In the bedroom I got the most basic round paper shade imaginable. When I got it home it was smaller than I thought and it really needs something. Fortunately the internet has the answer to absolutely everything and here are two very cool DIY ideas.
Idea #1 Ombre
I stumbled across this wicked DIY on Remodelista when i was looking for the above photo. She uses a can of spray paint to create the ombre effect. My bedroom has a Chinese water colour painting over the bed which will be framed in gold when I get around to it; so a spritz of gold would be perfect!
Idea #2 Chinese inspired tassel
I've always loved paper lanterns of all kinds. I especially like Chinese lanterns with tassels like this one
I have a round paper lantern, so now I just need the tassel. Luckily today Design*Sponge had these beautiful ombre tassels by Ouch Flower. Just the thing! How cool would one of these look hung off a standard white paper shade?
Tassels are possibly the easiest thing to make in the world. Pompoms for lazy people I call them. Of course making them as beautiful as the ones above is an art form. I'm excited to give it a go though. So more photos to follow when I finish my DIY lamp =)