Five Looks to Love from the Ideal Home Show

Copper taps in a dream kitchen

When Roost’s resident colour enthusiast, Lucy Heath, came back from the Ideal Home Show recently we knew there would be some gems on her trusty camera. Lucy’s camera didn’t disappoint and so, today, we’re going to show you five looks to love from this year’s Ideal Home Show.


They’re not going anywhere, people. We’re still crazy for copper, ga ga for gold and any other alliteration you can think of on a vague metallic theme. If you think you can only “do” metallics via copper framed pictures or gold pineapples, then think again. How about some statement taps in your kitchen or gold fixtures in your bathroom? Bright golds and gleaming copper work equally well against a moody background as they do against a sparkling white tile, making them perfect for a contemporary kitchen or bathroom.

Gold bathroom tapsGold shower and bathroom accessories

But of course, there’s nothing wrong with a gold pineapple if you want to stick with the classics. I mean, if it ain’t broke why fix it?

Gold pineapple and interiors accessories


Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just never use Instagram or Pinterest) then you’ll know house plants are bigger news than ever before. Plants took centre stage in many sets at this year’s Ideal Home Show, proving the right plant can make or break a room. From huge plants as table features to entire walls of foliage, green was most definitely the watch-word.

House plant displayPlant table decor

Nature motifs

From jungle-inspired textile prints to whimsical animal art and leafy wallpaper, nature was a recurring interiors influence at the Ideal Home Show this year. These sets are a masterclass in how to inject the trend without going all Jungle Book. A thoughtfully picked statement wallpaper feature wall, some deep earthy accent greens against a neutral background palette, or a gallery wall of bird and butterfly sketches against dusky pinks and creams – whatever way you choose to do it, the look is subtle but stylish.

Leaf pattern wallpaper

Nature inspired room

Artwork with birds and butterflies

Desk goals

2016 has already been hailed as the year of the desk, and quite rightly so. Gone are the days of working hunched up on the sofa with your laptop while you watch Coronation Street. Now it’s all about clear work boundaries and that all begins with a proper work space, like this one below, spotted at the Ideal Home Show. It would be almost impossible not to get inspired if your work area looked like this.

Desk goals


There’s something so fitting about yellow at this time of year, don’t you think? It’s a shade that just sings spring and summer, so we couldn’t do a post about our favourite looks from the Ideal Home Show without including this gorgeous dining table set-up. Open shelving, plants, a neutral background palette and some clever use of patterned yellow wallpaper (not to mention the pretty rug anchoring the whole scheme together) make this one of our favourite spaces.

Yellow and plants at the Ideal Home Show

Big thanks to Thomas Sanderson for inviting us along to the Ideal Home Show this year. Did you go? What looks did you love?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Gemma April 25, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Loving this post! I also love that nature themed home decor items and metallics are around to stay for now! Woohoo!! I definitely need to go to the Ideal Home Show next year, I bet it’s amazing!

    Gemma x
    The British Feather – Life, Travel & Home Decor

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