If you're anything like me, you've got lots of great lamps that you've picked up at garage sales, via craigslist or out flea-marketing. They're great shapes, great colors and unlike anything you can find in stores now. Also, they don't have shades. So you vow to get the perfect shade at some point
so that you can actually use said awesome lamp. But where oh where to find a modern, affordable lampshade?
I used to try Target, but the selection really disappointed me: only one or two drum shades and maybe 2 sizes, tops. Ikea has weird euro sizes so that's no good. And other places just seemed really expensive considering that most of the time I've bought the lamp because it was a total steal. So recently I ventured into unchartered territory and discovered a plethora or modern drum shades in various colors and textures and sizes at ... Lamps Plus
Their selection of contemporary shades is pretty comprehensive and I love that you can find nice details like the black ribbon edging on some of them. I've seen all of these in stock in the store I go to so you don't have to wait for it to be shipped to you. If you can, remember to bring the lamp with you so that you can test out different sized shades to see which one fits best!
Do you have a secret source for cheap shades?
Image from Revolutionary Girl.