Interior ideas we loved at the Ideal Home Show 2015
A national institution and firmly set in every home-lovers calendar, the Ideal home show at Olympia signifies spring has arrived just as much as daffodils and the Easter bunny. This year we decided to go along to Britain´s biggest home event ourselves and report back some on some of the in...
A national institution and firmly set in every home-lovers calendar, the ideal Home Show at Olympia signifies spring has arrived just as much as daffodils and the Easter bunny. This year we decided to go along to Britain's biggest home event ourselves and report back some on some of the interior inspiration we especially liked. Here are our top five…
1) The Gap House
Out of the 3 show homes at the event, the Gap House was the stand-out for innovation. Designed specifically for living in a small space, the house is only 3 metres wide but manages to cleverly utilise the available space with stylish and practical design ideas
For example, floor layouts are all open plan, while using clever zoning techniques to divide the space, and include slim kitchen appliances such as a Stoves mini range cooker. The clever use of reflective surfaces is used to give the impression of space and bounce light back into the room.
For more tips and ideas for planning a small kitchen see out article Small home - Big ideas
2) The room sets
Showcasing furniture, and accessories from high street and online shop names such as Dwell, Marks and Spencer and Dunelm, the room sets offer affordable and achievable interior designs.
Grey interior styling was everywhere at the show this year. The silver textured tiling added a touch of glamour to this sophisticated kitchen.
The Botanical garden theme is a key look this summer. We loved the great use of colour in this dining room set. It made us think of balmy evenings in the tropics.
A contemporary take on country living, this stylish living room mixes ethnic prints, wall art and ornaments with for a modern twist.
3) The furniture
How's this for a statement dining table? This unique furniture company Tristan Cockerill specialises in nautical themed hand-made furniture and sculptures usiing reclaimed driftwood, such as this amazing hand-made glass dining table.
4) The great ideas
We really liked this alternative idea to traditional picture hanging. Using floating shelves, pieces of art have been arranged to great effect here. If you're looking to fill a blank wall, it's probably a much less expensive option than buying one large picture.
5) The funky lighting
These jam jar lights would look great hanging over a farmhouse table to create a modern rustic look. See our Kitchen edits Pinterest board for more inspiration.
And these giant bulbs would look really at home in a large loft style apartment with other oversized objects such as an industrial style clock and floor lamp.
The ideal Home Show is at Olympia from 20th March until the 6th April. For tickets and information visit http://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/
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