Enjoy all the fun of the fair with our curated guide to this year’s show, charting the most covetable trends, styles and products emerging in interior design

Words: Charlotte McManus

Each year, Decorex draws thousands of visitors to Olympia London to wow with its gorgeous array of the very latest in interior design inspiration, showcasing designs and concepts from top industry leaders from around the world. October saw Decorex make a welcome return to its live-show format, but for those who missed out – or perhaps don’t feel comfortable attending large-scale events just yet – there is now Decorex Virtual, an immersive three-day experience taking place from 16-18 November – and as its name suggests, it’s 100% digital. As a proud sponsor of Decorex, Wildflower is pleased to support one of the UK’s most influential interior design events.

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Attendees will get the chance to connect with exhibitors and enjoy a 3D walkthrough of Decorex 2021’s show – all from the comfort of their sofa. Meanwhile, the Decorex Talks Programme will feature fascinating panels and design-led debates from over 70 speakers, including designers Lee Broom and Richard Brendon, and interior designers Sophie Ashby and Kelly Hoppen, and furniture restorer Jay Blades of BBC’s The Repair Shop.

Whether you’re an interiors professional or someone looking to beautify their own home, it’s an unmissable opportunity to learn what’s new on the scene and connect with top brands, as well as up-and-coming talent.

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Highlights include face-to-face video and live chats with the likes of Liberty Fabrics, Haberdashery and Cameron Design House, along with the V&A, as well as the wealth of inspiration to discover on the online product directory, which features all manner of exquisite high-end designs – from bespoke lighting, fabrics and furniture to wall coverings, decorative accessories and more.

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Best of all, virtual visitors will be able to gain insights into the hottest interior design trends to know right now. As a taster, maximal patterns and colours are set to be big news next year, while furniture will go larger than life with statement-making proportions. Sustainability will continue to influence collections with eco-friendly materials, as aesthetic nods to the natural world emerge across all aspects of design. Additionally, lighting goes bold and beautiful with sculptural forms.

Decorex Virtual is live from 15-18 November. For more details or to register for a ticket (£10 plus VAT), visit decorex.com