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Paper Star Lampshade - Venus White / Caramel


We all look out for Venus, the second brightest light in the night sky after the Moon. Venus is both the Evening Star and the Morning Star and shines with a constant reassuring brightness which is always comforting to spot. Like their namesake, our new ‘Venus’ 7-tipped star ceiling shades glimmer with a mesmerising brilliance and cast a beautiful atmospheric glow, ideal for bedrooms, parties and chillout spaces.

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Venus is a hand-made 7-tipped light shade in a simple crisp white and is a design classic, at home in any room of the house. Beautifully versatile, its clear light, clean lines and stylish geometric form make it a perfect addition to any colour scheme and any space. This brilliant white lampshade combines a clear, neutral tone with captivating lighting effects - watch as light twinkles through hundreds of tiny star-shaped perforations, casting a beautiful display of starry shapes on the ceiling, walls, or window glass. The light produced by this lampshade is clean and bright and ideal for reading - choose the White for the clearest and the brightest illumination or the Caramel for a softer, earthier shade. This paper star lantern also makes a beautifully classic Christmas decoration that can be reused year after year. Try it in your window and swap an LED light for an electric bulb if there is no power source.

  • Lantern style: Venus
  • Paper weight: 170 GSM
  • Point length: 30cm
  • Paper colour: Brilliant White / Caramel
  • Number of star points: 7
  • Total star size: 60 x 60cm
  • British Standard Tested

How do I use my star?

Use as a lampshade over any pendant light fitting or as a lantern with a set of battery operated LED fairy lights inside. Our stars also look fantastic unlit as 3D decorations.

To preserve materials, we encourage using our stars over a light source you may already have – but we do supply cable kits and fairy lights just in case you need them!

Our stars are perfect for use indoors, or in dry outdoor environments.

What lamp should I use inside?

They have been tested to use with a maximum wattage bulb of 40 watts.

However - LED lamps between 2 and 5 watts are the best – the higher the wattage and lumens ( e.g. 5 watts ), the brighter it will be. For a more ambient glow, use a set of LED fairy lights or a lower wattage lamp ( e.g. 2 watts ).

The effects of the star will be different depending on which colour star and which type of light you use inside.

Our stars conform to the British Standard for luminaires BS EN 60598

How do they work?

They come flat. You simply open them up one point at a time and tie the two cords together to form a perfect star.

Instructions are provided with each lantern and you can watch a video which shows you how to open and hang it.