Rated 4 out of 5 by jenji Good way to update chandelier
I was updating my kitchen and decided to purchase these and replace the old bell shades. I am very pleased with how it did just that. I got the natural linen drums, a couple were slightly darker than the others, but it doesn't really matter. Makes it look like a completely different chandelier.
March 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GiGig Excellent
I wanted to create a different look for the chandelier in my foyer. It had white shades with beads around bottom. I bought the drum shade in spa. Love the shape and love the soft spa color. look is so different and love the addition of the soft color.
October 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SummerInTennessee perfection!
We needed to update our chandelier but didn't need to change the fixture, it was just the shades which were dated and had yellowed. These shades perfectly modernized the fixture and saved lots of money in the process!
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LiketheLight Very nice
Very good quality. Pretty color. Happy with purchase!
April 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by n2scuba These shades add contemporary dimension to a chandelier.
I purchased the Lourdes Chandelier because it seemed airy and appropriate for a small space. But bare, it felt too cold for the space. The pear green lamp shades transformed the fixture. By day the color is cheerful. By night the green disappears to a natural golden brown color (using incandescent lights), and the beautiful linen texture adds warmth. (If using LED lights, the shades stay green when the lights are on.) The photo in the catalog used the tapered drum shade, but I like the more contemporary pure drum shape. The shades are made from good quality linen.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cookingmom perfect drum shade
I got one of the grasscloth and one of the linen. Both true to photo and both beautiful. I wound up buying 3 more of the linen! Very well constructed.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mimi51 Great update to the kitchen
These are simply wonderful. They instantly updated my kitchen. Would highly recommend
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Willbuymore Excellent quality
These shades were just what I was looking for to update my dining room chandelier! Very nice looking! Received them within a week of ordering.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mariel7 perfect
love the mini linen drum shade. i have it on a battery operated candle stick in the hall...love the color, the glow and the modern clean lines. also got the jack o'lantern chandelier shades for the same candle sticks and they are so cute. i've ordered several other shades from BD and have never been disappointed.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thanku Great fabric.
The shades look great on my ballard chandelier. Love the color but one of the shades has a couple krinkles in it and I would like to exchange it for a new one, I just have not been able to send back yet.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PK83 clean and classic look
I love these shades. The clook is clean and classic.
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gigi01 this product is a great size and shape
love the lamp shade. the linen fabric and color was just what I was looking for. I wish they had the same lamp shade in a standard size for a lamp (12" h)
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheFreckledGardener Elegant Transformation w/ Drum Shades
I ordered 6 of the linen drum chandelier shades in pebble for a black chandelier in my study. I was updating the room in coastal cottage style and a neutral palette, so I thought that these shades would really soften the heaviness of the chandelier while adding classic linen texture.
I am in love!
Ease of use: These shades easily clipped onto the bulbs and stayed centered.
Quality: Excellent! Sturdy, well-constructed, and a great size.
Color: Pebble is an absolutely gorgeous soft, natural color. In fact, I am purchasing 4 more in pebble for our family room sconces. I was worried initially that they would appear "white"...but this is not the case. They're clean and fresh. No yellow or brown.
Shape: I have tried "basic" chandelier shades from home improvement stores in the past only to be very disappointed with both the poor quality of them and a total lack of chic-factor. Hence, I was a bit worried about buying more. This was my first time purchasing DRUM chandelier shades, and I couldn't be happier. They are classic yet contemporary--perfect for updating a space. I have other drum lamp shades in the room on both table and floor lamps, and I like the consistency these chandelier shades provide. They look custom--and very current. And you can't beat the wow factor of Ballard items--instant style.
One note regarding customer service--Ballard does it right. Although my shades were packed really well in their shipping box, one packaged shade was crushed #although the box was not damaged#. I called customer service expecting them to ask me to ship the crushed shade back before they could send me a replacement, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was refunded the cost of the shade immediately, and a new one was shipped out to me. No waiting. No hassles. It came today with zero problems.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by proshopper3 perfect
well-made, quality materials, perfect size. made the room feel complete.
October 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CVHOME Love them!
These tiny little shades put the finishing touch in my dining room. The only thing I would change is the lining color. The color of the shade I ordered is "Spa Linen" which is exactly the color I wanted but when the lights are shining through the shade, it gives off a golden glow that takes away from the actual color of the shade. I think a whiter lining in the shade would bring out the color of the shade better.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanuaryJune What a transformation!
I ordered 6 of these shades in black to dress up a very plain black chandelier. What a huge difference these make! They are larger in scale than many clip-on shades, and the drumb profile adds enough modernity to my traditional light fixture. Great quality. Love them.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KateShops Just as pictured...
What you see is what you get in the fabulous drum shades. The measurements and colors are as they appear. Great purchase.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KLauf Classy! Love them!!
Great quality, looks just as I expected. Highly recommend.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cathouse Beautiful!
These shades really dress up the Ballard chandelier and make it look contemporary. I also bought the crystal charms... looks terrific!
July 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cheesy Love these shades
Wanted to update a traditional chandelier, and these shades did the trick. I bought the pebble, which is neutral, and the light brings out the texture of the linen. They look beautiful.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaneyB Adds a very contemporary look to our dining room!
Purchased five of the linen drum shades for our dining room chandelier. The room only has one window, and was painted a dark color. I repainted with a much lighter color, added a beautiful light-colored area rug, and replaced existing shades, which were very traditional, with these contemporary drum shades since we have other light fixtures throughout our home with drum shades. LOVE THEM!! and have received numerous compliments from friends on them. GREAT quality for the price!
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Renov8 Superior quality
The shade looks custom made, with finely executed detailing and good linen fabric. Quality of all aspects of this shade exceeded my expectations. Designer specification without the hefty up charge.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Morning4me LOVE THEM!
The pebble linen drum shades are the perfect update for my kitchen chandelier. I am very happy with them!
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mimix2 Beautiful shade
I recently purchased 15 of these shades to update a fixture over our eating area table. I have had so many compliments on the light. The shades are sturdy, and excellent quality, well worth the money.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fairy1 Just my color!
I love these shades. It gives my "Hubbardton Forge" chandelier a nice new and modern look. Paired with your nice seat cushions in the same colors it is just a lovely and refreshing up-date of my old dining room.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pollockgirl Very pleased with the look of these shades.
Love the shades...they have managed to update a 60-year old chandelier that was looking very tired. Talk about instant gratification! I installed the shades in just minutes.
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KelShell Modern Update
These shades helped update our light fixture. It now has a more modern look to it. LOVE them!
December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by designangel well constructed
They are beautiful ! such good quaility & very well constructed. Everyone that has been over has noticed them and has commented on how nice they look !!! I love them!!
December 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KathleenM Really nice!
I replaced some tired old fashioned chandelier covers with these on an antique crystal chandelier. It brings a modern fun touch to the room.
They are really well made and look great. I would recommend these shades.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by KBenton Love these!
Adding these taupe linen drum shades (and the crystal drops, also from Ballard's) changed the entire look of my existing chandelier and updated/modernized it without having to buy and install a new one (which is what I was originally planning to do). Highly recommend these shades!
November 15, 2012