Mid-Century Lamp Shades

Buy the best mid-century lamp shades selected and recommended by interior designers. By Vanessa Weber.

Update the style of your home on a budget by simply replacing your table, floor, and wall lamp covers with mid-century lamp shades. Chic and retro, these pieces have their inherent nostalgic appeal that is loved by almost everyone. From neutral hues to artsy, bright-colored ones, you won’t run out of options to make your home stylish. So take a peek at our designers’ choices of mcm lampshade that will give your interiors a mid-mod vibe.

Geometric Faux Silk Drum Shade

Geometric Faux Silk Drum Shade

$47.99 $59.99

Geometric Faux Silk Drum Shade

George Oliver

$47.99 $59.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing the ambiance of any living room or master suite

What We Like: The neutral cream hue with a gold geometric pattern

This drum shade's streamlined, transitional design makes it a versatile accessory for countless lamp styles. The faux silk fabric, coupled with its neutral cream hue and eye-catching gold geometric pattern, lends a touch of glamour to any space. Its round silhouette ensures an even distribution of warm light throughout your room. The convenient spider attachment guarantees a hassle-free connection to the fixture of your choice.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a gold-toned lamp base for a coordinated look, or create contrast with a dark-colored base to make the shade stand out.

Gold Patterned Midcentury Lamp Shade

Gold Patterned Midcentury Lamp Shade

$47.99 $42.99

Gold Patterned Midcentury Lamp Shade

George Oliver

$47.99 $42.99

Description

Light and glamorous, this 60s lamp shade adds a fun flair to any lamp. This faux silk fabric shade displays a neutral cream background with geometric gold patterns that evoke a stylish, retro-vintage vibe. Easy to put with its spider attachment.

Designer Advice

An elegant addition to your interior. For a dramatic twist, we recommend pairing it with a dark-colored base either one in a bulbous base or a slim frame. These would look great when styled along with brass or gold-finished décor or those with matte finishes for an interesting play on textures.  

Speckled Midcentury Lamp Shade

Speckled Midcentury Lamp Shade

$104.99 $112.99

Speckled Midcentury Lamp Shade

Symple Stuff

$104.99 $112.99

Description

With a patterned surface and nickel washer fitter, the midcentury lamp shades have drum-style forms. It has a fabric covering and tone-on-tone trim around the top and bottom. The inside is lined with white styrene plastic.

Designer Advice

Available in 16 colors and designs, the speckled option exudes the most vintage and retro appeal. Best paired with metallic or colorful bases. For a playful vibe, you can match these midcentury lamps with bright-colored home décor. Neutral-toned pairings with this lamp are suggested if you want to achieve a calming, serene look. 

Horn Style MCM Lampshade

Horn Style MCM Lampshade

$56.99 $49.99

Horn Style MCM Lampshade

Winston Porter

$56.99 $49.99

Description

These understated midcentury modern lampshades feature a dramatic silhouette that combines horn-style and empire-style forms. Fashioned of textured linen, they sport a thick border to bring in some contrast. Available in nine neutral and bright colors.

Designer Advice

The simplicity of a timeless form combined with midcentury colors makes this a versatile piece for any part of your home. Aside from a table or floor lamp, you can also use it to elevate the appeal of your wall sconce. It is neither too big nor too small, allowing it to work with almost all types of light fixtures. 

Vintage Map Lamp Shade

Vintage Map Lamp Shade

$56.99 $88.99

Vintage Map Lamp Shade

World Menagerie

$56.99 $88.99

Description

An mcm lamp shade in a flared, tapered-drum shape. Available in three sizes, this piece features a vintage-style map of the world, printed on a cotton fabric shade. Works best in the bohemian, cottage, global, and coastal-style interiors.

Designer Advice

The nostalgic appeal of this midcentury lampshade will add a touch of whimsy to your teens’ or kids’ bedroom. For formal spaces with an industrial theme, these lamp shades would look fantastic atop a galvanized lamp base. Meanwhile, placing it on top of a distressed baluster-style base will bring a charming farmhouse aspect to your home. 

