Lampshades for Reading Nooks: Cozy Up With Your Books This Winter

“Winter is coming!” No matter your favorite book genre, if you’re a book lover, you probably recognize this iconic quote from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Winter is indeed coming, along with the chance to plow through your TBR list as you cozy up in your living room, bedroom, or home library reading space this winter. With shorter winter days on the horizon, reading by lamplight adds an extra layer of warmth and atmosphere to your reading experience.

Lux Lampshades has gorgeous lampshades you’ll love to curl up with along with your books. From task lighting for in-bed reading to functional lighting for a book club, Lux has a variety of lampshade styles, materials, and colors to transform a library or reading nook into a bibliophile’s oasis. Our lampshades make book lover spaces cozier, and you can also count on popular book genres to inspire your shade selections.

Modern Lampshades for Modernist Literature Lovers

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Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, and Ernest Hemingway were modernist literature authors who experimented with prose and poetry, just as you love to experiment with decor. Lux Lampshades has a generous selection of modern lampshades designed with creative touches that harken back to classic shade designs while breathing new life into a time-honored decor piece.

This British Empire stick lampshade is available in seven sizes and 14 colors. Create a modernist moment in your reading space by experimenting with different lamp shade colors and sizes until you find the perfect match for your current modernist literature read.

(Not-So-Evil) Empire Lampshades for Fantasy Lovers

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Evil empires and fantasy go hand in hand, but there’s nothing evil about using empire lampshades to brighten your library, bedroom, living room, or wherever else you love to read in the winter! Empire lampshades are noted for their straight slope extending from the top to bottom, reminiscent of the anything-but-straightforward path The Chosen One must take to save the world.

If you’re reading fantasy works from J. R. R. Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Evan Winter, Ursula Le Guin, or any other fantasy writer, create a warm mood with this empire, woven paper lampshade. The crisscrossing lines immediately bring to mind Tolkien’s elvish artistry and Winter’s smoldering dragon scales.

Silk Lampshades for Art & Photography Lovers

When falling snow blankets everything outside in pristine white, you inject color into your winter with art and photography books bursting with vibrant style. As a pliable material easily shaped by an artist’s hands and creativity, silk lampshades are the perfect reading accompaniment for this genre.

This gathered ikat silk empire lampshade will inspire your artistic sensibilities with its beautiful dyed pattern. Top a desk or table lamp with the shade and let its colors and light transform your reading space into a living work of art.

Scalloped Lampshades for Travel Lovers

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One of the first things that come to mind when we see a scalloped lampshade is water waves. During winter, you may get the itch to visit a nice, warm beach where the only chill you feel is from the iced tropical drink in your hand. Rather than go to the beach, bring the beach to your reading space with travel books and Lux’s scalloped lampshades.

This scalloped raffia hardback shade turns your reading space into a beachside resort. Before reading about far-flung destinations, turn on the lamp and let the shade’s natural materials and rippling design transport you to a distant shore with beautiful vistas and a welcome absence of snow.

Linen Lampshades for Romance Lovers

If you love reading about romance, be it in Danielle Steel or Jane Austen novels, our selection of linen lampshades will remind you that gentle, yet powerful love is what truly brings comfort during cold winter months.

For example, this linen drum hardback lampshade exudes gentle, ambient light when lit. As you read by the golden light spilling from beneath this shade, you’ll be reminded that the greatest love of all is the love of reading!

Get Cozy This Winter With Reading Lampshades from Lux

This winter, curl up with a good book and lampshades from Lux. Our curated collection has something for everyone and every reading genre. With such a wide selection of quality lampshades, you’ll find the perfect one to set the mood for cozy evenings spent indoors with a warm blanket, hot cocoa, and your most anticipated winter read.