About Us

The Lamp Shade offers shades made in the U.S. as well as quality imports, providing the best selection of lampshades in central Ohio.  Our personal customer service is second to none.  Discover why we’ve been serving Columbus since 1973.

Shade styles range from traditional silks in many shapes and sizes to contemporary drums and flares in linen, burlap and parchment.  A wide variety of chandelier shades is always in stock.  We also have unique lamps in porcelain, metal, glass and other materials for your home or office.

See our GALLERY for examples of the many quality shades, lamps, and finials that we offer.  We always have unique home decor accessories and gifts too.  Call or stop by soon for more information and remember to bring your lamps for the best fitting shades.  If you can’t come, check out our new online SHOP that is growing all the time.


After selling shades from her home and station wagon for several years, Rita Quinn opened The Lamp Shade in Bexley on May 29th, 1973.  She built a business specializing in friendly, personal service in a warm, homelike setting.  After Rita’s death in 1988, Connie Cooney ran the business while it was held in a family trust.  Marianne Lannan purchased The Lamp Shade in 1995.

Marianne has maintained the same warm atmosphere and personalized service that has attracted customers for years.  She moved the store to the Short North in September 2006 for a fresh look and the central location.


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