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Lamp shades are so great because it's such an effortless, economical update for a room.  Whether you add a new shade to an old lamp, or have several shades for your favorite lamp that you switch up when you get board, changing something as simple as a lampshade can have a HUGE impact on a space.

With so many patterns and textures to choose from, it can be difficult to know which lamp shade to pick for the lamp, so I've done the work for you! I've looked through the enormous selection of patterns and colors of lamp shades and picked out my favorites.

Flower Lamp Shade

Multicolor Flowers Drum 13-Inches-H Lamp Shade, Orange Floral Drum 10-Inches-H Lamp Shade, Guatemalan Print Drum Lamp Shade 14x14x10 (Spider)

The first three are colorful and fun and would look great in spaces with a bohemian bend, spaces with lots of white that needed some bright, happy accents, and I could see them looking perfect in rooms that are going for a young and fresh vibe.

Black Lamp Shade

Black with Gray Scroll 11-Inches-H Lamp Shade, Blue Leaf Print Drum Lamp Shade 14x16x11 (Spider), Mud Cloth Print Drum Lamp Shade 15x15x10 (Spider)

These three lamp shades are perfect for gender-neutral spaces, rooms with lots of wooden, earthy elements, rooms that need a bit of whimsy, but not much color.

Geometric Lamp Shade

Geometric Shapes 11 1/2-Inches-H Orange Lamp Shade, Embroidered Hourglass 14-Inches-W Lamp Shade, Tan Ikat Pattern Drum 12-Inches-W Lamp Shade

And these three are good choices for sophisticated, well-traveled spaces, modern rooms that need a little punch of pattern, but with a soft color palette.

Which shade would you choose?

Image: Justina Blakeney