Show Home Steals

Buying your first home can be a stressful time – from planning the perfect interior design to sourcing the right accessorise to make your new home look fabulous. Due to these various elements, the whole task can understandably become a tad overwhelming.

To make your home décor job easier, why not pinch some ideas from 2017’s best home and design shows? After all, they’re bound to be on point for the next few seasons and will have been designed by expert interior designers! Just to make matters better, there’s no reason to visit these events as we have compiled some of our top picks for you. You can thank us later!

Split Bedrooms

Ideal home show

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GoodHomes magazine have set this interesting trend at the IdealHomeShow this year, aiming to add more space without the worry of buying a bigger house! An easy way to achieve this look is to buy a room divider – you can buy one from B&Q for a snip at £57.

This look is perfect for sibling’s sharing bedrooms or perhaps a stylish office-come-boudoir. You could even use this idea to create a walk in wardrobe and finally release your inner Carrie Bradshaw!

Colourful Kitchens


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Gone are the neutral tones and all-white sleek designs of the past – it’s all about colour in 2017! However, you’ll need to ensure that you get the mix of colours just right to avoid any post-decoration regrets. We love Laura Ashley’s chic kitchen displayer which combines pale-grey cabinets with coloured walls for a modern-country feel.

If a new paint job is slightly out of your budget, try to add hints of colour with accessories such as these fabulous brightly patterned tea towels from House of Fraser (£7). Maybe even try some stand out appliances like this contemporary baby blue kettle from ASDA for £25.

Monochrome Bathroom


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Reminiscent of a funky hotel bathroom, the monochrome trend favours a checkerboard floor, contrasted against dark navy walls and luscious green plants. We understand that tiling can be costly, so would suggest opting for a border of mosaic tiles instead. For those searching for a bargain, TargetTiles offer a black and white pattern for £1.25 each.

Outside Living

outside living

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Translucent outdoor seating took pride of place at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, creating a modern and edgy look for your garden. The chairs featured at the event can cost up to an eye-watering £1,000, but fret not as you can nab yourself a bargain from IKEA with the TOBIAS chair for £55.

Translucent chairs act as great multi-purpose furniture for both inside and outside especially when dressed with bright coloured cushions and throws. Re-create a vacation vibe in your back garden without even stepping on a plane – let’s just hope the sun shines!


Are you going to try out any of these looks in your new home? Let us know in the comments!


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