Join the Retro Decor Trend With These Timeless Lampshade Designs

Victorian pendant lampshade

Lampshades may not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word “retro,” but they can help give your home that vintage feel. And with retro decor making a comeback in recent years, there’s no better time to get some new lampshades for your home.

With so many classic lampshade designs to choose from, it’s hard to decide which to adorn your home with. Lux Lampshades has a wide selection of quality shades that combine retro designs with impeccable craftsmanship. Check out these shade designs that never go out of style.

Pendant Lampshade Designs

This Victorian pendant lampshade is the perfect shade of retro. The celery silk sheen color uses everything great about the pea-green shade made popular in the 1960s and elevates it. The scalloped edges are a callback to the Art Deco period, but its carefully selected materials and craftsmanship bring the lampshade into the modern age while maintaining its classic appeal.

If you’re a fan of the mod style from the 1970s, our flush-mounted striped drum lampshade is the perfect addition to your home. The shade’s design ensures you have maximum light spilling from the top and bottom of the shade. When you need softer light, use the included acrylic diffuser.

Pleated Lampshade Designs

Do your ears perk up when someone mentions film noir or chiaroscuro? You can replicate that dynamic contrast of light and shadows in your home with this box pleat paper lampshade. The pleats create planes of shadow any hard-boiled detective would envy.

If you prefer a bit of luxury with your retro interior design, consider silk lampshade designs for your classic decor. This silk box pleat shade pairs well with table and floor lamps or areas of your home where you want to direct light down near the floor. This lampshade makes rooms look timeless regardless of the lamp base or space it inhabits.

Patterned Lampshade Designs

Clean patterns are always in style. Our drum hardback shade made from Spoonflower Belgian linen infuses your home with summery retro vibes. Drum-style lampshades are not only reminiscent of the Art Deco style, but the shade’s open top and bottom also provide maximum lighting.

If you’re a fan of vintage decor inspired by nature, our drum tree bark linen lampshade goes perfectly with floor and table lamps. The pattern is reminiscent of Ben-Day dots, which call back to the pop art movement made popular in the mid-1950s.


Scalloped Lampshade Designs

The easy waves of scalloped lampshades take us back in time to the 20s and 30s, when scalloped-shape designs made their interior design debut. Our scalloped raffia hardback shade displays today's softened scalloped edges while maintaining yesteryear's symmetrical style.

Do you have a chandelier in your home that could use a timeless lampshade? This scalloped string chandelier lampshade wouldn’t look out of place hanging over a vintage record player or television set. Yet, even without these retro interior design elements, our signature craftsmanship makes the shade look beautiful in a modern home designed with classic appeal.


Empire Lampshade Designs

This natural white linen lampshade trades the fuss for clean edges and elegant charm. The knife pleat design evokes a sense of nostalgia while the linen material adds a touch of sophistication to any space. From desk lamps to table lamps, this lampshade design quickly clips onto bulbs and adds soothing mood lighting to rooms that need some timeless ambiance.

If you can’t get enough retro decor, you’d be hard-pressed to find more retro and stylish lampshade designs than our stick lamp and retro drum shade. The reed shade is available in bamboo, tropical leaf, and music note print, and lamp color options include cherry, birch, and black.

The lamp’s small enough to work great in any space in your home, but chic enough that it immediately attracts the eye no matter where you position it. Place it on a desk, coffee table, or near a window for ambient light.

Lux Lampshades has a carefully curated selection of inspired retro lampshade designs that transport spaces to days gone by while maintaining modern appeal. With our quality materials and unmatched craftsmanship, you’ll join the retro decor trend in style.