Ideal Home Show Christmas

7 of the best talks at Ideal Home Show Christmas

November 8, 2022

Heading to the Ideal Home Show Christmas 2022 at Olympia London? Plan your visit so that you don’t miss your favourite celebrities and experts live on stage with this guide to the Show’s must-see talks…

Whether you plan to shop for festive gifts, learn about the latest interior design trends, or to hang out at the Champagne Bar there’s plenty to enjoy at the Ideal Home Show, in partnership with Next.

Get the latest advice on detoxing and re-organising your home, gift wrapping like a pro and even how to make your own yuletide scented candles with this great line-up of unmissable talks from celebrity experts…

1.The Plants that Make Christmas Magical

David Domney is a garden expert, co presenting with Alan Titchmarsh on ITV’s Love Your Garden and believes in the power of nature and plants to boost mental and physical wellbeing (which he has detailed this in his bestselling book, My Houseplant Changed My Life). At the Ideal Home Christmas Show he’ll be talking through all the different types of Christmas tree available and if you go for a real tree, how to make it last through the Christmas season. He’ll also be giving the lowdown on how to decorate with homemade holly wreaths and festive houseplants from cyclamen to Christmas cherries.

When is he on?

Wednesday 23 November, 11.30am-12.15pm & 1.30-2.15pm


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2. Getting Organised for Christmas with the Style Sisters

With over 15-years-experience in the fashion and interiors industry, The Style Sisters (who have an impressive 272, 000 followers on Instagram), are experts at helping people detox, organise and re-style their homes and wardrobes. At the heart of their ethos is the belief that ‘a tidy, stylish and organised space frees your mind and can transform your life’. Their talk at the Ideal Home Christmas Show, will help you make space in your home for the Christmas season and give plenty of tips to get your home organised for the new year.

When are they on?

Thursday 24 November, 10.30am-11.15pm & 2.30-3.15pm

3. Discover the Latest Christmas Trends

Good Homes editor Karen Walker reveals what we’ll be dressing our homes with this season. From gorgeous tablescaping ideas to wow-factor decorations, plus festive finishing touches to set the scene. She’ll be talking through the trends and colours of the Christmas roomsets, which include Scandi Luxe, Arctic Shimmer, Winter Berry and Woodland Jewel, and also how to decorate your exterior to create a warm welcome for guests this festive season.

When is she on?

Thursday 24 November, 12.30am-1.15pm & 4.15-5pm


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4. Live performance of Sleeping Beauty, the Panto

Stanley Arts is one of South London’s premiere arts and most inclusive performance venues in South Norwood and this year Petite Pantos will be taking to the stage to perform Sleeping Beauty. Petite Pantos’ cover girl and ‘everyone’s favourite pantomime dame’ (Metro) Mama G, will be introducing the panto. Mama G (who was also the star of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent), will be whipping up the crowd, so get ready to join in, sing, dance and get into the magical spirit of panto.

When is it on?

Friday 25 November 12.30am-1.15pm & 2.30-3.15pm


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5. Cosy Christmas Candle Making with The London Refinery

The London Refinery is known for crafting natural fragrances using soy wax and 100% pure essentials. Each product has a refined fragrance to create different emotions and enhance your wellbeing. At the Ideal Home Show Christmas, Founder of The London Refinery will be demonstrating the whole candle making process using delicious festive scented oils. Think notes of cinnamon, citrus, mistletoe and fir tree.

When is it on?

Wednesday 24 November, 11.30am-12.15 pm & 2.30-5.15pm

Sunday 27 November, 10.30am-11.15pm & 12.30-1.15pm


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6. Lynne Lambourne’s Creative Christmas Gifts

One of Lynne’s biggest passions is her Warriors on Waste movement which ​aims to teach and inspire the next generation of mini upcyclers on how important and fun it is to upcycle and turn trash to treasure. At the Ideal Homes Show Christmas, she’ll be talking you through budget friendly Christmas gift ideas, including how personalise a picture frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and how to make a Christmas Terrarium.

When is she on?

Wednesday 23 November, 10.30-11.15am & 2.30-3.15 pm


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7. Gift Wrap Like a Pro!

Professional gift wrapper Tina Nandha and founder of Wrap it By Tina will teach you how to wrap like a pro by adding personal touches with an array of luxurious ribbons, wrapping papers, and embellishments to create unique and beautifully wrapped gift with meticulous detail throughout.

When is she on?

Sunday 27 November, 11.30-12.15am & 1.30am-2.15pm

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