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Great day out at the Ideal Home Show Manchester

Early morning in Manchester, and already the outside of Eventcity had begun to get busy, as people eagerly anticipated the grand opening of the Ideal Home Show.  I see a few celebrities getting ready to cut the ribbon such as interior design guru Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, money expert Martin Lewis and presenter of amazing spaces – George Clark.

Outside 

Once inside the show, you were greeted with a Brass band and huge lampshade displays in an array of designs and colours. 

Lampshade

The Plumbs stand all set to greet visitors in the interiors section, and our Mini sofa was still attracting many passers-by.Plumbs Stand

Surrounding us in the interiors section were room sets created by stores such as Next, John Lewis and Laura Ashley. 

Living is Easy for Less - Homesense

Homesense 

I love how the miss-match of colours and styles work in harmony together to create an eclectic yet stylish room.

Cosy, Flamboyant Florals – Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley 

One of my favourite aspects of these rooms sets were these origami paper birds on the walls by Laura Ashley, they add a sense of fun and are a great way to use leftover wallpaper. 

Birds 

The Coastal Room - Next 

Next

The subtle colours and natural materials create a soothing and liveable space.

As well as being truly inspired by these gorgeous room sets, I also saw some very bold and dramatic accessories and furniture.  This patchwork upholstered chair caught my eye, although I’m not sure I could live with such a striking piece!

 Chair

Overall the Ideal Home Show was a great place to go if you’re considering home improvements or if you were looking for an interesting day out.  If interiors aren’t your thing then there was much more to keep you entertained, such as the Greg Wallace restaurant, many food and cooking stalls, plus an array of health and beauty products, all under one roof!

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Joanna Whitworth

Home Decor enthustiast and employee of Plumbs Loose Covers and Reupholstery.

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