Need help in finding the right size shade for your lamp?

We have seen all types of lamp bases and will always be able to work out the right size for you, feel free to send us an email with an image and the height of your lamp. The team at Nushka will work out whats best for your lamp and send you back a render or suggestion.

Lampshade fitting guide

Lampshades come with different fittings, below is a guide to our lampshades and their fittings. Our lampshades fall into one of four categories.

If you still need help, we are very happy to help, just send us an email or your lamp fitting and question and we will find the right solution.

Clip on shades

These work with wall lights and candle bulbs, and sometimes on chandeliers, they come in both 5” and 6” sizes. Click here to see our collection

Gimbal fitting

In the UK we tend to supply smaller shades with a base diameter of 8”, 10” and 12” with this fitting. These fittings wont work with American spider/finial fitting lamps, but we can make them with a spider/finial fitting if required (depending on availability of fabric).

No shade carrier is needed and we supply these gimbal fittings with plastic reducers if your lamp has a smaller diameter UK bulb holder.

Duplex fitting

All our shades from 14” to 20" have a ‘Duplex’ fitting which simply sit on top of a shade carrier.

Our shade carriers are available in different heights, if you want advice on this please contact us on 020 8013 3828.

If you live in the USA or have a spider/finial fitting lamp (see below), it is possible to use this adapter to convert a Duplex shade and allow it to be fitted to finial/harp fitting.

Please contact us on 020 8013 3828 or email us if you need more help with this.

Finial /Spider fitting

Finial/Spider fitting shades, shown here with a harp fitting.

Finial shades do not need a shade carrier but you will need a lamp which has a harp fitting to make it work.

Our shades are sold without the harp.

Please contact us if you need a lampshade made with a finial/spider fitting.