Throwing Shade – 10 Minute Decorating with Lamp Shades


Decorating with Lampshades - see how easy it is to update any lamp with a fun new lamp shade

Throw Shade – to talk trash about a friend or acquaintance, to publicly denounce or disrespect. 


I’m throwing some shade today.  Actually, I’m throwing some shades around my bedroom but don’t worry, nobody was hurt during quest for the perfect lamp shade.

In this little corner of my bedroom, I hide … I mean retreat from the chaos of everyday life.

Sitting here, curled under a soft fleece throw with a good book is great …

but staring at that red lampshade has been bringing me down.


You see, I bought this floor lamp years ago and here it’s been sitting, taunting me, daring me to remove that shade I’d grown bored with.

I finally had enough and wanted a fresher, brighter, simpler look so a quick switcharoo was all it took.

I love this neutral drum shade …

Love this cozy reading nook with the bergere chair

I also snuck into my daughter’s room to try out her colorful embroidered shade.

Love the embroidered lampshade and the bergere chair

What a difference a shade makes.

Fun to see how a different lamp shade can transform the look of any lamp

For the time it takes to twist off a finial, you can get a whole new look.

From dark and formal …

Red damask lampshade

to whimsical …

Anthro inspired embroidered lamp shade

to a neutral drum shade that goes with anything.

Neutral drum shade

Don’t worry, I put my daughter’s shade back before she could throw shade at me.

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