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  1. Five Reasons to Buy a Colourful Lampshade


    1.Change up the look of your room

    Does your room need a bit of a change?  Are you feeling a bit bored of your décor?  If so, why not buy a bright and colourful lampshade or two to brighten it up?  Changing a lampshade or two is a very inexpensive way of changing the look of a room without redecorating it completely.

    Living room lampshades


    2. Match (or co-ordinate with) your other soft furnishings

    Have you selected some really wonderful fabric for your curtains or cushions?  Are your plain cream or white shades looking bland in comparison? Why not select some lampshades in matching, or co-ordinating fabric, to pull your interior design together?

     lamps on for warmth

    3. Ditch the bland

    Is your interior décor feeling a bit boring?  Perhaps you have deliberately chosen neutrals, but are now concerned that your room is a bit too bland.  A new lampshade is a great way of injecting a bit of colour into your room without doing anything too permanent or difficult to change.  If your room decorated in cool tones, a lamp or two in bright colours can add warmth to a room too.

    childrens lampshades


     4. Add character to a room

    Whether your grown-up bedroom needs a little injection of romance, or your child’s room needs a bit of colour, a lampshade can help.   Do you need to add a feminine touch to your bedroom, without scaring your partner – well a lampshade can be pretty without overwhelming the space with ‘girliness’ as well as adding some romantic lighting at the same time.  Fun and bright lampshades in a child’s bedroom can add personality, without the need to completely theme the decoration.  They are easy to change out too, as your child’s tastes change as they grow up.

    bedroom lampshades


    5. To make you smile

    Some of my bolder designs of lampshade are meant, yes, to make a statement, but mostly just to make you smile.  Why not have a little home décor in your home that makes you happy every time you enter the room.

    shades to make you smile


    If you've seen a lampshade here that you love, or that makes you smile, why not head over to the shop section of my website, or get in touch with me about making you a bespoke lampshade.

  2. 10 great reasons to buy handmade

    1.  Originality:

    You are buying something original, not mass-produced, made by a person not a machine.

    2. Thoughtfulness

    When you are buying a gift, you are showing the recipient that you have really thought about them and what they would love; you have found something which is original and just for them; and you can be sure that they won’t be receiving the same thing from anybody else.

    Happiness is Handmade



    In these days of caring about sustainability, you know EXACTLY where your purchase has come from.  You don’t have to worry about the working conditions of the person producing it.

    4. Support:

    You are supporting an individual and not a multi-national company – and you can guarantee that your purchase is going to be a thousand times more appreciated!


    Handmade is made with love, care and thought.  Think this is trite?  All the makers I know put a maximum amount of effort into making every item to the best of their ability; they take great care to ensure they are producing items of the highest quality; and they have thought about what they are producing and why.

    6. Value for money:

    If you think handmade is going to be more expensive than the mass-produced, think again.  There are very few makers who charge fully for their time; their quality control is likely to be off the scale; and they make their products to be cherished and to last.  The price tag may be a little higher, but you will  be getting SO much more for your money.

    7. Personalisation

    If you see a maker's work and love it, but it's not quite what you are looking for, speak to them.  It is likely that they will be happy and able to make a bespoke item JUST for you.

    You cant buy love

    8. Individuality:

    Even if you are buying an item which is not a one-off, each one you buy will be individual and slightly different, because they are handmade by a person.   Buying handmade also allows you to express YOUR individuality and ensure you stand out from the crowd rather than follow the herd!

    9. Story:

    Something you have pulled off the shelf in a high street store doesn’t have a story behind it, whereas handmade does.  If you buy in person you can ask the maker about their process and if you buy online you can read about their inspiring story.


    10. Ease of purchase:

    When you are looking for a gorgeous product, either for yourself, your home or for a gift, why not turn to Etsy, Folksy or Not on the High Street rather than other well-known websites?  The sellers’ terms and conditions are all there to see and it can take no more effort than a few clicks on the keyboard. Alternatively shopping at quality craft fairs and handmade shops is infinitely more pleasurable than fighting your way down the high street in your local town.

    Why not pop over to my shop to see the handmade items I carefully make or follow my Facebook page to see my new products and those of the makers I love?