Using unusual colour adds drama to an interior.


Looking at my very dull lounge, I decided it needed an uplift. A decorative table lamp and a stunning shade, in a cheerful accent colour, adds interest to any room.

I have always loved the deep, warm colours of  Reds, Oranges, and Purples.
After searching through the auction houses and second hand furniture shops, I found a perfect brass table lamp base. The shape of the shade I used was a straight empire,this complemented the straight column base.

Orange is an effective colour to use in my north, cold, facing room. With that in mind, I decided on a burnt orange silk which is a warm colour that brings a lovely glow in the evening making the atmosphere warm and cosy.

To add a little more interest, I had chosen to smock the shade. When I began, I realized that it could take me a good few hours of very slow work in order to finish. But I persevered, and below is the finished product…


orange silk smocked lampshadeartist image orange shade

The lining I used is in a gold silk to complement the orange; giving a little sumptuousness to the whole lampshade.
A table lamp and stunning shade is perfect for a decorative light, bringing in accent colour and interest. This it certainly did and my family always seem to admire my work.

orange lampshade close up