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. Erica Cummings says

    MY SHADE IS i’m really liking white right now, it just makes everything so clean looking :)

  2. Amy Wolff says

    “My Shade is”

    Blue turquoise is my favorite….. I love it with anything.. red, oranges…

  3. Lori says

    pear green! I really like the pattern on the pink shade you guys designed. It reminds me of the moorish tile pattern on your PB rug!

  4. Diane says


    Do I really have to pick only one favorite color? :) If so, then I will go with green – a favorite of mine always. The current shade that makes me happy is a dark granny smith apple green…love it!

  5. Adriane says


    I don’t care if it’s more turquoisey (my scientific terminology) or more muted. Anything in a shade of this beautiful happy greenish blue hue probably means I’ll buy it.

  6. jess says


    constantly changing. The new top spot is held by sunshine yellow, especially when paired with fun black and white patterns. Tomorrow it may go back to ruby red or plum. who knows

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