Extra Large Lamp Shades

Updated

Lamp shades are a pivotal and often overlooked part of turning a house into a home. An extra large lamp shade can help create turn your lamp from a necessary but boring piece of furniture to an eye-catching piece. Whether you prefer bright or dark shades, plain or printed, we’ve selected some of the biggest and best oversized lamp shades so you can always light up the room in style.

Foter is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Why trust us?

Our Picks

1
Linen Extra Large Drum Lamp Shade
18'' W Linen Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
18'' W Linen Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
12'' H x 18'' W Linen Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
12'' H x 18'' W Linen Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )

Linen Extra Large Drum Lamp Shade

Red Barrel Studio®

Linen is a classic fabric that we usually associate with sofas or bedding, and this single-color lampshade with a trim around the exterior is understated without being dull. Classically designed in a drum shape, it is available in nine colors, including avocado, ivory, and plum.

Designer Advice:

This shade can be attached to a table or a floor lamp, and we think it would be a great final touch to an entryway to create a calm, simple oasis. 

Merchant links are sponsored
2
Natural Extra Large Lamp Shade

Natural Extra Large Lamp Shade

Available in burlap or linen, this lamp shade will certainly stand out, measuring 22 inches wide. Helpfully coming with a fitter to reduce any fuss, it has a spider fastening that either comes in a nickel or brass finish.

Designer Advice:

Definitely a shade for a carefully curated living room in neutral colors, it will cast a warm glow over furniture in similar shades of beige and white for an overall cohesive look.

Merchant links are sponsored
3
Empire Extra Large Lamp Shade

Empire Extra Large Lamp Shade

This extra large lamp shade has hardback reinforcement for quality and durability and a spider attachment. Crafted primarily from linen, it measures 16 inches tall and wide, so it will look symmetrical when placed on your lamp.

Designer Advice:

The off-white color this shade comes in is versatile and chic, so you can place it on glamorous silver lamps or more muted gold ones depending on your décor style. The empire shape means your light will be cast directly downwards, so it would be good for a study or bedroom.

Merchant links are sponsored
4
Silk Extra Large Floor Lamp Shade
Silk/Shantung Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Silk/Shantung Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Silk/Shantung Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Customer Photo
Silk/Shantung Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Customer Photo
Silk/Shantung Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Customer Photo

Silk Extra Large Floor Lamp Shade

Charlton Home®

Gorgeously swathed in quality shuntang silk, this large lamp shade is available in 9 colors, including eggshell, burgundy, and black. Also coming with a fitter, it is a drum shape and designed especially for floor lamps. The recommended maximum wattage bulb for this shade is 100 watts.

$34.66

Designer Advice:

For a glam look, we recommend going for this shade in black and pairing it with darker cushions or against an accent wall, but with the number of colors to choose from you’re sure to find one you love.

5
Jacquard Extra Large Lamp Shade
12'' H Jacquard Textured Fabric Bell Lamp Shade ( Spider ) in Beige
12'' H Jacquard Textured Fabric Bell Lamp Shade ( Spider ) in Beige
12'' H Jacquard Textured Fabric Bell Lamp Shade ( Spider ) in Beige
Customer Photo
12'' H Jacquard Textured Fabric Bell Lamp Shade ( Spider ) in Beige
Customer Photo
12'' H Jacquard Textured Fabric Bell Lamp Shade ( Spider ) in Beige
Customer Photo

Jacquard Extra Large Lamp Shade

Astoria Grand

If you like your furniture to have texture, this extra large lampshade features impressive fringing detail at the bottom and jacquard fabric all the way around. Available in a light beige color, it is designed in a bell shape and measures 17 inches wide.

$113.99

Designer Advice:

This lampshade is certainly grand, so we recommend adding small details to your room like fringed cushions or a fringed rug so the theme is tied together. It would look best on a lamp with a gold finish.

6
Pleated Extra Large Lamp Shade

Pleated Extra Large Lamp Shade

For something a little fancier, this lampshade features pleats all the way around and is available in a charming vintage gold color. Made from shantung silk, it measures 19 inches wide and has a washer made from metal with a brass finish.

Designer Advice:

A timeless design, it will add to your room that something missing you can never quite put your finger on. The soft gold color will look best with warmer neutrals rather than bright whites. 

Merchant links are sponsored
7
Seaside Inspired Oversized Lamp Shade

Seaside Inspired Oversized Lamp Shade

Breakwater Bay

Measuring 16 inches wide, this printed lamp shade has a kitschy seaside-inspired design that will remind you of the fresh sea air. Measuring 16 inches wide, it is a drum shape and comes in a beige/blue color mix.

Designer Advice:

Emphasize a coastal theme by sticking to blue and green tones in the room you wish to put your shade in. Foamy greens and ocean blues are best, but any lighter blue or mid-green color will work to recreate an idyllic seaside view. 

Merchant links are sponsored
8
Classic Extra Large Drum Shade

Classic Extra Large Drum Shade

Reminiscent of the lamp shade you saw in your grandparents’ house but much more updated, this classic shade features three sections separated by pleating. You can choose from a single shade or a set of two, both available in white.

Designer Advice:

Due to the classic design, this drum shade would be the perfect addition to an old or antique lamp you have bought or inherited. It won’t overwhelm but rather enhance your treasured lamp.

Merchant links are sponsored
9
Rattan Cheap Extra Large Lamp Shade
Bamboo/Rattan Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Bamboo/Rattan Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Bamboo/Rattan Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Bamboo/Rattan Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )
Bamboo/Rattan Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider )

Rattan Cheap Extra Large Lamp Shade

Rosecliff Heights

Rattan is another material that we associate with holidays and the coast, and this lamp shade is both affordable and on-trend. Handmade for authenticity, it can be used indoors or outdoors and measures 15 inches wide.

