A quick way to update a bedroom or living room.
Mismatched lamp bases demonstrate the charm of thrift store finds in this Colette van den Thillart designed cottage. Still, matching lattice-print lampshades unify them and tie in with the blue and white palette of the room. "Switching up dated lampshades is an easy way to freshen up a space," says Kathryn Bala. Splurge on a pair in a timeless colour or pattern you love, or pick up a garage sale set and add quirky personal touches to them, like ribbon trim or paint. "Give a lamp new life by painting the shade," agrees Joel Bray. See how Michael Penney transformed a basic lampshade with glossy lilac paint.