing the quality of each individually handmade lampshade. Additionally, buying UK made lampshades is far better for the environment and supports local industry.

Another benefit is that all of our lampshades can be tailored to your exact requirements. With an extensive selection of shapes, sizes and materials, you will undoubtedly find a perfect match for your lamp.

We guarantee quality and craftsmanship in every table lamp shade we offer. Because all of our products are handmade made with durable materials, ensuring long-lasting beauty and functionality. You can trust that each lamp shade, whether for table lamps or other lighting fixtures, is crafted to enhance both the aesthetic and functionality of your space.

While our  light shades excel in style, they are functional too. Designed to diffuse light evenly and efficiently, our  lamp shades shades are made to add the ambiance of your room. Providing ample illumination for your needs. Whether it’s for reading, working, or creating a cozy atmosphere, our table lamp shades are tailored to meet your requirements.

Modern Table Lamp Shades

Imperial Lighting are one of very few lamp shade manufacturers that produce table lamp shades in both Modern and Traditional styles. As a result, you need look no further when looking for a comprehensive lampshade supplier. From our workshop in Devon we hand make every  lamp shade by hand to the highest level.

Each lamp shade in our collection is a testament to superior craftsmanship and quality materials. Made by a skilled team, these lampshades feature a blend of classic designs and durable materials to ensure longevity and beauty.

Our modern lampshades are produced by hand laminating fabric to a rigid or hard PVC backing. This is why these type of lampshades are also known as hard shades. Below are examples of some of our most popular modern table lampshade shapes. 

The drum table lamp shade is the most popular shape of lampshade made. Due to its  timeless elegance and versatile functionality in the realm of lighting decor. Embracing a classic cylindrical shape, the drum lampshade offers balanced illumination, diffusing light evenly throughout the room. Therefore its simplicity becomes its strength, which makes it the perfect choice for so many styles of lamps. What sets the drum lamp shade apart is its ability to adapt to various materials. Whether it’s a linen fabric for a soft, ambient glow or a bold patterned textile for a statement piece. The clean lines and understated silhouette of the drum lampshade create a visual harmony. This makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a effortless blend of style and functionality in their lighting fixtures.

Browse all of our drum table lamp shades here.

Empire table lamp shades, with their classic design, exude an air of sophistication. Firstly, these lamp shades boast a timeless shape, featuring a steep taper that flares at the bottom. Moreover, their versatility shines through as they effortlessly complement various interior styles, seamlessly blending into traditional and contemporary decor schemes.

Additionally, Empire table lamp shades come in traditional and modern styles, finished in a wide range of materials and colours. Whether crafted from luxurious silk, textured linen or Ribbon Pleat, these lampshades elevate the ambiance of any room. Overall, these lampshades stand as a testament to timeless elegance, making them a sought-after choice for illuminating any space.

Rectangular table lamp shades exude a distinct modern charm, marked by their clean lines and contemporary appeal. To begin with, their sleek design offers a crisp, focused illumination, perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to a room. Furthermore, their structured shape effortlessly complements minimalist and industrial decor, making them a versatile choice for various interior styles. Another reason this shape is so popular is the narrow profile is perfect where space is limited.

Lastly the rectangular lampshade shape can be  seamlessly integrate into a wide range of design schemes. Overall, the sharp geometry of rectangular light shades make them a stylish choice for illuminating any space.

The straight-sided oval table lamp shade is particularly popular for areas with limited space. To start, this distinctive design combines the structured elegance of straight sides with the gentle, elongated form of an oval.  This creates a visually striking and balanced aesthetic. Overall, its shape allows for a focused yet soft illumination, casting a warm, light that beautifully complements various settings.

These lampshades can be made in your own fabric or one of our materials, from linen to velvet or cotton. Unlike tapered lampshades the oval is particularly suited to pattered fabric due to being cut from a straight panel.

Coolie table lamp shades, with their elegant curves and sleek designs, bring a touch of style to any space. Firstly, their unique shape creates a gentle, diffused glow which casts a warm ambiance throughout the room. In addition, their versatility is notable. These lampshades effortlessly complement various decor styles and seamlessly fit into modern or classic settings. With all of our lampshades you can supply your own material for a personalised look.

Overall, coolie lampshades stand out for their combination of style and functionality, making them a stylish choice for illuminating any interior.

Tall drum table lamp shades present an imposing yet graceful presence within a room’s decor. These on trend lampshades have an elongated cylindrical shape, extending upwards to command attention while maintaining a sense of sleekness. Their height gives a distinctive visual impact, allowing them to stand out as statement pieces in any setting. Functionally, the taller style of these drum shades contributes to a narrower diffusion of light, although will still cast a generous glow across a larger area. Hence this his design makes them particularly suited for spaces where ambient lighting is desired, such as living rooms or larger reading areas.

Their impressive height coupled with their ability to seamlessly blend with diverse interior styles makes them a striking and versatile choice for illuminating and enhancing any room’s ambiance.

Square Table Lamp Shades

The square table lamp shade is a popular choice for modern interiors, seamlessly integrating functionality with style. To start, its clean lines  offer a sharp, modern aesthetic that effortlessly complements a variety of interior designs. Additionally, the square shape provides a versatile canvas for a range of materials, from plain cottons to textured Linens .

