Although I like the lamps I have in my family room, I'm not a fan of the lampshades. To be honest, the budget ran out when it came to lampshades, so I settled for the most inexpensive white lamp shades that I could find. They're quite boxy and not at all my style, but they do the job.
Here is a picture of the lamp on my dresser/sofa table when I had it decorated for Valentine's Day. See what I mean? White and boxy!
I decided that adding some ribbon would help me like the shades a bit more...and it does! Unfortunately the pictures don't do it justice--the ribbon makes a big difference for me. I'm still not a huge fan of the shades, but the addition of the ribbon means that the purchase of new lamp shades has moved waaaaay down on my priority list.
I bought a spool of black grosgrain ribbon with white stitching for less than $2.00 at Michael's and hotglued it to my two white lamp shades. Much better!