Lampshades – FAQs

As a general rule, we would usually recommend a lampshade that is approximately two – thirds of the height of the base you are intending to use. You would also want the diameter of the lampshade to be slightly larger than the widest part of your base.


Very generally speaking, lampshades that are 20cm – 35cm diameter work well for table lamps. Floor lamps usually work well with 40cm – 60cm diameter shades whilst an average sized room would usually suit a 30cm – 40cm diameter ceiling shade. There are definitely no hard and fast rules, it’s all down to personal taste and preference.

We do appreciate the importance of finding the perfect fabric for your lampshade and therefore we are happy to help with fabric samples if needed. We request a £2 fee for fabric samples which will be deducted from your final order to cover time and postage. Simply email us with up to 3 fabrics selections – sales@theboutiqueloft.co.uk
Each lampshade is handmade to order. We aim to cut your fabric on the day that your order is received and to make your lampshade in the 3 days following. We then package each lampshade individually and it is collected by our courier company who require a 3 day turnaround in getting your lampshade to you. It is our aim that your lampshade will be with you within 7-10 days; brand new, perfect and ready to adorn your chosen room!
We recommend a low energy light bulb or maximum 60 watts bulb.
All of our shades are made to fit any UK fitting (Bayonet Cap B22) or European (Edison Screw E27). It comes with a clever little convertor plug, which enables it to work with both fittings.
Yes, we use a professional PVC material, which has been tested in the Lighting Association Laboratories and has passed the glow wire test.
Our lampshades LOVE to travel, so we most certainly can. However due to the postage costs being calculated on volumetric rather than actual weight. Please contact us directly if you would like us to quote for this - sales@theboutiqueloft.co.uk
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