Furthermore, the transition from one side to another creates a balanced visual appeal, accentuating the structured and polished look. As a key element in interior decor, the square lampshade serves as more than just a lighting fixture. It becomes a stylish focal point, adding a touch of sophistication to any space

Traditional Table Lamp Shades

Discover the timeless artistry of handmade traditional shades. Elevate your interior decor with the exquisite craftsmanship and rich heritage embodied in our collection of traditional handmade table lamp shades. Each piece is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, preserving age-old techniques passed down through generations. Our diverse range showcases an array of designs, from intricate embroidery to classic patterns, all meticulously handmade with premium materials like silk, linen, or delicately woven fabrics. Imbued with warmth and character, these lampshades exude a unique charm, adding a touch of cultural elegance to any room. Experience the allure of tradition blended seamlessly with modern sensibilities through our exclusive selection of handcrafted table lampshades. Explore our collection and bring the timeless beauty of artisan craftsmanship into your home

The stylish scalloped bowed empire table lamp shade reflects elegance through its graceful curves and timeless charm. Starting with delicate scalloped edges, this unique design creates a subtle yet captivating visual appeal. Transitioning seamlessly into a bowed silhouette, it offers a gentle curve that exudes refinement. Moreover, the empire shape brings a classic charm, adding grandeur and style to any space.

These lamp shades are carefully crafted with attention to detail, often using premium fabrics like silk or linen to enhance their luxurious appeal. The combination of scalloped edges and the sweeping curves of the empire shape creates a captivating interplay of light, diffusing a soft and inviting glow. Elevate your decor with the exquisite craftsmanship and timeless charm of the scalloped bowed empire light shade—a blend of sophistication and artistry that enhances the ambiance of any room.

A traditional styled drum lamp shade that is bowed in the middle in white faux silk

The bowed drum table lamp shade brings together contemporary flair and classic charm in perfect harmony. Its gently bowed edges create a subtle yet captivating curvature, smoothly transitioning into the modern cylindrical drum shape that defines its appeal. This unique combination seamlessly blends traditional elegance with a sleek, updated aesthetic. Meticulously crafted, these table lamp shades often feature high-quality materials like crisp linen or smooth silk, enhancing their luxurious feel. Additionally, the gentle bowing effect adds visual interest, creating an intriguing play of light that softly diffuses through the room.

Whether as a standalone statement piece or part of a coordinated decor ensemble, the bowed drum table lampshade adds timeless sophistication with a touch of modernity, illuminating your space with grace and style.

The classic bowed design of the empire table lamp shade radiates timeless elegance by blending traditional elements with graceful curves. Firstly, the gently bowed edges create a soft transition from side to side, adding a subtle delicacy to the overall silhouette. Meticulously crafted with attention to detail, this lampshade often uses premium materials like silk or linen, enhancing its luxurious appeal. Additionally, the regal empire shape brings a grand feel, lending majesty to any space. Smoothly transitioning from bowed contours to a broader empire design, this lampshade perfectly captures traditional sophistication. As a central element in interior decor, the bowed empire table lampshade not only lights up the space but also serves as a captivating focal point, elevating the ambiance with its classic charm and refined aesthetics. In summary, it combines timeless design with delicacy, creating a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere.

Experience the ultimate in personalized elegance with our custom-made ribbon pleated empire table lamp shades. To start, these beautiful lamp shades offer a choice between solid colors or a captivating blend for a striped effect. Imagine your space adorned with the timeless richness of gold, the calmness of green, the purity of white, the warmth of cream, the boldness of red, or the sophistication of black.

Effortlessly transitioning between these colors, the ribbon pleats add a luxurious texture, creating a visual feast for the eyes. Meticulously crafted with precision and care, each table lamp shade is a unique piece tailored to your taste and style. Enhance your decor with a touch of opulence and customization, as these ribbon pleated empire table lampshades not only light up your space but also become a striking, personalized centerpiece that embodies refined living.

About Us and Our Lampshades

Our family run business has been producing the finest handmade shades for well over 50 years. Based in Torquay, Devon our skilled workshop manufacturer lamp shades in traditional modern and also classic styles. Our in house swatch consists of more than 300 fabrics and trims although we are happy to use customers own if preferred.

There are two main types of lamp shades. Soft shades which tend to be the more traditional style and consists of a rigid wire frame with hand stretched fabric. The other is known as hard shades which are typically a fabric laminated to PVC or card.

In addition to our standard shapes and sizes we also offer a bespoke service. When replacing a shade it may not have the same standard fitting.  We can replicate this style of lamp fitment as well as most shapes of shades.

For lamps that hold sentimental value we also offer a recovering service.

It can be tricky trying to find the perfect new shade for your lamp, what size will look best? what shape? what colour. If you are in any doubt please call us to talk through your options. We can help ensure you have the right size lamp shade. Send free colour samples. Give advice to ensure you make the right decision when choosing your new lamp shade.

Working within most commercial sectors we are also happy to undertake trade project of all sizes. Working with Interior designers, Architects, housekeeping & maintenance we can also supply lampshades to suit most projects and budgets. 

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