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Handmade UK lampshades custom designed to create unique and elegant shades.  Handmade in the UK to a customer’s specification in fabrics chosen from a selection of silks, dupions, brocades and moires or in a customer’s own fabric if preferred.  We also offer a renovation and recovering service for old and antique lampshades.  Shades of Elegance custom design lampshades for modern interiors, period and traditional settings, contemporary, hand pleated and decorative lampshades  We are renowned for our attention to detail and customer service.

Below are some comments about Shades of Elegance, from the media and some very happy customers. You can read more about us on our About page.


“Ask The Right People” in BBC Homes & Antiques magazine

“…they specialise in re-covering old antique lamp frames and will also undertake repairs. You can take your pick of fabrics from their selection of plain dupion, moire taffe

Laurence Llewewlyn-Bowen writing in the DAILY EXPRESS

” … Shades of Elegance is a delightful little company specialising in recovering and restoring antique or complicated shade frames, just the kind of thing I think you are tas, silk dupion, brocades and cotton, as well as speciality fabrics such as chenille and embroidered silk, or the frame can be covered in your own fabric. They also have around 14 different shade shapes of their own and a wide range of trimmings. Other services include pleating fluted shapes in chiffon and mounting lace over a contrasting silk…”

Customer Comments

The lampshades arrived yesterday. I am delighted with them.   Katie  Kent  March 2014

Thank you for the lampshades, they look amazing.   Ryan  Croydon  January 2014

You are a genius, what a great job.  (shade relined)    Lynda  Devon  December 2013

The shades have arrived.  Beautiful!!  indeed elegant.  Thank you  Peter  Leicester  November 2013

The lampshade arrived this morning and it looks wonderful.  Harris  Loughborough June 2013

Just received the shade…it is SO LOVELY  MANY THANKS  Emmanuel London  March 2013

We had a new shade made for a lamp purchased in New Zealand some  40 yrs ago.  The new shade was the same as the original and looks stunning. The personal service and care taken over the whole order was of the highest standard. John  Holmes Chapel Feb 2013

It has arrived. Look fabulous, so many thanks.  Juliet G  Herts Feb 2013

The shade was delivered yesterday. I am delighted  with it, you have done a womderful job.  Patsy Weston Super Mare  Jan 2013

What can I say – the shades are exquisite and much admired.      Dorothy Andover May 2012

I had an original shade from a 1930’s standard lamp made of parchment which had disintergrated and the metal frame was broken. Shades of Elegance were extremely helpful and able to get the frame repaired and obtain some vellum to cover it. The result was brilliant.  Margaret Yorkshire

Shades are beautiful as ever, the best ones yet. Many thanks. J Sim. Argyll Sept 2011

The shade arrived today and all we can say is beautiful, look great, we love it.  Michael B. Hove Oct 2011

Very impressed, perfect fit and just what I had in mind. It was worth the wait. Many thanks. P Quince Feb 2012

 The lining inside my favourite shade had preished whilst the outside was perfect.  Shades of Elegance re-lined the shade for me and now it is as good as new again.  The service was excellent, I got the shade back exactly on the day estimated.  The work is perfect and finished to a very high standard.  I would definitely use them again.   A.Steven Liverpool March 2012

Thank you for the time and care spent in selecting samples to meet our request for a sumptious victorian lampshade, we do appreciate people who go the extra mile. Chris Cornwall March 2012




  • Bespoke Lampshade: We used Shades of Elegance to make a large lampshade to our design. Could not find any other company who would take on the work but this company did and were very efficient in manufacturing it. Would definitely recommend this company.