Decorative lampshades and bases to refresh your bedroom

The majority of my bedroom lighting is made up of small lamps that give the room such a homely glow. And if your lighting scheme needs a little help, you’re in luck – as we’ve gathered an array of pretty and practical lamps.

Whether you’re looking to make your bedroom feel cosier or need better illumination for relaxing with a good book, we’ve got plenty of options lined up for you. Let’s explore the latest decorative lampshades and intricate bases…

Decorative lampshades and bases:

Timeless glamour

Did you know that in the 1800s it was very fashionable to bring a pineapple to a party? The unusual fruit was all the range in the Victorian area – I promise this is relevant. If you’re into intricate lamps, the ones below have the essence and the aesthetic of an old stately home – think blue and white china, gold, exotic birds and (I told you I had a point) pineapples.

Blue lampstand with white shade
Blue and white floral ceramic and crystal table lamp base, £159, La Redoute.
decorative lampshades and bases: selection of glamorous lamps
1. Mignon table lamp, £155, French Bedroom. 2. Runa lamp base, £300, Sweetpea & Willow. 3. Janita Wedgwood lampshade, £50, Warner House. 4. Anantio pineapple lampstand in matt black, £395, House of Hackney. 5. Anetta lamp, £89, Pooky. 6. John Lewis + Matthew Williamson peacock lamp base, £85, John Lewis.

Metal and stone

Concrete is starting to sneak back into our homes, even in little ways – let’s call it light brutalism. The texture gives the lamps more intrigue than a plain base – other popular finishes include marble and veiny surfaces. Choosing simple lamp base shapes, like round or rectangular, puts the focus on the detailing of the design such as the metallic finishes or the beauty of stone.

decorative lampshades and bases: selection of metal, marble and concrete lamps
1. Lewitt marble table lamp in green, £240, Sazy. 2. Irwell table lamp, £291, Lime Lace. 3. Raw concrete rectangular table lamp, £179.99, Dowsing & Reynolds. 4. Table lamp and light bulb, £47.95, Sparkle Lighting. 5. Berlin table lamp, concrete, £39, Housecosy. 6. Kendrick table lamp in white glass and brass socket, around £103.15 (€99), Interiorr. 7. London table lamp with shade, £57, Escapology.

Colourful lampshades and bases

Add a pop of colour to your bedroom with a stand-out lamp. You can simply choose a daring base and tone it down with a white shade or do the opposite by opting for a striking shade and paring it back with a neutral base. For a colour blocking look, go with one hue for both solutions.

Selection of colourful lamps
1. Liza ceramic table lamp orange with shade, £159, Laura Ashley. 2. Pistachio ceramic lamp base, £115, Rose & Grey. 3. Ferm Living Hebe medium-sized table lamp base in Deep Blue, £209, Heal’s. 4. Amber table lamp, £160, Där Lighting. 5. Living retro blue lamp base, £150, Bode Living.

More decorative lampshades and bases:

Retro chic designs

Who else thinks that the 70s were 30 years ago instead of 50 years ago? The classic combos of orange, greens, mustard yellows and bold patterns are firmly back in 2023. We have plenty of decorating ideas on how to incorporate the 70s style into your home, but first check out these retro lampshades and bases…

Ornate lamp with leopard print shade
Gold vase lamp, £450, Matthew Williamson. 
70s style lamps
1. Vitruvia table lamp in polished nickel, £25, with Fasnacht lampshade, £326, Mindthegap. 2. Yellow Luna Highland lamp base, £370, and Daisy Chain lampshade, £300, Natasha Hulse. 3. Pleated check lampshade in green, from £67, Birdie Fortescue. 4. Long neck jar monochrome ceramic base, from £586, Besselink Jones. 5. Small flagon lamp with Marmalade Clever Vintage Linen shade, £75, Loaf.

Heavily-patterned lampshades

Dare to go all-out on bold prints? Not all florals have to be delicate and girly. Large floral motifs make a big impact and a true statement. And if you have a striking lampshade, don’t be fearful of including a stand-out base too – go bold or go home!

Pink bedside lamp
Rosanna Lonsdale Ikat lampshade in blue and red, from £265, Luxdeco. 
Selection of floral lamps
1. Rex lamp, £81, Pooky. 2. Asters lampshade in Vintage Garden,  £49, Perkins & Morley. 3. Luxury soft-touch velvet lampshade in Twilight Rose Soft Pink, £54.99, Celina Digby. 4. David Hunt Como table lamp and Jardin De Nuit shade, £271, Cotterell and Co. 5. India drum lampshade, from £250, KDLoves.

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