Thumbing through a magazine or scrolling online on websites or social media for interior design ideas is something many of us do on a regular basis. However, as an Interior Designer nothing quite beats seeing the actual physical furniture, soft furnishings, art and statement pieces in the flesh and being able to touch and feel them at a design fair, show or exhibition. Part of an Interior Designer’s job is to advise clients on which styles and trends would work for their homes and this is why it’s essential that Alle Interiors attend a number of different events throughout the year. It not only helps to stimulate our creative vision, but lets us picture how products will look in our clients homes. If you love all things in home interior, here are some of the best interior design shows to get inspiration from in 2023.
It doesn’t matter if you are a professional or a homeowner looking to build or refurbish a home, you will always find new ideas and solutions to most interior design problems by attending design shows and exhibitions. It also gives you access to displays from companies who may not be in your local area; meaning you can explore new materials, accessories, and interior design ideas. Interior design is a constantly evolving area and it is important to keep up with the emerging trends each season as what was ‘in fashion’ a few years ago may not be considered fashionable anymore. Textures, shapes, and colours can also look completely different in a magazine to how they look in person and after attending a design event, you will not only gain new ideas but also perhaps that perfect sofa or a statement piece that you are seeking for a project.
Like many of us, especially if you work from home, you can get bored with your surroundings and need to get out from time to time to feel motivated. For interior design professionals, events give us the opportunity to not only see new trends but also to meet people in the industry and network whilst sharing our knowledge and experience. These industry events also have a number of speakers that share their knowledge on design, style, marketing or sales which helps us become more knowledgeable, more inspired with our designs and ultimately serve our clients better.
Taste of Design Roadshow – https://tasteof.design/
This annual event which has just taken place in May is now in its 25th year and has become known as one of the major dates in the calendar for interior design professionals. The Taste of Design Roadshow features some of the world’s finest luxury interior brands exhibiting at a selection of some of the UK’s most stunning and iconic venues. The UK venues are chosen for their beauty, interesting history, gardens and ambience, as well as their geographical location. This gives attendees the opportunity to view luxury interiors products and services in a convenient and beautiful venue of their choice. The venues featured this year were:- Allerton Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire; Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire; Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire and Hampton Court Palace, London.
Autumn Fair NEC Birmingham – 3rd – 6th September – https://www.autumnfair.com/welcome
The Autumn Fair is the UK’s leading wholesale marketplace for home, gift and fashion and showcases the most sought-after products from the best brands in retail all under one roof. It is an experience the internet can’t provide as it gives you the opportunity to make valuable connections and to touch, feel and see the latest products in person.
Focus/22 at Design Centre, London – 20th – 23rd September https://www.dcch.co.uk/focus/about/
Focus/22 is an unmissable show where you can view the ultimate design collective from 600 global brands. It is a remarkable source of inspiration, knowledge and expertise for both trade and design lovers alike where connections are created and ideas are shared.
Decorex at Olympia, London – 8th – 11th October – https://olympia.london/whatson/decorex
Europe’s leading high-end interior design event – Decorex brings together the best of the design community to inspire your design visions. You can explore not only well-known brands but also brand-new designers and collections. If you are looking for the perfect finishing touch for your upcoming range, you can choose from a collection of 200+ exhibitors who offer hundreds of unique and bespoke products. This ranges from furniture and decorative accessories right through to furnishing fabrics and lighting. It’s also a great place to pick up new tips, insights and perspectives and enjoy unique show features including the Talks Programme and the many interactive areas across the show floor.
Industry events are not only a provider of creative vision for all interior designers; but they are also an opportunity to have fun and do something different whilst meeting people that work in the same field. You get to share the challenges and difficulties you face; with other like-minded professionals and it helps you return to the office feeling inspired and therefore even more productive.
If you are planning a design project for your home and would like any advice on interior design events that would be beneficial to attend or you would like some design ideas for your project, please do just get in touch. You can also view our products, collections and the services we offer at www.alle-interiors.co.uk
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