You can not underestimate the value of a lampshade in your bedroom. It does not only completely change the look of your lighting fixture, but also changes the entire feel of your room. Lampshades help diffuse light. Whether you go for a modern drum-shaped lamp, for the more petite floral printed lampshades, or for traditional and crafty mirror-work lampshades, these shades of light can truly make or break your room. So, without further ado, let us take a look at these DIY lampshade ideas to uplift your room.
DIY Lampshade Ideas that You Can Try
These are some of the best lampshade makeover ideas that you can try out easily:
- Paint the lamp with bold floral prints
- Jute DIY lampshades
- Cardboard cut lampshades
- Repurpose an old sweater
- Disc lampshade
- Ribbon lampshade
- Crafted lampshades
- Kitchen lampshades
Check out these DIY lampshade projects in detail:
Paint the lamp with bold floral prints
This DIY lampshade idea is easy to incorporate and requires minimum materials to make the lampshade. All you need are fabric paints and let your imagination flow. You can paint some flowers or use masking tape, create an abstract lampshade.
If you want a geometric pattern, then go for a stencil design. If you want the lampshade to be the star of the show, then let the base of the lamp be white or black.
Jute DIY lampshades
This is not the usual DIY lampshade that will make your room bright and cosy. This jute DIY lampshade will create a cosy environment. Wrap some jute around the lampshade and stick it with glue. Go spiral all the way to the top so that when the light glows the jute creates a warm feeling. You can use it both for your table lamp and for the hanging light from the ceiling.
Cardboard cut lampshades
If you want to make a lampshade from scratch and you don’t want to buy expensive material to get the job done, then these cardboard cut lampshades should be your best choice.
You would need cardboard boxes, scissors and a glue gun. Cut out square pieces and glue them together in a way that it creates a hexagonal design. You can create any other design you want. If you want your lampshade to diffuse light through miniscule cuts, then make more intricate cuts to get the effect.
Repurpose an old sweater
You don’t need to be fancy when it comes to designing your lampshade. Think of various ways you can upgrade the lamp without spending a penny. The easiest one is using your old sweater that you are no longer wearing. The woolen sweater would create a warm light, perfect for cold nights! All you need is a shade, a sweater, and hot glue. Just cut the sweater in half, taking your scissors along the side seams. You don’t have to use the sleeves. Now the remaining material can be covered around the shade using hot glue. You can trim any rough edges for finesse.
If you have old CDs that are of no use to you, don’t throw them into the bin. Make a CD lampshade using four CDs. Stick them together with a glue gun. Make sure they are properly stuck together. Place a light bulb inside the CD box to create a light.
Let the light diffuse through the bulb and from the CD holes into the room. This way it will create a beautiful lampshade without spending a penny!
Has your child taken off the shades from your lamp and now only the metal frame is left? Don’t worry, you can custom-design your own stunning lampshade with simple materials. For this DIY lampshade project, you would need colourful ribbons and a needle and some thread to sew it together. You also need broad ribbons for this to work. Sew the ribbons at the ends and continue with the process to make it look like a lampshade.
You can perhaps add some cut out mirrors to your lampshade and let it shimmer and shine as light is reflected through the mirrors. Or you can let small shards of broken glass and stick them on your lampshade to create a handmade shade. The colourful shards of glass will glow and create a beautiful environment in the room.
If you are creative, you can perhaps create Turkish lampshades on your own. You would need a glass globe and some small glass crystals. Put some glue on the glass globe and create a mosaic pattern by sticking the glass pieces on the globe. There you have a beautiful glass lampshade of your own!
If you have metal graters in the kitchen that are of no use and they have gone blunt, How about using them as a lampshade in the kitchen?
This is a creative and DIY lampshade idea that needs no effort of yours to make it work. Just hang the metal graters from the ceiling of your kitchen and hang a lighting bulb from it. When light diffuses from this DIY lamshade, it creates a wonderful warm feeling in the kitchen and the intricate cuts of the metal grater gives a nice glow!
So, these were some budget-friendly lampshades for you to try at home. Don’t forget to check out these DIY rug ideas at home and let us know about your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will surely get back to you. Subscribe to the Zameen Newsletter appearing on the right hand side of the page. Stay tuned to the Zameen Blog for regular updates.