At A Shade Better, we believe that what sets us apart is the quality of our products, and the quality of our service. You can buy lamps and shades almost anywhere these days, but purchasing something you’re proud to come home to isn’t so easy. We know you have worked hard to make your home a beautiful place to live; from the nice sofa to the custom drapes. Shouldn’t the way you light your home be a shade better?

A Shade Better offers you a unique shopping experience to help with decorating your home. With hundreds of lamps and thousands of shades in-stock every day, you’ll find everything from the latest designer styles to our well-stocked clearance section.

If you’re looking for a new shade for your lamp, the way to receive the best service is to bring your lamp with you. This will provide you with the most choices and ensure that whatever you purchase will fit properly. Though this seems like an inconvenience, it can save you the hassle of multiple trips. As the old saying goes, trying to buy a shade without bringing your lamp is like buying a hat without bringing your head!

Have an old lamp that needs rewired or  repaired? We can help with that, too. Let the experts at A Shade Better repair it for you.

We have been serving the Cincinnati/N.Kentucky area for more than two decades. We pride ourselves in customer service and our unique selection of products. Stop in and let one of our trained employees help you transform your house into a well-lit, beautifully designed home.

Lamp Shades

A Shade Better features thousands of lampshades from which to choose. Whether you’re style is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, we have the right shade (at the right price) to help you light your home more beautifully. Be sure to bring your lamp for the perfect fit!


We have a large selection of hundreds of lamps to help create just the right look for your home. Not sure exactly what you’re looking for? Let our staff help you find the lamp that suits your home and your style.

Repair and Custom

Do you have a favorite lamp or family heirloom that needs repair? Let us make it better than you ever remember. Need a custom lamp or shade? We can do that too!

Interior Designer and Commercial Sales

If you are an interior designer or purchase in large quantities, you can receive the best available discounts and prices at A Shade Better. We invite you to contact our store for more info on these programs.