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Faux Leather Lamp Shades

Faux leather, as opposed to genuine leather, is an excellent choice in a lamp shade.

Below are faux leather lamp shades for sale. The selection is usually excellent with shades available in a wide variety of sizes and styles.

Faux leather provides a realistic appearance while being durable, often withstanding scrapes, scuffs, etc. that would damage real leather. It is also low maintenance and provides the look and feel of real leather at a more affordable price.

Below: A faux leather lamp shade on a wooden lamp.

Faux leather lamp shade on a wooden, hand-lathed lamp

From eBay, Etsy, and Amazon

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What Is Faux Leather?

Since the word "faux" means false, artificial, and/or not genuine, faux leather is false, or imitation, leather. However, that's not not necessarily a bad thing and can often be a good thing.

Faux leather lamp shades, for example, have several advantages over real leather. A few of these advantages include:

Lamp Shades and Lamp Harps

When shopping for lamp shades you will occasionally run across the term "harp." So, what is a lamp harp?

The harp of a lamp is a structure the shade is attached to. The harp is attached to the lamp and is often made of a lightweight metal. It typically has a slight bow to it in order to go around the bulb. The lamp shade fits over the lamp harp.

Below: The yellow arrow is pointing to the harp on a lamp.

A lamp with the shade removed so the harp can be easily seen


Not all lamps have harps, by the way. Although they are very common, some lamps have designs that don't use them.

Save The Lamp Shade For Later

If you find a faux leather lamp shade for sale on Etsy that you like but you're not ready to purchase it right away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later.

Important: Putting items in your Etsy shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve them! It just makes them easier to find if they're still available when you come back.

Below: Screenshot image showing the "Save for later" and "Remove" links when an item is in the Etsy shopping cart.

Cowboy Etsy shopping cart

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