4 DIY Fabric Light Fixtures

It’s a given: at some point in your life, you will live in a rental with a hideous light fixture that makes you weep. Here are four ideas for camouflaging unsightly light fixtures (bonus points if you’re sewing-machine literate).

Above: The Lampade Bigger by Vicenza-based Orietta Marcon of Oggetti can be replicated by a determined DIYer; for instructions, go to DIY: Rustic Linen Lampshade. See more of her work at Designer Visit: Civico Quattro in Vicenze.

Above: In a West Village duplex, MR Architecture + Decor created a three-tiered canvas ceiling fixture.

Above: The Koushi lamp is equally at home in modern or traditional settings; photo via Mark Eden Schooley. Remodelista Alexa created a DIY version; see her instructions at DIY: Koushi Lamp.

Above: Take inspiration from Casamidy’s Delphine light fixture and whip up a canvas version of your own.

Looking to make more of your own home decor? If so, explore Remodelista‘s DIY posts.

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Miranda Parkinson

don't rate these much!

Interstellar Daydreamer
Cosmic Price2 years ago

Neat ideas, but kinda plain. Definitely would use some other kinda fabric.

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins2 years ago

I think they would go really nicely with white couches. Some people choose completely white rooms and they look great. You have to be careful not to track dirt or stains in but they look so pristine and airy and light that it is worth it.

Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes2 years ago

Thank you!!

Nils Anders Lunde


Ernie Miller
william Miller2 years ago

OK the 2 nd one looked pretty neat however the other 3 looked poorly made.

Elizabeth Conlan
Elizabeth Conlan2 years ago

Love them. Cannot wait to try to make my own with tie dyed fabrics

Marie W.
Marie W.2 years ago


Nicole W.
Nicole W.2 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 2 years ago