Classic Hardback Lamp Shade with Bronze Fittings

Classic Hardback Lamp Shade with Bronze Fittings

$139.99 $288

Classic Hardback Lamp Shade with Bronze Fittings

Emissary Home and Garden

$139.99 $288

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing any style of home, from traditional to contemporary

What We Like: The updated gentle design at the top and bottom edges

This classic hardback retro lamp shade features high-quality hardware, including a polished bronze spider fitting, lending a touch of elegance to your living space. The traditional retro shade gets a modern update with a gentle curved design at the top and bottom, making it a versatile addition to any home decor style. Measuring 19/19X20/20X12 inches (Top x Bottom x Height), this shade offers an ideal balance between form and function.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a floor or table lamp base with a dark bronze or brass finish to perfectly complement the polished bronze spider fitting, and let the shade's timeless design elevate your interior.

Slim Mid Century Modern Table Lamp

Slim Mid Century Modern Table Lamp

$27.99 $35.99

Slim Mid Century Modern Table Lamp

Zipcode Design™

$27.99 $35.99

Description

The slim volume provides a stylish but understated touch. The tall fabric drum mid century modern lamp shade covers the bulb, creating diffused lighting. The post and base are crafted from steel in a black finish.

Metal Lamp Shade

Metal Lamp Shade

$49.99 $39.99

Metal Lamp Shade

Gracie Oaks

$49.99 $39.99

Description

This mid-century lamp shade features a flared empire-style design. Fully crafted in metal with a hand punch design with a central sun motif and triangle accents paired with lines along the edges. Available in textured and smoky black colors.

Designer Advice

Ideal for rustic, country, and industrial-style interiors. When paired with a textured, metal base, it can create a unique, bohemian arrangement. Best used along with a slim post to emphasize its distinct aesthetic. In contrast, a tube or cylindrical stem might overwhelm or clash with the shade’s form. The chiseled and punched aspects allows the inside light to pierce through. 

Vintage Gold Oval Smocked Pleat Lampshade

Vintage Gold Oval Smocked Pleat Lampshade

$76.99 $69

Vintage Gold Oval Smocked Pleat Lampshade

Corrigan Studio®

$76.99 $69

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of traditional flair to any lamp base

What We Like: High-quality shantung fabric construction and double-smocked pleat design

This 12" Vintage Gold Oval Smocked Pleat Paperback Shantung Lampshade elevates your lighting decor with its timeless elegance. The oval double-smocked pleat softback design boasts a fine shantung fabric, providing a subtle visual interest to any room. Including a brass metallic finish washer fitter, it fits over a standard harp and is intended for use with your existing lamp finial. Measuring 9" x 12" x 9", the lampshade's slanted oval shape gives it a unique aesthetic appeal.

Designer Advice

Pair this exquisite lampshade with a classic brass or bronze lamp base to accentuate its vintage charm and add a warm glow to your living space.

Transitional Hardback Empire Lamp Shade

Transitional Hardback Empire Lamp Shade

$52.99 $57.99

Transitional Hardback Empire Lamp Shade

George Oliver

$52.99 $57.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing various lamp styles and room decors

What We Like: Striped linen fabric for a classic touch

This transitional hardback empire lamp shade is made with linen fabric and features an eye-catching striped pattern. The spider construction is designed to attach to a lamp harp, making it compatible with an array of table lamps, accent lamps, vintage lamps, candlestick lamps, and kid's room lamps. Using a virgin polystyrene backing board, this shade diffuses a warm, natural, and smooth light that is far more appealing than shades crafted from recycled materials.

Designer Advice

Pair this lamp shade with a stylish lamp base for a harmonious look in any room, and opt for energy-efficient LED bulbs to save on electricity costs while achieving optimal lighting.

Black Desk Lamp

Black Desk Lamp

$69.99 $79.99

Black Desk Lamp

Mercury Row®

$69.99 $79.99

Description

This minimalist desk lamp with mcm lampshade features a slim metal arm in brass. A matte black steel shade with a white reflector provides contrast, characteristic of midcentury modern lighting design. A compact task light for reading and other tasks.

