Western Lamp Shades

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Update your home décor with a unique and stylish western lamp shade. Often featuring traditional scenic designs, a western shade will bring a rustic touch to any room. Usually made from faux leather lookalike materials, they also feature visible stitching detail for a rural vibe. Whether you’re a fan of horses in the wild west or something more subtle to remind you of your favorite movie, we’ve selected a handful of the best western lamp shades below. 

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Stitched Western Lampshade
Faux Leather Empire Lamp Shade ( Spider )

Stitched Western Lampshade

Loon Peak®

Available in two colors, Geneva ash and pearl, this lampshade has a minimalist design. Accentuated by visible brown stitching at the top and bottom, it is an empire shape. The attachment type is spider. A fitter is not included.

Designer Advice:

The understated design of this lamp shade makes it easy to blend with your existing décor. Ideal for a mountain lodge or winter vacation home, it has a rustic look that isn’t too out of date. Pair it with a dark brown or golden base for a cohesive look that will bring out the warmth of your shade.

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Classic Cowhide Lamp Shade

Classic Cowhide Lamp Shade

Royal Designs, Inc.

Featuring a heavy grade rust-resistant metal frame, this shade is covered in cow print. It has a tapered shallow drum shape and a spider fitter. The shade itself is made from silk-type hardback shantung with a premium off-white lining.

Designer Advice:

As cow print is an eye-catching pattern, keep the rest of your décor simple. If you want to highlight your lamp, match it with a rug that has a similar brown and cream color scheme. This will accentuate your lamp without creating a clashing look. Additionally, pair your shade with a brass base to complement the brass stitching and fitter.

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Black and White Horse Lamp Shade

Black and White Horse Lamp Shade

August Grove®

This lampshade has a clip-on style that will fit a standard light bulb. The clipper is included. It has a classic empire shape and a black-and-white illustrated design featuring horses and other animals. The top and bottom are solid black.

Designer Advice:

As this shade has a muted monochromatic color scheme with a few gray accents, it will go well with a variety of color bases. However, we recommend a silver base for the best look. This is because silver will bring out the subtle metallic undercurrents of the drawings on your shade. 

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Picturesque Southwestern Lampshade
11'' H x 14'' W Cotton Drum Lamp Shade ( Spider ) in Brown And Blue

Picturesque Southwestern Lampshade

Union Rustic

A fitter comes with this southwestern lampshade, though a finial and harp are not included. The drum-shaped hardback shade has an intriguing pattern - a blue background with colorful horses and flowers scattered around. The attachment type is spider.

$89.99

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Creased Cowboy Lamp Shade
Royal Designs Shallow Drum Hardback Lamp Shade, Dark Leather, 9"" x 10"" x 7""" (HB-624-10)

Creased Cowboy Lamp Shade

Royal Designs, Inc.

This lampshade is intentionally creased for a well-worn look. It comes in two size options, each with a spider fitting. It also features gold studs around the top and base for a finishing touch. The color is dark tan leather.

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Distressed Western Lamp Shade

Distressed Western Lamp Shade

A correctly sized harp is included with this shade. Featuring a charming and elegant look, it measures fifteen inches on the bottom and thirteen along the top. Moreover, it comes with a polished brass spider fitter.

Designer Advice:

A great option to create a warm and pleasant ambiance in your living room, the bronze-brown color of this shade is versatile. Chic and rustic due to the distressed crackle finish, it will look like a family heirloom despite being brand new. However, this shade is unlined, which means it won’t filter light as effectively.

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Brown Cowhide Southwestern Style Lamp Shade

Brown Cowhide Southwestern Style Lamp Shade

Gracie Oaks

The scattered cowhide pattern of this lamp shade gives it more of an authentic look. Although fake, the cotton fabric shade could pass for real leather. It has a clip-on fitter attachment type that will fit most standard light bulbs.

$62.99 $67.99

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Scenic Western Lamp Shade
8.25'' H Paper Empire Lamp Shade ( Clip On ) in Oiled Kraft Paper Shade With Wrap-Around Scene
8.25'' H Paper Empire Lamp Shade ( Clip On ) in Oiled Kraft Paper Shade With Wrap-Around Scene

Scenic Western Lamp Shade

Millwood Pines

Unusual and classy, this lampshade has a double-laced trim top and bottom. The pattern is created via a special process where the silhouette is inked between oiled kraft paper and the inner lining. It has a brass-plated clip-on attachment style.

$39.99 $42.99

Designer Advice:

We love the unique pattern displayed on this lampshade. Guaranteed to catch the eyes of guests, its scenic look will illuminate any dusty corner. Even better, the wrap-around design means you’ll see something different every day. When your lamp is lit, the deer part of the pattern will intensify to glow bright and create a cozy feeling.

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Western Lamp Shades

Buying Guide

The era of the westward movement, the age of the cattle rancher and dusty settlements, along with the establishment of the railroads was relatively brief. But it spawned a lot of interesting artifacts that have been duplicated and expanded upon. Western lamp shades carry on the theme of the cowboy, the cattleman and the rodeo rider with shades and lamps that harken back to the twenty or so years that saw Europeans expanding from the Eastern seacoast toward the west. Television shows such as Bonanza and Rawhide sentimentalized the era, and it was further glamorized by more modern productions such as the movie Tombstone.

