Trend Alert – Lamp Shade Forms

lamp shade forms

I keep seeing this fabulous trend as I check out the wedding blogs, and it’s one of those things that’s so simple, you wouldn’t imagine it adds so much style to an event. I like to call it the “naked lamp shade.”

Designers all over are stripping down lamp shades to their wire form and hanging them, propping them, and draping or tying them with other materials. I pulled together some examples that I love – even the retro hanging fringe lamp shade makes an appearance!

I have a couple of old lamp shades my self so I’m pretty sure I’ll be stripping them down for a future photo shoot or party.  GoodWill and thrift stores would be a great place to find them, and they look right at home in any shabby chic or rustic design.  I think the sleek “architecture” of the forms would also look amazing and unexpected in a modern design!  Are you as crazy about this trend as I am?

Photo Credits, top to bottom: On To Baby / Splurge Event Design / Wedding Chicks / Ruffled Blog

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. I love your style! I’m really big on hanging decorations, so these will definitely be something to remember!

  2. Not sure I like this trend…but I love everything you do! :)

  3. Oh, I LIKE!! Great ideas.

  4. Ruth Allmart says:

    Ooooh I could see doing some fun things with these. Must make a trip to Goodwill and see what I can find :)


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