If you’re in need of some inspiration and tips before diving into your next home decorating project or home renovation, the UK provides numerous trade exhibitions, expos and home shows to experience. Gardens, DIY, housewares, lighting, fabrics and flooring, are just some of the things that are featured and highlighted at the shows.
1.Ideal Home Show- Earls Court Exhibition Centre, 16th March - 1st April 2012
Founded over 100 years ago by the Daily Mail, the Ideal Home Show introduced many of the standard household products and appliance that we use today, such as the vacuum cleaner, and the toaster. Today, the Ideal Home Show definitely has something for everyone. The Interiors exhibit features elegant model room sets. The Home Improvements exhibit features a bathroom and kitchen zone, with designing ideas for both rooms. They also showcase Hardware, garden, gadgets, and show homes exhibits.
2. Grand Designs Live - Exhibition Centre, London, 5th - 13th May 2012
Grand Designs Live provides an exciting selection of home interior seminars, interactive experiences, and dining areas. What makes Grand Designs Live unique, is that they provide the VIP Lounge Experience, where visitors can relax in the lounge, enjoy a glass of champagne, complimentary coffee, and receive an exclusive show guide. With Live Kitchen Experiences, top culinary chefs along with surprise celebrity guests, cook wonderful dishes in the Live Kitchen. They cook with all the latest kitchen appliances that can be available to visitors attending the expo. The Grand Restaurant Experience provides visitors with a tranquil and relaxing dining area, to taste the cuisine of celebrity chefs, sample the menu from the Live Kitchen Experience, and try the featured oyster and champagne bar.
3.Interiors UK 2012 - National Exhibition Centre 22nd - 25th January 2012
Interior UK’s Signature Spaces, features the industry’s top designers, to promote aesthetic room designs, fabric exhibits, home renovations, and lighting shows. Design Village is the design and creativity hub, where visitors can meet celebrated designers, browse products from over 600 vendors, and attend seminars, demonstrations, and workshops. The Expo also features a décor hall, which displays collections of mirrors, linens, wall hangings, and pictures. The Expo’s seminar programme for 2012 will cover the latest trends in design, technology, renovations, and retail.