Rated 5 out of 5 by livenice this product is beautiful
this is the second time that I order lamp shades from ballard design they are excellent quality and beautiful they were sent very well packed and fast.
January 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Littledebi A perfect fit and look for a lamp I love!
I have searched stores in my area for the right size drum shade to replace an ugly and oversized one that has been on the lamp too long but to no avail. When I looked through my latest Ballard Designs catalog I found an 18" drum shade that I hoped would work and it does just that. The packaging got it to me safe and sound and when I placed it on the lamp I finally achieved the look I wanted. Thank you Ballard Designs for having exactly what the right thing to get a certain look. I will be back to try some other ideas that I have seen in my favorite catalog.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gastonmom beautiful light!
When I turn on the lamps, the light filters through the cork so beautifully! Love these shades!
November 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by maven Couture Drum Shade
We like the clean transitional lines and color of the shade.
September 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Friscoshopper Review of Burlap Drum Lamp Shade
I was disappointed when this lamp shade had the paper type lining. I had ordered the same shade in the rectangle shape and it had a cloth lining.
It was also dented when it arrived.
I was able to pop out the dents.
August 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bessie Beautiful shade!
This was exactly what I was hoping for! It replaced an old drab shade. Beautiful color of light blue!
July 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Timmerly Nice fabric and well made...
This shade gave an old lamp base a fresh clean look....love it!!
May 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shellydog very nice
These are very nice and they look great. They as seen in the picture. Well made. I used these with just wrought iron bases and they look great. highly recommend.
April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by norma1129 Great texture and nicely made.
This lampshade is exactly what I was expecting. I am happy with everything I have bought from Ballard's. The linen sheer tie top drapery panels are just the right touch
in my bedroom and the Bradley floor lamps are the perfect choice for my living room. Keep up the good work!
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandmaSusie Just like the original
I bought this lamp shade as a replacement for a lamp that my parents bought in the 1950s. This shade makes my memories of our family room come to life again!
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AviddShopper Perfect update for an old lamp
I have a favorite wooden carved Ballard lamp I purchased 15 years ago. The shade on it was fine but dated, and this shade completely changes the look of the lamp. Now it makes a much bigger statement in the room AND modernized the lamp making it seem like I just bought it. The quality of the seagrass shade is excellent and because I underestimated the size I would need, I had to return the first two, and Ballard was wonderful about the returns--so easy! Very happy with this purchase.
December 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lancaster Don't Turn On the Light.
I was delighted when I received your beautiful shade. It appeared perfect in every way, the size, shape and color all complimented my floor lamp and my living room. Even the inside of the shade is perfect, white to reflect bright, pure light.
You can imagine how disappointed I was when evening came and I turned on the lamp. It was no longer spa blue but beige. My entire room is cool colors. The warm beige sticks out like a sore thumb.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by berneliz Beautiful Lamps
I am extremely happy with the 2 lamps that I purchased. they arrived very quickly with no damage. and you even included the light bulb! thank you !
February 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by toobadsosad The shape is odd
It doesn't appear to be a true drum shape. It looks like a tapered drum turned upside down! And I wanted an off white color and this is light brown.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeannine59 Nice appearance
I purchased this in spa (blue) and am very pleased with its appearance. It fits nicely with my décor. I was impressed with the fast delivery service.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandmaPeaches really like this shade
Very attractive shade, has a nice glow when lighted. Have it on a special hand made floor lamp. Looks great!
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jayj Well made, at a decent price.
The fabric was more gray than aqua but that worked okay for my decor. It is well constructed and I felt the price was fair compared to others I've seen of similar size and quality.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by janeofthejungle Cheetah Drum Shades
- ordered 2 - a bit crumpled when they arrived but popped back into place with no problem. I ordered the largest size and was afraid they'd be too large but they are perfect. WOW is all I can say. I love they way they look and now I feel like my great room makes a very classy / edgy/ modern statement.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JLKP Quality exceeded expectations!
I purchased 2 of the drum shades in sea grass. The color was true to the website photo and the shades are well made and of superior quality.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LakeBLCW Box arrived on time, the lampshade was well packed and arrived with no damage.
This lampshade is exactly the right color, shape and size I needed. The quality is good for the price. I also ordered fabric by the yard to recover some existing pieces of furniture and the lampshade looks great with the newly re-upholstered furniture. (BTW: the fabric exceeded my expectations-LOVE LOVE LOVE it!)
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Downhomechef What a new look to an old room!
I hesitantly bought the drum lampshade (natural burlap), because I had tried probably 7 or 8 and taken them all back. This one actually looks great against my drapery, window, etc. I had a horrible time trying to get a shade big enough, but this one is the large size, and it sits beautifully on my floor lamp. Needed something not really sleek or dressy--this is very warm and homey looking, at the same time very stylish. The finial I got was the shield, and it was just like the cherry on a great chocolate sundae!
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldladyconsumer The lampshade looks great.
My lampshade is also a great value for the price.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by K1269 This shade is great
This shade adds a lot of texture to the room. Turning it on at night and see the light filter through the cork. It's great.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dbleglenn Good quality
This lampshade was just what I needed to update an antique floor lamp.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by nevergiveup Compliments my lamp...
I have a mercury glass lamp base and the cream linen compliments it nicely. The shade is made with nicely textured material so that when the lamp is lit, you get soft but ample light. It's neutral, so I'm sure it would go well with other lamps too.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopdiscrete Great shade
I ordered the Document pattern and absolutely love the look. Very different from other shades and it gives my wall lamp a totally different look.
June 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by dferg Not Packaged to Survive Shipping
Product arrived heavily damaged. It was not packaged to survive UPS Ground's propensity to mistreat shipments.
Beyond being damaged, the gray shade was darker than I had hoped and does not have the desired aesthetic when contrasted with the white backing, that shows prominently due to the diameter of the shade.
Note: If you are a Ballard Designs fan, my review may not be reflective of your opinion. This was only my second purchase with this company, and I have come to realize that their "designs" are not a good fit for my style tendencies.
June 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by h77den Burlap 18" shade didn't work
I needed a large shade that had a height of at least 11 1/2". Surprisingly, you can't find many shades with that height. I was pleasantly surprised to find the shade at Ballard. I wanted to get a darker natural linen, but the linen shades in stock were too light in color, so I ordered the natural burlap.
The size of the shade was good, but I didn't care for the shade itself. First, the burlap is not a tight weave. It's pretty "lacy" in that you can definitely see the styrene liner underneath. Which brings me to the second problem. The liner is white, so you not only see white underneath the burlap (making the shade look lighter in color overall), but because it's an 18" diameter shade, you see this glaring white whenever you look at the lamp. The 18" diameter is so ginormous that you see this bright white reflective material whenever you glance at the shade. It's especially bad if you are standing up and look across the room when the lamp is on.
Had the liner been a tan color, I would have kept the shade. It would have eliminated the weird white glare, and would have made the burlap look like the medium tan color I was expecting. By the way, the packaging was great (lots of air packs) and the box was in good condition. The shade had a few dents but they popped out with no evidence at all.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PattyJ2 Lampshade is perfect. Love the script pattern.
I ordered the script pattern. It really compliments the pewter lamp it "adorns" and the brown leather chair it sits next to. The only issue I had was with the packing. The shade had several "dents" in it when it arrived. They did pop right out. There was not alot of protective packing around the lampshade when it was shipped.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TJBoro Love these shades!
I am so impressed with these lamp shades. They are even better in person than in the magazine. Not disappointed in them at all. May even order another one
January 30, 2013