This Autumn I chose to decorate two of my living room lamps. The first lamp, I decorated the lamp shade. I wanted to do this so that it was a temporary decor, and easily changeable later.
I had a stem of silk autumn leaves that I purchased at the dollar store.
I am looking forward to changing this in December for Christmas. I still have not decided what to use for the holiday season, it depends on how I decorate the top of the cabinet. Maybe snowflakes or red and green polka dots. So many options, and the nicest thing is the mounting tapes are very easy to remove.
For my second living room lamp I very simply used a grapevine wreath and tied it to some raffia, that I attached to one of the inside lampshade supports. I very simply added some glass berry sprigs and leaves to the wreath with hot glue. It was very easy. Then I tied it on the shade.
The wreath for this shade measures eight inches across. You want to find a wreath that is smaller than your lampshade. This also has lots of potential for other seasons. A simple cedar or holly wreath would look stunning for Christmas, or a wreath of roses for valentines day. Can you picture a small wreath covered with a white feather boa, with a simple bow. For spring you could use a very simple green wreath covered in fresh green moss. I really like to use items I already have to add to my seasonal decor. I get claustrobia if I add to much to my rooms, so using what is already there is much easier. Otherwise I remove my usual decorations and store them in my seasonal storage boxes until I am done with them. I cannot imagine trying to store a lamp or lamp shade for every season, so I prefer these simple changes.
I would love to hear what others have come up with to decorate their lamps. I have so many ideas for next year.