Nothing updates an old lamp better than a fantastic lamp shade.  You can take an inexpensive lamp and make it look expensive with the right shade.  And shades get old and dirty and need to be replaced.  When I moved into the farm house I took many lamps and updated the shades. it is almost time for a reboot.

There is the most fantastic lamp store in Charlottesville, VA (shop their site here) that has the most incredible (but expensive) lamp shade selection I have seen. But I imagine there are good stores in most big markets.  You can’t buy a shade off the Internet, you have to try it on the lamp.  You can change the harp too to give your lamp a totally new look.

And I love that patterned shades are back in style again.
You can also decorate with cute, fun shades for your chandalier.
If you are daring enough to shop for shades on the Internet then Etsy is the best source.  The prices are great too.  Love this one!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!