home: found this [ lamp shade ]

home: found this [ lamp shade ]

With all the options of lighting available sometimes it’s nice to find a traditional lamp shade, an easy way to update an old base. We have spotted this lovely example from ikea.com.

The cut out detail on the shade casts a pattern of light when on and when off it’s an attractive addition to any room.

Head to ikea.com to see the full range [ from £18 ]

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home: trend [ blush ]

home: trend [ blush ]

We have seen many shades of pink throughout 2017 and it seems to still be in high demand. A shade of pink that is not going away anytime soon is Blush. A popular choice for those wanting to introduce colour into a room but maybe afraid to go too bright. It doesn’t matter which room – living, bedroom or kitchen – blush can feature everywhere.

Ceramics from roseandgrey.co.uk

The blush shade works best when on chairs and soft furnishings with tactile materials like velvet and soft linen. Whether your room is a light neutral space or dark and moody, a blush statement chair will fit perfectly. It compliments colours grey and green really well,  as well as materials like brass, copper, gold and dark woods.

Add touches of blush with cushions and accessories. Find interesting patterns and quirky designs to inject fun into your home.

Lamp shade from rockettstgeorge.co.uk

If you look at any online interiors store you will find the blush items are still prominent. This is proof that this gorgeous shade of pink is going to be taking us through to Autumn / Winter. 

Guide:

1. Print from desenio.co.uk [ from £2.95 ]

2. Cushion cover from hm.com [ £6.99 ]

3. Image from Pinterest

4. Vase from southwoodstores.co.uk [ £10 ]

5. Bed frame from made.com [ from £399 ]

6. Storage basket from hm.com [ £8.99 ]

7. Armchair from westelm.co.uk [ £699 ]

8. Vase from miafleur.co.uk [ £76 ]

9. Wallpaper from grahambrown.com [ £40 ]

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

This is probably the most simple project we have featured. There are only three steps to create this cool plant stand, made from the wire frame of a lampshade.

Step one: Choose the shade size you want [ make sure the frame connects at the top and bottom ]. Pick one with an interesting shape and perhaps choose a few in different sizes.

Step two: Remove the fabric shade & cut off any excess parts you don’t need using wire cutters.

Step three: Spray the frame whatever colour you like and then ta da…its done!

We think these plant stands look best in black or white for a monochrome finish. But of course the choice is yours.

For full tutorials head to:

themerrythought.com 

harlowandthistle.com 

home: event [ make a lampshade ] 

home: event [ make a lamp shade ] 

If you’re in London today it’s not to late to get a place on the London Craft Club‘s ‘make a lamp shade‘ workshop in Highgate ( Lauderdale House N6) but if you miss out,  explore their website and find another great creative workshop and sign up. 

Other inspiring tutorials include embroidery, pyrography and decoupage. 

londoncraftclub.co.uk 

home: nice price [ lamp shade ] 

home: nice price [ lamp shade ] 

Dunelm is growing and growing in reputation for being a go-to store for affordable great homeware and furniture. This well priced lamp shade is no exception. 

It’s great minimal fresh white look, 3D artichoke style gives it a designer look but at the fraction of the price 

Only £22 

home: nice price [ copper lampshade ]

home: nice price [ copper lampshade ]

This lampshade from Rockett St George really does make a statement. The industrial style and design creates an stunning shape, making this as much a piece of art as functional lighting.

What’s even better is that it’s only £65. For something that looks this good you know you have found a winner with this light.

Add an exposed LED bulb to complete the look.

Rockettstgeorge.co.uk

home: made [ lampshades ] 

home: made [ lampshades ] 

Home projects are always satisfying and there’s lots of simple lampshade tutorials to produce your own shades for your home. Choose the fabric, colours and style to suit your interior. 

A great method is to use the DIY kits available to buy that allow you to make a drum shade. These kits are available on line from various stores including Ebay and Amazon

We also found brilliant tutorials from Cath Kidson and Design Sponge.  

The tutorials are straight forward and can allow you to create various sizes of shade. They can also inspire you on fabrics to use. Always ensure you’ve tested your fabric by holding it up to the light to ensure the light can filter through.