Where to Find Pleated Lampshades

Mallory Mathison bedroom with pleated lampshade.
Mallory Mathison

I’ll admit it. I practically hoard lampshades. Of all the lamps in my home, only one has the shade it came with. Do I get rid of the shades that came with my lamps? Nope. I store them in case they’re the perfect fit for something else. Lately, I have found myself gravitating toward pleated lampshades. Something about them just makes a lamp really stand out. The only downside of them is that it can be very difficult to find affordable ones. But, have no fear! I am sharing some of my favorite sources for pleated lampshades that won’t break the bank.

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One shade I have been particularly obsessed with is a simple pleated shade from Target. I put this shade on a pair of lamps in our bedroom I was a little on the fence about. Now, I absolutely love them. As a bonus, the shades were only $20 each. $20!

Target white lampshade

Ballard Designs

Another favorite source for shades is Ballard Designs. They tend to have patterned, pleated shades at decent prices.

I currently have the Samba shade on a blue and white Ralph Lauren lamp in our makeshift office. I love how it adds a little more pattern and texture to the room

Ballard red pleated lampshade
Ballard Designs

One shade I’m eyeing at Ballard is the Isla Block Print shade. I want a pair of them to go on navy lamps in our family room. The only issue I have is that I can’t decide between the taupe or slate colors.

Ballard gray pleated lampshade
Ballard blue pleated lampshade


Etsy is a source for pleated lampshades, though I have not purchased one from there. However, it looks like the shop CruelMountain sells custom gathered shades. They are more expensive than something pre-made, but this could be a very good option if you’re looking for a shade in a specific pattern.

Society Social

The last source I’m going to mention is Society Social. Their shades come in gorgeous patterns and prints. I’m kind of obsessed with the Kenmore shade.

Society Social blue pleated gathered lampshade
Society Social

Do you have any sources for pleated or gathered lampshades? Share them in the comments!

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