Pimp your old lamps with new designer lampshades

Looking for an easy, low-cost and fun way to revamp your interiors? It’s amazing what simply changing up your lampshades can do...

‘Pimp your lamps’ is of course not sort of the crude expression we’d normally use… but on the other hand, if you have a favourite quirky table lamp or family heirloom and want to bring it into the 21st century, then adding a splendid contemporary Pooky shade is one way to do it. And changing up your shades can have a surprisingly transformative effect on the look of your home as a whole. Lampshades are perfect for introducing colours, patterns and textures into a room , making a big difference at a small cost. Here are some ideas to inspire you…

A touch of velvet

Why not bring some luxury into your décor with a velvet shade? Velvet is very in at the moment. How about a decadent deep emerald or a 'beryl' yellow?

Eye-catching ikat

Our bright linen ikat shades have been a smash hit, and lots of top interior designers use them to inject colour into their schemes. boo and maddie hallway

Pooky's orange zig-zag ikat linen shade looking fab in the hallway at Boo & Maddie

Smart monochromes

Got a floral lampshade that’s looking a little twee and old hat? Change it for a smart black card drum shade and you get instant class…

Go bananas

Turn a corner table light into a vivid centrepiece that’s also a conversation piece. Our handmade parchment sunshine yellow shade is made from banana fibre… parchment-shade

Inspiration from Pooky people

Loads of our customers have shared pics on social media of their own table lamps pimped up with Pooky shades. Here are some of our favourites… Cath Joliffe pairs an orange ikat Pooky shade with a bottle lamp:

Image credit: Cath Joliffe Flowers matched with ikat by Tori Murphy:

Image credit: Tori Murphy Textiles

Our green block-printed cotton shade looks lovely on Kay Cullen's bedside lamp...

Image credit: Kay Cullen

And this is a very cool corner, by Lucy of the Make Me Loved interiors inspiration blog:

Image credit: Make Me Loved

Black and white ikat perfectly complementing this zig-zaggy scheme by Jodi Shine:

Image credit: Jodi Shine

Gloriously quirky bird-shaped lamp gets a dose of Pooky pink, as styled by Hannah of Gift Pop Boutique:

Image credit: Gift Pop Boutique

Feeling inspired to revamp your old lamps? Browse all of our designer lampshades here.