Running from 17 March to 2 April, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla* is back at Olympia London, offering advice to visitors on every area of the home – from painting walls in dark, moody hues and accessorising with blush pink and on-trend greenery to planning a big makeover project on your kitchen or bathroom.
Ideal Home Show has joined forces with the style experts at Good Homes to bring you their round-up of key trends and decorating inspiration to update your home for 2018.
- Soft industrial
Distressed metals, weathered woods and distinguishable features such as exposed brick is a vintage-inspired trend set to increase in popularity.
- Paint effects
Ombre walls, decorative murals, colour blocking and stencils continue to grace walls and add inspiration to any scheme.
- Gorgeous greenery
Inspired by the opulence of Kew Gardens, the trend for house plants continues to grow! Accessorise every room with botanical terrariums, hanging planters and an array of baskets and pots in every corner of a room.
- Dark intensity
Bold and dramatic colours are here to stay, with shades ranging from deep blue and charcoal grey to rich, jewel tones of purple and magenta.
- Relaxed rustic
A mix of textured and natural materials complement with earthy tones of terracotta, burnt sienna and warm golds feature in the enduring rustic trend.
- Modern Scandi
This popular look continues to be a go-to decorating theme works beautifully in both classic or contemporary homes.
- Global wanderer
Think exotic artefacts, hand-crafted textiles and black-white tribal patterns, choose strong colours and dark-wood furniture.
- Oriental spa
Beautiful prints, soft hues of greens, pink and blue, give this trend its simplistic, but minimal look.
In support of the interior design section, the Good Homes magazine team will showcase these global trends at the Ideal Home Show in their six stylish roomsets in association with Tesco, plus this year’s new Kitchen and Bathroom roomsets, in association with Victoria Plum.com.
Karen Walker, editor of Good Homes magazine commented:
‘We love bringing the pages of our magazine to life at the Ideal Home Show. Restyling your home with a new interior trend can be a daunting prospect, but we know visitors to the show will love the latest ideas, decorating inspiration and colour trends we’ve recreated in this year’s roomsets.’
Ideal Home Show celebrates its 110-year anniversary this year, and with over 600 exhibitors, visitors can enjoy an array of exclusive offers and a packed programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations^. In addition to the large interiors section, there are also five others including Home Renovation, Gardens, Style, Homewares and Home Accessories.
Ideal Home Show visitors also receive free access to the Eat & Drink Festival 2018 at Olympia London. Renowned chefs and drinks industry experts will take to The Foodie Stage and The Drinks Station for cooking demonstrations. Artisan food producers and top brands will also be joining the line-up, celebrating the best of food and drink.