Events for Interior Designers in the UK Top 15 to Not Miss in 2023

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Explore the top 10 must-attend events for UK interior designers in 2023. From exhibitions to trade shows, stay ahead of the latest trends, products, and innovative ideas to elevate your interior design projects. Keep your calendar marked and be inspired by the best in the industry.

Keep your calendar marked and be ready to be inspired by the latest products, trends and innovative ideas that will scale your design projects to another level. If you’re an enthusiast Architect as well please explore our article on top 7 events in the UK for Architects to attend in 2023 

Here are the top 10 events that you must not miss as an interior designer in the UK in 2023

Venue & date: Olympia London, London, 17 Mar- 02 April  2023

Price: $14

Attendance: Over 200,000 attendees

The Ideal Home Show is among the largest events in the UK, bringing together experts in different fields, including interior designers, architects, property experts and garden landscapers, in a quest to help people create and transform their homes into their dream living spaces. With over 600 brands exhibiting their products, tonnes of free talks and expert advice on the latest technology, the event is an excellent opportunity for interior designers who want to expand their knowledge while interacting with other industry professionals and potential clients.


2. Grand Designs Live

Venue & date: Excel London, 29 April- May 7 April 2023; Birmingham NEC, 4-8 October 2023

Previous Price: £20 per ticket

Attendance: Around 20,000-50,000  attendees. 

This event is the ultimate destination for anyone interested in home improvement, design, and architecture. It features a range of innovative products, expert advice, and inspiration to help create the home of your dreams.


3. Decorex International

Venue & date: Olympia London, 8-11 October

Previous Price: £40 per ticket

Attendance: Around 12,000 attendees. 

Decorex International is a leading event for interior designers and design professionals, offering a diverse range of products, expert advice, and innovative ideas. Whether you are looking to plan a self-build, renovation, or add the finishing touches to your project, this awarding event will open you to the world of new ideas. 


4. Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Venue & date: Birmingham NEC, 23-26 March 2023.

Previous Price: £12 per ticket, 

Attendance: Around 39,000 attendees.

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the ultimate event for anyone looking to self-build or renovate their home, offering expert advice, inspiration, and a range of products and services. The event is a perfect place to discover everything from planning regulations for extensions and managing renovation budgets to stylish kitchen design and integrating underfloor heating for your planned project.


5. The London Design Fair

Venue & date: Old Truman Brewery, London 21-24 September 2023

Previous Price: £20 per ticket,

Attendance: Around 20,000 attendees. 

The London Design Fair is a must-attend event for interior designers. It brings together experts, creative design, innovation, and a comprehensive range of products all under one roof, guaranteeing you an experience to network and gain new ideas for your next project.


6. The Restaurant Show

Venue & date: Olympia London, 2-4  October 2023.

Previous price: £35 per ticket

Attendance:  Around 7,000 attendees. 

The Restaurant Show is the leading event for the UK hospitality industry, covering everything from food and drink to technology and furniture. It is an excellent opportunity with various exhibitors showcasing the latest restaurant designs and furniture. The cherry on top is that you might learn a thing or two about preparing delicious meals.


7. The London Design Week

Venue & date: Business Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London, 13-17 March 2023.

Previous price: £20 per ticket,

Attendance: Around 8,000 attendees.

The London Design Week is an unmissable interior design event attracting a huge wealth of expertise brimming with creative ideas, expertise and inspiration. For five days, it features discovery tours and demonstrations that spark the fusion of new launches and design encounters, feeding the curiosity and creativity of interior designers. 


8. The Clerkenwell Design Week

Venue & date: 23-25 May 2023.

Previous Price: Free entry

Attendance: Around 34,000

The Clerkenwell Design Week is a premiere design event that brings together over 400 exhibitors. The event is a great opportunity for interior designers to explore, experience and interact with the world’s leading design brands, undiscovered talent, specially commissioned installations, and brand activation. The event features hundreds of workshops,design-led events, parties, talks, showroom presentations and more.


9. The Home & Gift Buyer’s Festival

Venue & Date: Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, 16-19 July 2023

Previous Price: £15 per ticket

Attendance: Around 30,000 attendees. 

The Home & Gift Festival is a perfect buying, networking and connecting event for interior designers. The event brings together buyers from across the UK to welcome major brands launching thousands of their autumn/winter collections. With thousands of buyers flocking to the event, interior designers can buy the latest designs and interior products, such as furniture, textiles, accessories and lighting, while networking and getting new opportunities. 


10. The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques and Artwork Fair

Venue & date: Westonbirt School, Tetbury, UK,  14-16 April 2023

Previous Price: Free tickets and $5

Attendance: Around 20,000 attendees

The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair offers a perfect chance for interior designers to interact, view and experience a wide variety of pieces for collectors, home furnishers, and unusual decorative accessories. With over 100 exhibitors, interior designers can get unique collections for as low as £20, giving their projects a definite uniqueness.


Winding Thought

These events are the perfect opportunity for interior designers to network, discover new products and ideas, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations in the industry. Be sure to add these events to your calendar and make the most of the opportunity to grow and enhance your skills and knowledge as an interior designer.

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