While this is down to the individual it’s advised that you select a lampshade that is two thirds the height of the base. The width (diameter) of the lampshade should be slightly larger than the widest part of your base. Drum/circular shapes look good with most lamp bases, they also tend to be the most popular shape for ceiling pendants. In general, the suggested sizes for a modern home would be;

Table lamp; 20cm diameter – 35cm diameter and Ceiling pendant; 35cm – 40cm diameter

However, do play around with shapes and sizes, create a statement and go bigger, maybe a super-size between 70cm – 100cm. It’s a good idea to cut out a shape/size from paper or card and place it in the area to see how if effects the room layout.

Yes, we make all shapes and sizes– traditional shapes and the more modern styles; coolie, tapered drums/circular, oval, square, triangle shades – please contact us for more details or see our Shade Shapes page.

We make shades in most fabrics, obviously, some of the fabrics used in upholstery tend to be too think, this is because we handroll the edges for some shapes and they will appear far too thick and bulky. If you wish you can send us a swatch and we will be happy to advise you on its suitability. If you are struggling to find the right fabric for your room, we offer a fabric sourcing service which is free with your order

I recommend low energy bulbs or up to a maximum of 60 watts.

Yes, we only use a professional pvc which is UV stable and flame retardant which has passed the glow wire test carried out by the Lighting Association. With traditional shades which are 100% fabric (no PVC interlining) all fabric is treated and flame retardant.

This depends on other orders already being created in our studios, and obviously, the type of shape you have chosen, as some styles do take longer than others. We aim to have your lampshade shipped within approx 7-10 days. We will send you an email notification the same day we ship your item.

Yes, they fit a 40mm euro base and come fitted with a reducer for the smaller, more common UK bases and light fittings.

Yes, we do ship abroad, although we do advise you request a quote first to enable us to provide a suitable shipment supplier.

It is very unusual for one of our lampshades to be returned to us and we take pride in our quality control process. However, if you receive a lamp shade that is damaged please let us know immediately by email to louise@countryshades.co.uk and we will advise you how to return it together in the original packaging. The return will be at your expense until we agree that the lampshades are damaged and we will then reimburse you the cost of the return. Please ensure that any returned lampshades are insured as we cannot be held liable for goods in transit over which we have no control.