Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Ideal Home At Christmas Show Review

Last Sunday I descended upon the Ideal Christmas Show I hadn't been there since I was about ten and I seemed to remember the Pepsi Challenge being all the rage. No journey for me into London is without adventure  I always get on the wrong tube despite clear instructions , so I just asked a nice policeman.

When you turn up eventually at Earls Court you are immediately struck by its 1930s architecture  and as it was the Christmas show there was fake snow , Christmas trees and music to get you into the mood. I think I could have downloaded a guide but I hadn't ! I wanted first off to see Hillarys Blinds the kind people who had helped me get photo the show . I just asked the lady selling the guides but she didn't know and just pointed at the show guides.

So I judged where I thought it would be and kept asking , eventually I found Hillarys Blinds hurrah and I went to say hello and see how I could better dress my window , apparently your window is a blank canvas that invites you to decorate it. This is I can see as true as a nice blind will add depth to some matching curtains , I have lots of ideas and will telling Mr T who will be agreeing with me.

The rest of the Ideal Christmas show if I am honest was rather hit and miss so this is where perhaps having a guide helps , so you can target where you want to go. This year for Christmas many of the shops are picking up on the Nordic Christmas it's a theme I love. It it relatively simple as it sticks to a certain range of colours yet it be accented by show stopping pieces. I love Tesco stand and I wanted to take all the products home but sadly I think they would have missed their gorgeous items. I partially loved the Stag cushion that accented the sofa , I so wanted to sit down and drink a glass of mulled wine.

There was breathtaking gifts also there was quite a bit of the usual tatty gifts but one persons tat is another person gold. More seating at the show would have helped people recoup at certain points in the day. But the photo below will give you an idea of just how vast the show is !

I had a good time and seeing the various styled rooms, items and products confirmed what I do and don't like in my home. It also fuelled what I would like in my dream home as well!

I also saw an idea for the teens games room come study ! how brilliant are these Big Boy bean bags ?!

And how cute are these little baking sets !

And after seeing the rustic bread there I'll be baking again! perfect for curling up on the sofa with a hearty bowl of soup.

And if you are stuck for ideas how to dress your fireplace , what about this ?

Thank you to Hillarys Blinds for giving me the opportunity to go the show.


  1. It looks fab - i feel all Christmassy juts reading your post and i love the stag cushion too!

    Did you have a good day? Know you were a little nervous about going on your own x

  2. OMG I'm so jealous! I need those cushions do u hear me... I NEED THOSE CUSHIONS. Lol x

  3. I didn't even know this existed- I would love it there! I am going Christmas crazy this year. ;0)

  4. All very Christmassy! I've been to similar shows but always feel a bit awkward walking around,mind you, I'm usually on my own but I do like having a nosy at the accessories.

  5. I really wanted to go to this! Love christmas decorations and decor so much

  6. I really wanted to go to this! Looks so christmasy


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