Home shows or exhibitions are not only a great day out, they also provide plenty of ideas that you can take away and implement in your own home, albeit on a smaller scale. From new innovations in the kitchen to new ways to decorate, visiting one of the many UK home exhibitions will give you all the inspiration you need to get busy.
The Ideal Home Show
Easily the most famous home exhibition in the UK, the Ideal Home Show is the biggest consumer event of its kind. You’ll find everything from gardening gadgets and kitchen time savers, to mocked-up themed homes and exciting guest speakers from the world of interior design. The Ideal Home Exhibition is held annually at Earl’s Court in London. Allow a whole day to explore the exhibitor stands and keep your energy up at the delicious food stalls.
Interiors is another annually staged event, and the biggest show held for the interior decorating industry. Unlike the Ideal Home Show, Interiors is aimed at industry insiders so it’s a great place to get up to date with the newest interior decorating trends and products. If you’re serious about interior design, this is the show for you.
100% Design London
Showcasing the very best in modern interiors, 100% Design London claims to be the UK’s leading design and architecture event. Focusing on innovation and brand new talent, this is a contemporary, edgy collection of all that’s on trend in interior design. If your home interior decorating budget knows no bounds and you have a creative brain to match, snap up your tickets for this year’s 100% Design London now.
Country Living Magazine Spring Fair
For a more traditional look at home interior design, both indoors and out, the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair is a wonderful place to visit. You’ll be able to gather inspiration by the bucketful as you take part in craft workshops and demonstrations – this is a great hands-on event. This is a fantastic show for hunting out those all-important finishing touches that will help add the wow factor to your home and have everyone asking where you found them.
Homebuilding and Renovating Show
If your decorating ambition stretches to renovation, the Homebuilding and Renovating Show is one not to miss. You can get great advice on a range of topics, from planning to design to materials. With experts and suppliers under one roof, this event is perfect for you if you’re just about to embark upon a renovation projects or have begun to wonder what’s involved. The internet is an excellent research tool, but a show of this kind helps you find lots of information in one easy hit.
Even if you leave shows like these with nothing more than a head full of ideas and a bulging goody bag, they are well worth your time and effort. Just being in a creative environment surrounded by like-minded people will help to inspire you and get you started with your own home interior decorating projects.