Written by Hugh Metcalf

Inspiring UK interior design shows in 2020

Looking for interior design inspiration in 2020? We’ve rounded up the best events, exhibitions, trade shows and pop ups you won’t want to miss this year.

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Sometimes you need to log off your computer, put down your magazine and head outside your own bubble to seek interiors inspiration – and luckily, 2020 seems to be packed with an amazing array of interior design events, whether you’re looking for ideas for your own home or you’re a professional designer.

We’ve rounded up some of our top picks for the coming year.

Ideal Home Show

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  • Date: 27th March – 13th April 2020
  • Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX
  • Price: Price varies. Visit Ideal Home Show for more details.

Showcasing the best in trends for your home for the new season, there’s nowhere better to head for design inspiration this spring. As well as inspiring talks from design experts and celebrities, you’ll find incredible show home inspiration and the Good Homes room sets will be back for another year.

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

Grand Designs Live

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  • Date: 2nd – 10th May 2020 at London ExCel and 7th – 11th October 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC
  • 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.

This year, Grand Designs Live returns again with two exhibitions – in May at London ExCel and in October at Birmingham’s NEC.

The show, which is based on the Channel 4 series and presented by Kevin McCloud, not only offers a peek behind the curtain of the television programme, but also expert advice, new products and exhibitors who specialise in a variety of home improvement, renovation and build sectors. Plus, you can find inspiring eco-friendly choices in Kevin’s Green Heroes, and interiors inspiration with room sets created by some of the UK’s top interior design talent to inspire you with ideas to make best use of your box room.

For more information, visit Grand Designs Live’s official website.

Clerkenwell Design Week

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If you’ve never visited it before, you’re in for a treat at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. The area is one the most important creative powerhouses on the planet, with a variety of interiors businesses and architects packed into just a few square miles.

Clerkenwell Design Week is a celebration of its residents – a series of showroom events, exhibitions and incredible special installations that have to be seen to be believed.

2020 is the 10th year of the festival, so keep your eyes peeled for more information on what’s going on to celebrate a decade of one of the UK’s leading design festivals.

For more information on the event, visit the official website.

100% Design

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  • Date: September 2020 (exact dates TBC)
  • Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX
  • Price: For ticket information, visit 100% Design’s website.

100% Design is the UK’s biggest and longest-running trade event for the design industry.

Industry professionals including architects, designers, specifiers, retailers and developers flock to Olympia London to see the very best in new furniture, lighting, fabrics and accessories for the home.

Alongside that, it’s a place for the design industry to meet and explore new ideas – with expert talk programmes that are unrivalled, and thought-provoking installations.

Ideal Home Show Christmas

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As well as the best interior inspiration for the autumn and winter seasons, Ideal Home Show Christmas provides plenty of Christmas inspiration and shopping.

Plus, you’ll get an opportunity to see the Good Homes team’s Christmas room sets, exploring the latest trends in festive decorating and entertaining.


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