Fab Freebie: Your Perfect Shade

*** This giveaway is no longer accepting entries***

Time to break out your inner product designer again folks, because this week you’re designing your very own lamp shade.

Lamps Plus is the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer (you West Coasties may know them in person, while us East Coasters can peruse their wares online) and they’ve got a great new “Design It” tool on their site so you can design your own drum shade for a whole slew of lamps and fixture styles. And this week one of you can win a Brushed Steel Contemporary Table Lamp with a shade in the pattern, color and trim of your choice.

Here are just a few of the designs that we played around with (so many patterns, so few empty side tables):

If you’ve already created a design that you love and can’t bear to wait ’til Thursday’s winner announcement, Lamps Plus is giving YHL readers a special discount (click for more details). Oh and you can take a screenshot of your design and submit it on Lamps Plus’ Facebook page to remember- and share- your masterpiece with others. Who knew lamps could be so interactive? Now for this week’s entry deets:

  • PRIZE: A Brushed Steel Contemporary Table Lamp with your very own custom shade thanks to the Lamps Plus’ Design It tool
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “MY SHADE IS” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: …tell us your favorite color (we’re going back to basics this week). But since we’ve all grown up a bit past simple “green” or “red,” we’d love a bit more of a description (glowing amber? muted gray-blue? ruby red? celery green?).
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, May 26th at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The 50 nifty United States
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!

Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Lamps Plus


  1. Sarah E. says



    Not just any green, but grass green, lime green & spider-plant green. I especially love just being outside in our yard/garden and taking in all the green from the trees, grass, and neighbors’ yards. Such bliss!

  2. Lindsey L says

    Although blue is definitely my favorite base color, I would have to switch it up a bit and say blue gray these days. It can be beachy or modern all at the same time :)

  3. Allison B says

    “My shade is” I love the color Wheat Grass, it is a Sherwin Williams paint color and my kitchen and living room are both that color and soon to my office as well! It is super calming and refreshing!

  4. Krista D. says


    My favorite color is a dusty blue. But, I don’t like that color much in decor – a little too country-fried for my tastes. For decorating, I tend to favor more gray/blue shades paired with black and white accessories.

  5. Ursula says


    Anything in the purple family, I just love purple! My husband likes Murple (Man Purple), not just any violet shade. The hubs…he’s got standards.

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