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Take a look at Room to Inspire’s custom lampshades

Have you ever considered a custom made lampshade?

At Room to Inspire we can make simple shades to suit your personal taste and indeed several satisfied customers have already used this service. We’ve also collaborated in design projects by providing unusual sized shades.

A new shade might be all you need to change the feel of a room, but it’s often tricky to find exactly what you want. That’s where we come in! We can make shades with your own fabric, or source something new and fresh for you from our own fabric suppliers.It might be just the ticket to liven up that dreary old lamp you’ve been hiding in the corner – and it won’t break the bank.

Why not come over and take a look at the shades we have in store. That way you can see the quality and consider the possibilities. It might even spark a few more ideas!

Friary Car Park now open!

We are delighted to announce that we now have a large covered car park just across the street.

Friary Car Park opened to the public today! It’s very convenient for Room to Inspire customers, as you can exit on foot into Swan Road or Queen Street and we are just across the road.

See you soon for all your lovely Christmas Shopping!

Where to source Vintage Products

We are often asked where we get our unusual and quirky vintage pieces from.

The truth is we’re always on the lookout for promising bits of furniture or old lamps that need some TLC.

Some of our more impressive pieces come from our very good friends at Go Antique . These are beautifully restored and ready to go!

If you’re looking to source some vintage products to restore, paint or upcycle yourself, our local auction house or the Antique Centre at Curborough are both good places to start.

Vintage style knobs just in

Vintage Knobs

We all know how a new lampshade can completely revitalise an old lamp.

Room to Inspire now offers its customers a wide choice of vintage style knobs, which can completely transform a piece of furniture.

There are many styles and colours to choose from, with prices from £3.75.

Pop down during our Week of Vintage Inspiration for further tips and ideas!

If you make it tomorrow, there’ll be Pimms on offer too!

Vintage Inspiration starts tomorrow at Room to Inspire


We are really excited about our gorgeous vintage pieces which are available to view and purchase from tomorrow!

As usual we have managed to source some fabulous unique items for our customers and we’re looking forward to welcoming you for the launch. Why not come and try your hand at lampshade making? We’ll be demonstrating at 12.30 tomorrow.

Meet The Experts at Room to Inspire

Mirror on Easel

Come and Meet the Experts at Room to Inspire!

We are delighted to welcome the following guests to share their expertise with our customers.


Saturday 20th July


Jon from Go Antique in Birmingham will be showing off his skills and displaying some of his unique items.

Whenever we have pieces from Go Antique in the shop, it’s not long before they’re snapped up but it’s always such Continue reading

Peace Restored at Room to Inspire!


Well,  we’d just like to say thanks so much to so many of our lovely customers.

You’ve braved the noise, vibrations and disruption in the last week whilst the piling took place across the road! But now we’ve waved goodbye to the piling machine.

We’re delighted to report that our precious clocks, mirrors and wall art remained fixed to the wall throughout the ordeal – no casualties thankfully.

Although the development on Sandford Street contributes to the parking issues on this side of Lichfield, we are still only a short walk from the Bird Street car park.

And if you’re taking the scenic route, we are just a couple of minutes from the edge of Beacon Park.

Not long now till the new multi-storey opens!