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Do all lampshades fit all lamps?

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CurlsLDN Sun 06-Mar-16 12:31:47

Hello! Stupid question. I have this lamp

I've had it for about 100 years so want to change the shade, but now I realise I've never changed a floor lamp shade before. Can I just buy one I fancy from anywhere? Do they all fit all lamps or is there more to it than that?

Flossiesmummy Sun 06-Mar-16 12:54:30

Not all shades fit all lamps.

CurlsLDN Sun 06-Mar-16 12:58:13

Oh bummer. So how do I find one that fits, aside from at ikea?

mysteryfairy Sun 06-Mar-16 18:21:57

I think ikea lamps are non standard size, like their beds and bedding so you might be restricted to their own stuff

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sun 06-Mar-16 18:33:28

Can you post the fitting bit?

kayessbee Thu 17-Mar-16 20:51:55

I had to fit a frame to a shade I brought back from NZ, Ikea base too. If the inner ring of the shade frame is bigger than the fitting on the base, you should be able to get a clip that makes the inner ring smaller. If the shade inner ring is too small then there's not much you can do without reconstructing the shade....measure the diameter of the base fitting and carry that measurement around with you...

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 17-Mar-16 20:54:43

no, no they dont

I have an ikea lamp and the shade got broken, the exact copy replacement I bought from dunelm is identical in every respect except for the fitting.

it's the round bit that fits (or not) onto the bulb is snipped and taped on with gaffer tape, I am past caring.

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