This is a sponsored article on behalf of The Ideal Home Show.
Imagine walking round a giant Pinterest board of picture-perfect home inspiration — that's exactly what The Ideal Home Show is like.
If you're house-proud this is furnishing nirvana. Even if you take a more laissez-faire approach to your home decor, The Ideal Home Show will offer inspiration galore, with a side helping of food, fashion and fun.
For over two weeks, Olympia will be bursting with helpful advice and products perfect for your pad at the largest show of its kind in the country.
Book your Ideal Home Show tickets now, and take advantage of our Londonist reader offer: get 2 Weekday tickets for just £18 or 2 Weekend tickets for £20 — just quote LONDONIST16 when booking before 17 March 2016.
Take a look at some of the special features at this year's extravaganza:
Over 650 exhibitors
Whether you're embarking on a mega property transformation or just making a few tweaks, you'll find everything you need from the hundreds of exhibitors, plus exclusive offers, product launches and unique items not available on the high street. There's sure to be something for every taste.
Fully built show homes
The best way to visualise what your ideal home will look like? Walk around it! The Ideal Home Show will have three fully built show homes to visit: The Time Saving House, A Traditionally British Home and an environmentally-friendly model. There's no better way to get that spark of inspiration and figure out the savvy ways stylists tackle common design issues.
Magazines brought to life
If you've ever drooled over the glossy pages of Good Home magazine, you'll be pleased to hear that those impossibly stylish interiors will be brought to life. Themed around bringing the outdoors inside, these six room-sets will help you pick the perfect look for your pad.
Get up to speed with the latest tech innovations to smarten up your home in ways you didn't know were possible. Gizmo goddess Suzi Perry leads a pack of gadget experts in presentations, demonstrations and hands-on testings of such clever contraptions as phone-linked smoke alarms, voice-activated lightbulbs and and diet scales that can calculate nutritional values, plus energy-saving solutions to give your home those green credentials.
Stroll six gorgeous show gardens — winners of Ideal Young Gardener of the Year competition — where you can pick up clever plant arrangements, sustainable techniques and creative ways to maximise small urban spaces. With spring in the air, The Ideal Garden section will have everything you need to get your patch up to scratch. Then take a seat and a sip at the Champagne bar, situated in tranquil grounds. Oh, and don't forget to chat to green-fingered gurus Alan Titchmarsh and David Domoney.
Get gardening advice, renovating tips, interior styling ideas and culinary pointers at The Ideal Super Theatre, with a programme of experts giving talks and demonstrations on every aspect of home improvement. Money saving expert Martin Lewis will be offering bill-cutting advice, interiors ambassador Laurence Llewelyn Bowen will bring glamour to the proceedings and professionals will have insider info on tackling DIY dilemmas and making the most of your property for less.
If your dream home is mainly the backdrop to your dream dinner party, look no further than the Ideal Food & Housewares section for artisan produce, handy cooking gadgets and beautiful tableware. Then hone your skills at The Ideal Food & Drink Theatre, where celebrity chefs like Jean Christophe Novelli and Aldo Zilli will be cooking up a storm and showing you how to do the same at home.
Picking out the components of your dream home is hungry work, so fuel up on fine food at the Gregg Wallace Restaurant, proper pub grub at The Duke's Head, dainty afternoon tea at The Grand Hall Tea Rooms or hit the food hall for delicacies from all corners of the globe.
Book your Ideal Home Show tickets now, and take advantage of our Londonist reader offer: get 2 Weekday tickets for just £18 or 2 Weekend tickets for £20 — just quote LONDONIST16.
Terms and Conditions: Offer valid on Adult On the Door ticket prices only; concessions not included. £1.70 transaction fee applies. Children aged 15 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Offer ends 17 March.