Tuesday, 22 April 2014

ORIGAMI STYLE LAMPSHADES: My pick of the best!

 ....My pick of the best...

(or " My wish list")

AAAAh! Easter is all over and packed away! We've had a great time, but it is going to be so nice to get back to normality again tomorrow! With Little Miss Moo back at school I can get back to finishing Our bedroom makeover!
There is still a few BIG jobs left to do, like wood panelling the wall behind the bed and painting the wooden floor (Blog posts coming!!)  but I am hoping to have it all wrapped up in the next couple of weeks!
Whilst I get cracking with the jobs ahead, I thought I'd share these amazing Origami style light shades...This is the style I have in mind for our bedroom ceiling light!
We had actually planned to use a beautiful chandelier that I bought in Norway last summer, but realised that our ceilings are too low , so that's gone on e-bay (together with a bunch of other stuff) to fund the new ceiling light...
I love the way my DIY origami shade has a soft glow, and think something similar will be perfect for our new look bedroom...
Depending on how much money we can raise, these are the options I have narrowed it down to:
 From the high end (probably unattainably expensive as I cant even find a price for these, but I can always dream...) designer option:
Brass Origami style pendants from Swedish designer Lukas Dahlen

.....To this funky mid range alternative:

"make a wish" origami shade in satin copper card from werkdepot,  £66,63
Or my current favourite: 

"chestnut" origami lampshade in paper from studio snow puppe, £80.13

I just love how Snow puppe's origami shades looks just as beautiful inside as they do on the outside...
Here's another, slightly cheaper option from them:

 the "moth" origami shade from studio snow puppe , £53.14

Perfect for over the bed, as you can lay down and gaze up into the shade... don't you think??

If we cant quite raise enough for one of these, here's some cheaper alternatives:


The Urban Origami shade in PVC from Dunelm mills at under £20...

...Or this:

Paper "pumpkin" origami shade from TwReborn1 at £27.47 (which may even be a DIY-able option...?)

So whilst I work up a sweat, finishing our bedroom over the next weeks, I am hoping my old stuff will make some ££'s so I can get one of these beauties!!

I have a few DIY's lined up for you all over the next couple of weeks as well, so keep popping by to have a look!


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