Looking for interior design events? We've rounded up five of the best exhibitions, trade shows and pop ups you shouldn't miss this year.

Houzz Run For The Hills Interior Design Event 2018 Exhibition Workshop Talk

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Whether you're a professional designer or just looking for interiors inspiration, you're bound to discover new talent and ideas at these top design events.

From a quirky Soho pop-up to a long-standing trade show, don't hesitate to put these five shows in your schedule for 2018. 

Ideal Home Show

Roomset Good Homes Magazine Ideal Home Show 2017 Spring

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  • Date: 17th March - 2nd April 2018
  • Time: Mon – Wed: 10am - 5pm; Thurs: 10am - 9pm; Fri – Sun: 10am - 6pm
  • Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX
  • Price: Price varies. Visit the Ideal Home Show website for more details. 

From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest in home renovation, to fashion beauty and gifts, you'll find it all under one roof at this longest running and award-winning show.

Celebrity interior stylist Sophie Robinson will be revealing the concepts behind her show home and garden home areas, while the Good Homes team will unveil their six stunning roomsets showcasing homeware from a range of fantastic sponsors, such as Tesco, Karndean, Walls and Floors, Crown Paint, BHS, Oak Funitureland, BISQUE, Blinds2Go, CDA and The Albion Bath company.

You'll also get top notch advice from money expert Martin Lewis, dining tips from Channel 4's First Dates maître d' Fred Sirieix, baking ideas from the Great British Bake Off 2016 winner, Candice Brown, and interior design inspiration from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, among many more celebrity guests.

For more information, visit the Ideal Home Show official website.

Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live Event Exhibition Show Opening Exhibition Kevin Mccloud

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  • Date: 5th - 13th May 2018 at London ExCel and 10th -14th October 2018 at Birmingham's NEC
  • Time:  10am - 6pm: 5th, 6th, 7th,11th, 12th May, 10am - 5pm: 8th, 9th, 10th,13th May
  • Address: London ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL and National Exhibition Centre, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT
  • Price: Price varies if bought in advance or on the door, so check the Grand Designs Live official website for further details

Grand Designs Live returns in 2018 from 5th - 13th May at London’s ExCeL and from 10th -14th October at Birmingham’s NEC.

Based on the Channel 4 series and presented by Kevin McCloud, the show offers visitors top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in six project zones, including a Grand Interiors section with roomsets styled by up and coming interior stylists and designers. 

Whether you’re planning a self-build, renovation or are adding the finishing interior touches, find ideas and inspiration for your very own Grand Design at this multi-award winning event.

For more information, visit Grand Designs Live's official website

100% Design

100  Design Interior Design Exhibition Event Show

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  • Date: 19th - 22nd September 2018
  • Time: Trade only: 19th September 2018: 10am - 6pm, 20th September 2018: 10am - 9pm, 100% Design Late Night 6pm - 9pm, 21st September 2018: 10am - 6pm, 22nd September 2018: 10am - 5pm; Public admitted: 23rd September 2018: 10am - 5pm.
  • Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX
  • Price: general public admission: £15. For more ticket information, visit 100% Design's website

A go-to event for architects and interior designers alike, 100% Design is the largest and longest-running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK.

From furniture and lighting to fabrics and accessories, all interior needs are catered for with the range of high end interiors exhibitors. 

First staged in 1995, the show is the cornerstone event of the London Design Festival, with over 27,000 visitors to the show across 4 days in September; taking place in one of London’s most inspiring venues, Olympia London. 

Visiting the award-winning show is a unique audience of architects, designers, specifiers, retailers and developers, as well as multinational companies looking to source directly for their latest projects.

As the outstanding meeting place for business and design, 100% Design features an unrivalled talks programme; Talks with 100% Design, bespoke installations, and a showcase of carefully curated world-leading brands.

Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 Exhibition Event Show London

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Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. 

To celebrate this rich and diverse community, Clerkenwell Design Week has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events,  exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

Celebrating its 9th year, the award-winning CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events. With over 300 exhibiting brands, you'll come away packed full of ideas. 

For more information on the event, visit the official website

Houzz of 2018 pop up 

Houzz Run For The Hills Pop Up Event Show Exhibition Interior Design Inspiration

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  • Date: 26th - 31st January 2018
  • Time: open to the public from 11am - 6pm
  • Address: 19 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DT
  • Price: varies upon workshop, event or talk. Visit Houzz of 2018 website for more information.

Renowned for its credentials as the go-to design team for edgy and cool interiors for residential and commercial spaces, London-based consultancy Run For The Hills is designing the ‘Houzz of 2018’, a live installation that will take over Soho’s 19 Greek Street venue.

The five floors of the period townhouse will be chock-full of interiors products from over 50 international design brands.

The Run For The Hills team is designing the space for an imaginary urban couple and their young child, so visitors can feel they are having a proper snoop around someone’s home while also picking up the latest in interiors trends.

There will also be a space at the top of the house for hands-on events with industry experts including colour workshops with Dulux, caring for your houseplants with Patch and coffee connoisseur masterclass with Nespresso.

For more information, visit the Houzz of 2018 website.

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