Tripod Table Lamp

Tripod Table Lamp

Tripod Table Lamp

Description

Sophisticated and elegant, this stunning lamp features a metal tripod that meets at a metal ring in the mid-back. The mid century modern lamp shade material is made of linen with subtle textures, giving off a soft, diffused glow.

13" Off White Throwback Drum Linen Lampshade

13" Off White Throwback Drum Linen Lampshade

13" Off White Throwback Drum Linen Lampshade

HomeRoots

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing lamps with a touch of mid-century modern flair

What We Like: The slant retro drum design and quality craftsmanship

This 13" Off White Throwback Drum Linen Lampshade brings a hint of mid-century modern flair to your lamp base. Featuring a slant retro drum softback design crafted from the finest linen weave and a fold on the top and bottom of the shade, this lampshade has an eye-catching look and sturdy construction. The standard washer fitter makes it compatible with most standard harps, so you can use your existing finial design. Dimensions: 9''H x 13''W x 13''D; Weight: 1.30 Pounds.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a sleek lamp base in a complementary finish for a chic and cohesive lighting setup in your living room, bedroom, or office.

18" Pale Brown Throwback Rectangle Linen Lampshade

18" Pale Brown Throwback Rectangle Linen Lampshade

18" Pale Brown Throwback Rectangle Linen Lampshade

HomeRoots

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing mid-century modern-inspired interiors

What We Like: The slant retro rectangle shape with a fold on top and bottom

Introduce a touch of mid-century modern elegance with this 18" Pale Brown Throwback Rectangle Linen Lampshade. Crafted from high-quality linen weave in a stylish tan color, the slant rectangle softback design adds visual interest and a hint of retro flair. Compatible with a standard washer fitter and harp, this lampshade can be easily integrated with an existing lamp base and finial design. Measuring 11"H x 18"W x 11"D and weighing 2.25 pounds, this lampshade will make a statement in any home.

Designer Advice

Consider pairing this lampshade with a brass or wooden lamp base, and use a warm-toned LED bulb to create a cozy ambiance in your living room or bedroom.

Orb Style Lamp Shade

Orb Style Lamp Shade

Orb Style Lamp Shade

Description

Lend some groove to your home with this table lamp. It features a slender metal body and an arched arm, holding a semi-rounded receptacle. The 1950s lamp shade orb evokes a retro-futuristic look that is both vintage and modern.

13" Throwback Drum Pongee Silk Lampshade

13" Throwback Drum Pongee Silk Lampshade

13" Throwback Drum Pongee Silk Lampshade

HomeRoots

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing mid-century modern inspired interiors

What We Like: The sleek slant retro drum design

This 13" throwback drum lampshade adds a touch of mid-century modern flair to your space with its elegant slant retro drum design crafted from high-quality pongee silk. Its natural color complements a variety of lamp bases, while the standard washer fitter and fold on top and bottom of the shade ensure compatibility with your existing finial design. Measuring 9" x 13" x 13", this lightweight lampshade weighs just 1.30 pounds, making installation and adjustments a breeze.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a geometric lamp base or a brass vintage-style floor lamp to accentuate the mid-century modern appeal and create a striking focal point in your living room or bedroom.

Small Black and Tan Plaid Shade

Small Black and Tan Plaid Shade

Small Black and Tan Plaid Shade

Corrigan Studio®

Description

Perfect For: Traditional and cozy home interiors

What We Like: Handcrafted design and versatile compatibility

Add a touch of timeless elegance to your living space with this small black and tan plaid shade. Lovingly handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans using age-old techniques, this high-quality shade instantly adds warmth and light to any room. The versatile design easily fits standard lamp bases and can be paired with a variety of lamp base styles, from sleek black to rich brown, to complement your existing decor. Note that harp and finial are not included.

Designer Advice

To amplify the traditional charm, consider placing this shade on a classic wooden or wrought iron lamp base in your living room, bedroom, or study.

