Design Your Own Lampshade
At Premier Lampshades all of our handcrafted lamp shades are available in multiple sizes, colours, fabrics, and styles to accommodate any application, enhance existing décor, and complement any design motif.
Contrary to popular belief, the height of the lampshade is NOT used within the lampshade industry as the standard measurement of a lampshade. Instead, the size measurement is taken across the base of a shade (its widest diameter).
As a frame of reference when selecting your lampshade, please consider the following:
According to design industry standards regarding proper adornment, the average bedroom requires a lampshade of at least 14”, with up- or down-sizing as necessary for smaller or larger lamp shades, respectively.
Depending on ceiling height, a large living room’s light fixture typically accommodates a 16", 18", 20", or a 22" lamp shade.
To help you determine what size lamp shade will best meet your needs, we’ve assembled the following guidelines:
You need not measure “around” your lamp shade (circumference) to determine your lamp shade’s measurements.
Instead, begin by placing a measuring tape ACROSS the top opening, and then ACROSS the bottom opening, to obtain the diameter of each.
To determine the height of your lampshade, place it on a table, worktop, or other flat surface and insert the measuring tape into the top opening of your lampshade until it rests on the surface below and read the measurement at the top opening.
*Please reference our diagram below for visual instructions on how to measure your lampshade correctly.
These are the most commonly encountered lamp shade applications:
Standard Lamp Base
Free-standing floor lamps typically range from 4’ to 6’ in height and will accommodate lamp shades of between 18” to 22” in diameter, depending on design style and motif.
Table Lamp Base
As a general rule of thumb, a table lamp’s shade width should equal the distance between the base of the table lamp and its bulb clip or socket (style dependent).
Small Table Lamp Base
Most often used as lamps for bedside tables, these lamps will accommodate 8", 10", or 12" lamp shades.
Medium Table Lamp base
Also used for bedside tables in addition to entryways and sitting rooms, these lamps can accommodate 12", 14", or 16" lamp shades (height dependent).
Large Table Lamp base
Typically found in large spaces such as meeting rooms and hotels, these lamps will accommodate 16", 18", or 20" lamp shades (height dependent).
Ceiling Light shades
Apart from our candle lamp shades, all of our handmade lamp shades can be customised for ceiling light applications which are particularly popular in bedrooms and sitting rooms.
Candle Lamp Shades
With base diameters ranging between 4” to 5 ½ “, candle lamp shades are available in a wide selection of shapes and styles and are an excellent choice for wall sconces, chandeliers, and ceiling applications. These lamp shades employ a clip fitting which affixes directly to the light bulb.
About Premier Lampshades
Premier Lampshades is a Lancashire-based team of lampshade manufacturers. UK and global customers alike value the three core values we believe in – quality, uniqueness, and love for the craft. With roots in 1930’s Manchester, our story is one of heritage, family values and true craftsmanship. We use traditional methods and pioneering ideas to manufacture the finest quality of British lampshades. And with over 30 years’ experience in the lampshade manufacturing industry, our reputation for excellence is time-tested and well deserved.
Whether you want to purchase a beautiful lampshade or restore a loved lampshade, we can help.
We’ve manufactured lampshades par excellence for three decades, and everything we do is with quality in mind. Every component is hand-selected and checked a master craftsman. Quality is paramount and guaranteed, and we strive to produce the best Britain has to offer. Nothing fits better than tailored clothing, and the same is true of lampshades. You have your own individual tastes, and it’s important to us that you receive a lampshade that accurately reflects you and your personality. We handcraft every lampshade, allowing us to give you total control over every choice.
With 10 frame types to choose from and up to 11 sizes, you begin by choosing the right dimensions for your lamp or light. Optional extras include fabrics, braids, fringes and tassels. Every lampshade is made with love. This is the most important element, and the reason why we’ve continued to evolve and continually manufacture lampshades with distinction. Our love for quintessentially British styles and traditional techniques combines with our drive to innovate. At Premier Lampshades, we love what we do. And that’s the secret ingredient you’ll see in lampshade we manufacturer.
Postage & Packaging prices
FREE DELIVERY TO MAINLAND UK (Exc. highlands & Islands)
Please email or telephone for postage prices outside the UK before ordering.
“Your order will be processed straight away” All hand made fabric lampshades, lampshade repair, design your own lampshade, swatches, frames & accessories supplied to a mainland UK address will normally be delivered within 4-10 workings days from placing an order. Hand made fabric lampshades, lampshade repair, design your own lampshade, swatches, frames & accessories delivered to a none mainland UK address will normally be delivered within 25 working days from placing an order. “Please note” all hand made fabric lampshades, lampshade repairs & design your own lampshades are lovingly hand made by us Premier Lampshades LTD, this takes lots of time and skill and this is the reason it can take up to 4 to 25 days for delivery depending on where the customer resides in the world. “A quality finish takes time, love and care and is always worth the wait”. If no one is available to take a delivery from our couriers or royal mail etc, a calling card will be left. The customer will then need to contact the couriers / royal mail etc to arrange a re-delivery date. If the courier / royal mail etc are still unable to deliver at this point, the goods will be returned back to Premier Lampshades Ltd. Premier Lampshades Ltd then reserve the right to charge any additional re-delivery costs. “Please note” The customer is strictly required to examine the goods at the point of delivery and sign ‘received in good condition’ . If this is not possible please sign for stating ‘unchecked’. If the package is damaged please refuse delivery and the goods will be returned to us at no extra cost to the customer. Premier Lampshades LTD will then re-make and supply another lampshade etc for re-delivery back to the customer.