Which lampshade size should I choose?


If you’re not sure which size lampshade you need for your table lamp or ceiling light, we can help. We’ve added a wider range of standard size options on the website which are available to order and now provide a unique bespoke option if you can’t quite find what you are looking for. 

New range of sizes

All our lampshades now come in a range of sizes so you can order the size that best fits your needs. Our standard sizes are 20cm, 30cm and 40cm drum lampshades. Choose the print you prefer and then select which size you would like from the options. These lampshades will be made to order and will be ready to be shipped one week from order. Click here to see our lampshade designs. 

Which size should I choose?

20cm drum lampshades

20cm heather drum lampshade on table lamp

The 20cm lampshades are a great size for bedside lamps or pendant lights in hallways. The image shows 20cm Heather Lampshade. (All 20cm Lampshades, £38)

30cm drum lampshades

30cm rosehip linen lampshade hanging pendant light

The 30cm lampshades are great for midsize table lamps or mid size room pendant lights. The image shows the 30cm Rosehip Lampshade, £60.

40cm drum lampshades

40cm Stormy Skies Lampshade hanging pendant light

40cm lampshades are a good choice for a statement light on large table lamps and or ceiling lights in larger rooms. The image shows 40cm Stormy Skies Lampshade. All 40cm diameter drum lampshades are £75. 

Which size is best for my table lamp base?

If you are not sure which size and shape shade and lamp base to put together, here are some handy tips. 

  • The height of the lampshade should be about three-quarters the height of the base.
  • The diameter of the lampshade should be about the same as the height from the lamp base to the lamp fitting.
  • The shade should be at least 1cm wider than the widest point of the base at both sides. If this diameter is between two sides then it is better to go for a slightly wider shade rather than a narrower shade.  
  • Usually table lamps work best when the lampshade mirrors the shape of the lamp base. This means that our straight sided drum lampshades will look best with either a straight-sided or a chunky curved lamp base.

 Completely Bespoke

If you are looking for something completely bespoke, we can create drum lampshades varying in diameters from 10cm-40cm (in 5cm increments), a range of different shade heights as well as shades with duplex fittings, in any of our designs. For a quote on your own totally bespoke option or for more information please get in touch with us at info@hannahknapton.com. 

Bespoke grey heather lampshade on pewter base

This customer choose the grey heather print on a 40cm diameter, 30cm heigh drum shade with 5" duplex fitting to complement this lovely large pewter lamp base. It looks lovely, with its pair, as a bedside table lamp along with the small pansy plant pot!

For more information or advice on which lampshade option would work for you get in touch with us at info@hannahknapton.com.


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