About Our Products

Boutique Lampshades - Made by Hand with Luxury Fabrics


Candid Owl create high quality lampshades, by hand.  Each lamp shade is made by a member of our professional team, using luxurious fabrics sourced from the UK.

Our techniques used will ensure your product is finished to a high standard and of superior quality to the mass produced offering of large retailers. 


Winner of Best Bespoke Luxury Lampshade Provider, 2020 & 2021

SME Midlands Enterprise Awards


Example Lampshade Designs

Candid Owl specialises in modern lampshades, all of which are made using materials manufactured right here in the UK.  

Backed with PVC, modern lampshades are extremely versatile and cost effective as the hard lining can create a huge variety of shapes and sizes.  Our drum lampshade sizes start from our smallest bedside lampshades at 20cm in diameter, right up to our extra large lampshades at an impressive 70cm in diameter.  All are available in a range of heights, all of which are handmade to order.

Whilst we advertise many sizes here via the website, we are able to provide fully bespoke lampshade sizes upon request. If you have a specific order in mind, whether for your home or for a commercial project, we are happy to assist and are able to bring your designs to life.  Please contact us here to discuss your bespoke lampshade requirements.

Our modern, PVC lined lampshades are also available in a variety of shapes, including the following:

       Circular Drum Lampshades, Tapered Empire and French Drum Lampshades, Oval Lampshades & Hexagonal lampshades.

We can also create bespoke lampshades upon request; our team of skilled lampshade makers cut their materials to hand for each bespoke lampshade order and additional materials can be sourced for bespoke lampshade designs.

Lampshade Linings

       Candid Owl have been supplying high quality lampshades with a range of metallic PVC lining's for many years.  We have gained a reputation for creating metallic lined lampshades by hand and all of our modern lampshades can be teamed with the following metallic and plain lining's:

Brushed Copper, Brushed Gold and Brushed Silver

Mirror Copper and Mirror Gold

Champagne, White and Coloured Fabric

      All of the lampshade linings used by Candid Owl are flame resistant and have the following recognised certifications and properties:

Complies with BS EN 60598-1-2008, the British Standard for Luminaries
Passed the glow wire test carried out by the Lighting Association
Anti-static treated to minimise attraction of dust

Lampshade Fabrics

         We stock an extensive range of fabrics, all of which have been specifically selected to create attractive and hard wearing modern lampshades.  These include Velvet, Linen, Cotton and Silk fabrics.  Our silk range is manufactured by the market leading supplier of Silk, James Hare.  We offer a limited range of their Astor Faux Silk and can also source from James Hare's full range for a bespoke Silk lampshade order. 


All of our modern lampshades are handmade with a standard 41mm diameter fitting, suitable for an E27 bulb holder (the larger fitting more commonly found on Ikea lamps)  The lampshade fitting is also supplied with a removable plastic reducer ring which makes the lampshade also suitable for a 29mm diameter fitting for a B22 lamp holder.  This lampshade fitting, with the reducer ring, ensures that all of our lampshades are compatible with both UK and EU lamp fixtures.

We can also provide, upon request, a Harp/Finial fitting for your lampshade.  This is more commonly found on lamps supplied from the US and is very distinctive in design.  The smaller washer fitting is 1/2 inch in diameter and sits on the top of the lampshade, rather than the bottom; it is then screwed in place by a Finial.

If you are at all unsure which fitting is suitable for your lamp, please just get in touch with us here and we will be more than happy to advise.