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Lampshades and Cushions | Like Peas and Carrots

Taking our cue from Forest Gump (yes, weird we know!) we saw it as a natural progression to extend our product offering to include a curated range of cushions to complement our LightenUp lampshades.

We are beyond excited to finally introduce you to our new collection of cushions from three of our favourite Australian designers – Louise Jones, Studio OneThirty and Restore Grace. 

In taking this step it was important to us that the cushion makers we chose fitted our ethos of being Australian designed, printed and made.

The gorgeous designs and colours in our cushion range can be easily mixed and matched to add depth and texture to your home decor, and of course look fabulous with a LU lampshade.

Louise Jones

Louise Jones fabrics are always a favourite as a lampshade choice, so why not have a cushion to match?

Louise Jones textile designs are digitally printed onto beautiful linen fabric that make this range of cushions so special. The designs feature Louise’s original watercolour paintings and digital photographic collages. You’ll no doubt recognise some of the enchanting botanical prints from our fabric gallery.

Studio OneThirty

A bespoke collection inspired by Australian flora, artist Sarah Kalidis applies her painterly designs to original art, textiles, furnishings and furniture. Sarah’s cushions are a pure delight with their earthy mix of colours and patterns. Studio OneThirty cushions are proudly designed, printed and handmade in Sydney, Australia.

Restore Grace

Restore Grace cushions are designed, produced and curated in country NSW. The business is committed to supporting other small business as well as ensuring sustainable production practices.

Restore Grace hand makes small batch productions and, is a fellow BFTB (buyfromthebush) business, which we love!

The Restore Grace collection of plain beautifully pigmented linen cushions are the perfect complement to the botanical design cushions from Louise Jones and Studio OneThirty. Together the collections are a match made in heaven!

PET Recycled Inserts

In keeping with our desire to embrace sustainability and limit waste going to landfill, we have sourced eco-friendly Australian made cushion inserts from Inner Green. 

The inserts are made from non-allergenic PET fibre derived from 100% post consumer water bottles. We love that for every 1kg of fibre used, around 70 water bottles are saved from ending up in landfill.

We have been converted… recycled PET fibre inserts are now the only cushion inserts on our sofas!

Cushions from the curated collection by LightenUp are available now on our on-line shop, click here.

Lampshade Size

If you are unsure of the shade size you require, please click through to our blog post for some helpful information about how to choose the right size shade.

Lampshade Types

Table and Floor Lamps

A table lampshade sits on a lamp base which is placed either on a table or sits on the floor if the base is tall. The light fitting sits at the bottom of the shade.

Ceiling Pendant

A pendant lampshade is where the shade hangs from a light fitting on the ceiling, usually above a dining table or kitchen bench. The light fitting sits at the top of the shade.

Lampshade Shapes

Drum Lampshades

Drum lampshades are the most popular as the shape is contemporary and suits many different decor styles. 

A drum shade is basically a cylinder that has the same diameter measurement across the top of the shade as the bottom.

Tapered / Empire Lampshades

Empire or “tapered shades” are more traditional. The diameter measurement of the top of the shade is smaller than the measurement at the bottom, creating a tapered effect.

We offer three different sized Empire shades.