Art Deco Lamp Shades

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Art deco was the 50s idea of what the future will look like. Sadly, they were wrong but that doesn't mean the style doesn't still exist. And if you love the look of art deco and have been in the market for lamp shades for a while without any luck, then we have some art deco lamp shades you should take a look at. They are stylish and we have plenty to choose from.

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Tall Textured Drum Fabric Shade

Tall Textured Drum Fabric Shade

Mercer41

This light brown 11” tall grid-textured transitional fabric cylinder lamp shade with a virgin styrene backing board offers a warm natural glow. The 8” width and depth with spider construction attachment fits lamps of all sizes.

$24.99

Designer Advice:

What makes a lamp classify as art deco is having unique combinations of elements to create a cohesive piece. This transitional art deco lamp shade is suitable for any room where you want the lighting to have a warm natural filtered hue. The type of attachment is also important to pay attention to when picking a lampshade to ensure it’s compatible with your style of lamp. 

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Glam Gold Metal Rectangle Shade

Glam Gold Metal Rectangle Shade

Rectangular silver or gold-colored art deco lampshades add a glamorous touch to any room. The 10” tall x 9” deep x 16” wide metallic foil surface can increase light reflection while working for all decor themes. 

Designer Advice:

Picking a lamp shade with a reflective metallic surface can instantly upgrade any room decor. Metallic lamp shades have the additional benefit of helping make a room feel brighter by reflecting more light through the area due to the shiny surface. And it can look glamorous or neutral in any room theme and color palette.

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Orange Trellis Pattern Cylindrical Shade

Orange Trellis Pattern Cylindrical Shade

House of Hampton®

This tangerine orange 11” tall cylindrical drum art deco lamp shade sports a large modern contemporary white trellis print that looks good for all rooms and styles. And the spider construction allows for versatile lamp use with an 8” width and depth.

$48.99

Designer Advice:

An art deco lampshade can be neutral or a fun bright color with a printed pattern that adds an extra touch of modernity. Lampshades can also come in different shapes and sizes, with a round cylinder shape being very common and referred to as a drum. The best thing about a drum shade is the versatility of the design.

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Neutral Floral Motif Empire Taper Shade

Neutral Floral Motif Empire Taper Shade

Canora Grey

This classic hardback empire art deco light shade in a transitional tetoron cotton has a neutral black and white floral motif. The 11” taper starts with a 7” top down to 14” bottom and spider construction for all lamp types.

$78.99

Designer Advice:

An art deco ceiling lamp shade with a taper can be an excellent choice for overhead lighting. The way the shade goes from narrow to wide at the bottom directs light over a wide area, while a spider connection allows for attaching to many lamps. And the classic neutral floral motif can give any room a touch of visual textured contrast.

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Fitted Oval Glass Spotted Shade

Fitted Oval Glass Spotted Shade

TessaChic

This elegant fitted oval glass dome is 6” tall with a 4.25” depth and width. A 2.25” fitter neck attaches to all lamps and fans. And the neutral white and silver mercury glass base have a classy, unique speckled pattern. 

Designer Advice:

Art deco glass lamp shades are another popular choice instead of fabric, metallic foil, and plastic shades. Glass domes can be easy to clean and create a unique look in your room when used as an overhead solution. The speckle pattern forms a dancing effect of spotted color light for a fun and different type of room illumination. 

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Art Deco Lamp Shades

Buying Guide

Art deco lamp shades have those incredible funky shapes and colors that say “bohemian” or “crazy artist” like no other style. They can also be used in ordinary sorts of décor especially modern or postmodern. One thing they certainly are not is understated or ordinary. If you are looking for a way to set off your minimalist interior, these could certainly be the ticket.

The term ‘Art Deco’ is heavily overused today and sellers will often add it to their product descriptions to be able to inflate the price tag. Plus the art of counterfeiting has been brought to barely recognizable levels. Make sure you take the purchase seriously if you care for authenticity and buy only from well-known sources. Also, read up about the difference between Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Art Moderne and Art Deco Revival, which are newer pieces created to resemble Art Deco pieces. Revival pieces tend to be cheaper than genuine art deco pieces. Unfortunately, only a connoisseur will be able to notice the difference.

The Art Deco movement is known for the use of materials such as bronze, gilt-bronze, steel, chrome plating and a variety of glass. Frosted, clear and colored glass which exudes a warm, subdued glow are most common in art deco lamps.

  • Pendant Industrial Light

This one could easily be part of Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. A wide bell provides an excellent downward reflection of the light from the bulb in the center of it. This makes it a good light for a real laboratory, mechanic shops, or art studios where good, clear lighting is a must. Highly utilitarian, it could also figure in a steampunk décor.

  • Yellow Teardrop Pendant Light

Imagine a room with yellow teardrop pendant lights coming down from the ceiling, deep egg chairs, and an amazingly white molded table. Set the table with thirsty orange dinnerware and molded plastic cutlery for a futuristic style that just won’t quit. You could easily imagine Captain Kirk, Captain Janeway, and Captain Picard all sitting down to tea in such a room. The total effect would be clean and comfortable, but a place where it would be easy to batten down the hatches.

