What Size of Lampshade Shoud I Buy?

Need help choosing the best Dawn Maciocia shade to buy? Read this guide to help you decide. If you still require help please contact us.

Choosing a lampshade is never easy and buying online can make this even more of a challenge. There are so called 'rules' that can help guide you but I'm a great believer that if you find it pleasing to the eye, then it can't be wrong. We don't want it too big or it can look top heavy and clumsy, then again too small and it just looks....well, silly!

About our Lampshades?

What size are your lampshades?  Our lampshades are offered in 6 different sizes so you are sure to find one that suits. All sizes can be seen in the image above.

Which size of lampshade should I buy? As much as we can suggest which lampshade would be best for you, ultimately it's all down to your personal choice. However we have put together some guidelines to help you choose:

  •  20 x 18cm shade: suits small bedside lamps or as ceiling lights in very small boxrooms etc.
  •  30 x 21cm shade: ideal for small to medium table lamps or as a ceiling light in small/medium sized rooms.
  •  40 x 22 cm shade: ideal for large table or floor lamps or in medium/large rooms with lower ceilings for a contemporary look.
  •  45 x 25cm shade: ideal for larger table or floor lamps or for medium/large rooms with lower ceilings for a contemporary look.
  •  40 x 31.5cm shade: ideal for large table or floor lamps or for medium/large rooms with higher ceilings.
  •  45 x 35cm shade: idesal for larger table or floor lamps and large rooms with higher ceilings.

What Size of Shade will fit my Lamp Base?

1. Measure Your Lamp

If you already have a lamp base and are looking to match this with one of our shades use our measuring guidelines for the best fit:

A - Measure the height of the lamp base. Do not include the neck rod or bulb holder.

B - Measure the widest part of the lamp which in this case is the base. Other lamps may be wider in the middle or top.

Now that you know the measurements of your lamp base you are ready to choose your shade size.

Where are your lampshades made? All or our lampshades are hand made in our Scottish studio. Each lampshade is designed and printed onto the softest faux-suede before being hand rolled and tucked. We then indivicually quality checked each one so you can be rest assured you are buying a quality product made in Scotland.


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I see an image I like on your website but I can't see it as a lampshade in your shop. Can you make one for me? Most of our images can be made into lampshades with a few exceptions. Contact us with the image you would like to see on a shade and we'll see what we can do for you.


What type of prints do you sell? We only sell fine art grade giclee prints which are all printed inhouse so that we can control the best quality at all times. A Giclee is a print produced using a fine art digital high resolution printing process which uses archival pigment (rather than dye based inks) with colourfastness of 80+ years. We only use the finest Somerset Enhanced Velvet fine art paper to achieve prints of superior detail, light fastness and stability. We achieve a perfect colour reproduction of our originals by using professional calibration software.

What prints sizes are available? Our prints come in a selection of sizes depending on the size of the original artwork. If you are looking for an alternative size please feel free to contact us, but keep in mind that this is not always possible.

Are your prints mounted/matted? We offer unmounted, mounted and framed options with most of our prints. Our Largest prints are generally unmounted for ease and safety of shipping. For your benefit, the majority of our mounts are sized to fit off-the-shelf frames dimensions.

Do you use cellophane sleeves or wrap to package your prints? No, we have recently stopped using cellophane and now use eco-friendly acid-free tissue paper to reduce plastic in the environement. We know you will be excited to receive and open your print straight away. However, we advise you to use clean hands and cotton gloves to handle your print as the mount can mark easily with dirty and greasy fingers. We are currently updating our website to reflect this change.


What colour are the mounts/mats? Our luxury double mounts are textured off-white and are 100% acid-free conservation grade.

Do you offer unmounted prints? Our larger prints also have an unmounted option which will either be wrapped & rolled in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in a cardboard tube for protection or shipped flat depending on the other items in your order.

Are your prints Limited Editions? We offer 2 different print runs; Limited editions & Open editions.

  • Limited Edition prints are numbered in editions of 150 or 195, signed, titled and dated with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Open prints are signed and titled and are not limited to a set number. Look out for the 'Collectors Edition' option on some of our open edition prints.


What is a *Collectors Edition* - Gift Package

Buying your print as a gift? Several of our 'open edition' prints have the option of making them that little bit special by adding our 'Collectors Edition' package.  This option now includes sparkle embellishment and a signed Collectors Certificate. The mounted option also comes with a matching greetings card.



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Embellished Prints

A selection of our prints can be embellished to add an extra touch of magic. Limited Edition prints are embellished with a mix of gold and/or silver leaf, swarovski crystals, sparkle and fairy dust. Open Edition prints are embellished with added sparkle. If you can't see your chosen print with the embellished option on our website please contact us to see what we can do for you.

What types of frames do you offer?

Oak or Whitewash Effect

All frames are made in the UK.

Oak is a natural product and the tones, wood grain and knots may vary from frame to frame. Our oak frames have a 20mm profile for a contemporary feel for your print.

Our Whitewash effect frames have a 30mm wide profile for a fresh, clean and modern feel for your print.

Won't the glass break during shipping?

`Our frames are supplied with high quality styrene glazing which is much safer than normal glass for the home, especially where young children are present. It is also lighter than normal glass and shatterproof, making it perfect for shipping.  Being crystal clear it makes an ideal choice for your home. Keep clean by wiping with a soft, damp microfibre cloth.

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