Any lampshade can be re-made or replaced in either a hardback lampshade or silk lampshade regardless if it's, simple or ornate. But when should you repair a lampshade?
When an exact match isn't critical buying often makes more sense from a cost perspective than repairing. But when you want to match another lampshade(s) or the shade has sentimental value repairing a lampshade will make more sense.
When To Replace a Lampshade
Assuming there is no sentimental attachment to your lampshade, it is generally much less expensive to buy a new lampshade, even when you specify your fabric and trims.
Common Reasons To Replace A Lampshade
- Looking for a different style or color
- You're not trying to match with another lamp
- Cost savings
- Matching exact dimensions is not critical
- Want a different style, shape or size
- Underlying frame is damaged and can not be repaired
When to Repair a Lampshade
Repairing an existing lampshade is a process that requires time and labor which does make it a more expensive alternative. If you request a repair quote from us, we will always research to see is we can easily replicate your lampshade style at a lower cost than repair.
Common Reasons to Repair a Lampshade
- Match an existing lampshade
- Special kind of pleating or treatment on a shade that can't be bought today
- Sentimental attachment to a shade, such as a Waterford label
- Can’t match original dimensions or shape, common with older bell styles
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