Designer Advice:

You can choose from white, gray, or brown, but we recommend brown if you want to create an island paradise look or place your lamp shade outdoors. Not only will it look more natural, but it will be easier to match with other rattan furniture. 

Merchant links are sponsored
10
Plaid Large Lamp Shade

Plaid Large Lamp Shade

Gracie Oaks

This lamp shade is an easy way to achieve a cozy farmhouse vibe in your home immediately. Measuring 16 inches wide, the shade is made of cotton, and the drum shape will easily match most lamps.

$47.99

Designer Advice:

The plaid check fabric is a mixture of gray and white, so stick to a gray and white color scheme with darker-wood furniture for a charming rustic vibe that will never go out of style. It would even look good paired with a wooden lamp base. 

Jump to More Ideas
Extra Large Lamp Shades

Buying Guide

Almost every room in the house will need a lamp shade, and some rooms may require more than one. As a result, it's the perfect opportunity to go lamp shade shopping and choose all your favorites. One of the common types of lamp shade you may come across is the extra large lamp shade. This is, of course, related to the size, therefore leaving many options open in terms of the shape, colors, and styles. Here are some things you should consider before buying any extra large lamp shades.

A room which is around 12ft by 12ft should seek to have a lamp shade which is no larger than 24 inches in diameter. This is a good guide to use, and you can adjust the sizes according to the size of your room.

This is important to think about since a small room will not look great with a very large lamp shade. Extra large lamp shades should therefore be reserved for the larger rooms of your house. These often include the living room, master bedroom, and dining room. You can also use extra large lamp shades for lamps within the rooms, but again, the size of the room could mean that a lamp shade which is too big makes the room look even smaller.

When buying any lamp shade, it's important to look at how transparent or opaque the material is. You should therefore choose a lamp shade made from a material which provides adequate lighting - based on whether you intend to have a dimly lit room or a brightly lit room.

  • Glass: This is the best material for giving off plenty of light since it is completely transparent. You should be aware, however, that colored glass is less transparent and will dim the lighting slightly.
  • Fabric: A light colored fabric material is ideal for achieving lighting levels which are somewhere in between. It will not be too bright, but won't be too dim and low either. Choose a darker fabric if you want the room to be dimmer, but change to a lighter fabric for a brighter room.

It is also important to remember that the brightness of the room will often depend on the strength of the light bulb. Lamp shades will do little to dim a very bright light bulb, while no amount of transparency will brighten a dim light bulb.

Some people think that every lamp shade will fit every lamp, but it doesn't take more experimenting to find out that this isn't the case. You will come across universal lamp shades which have been designed to fit almost every lamp, but you will also find lamp shades which are sized more specifically.

As well as the actual size of the lamp shade fitting the lamp, you'll also need to check that the lamp shade isn't too heavy for your lamp and that it won't put any unnecessary pressure on the furniture.

Best Ideas

Extra large ceiling lamp shades

A funky arrangement of a cafe in an urban style. Huge lamp shades dangling from the ceiling are the most distinctive element of the space. They ideally match simple tables with plastic chairs and yellow accents in the room.

Extra large drum lamp shades

extra large drum lamp shades

Extra large lamp shade

Such a sophisticated, elegant design for a ceiling lamp with a huge drum shade. Great for a traditional, classy dining room, bound to spice up its surroundings with its unique look. Simply amazing!

Extra large lamp shade 21

Creme Mushroom Pleat Lamp Shade 12x18x18 (Spider) - #K5507 |

Burlap straight side drum lamp shade

Burlap straight side drum lamp shade

With the rustic texture of the burlap that pairs beautifully with the mix of colors this drum lamp shade is the perfect option for your interior to just ooze style and elegance and will easily make for a nice addition to your living room or bedroom decor.

Ikea lobbo shade

Extra Large Linen Lamp Shade - White

Extra large lamp shade 22

Extra Large Drum Pendant

Home shades extra large rectangular lamp shade

Home Shades Extra large rectangular lamp shade

Oversized lamp shade

Extra Large Linen Lamp Shade - White

Black lamp shade

Black lamp shade

Extra large standard lamp shades

Extra Large Olive Leaf Ceiling Chandelier. Love the gold leaf brilliance. Also comes in chandelier...

Large lampshades

extra large shades!

16" Burlap Drum Lamp Shade

16" Burlap Drum Lamp Shade

This drum lamp shade is characterized by a brown burlap fabric design, and metal spider fitting. The shade is extra large, reinforced by metal, and compatible with LED, compact fluorescent (CFL), halogen, incandescent, and fluorescent bulb types. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

Extra large lamp shade 24

Extra Large Stitched Patter Lamp Shade - Dove

Extra tall lamp shades

Extra Large Droplet Tie Lamp Shade - Gully Gold

Extra large lamp shade 1

large drum lamp shade Threshold™ Flax Drum Shade Large | 410 x 410 ...

Extra large lamp shade 30

Vita Eos Extra Large Ceiling Light Shade White Feathers Lamp Shade 75x45cm - Vita from Hurn & Hurn UK

Extra large lamp shade 2

extra large drum shade using Ikea lobbo shades....this just may work in my dining room!

Extra large paper lampshades

Oversized Geometric Link Lamp Shade - Trout Stream

18" Fabric Drum Lamp Shade

18" Fabric Drum Lamp Shade

Large Drum Lamp Shade

Extra large lamp shade 7

- Pink Extra Large Lamp Shade, $142.20

Oversized lampshade pendant

Extra Large Lamp Shade Lamp & George Nelson Bubble Lamps

Extra large lamp shade 31

Cute flamingo mint and fuchsia lamp shade.