Need help with making lamp look better
malgorzzzzzata
November 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi All,

We have this lamp that was a gift that looks a little dated to me. Not sure how to "update" it or make it look more modern. Tried a cream/beige drum shade but it looked weird to me. Would a new lampshade even save this? Color suggestions?

Any suggestions would be helpful!
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chookchook2
The base is honest. Get a better quality shade.
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PH Interiors, LLC
Check out Anthropologie.com. They have fabulous unique lamp shades for example:
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PH Interiors, LLC
Me again - here is a better pic of the lamp shade
4 Likes   Thanked by malgorzzzzzata    November 5, 2013 at 9:15AM
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Barnhart Gallery
Hi malgorzzz -- There are certain gifts best kept in a closet and brought out for particular company. Others you can re-envision and love in the spirit that they're given.

Here's how I re-envision yours...I also like PH Interiors suggestion and look forward to seeing others.
4 Likes   Thanked by malgorzzzzzata    November 5, 2013 at 9:29AM
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Barnhart - I love your suggestion - just adding that little stand and tassel makes all the difference.
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Belle Chaise
A new shade will competely change the look of the lamp.
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malgorzzzzzata
thank you all! love those lampshades!
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Jetti Luckoski
If you don't have a small child or large dog to help you out with this try:
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SoCal Contractor
Pinterest is always a good source of inspiration when looking for ways to change something dated into a more creative look.
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shredder1952
Love the lamp. What is the style of your home? Changing the lampshade is the obvious quick fix. Go for something with texture, deep color (blue) and interesting shape.
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