We all know that changing the cushions on the sofa can result in a whole new look for a room. But have you considered a new lampshade or two to revitalise a decorative scheme? That forgotten lamp in the corner might just be crying out for a new shade, and something bold and colourful can really make a punchy statement without breaking the bank.
Clockwise from top left: Malindi, Lubumbashi, Chake Chake, Douala
Out of Africa. These bold shades are hand made in Istanbul using West African fabrics and are available from InSpaces. £88 each. The certainly won't go unnoticed and will have the same effect as adding a piece of art to a room.
Colour Block. The sumptuous fabrics, zingy colours and gold linings of these shades from Love Frankie will bring a touch of luxury to any room. And that lining will bring a glow to a dark corner whether the bulb is lit or not. From £35.
Geometrically Opposed. The multi-faceted structure of crystals with their complex and reflective surfaces and subtle geometric form is the inspiration for this pattern, which is made up of triangles and tiny drawn dots in subtle shades of grey as well as black. Perfect for a contemporary or seventies inspired room that just needs a hint of pattern. From Lush Designs. £56.75 each.
Beside the Seaside. It will feel as if summer has come early with these Maritime shades from Cream Cornwall. Prices vary.