Since the movement west put many people into a land where they were on their own, far from cities and small towns where people could afford to specialize, they had to learn to manufacture items that they might have purchased from merchants when they were “back east.” Both pig skin and sheep skin can be tanned into fine leather that will let light through, so pig skin and parchment (another name for sheep skin) could be used as lamp shades. Metal would have been scarce, so the originals might have been stretched on hoops of willow or hickory – any tree that might have been flexible. Modern versions are stretched on metal forms, such as might be used for any lamp but laced with strips of leather as a sort of memory of the way things once might have been.

  • Emulating More Affluent Westerners

Not all people who went west were cowboys, sheepherders or hard-scrabble farmers. Some got rich in various ways. A beautiful mica lampshade depicting a silhouette of a moose and evergreens is a reminder that there were ranchers and townspeople who developed fortunes in those short years.

  • Rodeo Riders

The memory of the westward movement is often kept alive by traveling or seasonal rodeos. The word rodeo comes from Spain, traveling through Mexico into the United States, means to surround or go around and originally referred to seasonal roundups of cattle. Today, rodeos are primarily contests that reflect the skills once needed to herd recalcitrant, long-horned cattle. Some of the lamps considered to be “western” are ordinary shades with scenes from historical or current rodeos – bucking horses, herds of cattle with those big, long horns, a vaquero with his range-riding gear. These are often accompanied by lamp bases that depict worn cowboy boots, barbed wire, saddles, rearing horses or wagon wheels.

The west, like many cultures, focused on making do with the things that they had. One way to do this was to reuse the metal from tin cans. (tin cans were invented in 1910. The cowboy era was from around 1865 to 1880.) A can could be flattened and the sides pierce with a nail to make a shade that could surround a candle or a tallow lamp. Pierced tin lampshades that cast interesting shadows are a continuation of that custom.

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Western lamp shade with a silhouette of

Western lamp shade with a silhouette of

Suitable for country designs or for the fans of western movies, this fine lamp shade is covered in a quality tan rayon fabric. It features a silhouette of two galloping horses, accentuated with a barb wire border.

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Refresh your interior with easy and cheap manner, and change your lamp shades! This one is a Buffalo Horse Petroglyph Rawhide lamp shade, with western design. It's a nicely finished and hand painted product.

Pb basic cowhide lamp shades

Pb basic cowhide lamp shades

Add an instant Western hint while boosting the ambiance with proper lighting - these classic lampshades feature white and brown cowhide wrapping and genuine leather trimming. Rustic and unique - there's no two identical pieces!

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Western style lamp shades

My husband is a big fan of western design, so he bought this ''Calf Roper'' western lamp shade. It has the cowboy and the cow motif on the dark brown shade. Everyone is impressed how cool it looks at our home.

Western lamp shade

Western Lamp Shade

Western lamp horseshoe and spur

Western lamp horseshoe and spur

This attractive western styled lamp with horse harness elements is an excellent way to create a countryside climate in the interior. The beautiful details of the stars on the leg of the lamp and the impressive lampshade blend beautifully.

Aztec stripe rawhide lamp shade

Aztec Stripe Rawhide Lamp Shade

Leather blanket stitch tapered drum lamp shades

Leather blanket stitch tapered drum lamp shades

If you want to upgrade your old lamp, instead of buying a new one, you can try this stylish drum shade. The whole is designed of a durable brown leather and beautifully detailed with leather whipstitching.

Cowboy lamp shade 10 x 12

Cowboy lamp shade 10 x 12

Lamp shade with a traditional shape and very original design. It features an interesting pattern in the form of cowboy pictures on its surface. This attractive element is also durable, so it will last for years.

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Cowhide Lamp Shade from Down the Fence Designs | Stylish Western Home Decorating

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We invite you on a journey to the Wild West! On the trail of Indian tribes and cowboys from the best western movies, a trapezoidal western lampshade with a strong hem and a shadow of a cowboy can be found in such a piece of lighting.

Western lamp shades

This Longhorn Skulls Rawhide Lamp Shade is a proposition for all western lovers or rustic, vintage styles enthusiasts. It has a classic shape and a wire frame, designed for table or floor lamps.

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Cottage in the mountains, next to the forest - demands rural elements in the arrangement. Such a forest example can be this western lamp, whose core is an imitation of animal antlers and the lampshade has images of spruces on a brown background.

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A cool rustic style table lamp featuring a base in the form of a big antler fixed to a tree stump. It's of resin in beige and brown tones. A conical shade features edge stitching and an image of a deer at rutting ground visible when the light is on.

Cowboy lamp shade

Traditionally leather western lamp shade is a combination of unusual style and functionality. Attractive embroidery, beautiful colors and impressive finishes make the interior design take style straight from the wild west.

Shp l62113

SHP-L62113

Cowboy lamp shades

This Whiskey Bottle lamp shows how easily you can create your own stylish, refined decorations. The silhouette is the bronco and cowboy that's on the Pendleton whiskey bottle.

Rustic rawhide lamp shades for western decor

Rustic Rawhide Lamp Shades For Western Decor

Western style floor lamps

For all enthusiasts of western movie flicks, this lamp could easily be the eight member of the Magnificent Seven group. Its shade is made of leather and rawhide trim, hand-painted with wagon and six horses galloping through a mountainous landscape.

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I love metal work, simple & rustic.

Sand painting rawhide lamp shade

Sand Painting Rawhide Lamp Shade

Buffalo cave art rawhide lamp shade

Buffalo Cave Art Rawhide Lamp Shade