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7 Unmissable UK interior design shows in 2019


f you love interior design you have probably visited a home interior design event or exhibition. They are ideal to get on top of the latest trends, know the brands or discover new products.

For me interior design shows are like live magazines where each stand comes alive. Pretty much like an interiors magazine where each page can make you discover something different. What I love the most is finding new products, trends or new brands I have never heard of before. I look out for quality products and innovative designs and aim is to get inspired by the installations.

I particularly like the shows where you can find entire houses decorated to the most minimal detail.

Here is a list of 7 home interior design shows that are worth visiting in 2019. I have attended some of them in the past but I still have a few on my list I want to visit. Maybe this year! I find UK shows very inspiring and definitely worth going as they are a great way to discover new brands or products. For me all shows are a great source of ideas and a way to discover new talent.

I leave you with my selection of the UK unmissable interior design exhibitions. I will definitely be visiting some of them in 2019! And you?

ideal home show london

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Ideal Home Show

This is one of the longest running shows dedicated to home interiors. The first time I went I was overwhelmed by the amount of exhibitors, live talks and ideas. The show homes are always one of my favourite things to see and in 2019 they are going to be bigger than ever. The show also runs free craft workshops such as wood carving or flower arranging. Just don’t forget to book your place!

Date: 22nd March – 7th April 2019
Time: Monday – Wednesday: 10am-6pm / Thursdays: 10am-9pm / Friday – Sunday – 10am-6pm / Sunday 7th April: 10am-5pm
Venue Address: Olympia London Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX.
Price: Price varies from £5 to £22. Children aged 15 and under go Free.
Website: https://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk

grand designs live with kevin mccloud

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Grand Designs Live

Who hasn’t watched at least an episode of Chanel 4 TV series Grand Designs presented by the legendary Kevin McCloud! I must admit I love the series and I really recommend The Grand Designs Live exhibition. If you are planning a self-build or renovation this is definitely the exhibition for you. Split in six project zones, the show is packed with inspiration and advice from the experts and it is one of the best home shows in the UK. This is definitely one of the interior shows to go to in 2019!


Date: 4th – 12th May 2019
Time: 10am – 6pm: 4, 5, 6,10, 11 May / 10am – 5pm: 7, 8, 9,12 May
Venue Address: ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
Price: Price varies from £5 to £22. Children aged 15 and under go Free.


Date: 9th – 12th October 2019
Time: 10am – 5pm: 9, 10, 11, 13 October / 10am – 6pm: 12 October
Venue Address: National Exhibition Centre, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Price: Price varies from £12 to £20. Children aged 15 and under go Free.

Website: https://www.granddesignslive.com

clerkenwell design week london

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Clerkenwell Design Week

Situated in London’s design district, the Clerkenwell Design Week is a must attend event for design lovers like myself! During the three days of the event the district holds exhibitions, workshops and installations displaying the best of international design. It is also a great place to spot new designers and talent. I will definitely be going to the event this year! The Clerkenwell Design Week is a free event so no excuses not to attend this year.

Date: 21st – 23rd May 2019
Time: Daily from 10am to 9pm.
Venue Address: various locations, please check website
Price: Free
Website: https://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

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London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture is a month long event in June and the world’s largest architecture festival. The festival consists of public events across London and in 2019 the theme is “boundaries”. In 2018 over 600,000 people attended the festival.  Lets celebrate London as the capital of architecture!

Date: 1st – 30th June 2019
Time: Time varies depending on the event
Venue Address: Various locations across London
Price: The majority of the events are free. Check the website for more details.
Website: https://www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/

oslo missana 100 design exhibition 2018

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100% Design

100% Design is celebrating its 25th edition in 2019 and is one of the UK’s biggest trade events. Over 400 world-leading international exhibitors gathered across four areas: interiors, kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms, 100% built and emerging brands.

The show attracts over 27,000 visitors in just 4 days! and features an exceptional talks programme and impressive installations.  It is a must show for interior designers, architects and a dream come true for interior lovers! So, get the dates in your calendar, I have already done so!

Date: 19th – 21st September 2019
Time: TBA
Venue Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX
Price: TBA (check website for update on prices).
Website: https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/

new designers show london

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The NewDesigners exhibition offers the opportunity to discover over 3,000 new talent in design. The two week long event is an opportunity for new designers to show their unique work to industry professionals and design enthusiasts.

The first week of the event (26 – 29 June 2019), shows the work of new designers in the areas of textiles & fashion, costume design, jewellery & precious metal work, ceramics & glass and contemporary design crafts.

The second week of the event (3 – 6 July 2019), shows design work in the areas of furniture, interior design, spatial design, automotive design, product & industrial design, graphic design, illustration, production & theatre design, animation, gaming, motion and digital arts.

Date: 26th – 29th June 2019 & 3rd to 6th July 2019
1st week: 3pm – 9pm: 26 June (Preview); 10am – 9pm 27 June; 10am – 5pm 28 & 29 June
2nd week: 3pm – 9pm: 3 July (Preview); 10am – 9pm 4 July; 10am – 5pm 5 & 6 June
Venue Address: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Price: Not released yet. Check website for more details.

ideal christmas show london

Ideal Home Show Christmas

If you love Christmas, The Ideal Home Show Christmas is the best show of its kind focused only around Christmas! The show is the perfect opportunity to get ahead of Christmas trends and be inspired to get your home ready for Christmas. From the best Christmas home decor inspiration and gifts to the most succulent Christmas food, the show has everything you need for Christmas. Any excuse to start getting in the Christmas mood this November!

Date: 20th – 24th November 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm Thursday and 10 am – 5 pm Sunday.
Venue Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
Price: Price varies from £11 to £21. Children aged 15 and under go Free.
Website: https://www.idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk

There are many interior design exhibitions and shows in the UK and this list is features the shows I like the most. I find interior design shows a great source of inspiration and the prefect opportunity to discover new brands and designers. I really enjoy meeting exhibitors and talking to them about their products and ideas. Are you attending any of the interior design shows in 2019? Which interior show is your favourite?

Till the next post!

Yol x

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