Rice paper lamp shades have so much potential. They come in hundreds of styles, can be grouped for more visual impact and painted if you want to add some more character to them. Check out the designs from my inspiration board below.
Made of rice paper the lightweight lamp shade is a perfect combination of beautiful origami style and functional lighting detail, which guarantees a beautiful light. The whole is maintained in the pleasant to the eye white.
Very tall, minimalistic floor lamp intended to living room. It has classic metal kickstand and lampshade made of rice paper. Lampshade has shape of right regular prism. This type of lamp is inspired of Japanese design.
Tall floor lamp mounted on metal base and fitted with rice paper lampshade. Perfect as additional source of light. Neutral design for any interior according to taste and need.
This paper lampshade is an impressive way to decorate the interior. The reminder of the paperweight design is lightweight and easy to install. The whole gives the interior a subtle light and a unique effect.
Table lamp as additional source of light in all kinds of interiors as needed. Drum lampshade is made of rice paper and finished with vintage map. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.
Beautiful paper lights, great for a wedding or when you want to throw a party. Cheap and effective, these are easily replaceable, so you don't have to worry about damaging any of them. Sometimes, simple solutions are the best.
Floor lamp with a very attractive shade made of rice paper. It stands on a simple construction based on three metal legs in black color. Tall shade is finished in classic and neutral color that matches any decor.
When people think of rice paper lamp shades, they usually think of the cutesy, colorful, sphere paper lanterns that can be hung from the ceiling in rows. In reality, there are many different designs than the traditional round shape. Oriental style decoration is adored for a lot of reasons. What better way to incorporate some of this into your home than with a simple, cultural lamp shade?
Rice paper lamps are a lovely addition to a home, adding soft lighting and a modern, Asian flair. You’ll be surprised at the options you can choose from in regards to color, style, and shape. Since rice paper is thin and flexible, it can be shaped into interesting designs and become a truly unique piece of decor. When figuring out what rice paper lamp or lamp shade you want in your home, think about the following tips.
Like we mentioned earlier, a lot of rice paper lamp shades are made in a spherical design.
Aside from spheres, rice paper lamp shades can also feature cuboid designs. The height of these cuboids can range from your typical table lamp to as tall as a floor lamp.
Some other styles include cylindrical and oblong shapes. These lamp shades can be mounted on a standard lamp or can appear to “stand up” by themselves with an interior wire frame. Hanging from the ceiling is one of the most popular ways to enjoy a rice paper lamp.
Do you like flowers?
A popular design on the rise is turning small rice paper balls into flowers that are mounted off of what look like stems. You can find many rice paper lamps that look like a pot of flowers so your lighting can double as a “plant” as well.
Don’t fret about colors...
For the most part, rice paper lamp shades come in a white or creamy color. Most colored rice paper lamps are for hanging from the ceiling. Don’t let that be a downer though. On the bright side, rice paper is easy to dye and color if you happen to love a shade design that’s not available in the color you want.
The size of your rice paper lamp shade will depend on whether your lamp is going to be placed on a floor or table surface. A rice paper floor lamp can be as tall as 70 inches. Table lamps can vary from less than 12 inches to as tall as 40 inches. End tables will have an easier time with bigger table lamps while desks should go for a smaller size so they don’t take up too much space.
Because rice paper lamp shades are made from a paper material, they can pose a potential fire hazard if the proper safety measures are not taken. Look in the manual of your rice paper lamp to take note of the maximum bulb wattage and never exceed this. Also, don’t place rice paper lamps in the kitchen, close to wires, or any other general fire hazards.
As long as you take these preventative measures, you will have no problems with your new rice paper lamp shade. Enjoy the soft light you’ll get, how light the material is, and the oriental aesthetic added to any room you place your lamp in.
18" Classic Paper Empire Lamp Shade
A pretty round classic lampshade with a wide bottom part and a narrow top one. It's handmade of laminated real green cocoa leaves and hand-stitched to a frame of wrought iron. It fits all standard harps.
Oriental and exotic look for a minimalistic and simple paper lamp, made out of rice paper which gives it a pure, white appearance. The paper lamp makes for a perfect addition to an outdoor patio, providing a fancy vibe.
If you have enough of your old lamp's appearance, you can transform it by choosing this snow white, rice paper shade. The shade has a unique design, is lightweight and easy to install, but also quite fragile.
A fantastic booster of your home decor, with an impressive design made of rice paper. Now, you can truly enhance your old lamp, while turning your interior into a magical play of lights and shadows.
Plastic or rice lamp shades can be nicely updated at low cost; big drum or globe shaped shade serves as a basis for regularly placed "fleas" or "fortune tellers" made of white paper (or other paper colors of your preference).
IKEA at some point took advantage of the potential of Japanese tradition and rice paper - thus creating the classics of lighting in the form of a long tub of rice paper lampshade standing on a metal base. It's easy to get a warm color of light thanks to it.
Table lamp in rustic style. Lampshade is covered with rice paper and decorated with interesting pattern. It can be used as bed side lamp or additional source of light in any interior as needed.
Made from rice paper, this unique lampshade is designed by NGstudio Home, being an exquisitely interesting proposition for contemporary interiors. Attached to your walls, it will create a magnificent glow.
Stylish lampshade designed for pendant lamp. It consists of decorative napkins finished with pastel colors. Suitable as main or additional source of light in any interior according to taste.
Thanks to this creative piece, you will be able to improve your room with unique decorations that provide a beautiful mix of shading and lighting. Designed of Japanese rice paper, each of these shades is easy to use and lightweight, but also quite fragile.
An impressive large floor lamp in the traditional Asian style. Its base of metal is built of a flat square foot and a tall round stem. A tall lampshade of natural rice paper in beige shades has rectangular walls and houses several bulbs in 3 tiers.
As you know, the Japanese have come to perfection in the use of paper in every area of life, including lighting. This spherical rice paper lamp consists of stacked sections of rice paper creating an interesting and light lampshade - a sphere.
Traditional Japanese materials and paper forming were combined with modernity creating a reflective rice paper lampshades with blue colors - bi-color Washi. Washi - fibrous paper made in the process of floss and water was used.
A fabulous example of a DIY pendant lamp. Cut out strips of paper in icicle (long triangle) shapes and attach them to a rice paper lamp with a glue gun and you'll get such an original installations.
Thanks to those rice paper shades, your lamp is going to gain a whole new look. Each of the shades is handmade using a yellow bellflower design that generates romantic atmosphere in the whole room, making it warmer and cozier.
16" Kraft Paper Empire Lamp Shade
A beautiful lampshade which is a perfect addition to any home decor and a great way to brighten some space. It has a contemporary design that matches most modernized interiors. The primary material is paper.
An elegant floor lamp that is going to work in both homes and offices. This 70'' lamp is designed for indoor use, offering a well-balanced steel base with a thin pole, while accommodating a Japanese rice paper shade.
With those large ball shades, your old lamp's appearance is going to be properly refreshed. Each of the shades is made of Japanese rice paper and embellished with colorful smudges on top and bottom.
If you have enough of your old lamp's look, then you may want to check those colorful bell shades. Each of those is made using Japanese rice paper, enhancing your room with interesting patterns and soothing atmosphere.
A fantastic decoration for table inside of interiors designed in orient style. The lamp boasts of classic accents, featuring a lattice shade created of Korean mulberry paper, and a sturdy wood frame covered in a cherry finish.