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3 Best Design Shows in the UK This Year

If you’re looking for a few interior design shows to spice up your 2019, then we’ve got a whole lot here for you. We have put together a list of our favourite shows that are happening in the UK this year.

Whether you’re an interior decorator or designer by profession or if you’re just a homeowner/tenant looking for something to inspire you for a renovation or redecoration, then you’re bound to get some joy out of these three shows.


Whatever your purpose is for attending; you’re going to see heaps of new talents, cutting-edge ideas and mouth-watering designs that will make you eager to get home or back to the office and get started.


  1. The Ideal Home Show

Where: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London

When: Monday 22nd March 2019 to 7th of April 2019

At the Ideal Home Show, you’re going to be wowed by new, innovative solutions and on-trend technology and products that could revolutionise your home. The show is sponsored by Zoopla and is one of the UK’s most anticipated design shows every year.

With over 600 companies taking part, over 100 talks and sophisticated out-the-box ideas from a country-wide team of experts, it’s promised to be a great show. It’s not just all interior design either, as they also offer health and wellness advice as well as opportunities for some good ol’ fashioned pampering, which is all included in the price of your ticket.

As if that wasn’t enough, this year they’ve decided on celebrating all things British with the best of British theme. This is one show that simply has to be added to your calendar.


  1. Grand Designs Live

Where: London ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL and National Exhibition Centre, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham

When: 4th - 12th May 2019 at London ExCel and 9th - 13th October 2019 at NEC Birmingham

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most popular design shows, Grand Designs Live returns for a two-tier run in London in May 2019 and in Birmingham in October 2019.

Grand Designs Live is a spin-off from the popular Channel 4 series and will be presented by the sought-after Kevin McCloud. If you want to get real expert advice and opinions, find out all about the hottest new products and see some of the amazing projects by some of the world’s top designers, then this is the show for you.

The six designated project zones will also include a Grand Interior spot with rooms styled and designed by new, up and coming designers, decorators and stylists.

This is the perfect show if you are looking for inspiration for a renovation, complete build or just something to help you put some finishing touches in your home. This is a multi-award winning event that is attended by some of the design world’s most renowned industry professionals.


  1. Clerkenwell Design Week

Where: All over Clerkenwell

When: 21st - 23rd May 2019

Clerkenwell is known for its high number of creative businesses and overflow of professionals in the industry, such as architects. It is undoubtedly one of the world’s favourite and most prolific design hubs and for good reason.

Clerkenwell Design Week came about as an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the most diverse and experienced talent in the industry from all over the world. Leading UK and international companies, brands and individuals come together in a plethora of talent through a number of events, exhibitions, showrooms and other special celebrations throughout the area.

Clerkenwell Design Week is now in its 9th year and is an award-winning, established design festival that attracts people from all over the world every year. There are over 300 brands exhibiting so we have no doubt that you will come away feeling inspired.

These are obviously just some of the amazing shows that you can see in the UK over the coming year. So remember to pop them into your diary. If you’d like to know more about the UK design scene or see some of our stunning products, simply get in touch with us as we’d love to chat.


The Best UK Interior Design Shows to Attend in 2019

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.