The UK has a variety of different interior design-related shows on offer all through the year. These interior design shows cover everything from lighting and furniture to fabrics, accessories, and finishings.
Many of the interior design shows host presentations and awards, along with up to hundreds of exhibitors. Whether you’re an interior design enthusiast or you’re just looking for some tips for around your home, you’re sure to find an interior design show to meet your needs;
The January Furniture Show: 20th to 22nd January 2019
Based in Birmingham, UK, The January Furniture Show aims to promote interior designers as well as the furniture industry. With 500 exhibitors and hundreds of stalls with home decor and interior design products as well as food, visitors will have plenty to look at.
The Scottish Interiors Showcase: 19th and 20th February 2019
The Scottish Interiors Showcase will be running for the 12th time this year in the UK, near Edinburgh and Glasgow. Over 80 exhibitors will showcase their products to visitors of the show, with many launching their new collections. Products include fabrics, furniture, lighting, flooring, wall coverings, finishings, and accessories.
The Surface Design Show: 5th to 7th February 2019
Based in Islington in London, the Surface Design Show runs for three days in February this year and has a focus on surface materials. Over 150 companies will be in attendance, including architects, interior architects, lighting designers, and designers. The Surface Design Show will host over 40 presentations and will also present winners of the 2019 Surface Design Awards.
Ideal Home Show: 22nd March to 7th April 2019
The Ideal Home Show, based at Olympia London, is one of the largest in the UK. It has celebrity talks, over 600 exhibitors, live performances, interior inspiration, expert advice (including one-on-one appointments!), and show homes, ensuring that all visitors to the show will have plenty to look at and explore.
In 2019, the Ideal Home Show will also have a British theme to celebrate its roots. If you enjoy the Ideal Home Show, be sure to look into the Ideal Home Show Christmas in November 2019 as well.
Grand Designs Live: 4th to 12th May 2019 and 9th to 13th October 2019
Grand Designs Live, based on the Channel 4 television series presented by Kevin McCloud, will be in London in May and Birmingham in October. Grand Designs Live will have plenty of ideas and inspiration for those seeking to plan, build, renovate, or add finishing touches to an interior design project. This event is particularly noteworthy as it is a multi-award winner.
Clerkenwell Design Week: 21st to 23rd May 2019
In Clerkenwell, London, Clerkenwell Design Week runs for three days. With many showrooms and exhibitions on a variety of interior design topics, visitors will have plenty to enjoy. Participating exhibitors and companies include manufacturers of lighting, furniture, flooring, materials, and kitchen and bathroom brands.
100% Design: 18th to 21st September 2019
Another interior design show based in Olympia London, 100% Design is by far the largest event in the UK in the industry, with showcases, bespoke installations, and a talks programme. It is also the longest running, having begun in 1995. 100% Design covers all interior design needs, including furniture, fabrics, lighting, accessories, and more. The event is great for architects and interior designers, as well as retailers, developers, and multinational companies.
Interior design shows in the UK are extensive in their offerings and they are filled with all sorts of wonders that anyone interested in the field will love to discover. With several design shows throughout the year, there are plenty of opportunities to attend an event so fill up your diary.