Forget beige! Inject acid colours into your home

Well, what a fabulous day we had at this years Ideal Home Show held at earls court in London. This year organisers concentrated more on interior trends, technology and living on a budget – compared to last year when the focus was heavily related to sustainable interiors. IHS pulled it off but only due to a handful of great features which Couch will bring to you though out the week!

Ideal home Show highlights part 1:

So enough chatter, you want to know what’s hot and what’s not. The first highlight of the show were the room sets, designed by the Ideal home magazine team. From kitchen to bathroom and bedroom to living room, the designs were bang on – and a favourite of the public too, they were loving it!

Modern kitchen

Modern kitchen

Flashes of colour is going to be big later this year and into next. Mixing acids with monochrome links right back to this season fashion trends and by doing this, you’re adding just enough drama and impact without making a room look like a kids jungle-gym.

Teenagers Room

Teenagers Room

Yellow is a key shade when moving into summer and is a trick designers use to create positive energy in a room. After all, yellow is associated with happiness, sunshine and delight! Zara Home are executing this trend brilliantly. I applaud them for moving the popular greige trend forward by injecting yellow into the colour palette – it makes such a difference!

Elegant living room

Art Deco Bathroom

Also, think “sleek hotel-chic” for living rooms – this trend is going to be huge! Go for quiet luxury by adding soft fabrics and sumptuous textures to the design. Marry this lacquer surfaces, clean lines and ceramic accessories.

I want it, where can I get it?


  • Flooring by Quick-step
  • Wallpaper by Clarissa Hulse
  • Wall cabinets by Lila and base cabinets by Pura

Living Room

  • Wallpaper by Octa Acacia
  • Armchairs, sofa’s and cushions by Romo
  • Rug by Crucial trading
  • Coffee table by Multiyork

Teenagers Pad

  • Wallpaper by Minimoderns
  • Chair by Content by Conran
  • Blind by Zigzag
  • Side Table by Ikea