This vibrant shade from Anthropologie features honey-colored beads that hang from linen stitched with wool. Bold wildflower shapes in vibrant citrus colors make it a real eye-catcher.
Bloom Shade, $88 for medium (12?h x 8.5?d), $108 for large (10?h x 16?d);
Rows and rows of cork around this simple drum shade add instant texture to your space. Plus, its natural hues will compliment nearly any base.
Classic Drum Cork by Jamie Young Lighting (13?h x 18?d), $175;
Sometimes, a little simplicity is all you need. This percale shade trimmed in grass green ribbon epitomizes easy chic. It’s the sophisticated side of preppy style.
Ribbon Trim Shade, $35 for table (9?h x 11?d), $49 for floor (11?h x 15.5?d);
Real wood veneers in either cherry or walnut make these rustic shades unique. We love the way the light glows between the fine wood grains.
Roost Wood Veneer Lamp Shades, $160 for small (9.5?h x 14?d), $180 for large (10?h x 16?d);
Appliquéd with gorgeous felt cutouts, this off-white shade has gone from basic to bold. And in classic black and white, the butterfly motif is far from cutesy.
Butterflies Shade, $34;
A graphic, golden lattice pattern is stunning on this off-white silk shade from Jamie Young. Even with a standard base, your lamp will become a modern fixture.
Large Drum Taupe Lattice Silk Shade by Jamie Young Lighting (13?h x 18?d), $175;
Textile designers Barbara Massey and Helen Rogers specialize in whimsical, digitally printed patterns. Using the classic drum shape, they turn their favorite prints into the lovely lamps seen here. We adore the birds on a wire but the floral sketch may be our favorite.
Vintage Rave Lampshades, $80 to $110;
Beige-and-brown faux wood grain pops against this cotton percale drum shade. And at just $15, it’s the best price for the greatest visual impact.
Wood Grain Shade (9.5?h x 14?d), $15;
These gorgeous mums are colorful but the negative space and cream shade won’t overpower your current palette. And with shimmering silk, this sweet shade is surprisingly elegant.
Red Mum Silk Shade (10?h x 14? across the bottom x 12? across the top), $100;
With twill ripples snaking down the shade, this piece from Anthropologie looks as if it could have been made from a glorious ball gown. The fashion-forward ruffles are distinctly feminine but the masculine colors make this piece the perfect he/she compromise.
Estuary Shade (8.5?h x 12?d), $88;
This basic paper lampshade is adorned with a print made from hand-carved wood blocks. Simple leaf shapes are the essence of fall but a buttery yellow will keep the pattern spring- and summer-ready.
Brown Leaf Lampshade (7.25?h x 12?d), $40;
Florals can feel fuddy but sketched in an unexpected black and brown, they feel fresh again. The white of the paper dominates the lamp, allowing for a clear bright light.
Graphic Flower Paper Lamp Shade (10?h x 14? across the bottom x 12? across the top), $30;