Written by Victoria Purcell and Paisley Tedder

5 of the best interior design events in 2022

Planning your year ahead? Don’t miss out on these live interior design events to pick up all the inspiration you’ll need for your 2022 decorating projects. So what’s on? Allow Good Homes to guide you through this year’s best exhibitions and trade shows for interiors, trends and much more….

In need of interiors inspiration? Once you’ve put down your latest issue of Good Homes magazine, it’s time to venture out to see the latest trends come to life at a live interior design event.

Whether you’re looking for ideas for your own home or you’re a professional designer, here are some of the best events taking place in throughout 2022.

1. Ideal Home Show

Spring

  • Date: 11-27 March
  • Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
  • Price: Ticket prices vary. To book see idealhomeshow.co.uk

Scotland

  • Date: 26-29 May
  • Address: SEC Glasgow, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
  • Price: Tickets for adults from £12, under 16s go free. To book see ihsscotland.seetickets.com

Britain’s longest-running show is a must-attend for anyone passionate about interior design, trends or even just looking for a fun day out. After two years away, this year’s show is set to be bigger than ever with hosts of celebrities, informative talks from the likes of Martin Lewis, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Lisa Faulkner amongst others, and an amazing insight into the future of homes. Alongside this, there’s also plenty of stalls and shops to browse for exciting presents, plus the champagne bar or Rovers Return to enjoy a cheeky tipple. Finally, no visit would be complete without touring the Good Homes roomsets and show home.

ideal home show at Olympia London 2019

Celebrity guests opening Ideal Home Show in 2019. Photo: Media10

2. Grand Designs Live

London

  • Date: 30 April-8 May
  • Address: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
  • Price: Tickets for adults from £12. Kids under 12 go free. To book see granddesignslive.com

Birmingham

  • Date: 5-9 October
  • Address: NEC Birmingham, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT
  • Price: Tickets for adults from £12. Kids under 12 go free. To book see granddesignslive.com

While the Birmingham edition of the show returned in 2021, Grand Designs Live London returns this year for the first time since 2019. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the world of self-build, renovation and the latest home innovations, with expert advice on hand for every project. This unique event gives you the chance to experience one of the best homes and interiors shows on telly, with the face of Grand Designs himself, Kevin McCloud, giving exclusive talks in the lecture theatre. For further information, see granddesignslive.com.

3. Clerkenwell Design Week

  • Date: 24-26 May
  • Address: Assorted venues across London
  • Price: Prices vary. Register your interest online here

As one of the most important design hubs in the world, this is a must attend for enthusiasts. It’s home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet with showroom events, exhibitions and special installations to enjoy. More information on this year’s event will be provided once we have it, or you can get the latest event news here. For further details, see clerkenwelldesignweek.com.

4. Design London

  • Date: 21-24 September
  • Address: 11 Ordnance Crescent, Greenwich Peninsula SE10 0JH
  • Price: Tickets will be available from spring 2022. To book see designlondon.co.uk

Not only is the UK’s biggest and longest-running trade event for the design industry, Design London will also be the largest destination for contemporary design at this year’s London Design Festival. Architects, designers, retailers and developers flock to the show for a highly curated selection of cutting-edge furniture, lighting and contract interiors brands, as well as the comprehensive talks programme, thought-provoking installations and some great street food. ICON magazine will also be hosting a drinks event to launch its autumn issue. For further information, see designlondon.co.uk

 

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5. Ideal Home Show Christmas

  • Date: 23-27 November
  • Address: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road W14 8UX
  • Price: Tickets from £14 for adults. Kids go free. To book see ihschristmas.seetickets.com

Showcasing the best Christmas decor trends, Ideal Home Show Christmas is the best place to head for festive design inspiration. As well as inspiring talks from design experts and celebrities, you’ll find incredible show home inspiration as the Good Homes roomsets bring trends to life before your very eyes. Don’t miss the spring edition of the Ideal Home Show – a three-week whopper running from 11-27 March showcasing all the trends for the year ahead. For further information, see idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk

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