Lampshades are the perfect place to sharpen your DIY skills, and a DIY painted or embroidered lampshade is the perfect place to start. I've gathered some great inspiration for you as far as the shade goes. And if you're in the market for a new lamp that could really be a great base for your crafty lampshade ventures, I think that some wooden lighting namely wooden lamps using blonde wood could look really great, especially since one of the hot decorating trends for 2016 is the Scandinavian style white and black interior with wood accents. And of course, you don't need to stop with your wood based lamp, you could also get some really cool wooden pendant lights to complete the look. Okay, now on to the inspiration!
This painted peacock feather lamp shade by Alisa Burke over at i love to create is just fantastic, as is this painted cross stitch lampshade that just makes me so very happy! There is a problem with this link loading for some reason, so if necessary just copy it here and paste into your browser: http://www.crafts.tutsplus.com/tutorials/give-a-boring-lampshade-a-brand-new-look--craft-2458