Modern Industrial Table Lamp

Modern Industrial Table Lamp

Modern Industrial Table Lamp

Description

This modern-day classic table lamp with mid century modern lamp shade has an openwork silhouette. It showcases three legs that cross at the base in an X shape, topped by a drum-style shade in neutral hues. 

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Mid century lamp shade 1

The interesting mid century lamp shade, which is a motion clock from 1960's. It can be used as a home lamp, or as an unique gift for friends and family.

1950s Mid Century Modern Atomic Space Age Starburst Table Lamp Fiberglass Shade

1950s Mid Century Modern Atomic Space Age Starburst Table Lamp Fiberglass Shade

Designed in the 1950's, this mid century moren table lamp boasts of a striking, atomic space starburst design. It features a fiberglass drum shade that rests on a lovely shaped body with a metal round base.

50s lamp shades

A wonderful choice for illuminating your home with warm light and funky chicness. This mid-century table lamp has a two-tier shade, a sleek wood base with starburst design, and a brass-finished metal round base for stability.

Made to order mid century vintage style

Made to order mid century vintage style

A chic retro style lampshade for table and floor lamps. It's of artificial fiberglass parchment in reds with a thin straight crisscrossed black lines pattern. It consists of 3 rings. A central ring is wider and partially encloses top and bottom ones.

1950s mid century modern atomic space age starburst table lamp

.1950's mid century modern atomic space age starburst table lamp with fiberglass shade

Made To Order Mid Century Vintage Style

Made To Order Mid Century Vintage Style

Thanks to this retro table lamp, your bedroom will be shining with vintage charm and impeccable design. Made in mid century style, this 1950's lamp has a fiberglass base that is topped with an aqua blue drum shade with geometric pattern.

Vintage pair of mid century danish

Vintage pair of mid century danish

Wood wonderfully joined here with brass elements, which were additionally gold plated. Danish style in a modern version of a mid-century lampshade, however, also referring to cylindrical shades - up to the 50s and 60s.

Mid century modern table lamp 2

Mid Century Modern Table Lamp

Mid century modern lamp and hand painted by debrasoriginals 195

Mid Century Modern Lamp and Hand Painted by debrasoriginals, $195.00

1950s lamp

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Fiberglass lampshades

These mid-century Eames Era lamps constitute a fabulous proposition for the fans of retro design. They embody the characteristic for that time fascination with fiberglass and lucite.

Mid Century Table Lamps

Mid Century Table Lamps

Enchanting with the turquoise blue finish, this pair lamps embodies well the mid-century design. Standing on a bedside table or etagere, they will be a stylish accent to one's interior.

Lamp shade 14 drum retro modern orange

Lamp shade 14 drum retro modern orange

Tasteful table lamp in retro style. Conical base is made of wood. Drum lampshade is covered with fabric and finished with interesting pattern. Great addition for each room.

Mid Century Modern Lamp Fiberglass Shade In Excellent Condition Atomic Era

Mid Century Modern Lamp Fiberglass Shade In Excellent Condition Atomic Era

This mid-century modern lamp is a gorgeous piece that arrived straight from the atomic era. Its shade rests on black steel wire legs, and is made of red fiberglass, surrounded in the middle with a matching ring.

Mid century lamp shade 7

If you are looking for a piece that will sport the mid-century or retro design then look no further. This lamp shade offers the circle pattern and the contrasting yellow finish to catch everyone's eye easily.

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Fiberglass lamp shade

Unique table lamp in modern form. Base consists of metal wires. Richly decorated lampshade gives warm tone of light. Adds freshness and modernity to any interior.

Oh my love the form the shades the lines ahhh

Oh my...love the form, the shades, the lines....ahhh. just a quintessential mid century modern lamp.

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Triple tiered shade lamp retro

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Mid century aladdin hotel blackamoor lamp fiber shades ebay

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This is different but i love the shade more

This is different , but I love the shade more!

Retro lampshades

Made in the mid-century style shade lamp on the impressive base impresses with interesting details. Retro styling and a beautiful combination of gold, black, and colored lampshades bring to the room an amazing ambiance and style.

60s lamp shades

Mid Century Modern Lamp with Fiberglass Shade by concealedjewel

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