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Add colour to your dining area with a bold lampshade, choose a bright accent for a fun look. Brought to you by Style at Home.
Fancy adding pops of colour to your dining area? We’ve found a very clever lampshade kit, which means you can create large drum shades for a fraction of the price of those in the shops. What’s more, you can choose your own fabric, wrap or even wallpaper to complement your scheme. Hang as a pendant or why not make a pair of matching shades for your sideboard?
You will need
45cm-diameter drum lampshade kit,
50cm x 150cm-wide Turquoise Tanis fabric, £5.83 per m, Needcraft.co.uk
Unpack the lampshade kit – you should have two lampshade rings, a self-adhesive lampshade panel, double-sided tape and a serrated tool. Press your fabric and lay on a flat surface, right-side down. Peel back the panel’s backing by about 10cm and slowly unroll, carefully sticking to your fabric. Trim off any excess fabric.
Crease and peel off the pre-scored edges at the top and bottom of the lampshade panel. Attach double-sided tape to the panel’s right-hand vertical (short) edge. Wrap the two rings with double-sided tape, pinching around the wire. Remove the top tape layer.
Place the two rings at the left-hand edge of your panel (without tape) at the top and bottom, and roll-up the shade (you may need a helper). Make sure the smaller ring faces down on what will be the top of your frame. Remove the top tape layer on the right-hand side and press the shade edges together. Fold the fabric edges in and tuck under the rings, using the serrated tool for a neat finish.