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A Buying Guide: String Lamp Shades

String lamp shades are intricately created with rows of luxurious silk string, woven in rows to cover a range of shapes. When illuminated, they allow a warm glow to emit between the strands; when switched off, they provide a unique focal point on any light fitting. A classic look, string lamp shades are once again back in fashion and popular due to their timeless style.

Whether drum, coolie, rectangular or square, our luxurious collection of string lamp shades can be used in any room. Read our latest blog here to discover how you can style them in your own home.

Coolie and Empire String Lamp Shades

Combining contemporary style with a twist, our tapered coolie and empire string lamp shade designs are available in luxe silk string with a soft-backed lining. Being soft-lined allows a little more light to glow through giving a semi-transparent effect, which silhouettes the lines created by the strings in these shades. Combine these shades with geometric bases to emphasize the clean lines.


                                                                                          Coolie String Lamp Shades



                                                            Empire String Lamp Shades

Rectangular or Square String Lamp Shades

A rectangular or square shade pairs perfectly with the lines created by a string lamp shade, and can suit either tall floor lamps or table lamps. Our collection of square string lamp shades feature cut corners for a more angular look or simple four-pointed rectangular shapes for simplicity. All of our string shades are available in monochromatic black or white and created with luxurious real silk string.



Drum Silk String Lamp Shades

Ever popular, drum lamp shades are one of the most versatile designs available. Suitable for floor, table or ceiling lights, these cylindrical shades are never out of style. Combining contemporary shades with an intricate surface pattern, our collection of string drum lamp shades promises to elevate any interior space with beautiful silk string exteriors and a soft lined interior for generous amounts of illumination. Choose from four key colors in our drum shades and two main fabric types: either luxurious silk string or cord string – a slightly thicker alternative for a more dramatic look.





For more unusual shapes, we also offer oval string lamp shades and even string lamp shades suitable for wall sconces in two different sizes. Explore more of our exclusive silk and corded string lamp shade collection here.

For a similar look, why not explore our pleated lamp shades? We stock a wide selection of beautifully designed pleated lamp shades with a collection of pleats and tucks; a beautiful way to light your home. Discover more of our pleated lamp shades here.

Looking for more lighting ideas? Try our blog on A Buying Guide: Drum Lamp Shades for more interior design inspiration.


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