  • Lamp in a Box

Oh, shades of the industrial age! Several bulbs encased in storm lantern chimneys are arranged inside protective box of slats. The slats are bound at the corners with riveted metal. The effect is light without direction, allowing bright illumination for all corners of the room.

  • Lamp in a Metal Cage

An Edison bulb encased in a bell of curved metal wires is another fabulous Art Deco lamp shade design. The bottom is left open for ease in changing out the bulb. This one will fit well with a loft, art deco, or even modern décor. While it does not draw attention to itself, it could easily be accompanied by other furnishings that incorporate wires, gears, and similar accouterments.

  • Stained glass Art Deco lady lamp

Art Deco lamps with slender female figures as base works perfectly for bedrooms or side tables. The silhouettes hold brightly colored glass torchieres suitable for framing almost any kind of light source. To look at this one, you can almost hear the glasses clink and the low voices of men and women gathered at tables beneath clouds of smoke, against the gentle backdrop of a rink-a-tink piano.

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Lampshade made of wood with cut outs

Lampshade made of wood with cut outs

A charming chandelier with a lamp shade made of wood with decorative cutouts. It's a nice combination of a green color with natural wood one. The lamp shade will suit interiors with a contemporary decor.

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Make a style statement with Art Deco inspired ceiling lamp shades. A unique contemporary design utilizes gold colored metal wires, forming futuristic geometric cubes, to impress all the guests passing by.

Dynamic Art Deco Ceiling Lamp Light Glass Shade Fixture Kitchen Bath Porch

Dynamic Art Deco Ceiling Lamp Light Glass Shade Fixture Kitchen Bath Porch

Such a sophisticated, rich design for a ceiling lamp shade, made out of cream colored, matte stained glass. Perfect for an elegant, stylish kitchen, bound to give it a one-of-a-kind appearance with its unique look.

Tiffany Sty Stained Glass Art Deco Lamp Golden Daze W 20 Shade Metal Base

Tiffany Sty Stained Glass Art Deco Lamp Golden Daze W 20 Shade Metal Base

Presented here art deco lampshade - is unbelievably beautiful! Tiffany's lamp is inspired by falling gold and mint leaves. The lampshade has a form of the umbrella - and it stays on the bronze ground.

The stylish art deco lamps

The Stylish Art Deco Lamps

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Art Deco Lamp Shade

Art Deco 28.5" H Table Lamp with Novelty Shade

Art Deco 28.5" H Table Lamp with Novelty Shade

Gorgeous single light table lamp with sculptural base stylized to peacock, while the seminal shade resembles of peacock tail feathers with its harmonious coloring. The base boasts gold finish with stylish patina.

Antique lincoln art deco slip shade

Antique lincoln art deco slip shade

Made in art deco style, the slip shade is a delightful combination of beautiful looks and appealing details. The stylish combination combines various motifs and attractive design, as well as lightweight lampshades and steel base.

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Art Deco Chandelier

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Being a fantastic example of the Art Deco design, this beautiful lamp shade constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who want to have add a bit of eclecticism to their bedrooms.

Light fixtures and shades

Light Fixtures and Shades

Slip shade chandelier 1

An attractive antique 6-light ceiling chandelier with an intricately carved metal frame and chains in browns. Its slip uplight lampshade looks like a large flower with 6 ovalish petals made of glass in creams and beiges with textured floral motifs.

Art deco floor lamp shades

This beautiful lamp registers the splendid art deco style. The item is a bold combination of gilt bronze and cameo glass. Comes from Italy, designed around 1925. Measures 41 5/8 in. (105.7 cm) high.

Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier C1930 Ceiling Hanging Light Vintage Antique

Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier C1930 Ceiling Hanging Light Vintage Antique

Dramatic Art Deco chandelier with uncommon details. Art Deco slip shade chandelier for antique style inspired homes. Stylish light fixture which design is strongly rooted in the beginning of 20th century.

Quoizel TF6668 Gotham 2 Light 25" Tall Table Lamp with Tiffany Glass Shade,

Lamp made in contemporary style with glass shade that looks really stunning with connection of good quality light. This product was finished with vintage bronze with lighter bronze highlight and semi gloss finish.

Antique chandeliers ebay

The Art Decor slip shade chandelier is one beautiful expensive looking piece that won't break my decorating budget. The antique brass finish looks marvelous and stunning.

The Peacock Goddess Torchiere 41" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade

The Peacock Goddess Torchiere 41" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade

This marvelous table lamp in style Toscano is a real treat for art lovers. A beautiful figure supporting a delicate shade is a work of art. Beautiful details make unable to be detached from her eyes.

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Oceanside slipper-shade wall bracket from Rejuvenation.

Art deco lamp shades

Art Deco Modernist Alabaster Pyramid Table Lamp

Meyda Home Decorative Art Stained Glass Lamp Fixture21"W Delta Jadestone Replacement Shade

Art deco chrome stepped base standard lamp with white stepped

... Art Deco chrome stepped base standard lamp with white stepped shade

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Art Deco Chandelier. @designerwallace |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|

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Art deco glass light shades

Paris Art Deco by colros, via Flickr