Made to Measure Red Lampshades

Which of your fabrics do you recommend for red lampshades?

When people walk into a room lit with the warm glow of a red lampshade they immediately respond.   Read More...

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Made to Measure Lampshades

Which of your fabrics do you recommend for red lampshades?

When people walk into a room lit with the warm glow of a red lampshade they immediately respond.  

High-octane red-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, more old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick―can evoke the cosy, insular vibe of, say, an 18th-century library. Either way, red is a statement lampshade colour. 

In an otherwise neutral palette, even a restricted amount of red can liven up a space. My brightest red fabric is called Tomato, Wild and Free and Stockholm Stripe both incorporate this red and make beautiful red curtains.

Raspberry red is softer and a little more orange, making wonderful lampshades. See my designs: Fern and Dragonfly and Flora and Fauna with coordinates’ Little Leaf, Plain Check and Botanical Trellis. We also offer a Plain Raspberry red linen union.

My Cranberry red fabrics have more blue in them and go more towards a burgundy red lampshade fabric. Cow Parsley and Acorn and Leaf all have this lovely mellow red, warming up a room without being too strident.

Red soft furnishing fabrics are warm, cool greys, greens and warm blues are also possible complimentary colours to use in a room to add interest.

Red stimulates the appetite, which makes it a perfect choice for the lead colour in a dining room palette, any of my red fabrics would work in this type of room, but maybe especially my Cranberry. Red adds drama to any room—even one as utilitarian as the kitchen.

You can buy our fabrics in 50cm increments and make you own lampshade, or use our made to measure service and we will make one especially for you.

Each bespoke lampshade is beautifully made in our local workshops by professionals, hand finished with great care and attention. Our makers use traditional methods and take a real pride in what they do. With made-to-measure, there is no need to compromise; you can create a unique look with your choice of fabric and those important finishing touches that will complement and co-ordinate your home. There are two shapes to choose from, empire and drum and several sizes. You can choose a second fabric to line the lampshade and choose a diffuser if you wish to hide the bulb.

Please ask for fabric samples and see the colours in your rooms. If you order a half metre returnable sample you can pin it to your present curtains and see how it looks. All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for lampshades, curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.