The UKs biggest and oldest home and garden exhibition, opened its doors to the Scotland edition for the 75th time to more than 30,000 visitors and hundreds of brands on 26th May, for four fun-filled days at the SEC Glasgow.

This year’s new Dream Home was the most innovative and inspiring house to ever feature at the Ideal Home Show Scotland. Fully furnished rooms were created in association with Good Homes stylists, well known suppliers, and renowned brands, showcasing the latest in interior design trends, must-have accessories and furniture. These included Sofology, Blanco, Haig Kitchens, CamperKing Scotland, BOLLO and Bang Olufsen, BoConcept, Graham & Brown, Verana Flooring, The Designer Rooms, and The Grass Yard. For the first time, all products in The Dream Home were available for purchase at the show.

Celebrities took to the stages to share inside knowledge tying in with this year’s show themes of home and interior design, organisation and maximising even the smallest of spaces, property advice, as well as upskilling cooking skills. This year’s visitors were able to catch British potter and ceramic designer Keith Brymer Jones of BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down, Australian interior designer, Banjo Beale known for BBC TV series Designing the Hebrides and host of Scotland’s Home of the Year, celeb TV chef Phil Vickery of ITV’s This Morning, and Tom Angel, award-winning designer who demonstrated planting design tips and highlighted varieties of plants that thrive in the Scottish climate – just some of the names that made the 2024 show a hit!

Official charity partner, Erskine Veteran Charity marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a landing craft replica with actors dressed in military uniform of the era. The charity also had D-Day 80th anniversary themed merchandise, bucket collections, and giveaways throughout the show.

In addition to showcasing home, garden and interiors, visitors indulged in the best modern cuisine, mixology, delicious global dishes, and independent produce over in the Eat & Drink Festival section. They shopped the latest kitchen gadgets, sampled sweet and savoury delights, saw cooking demos from top chefs, enjoyed tasty tipples from the likes of The Boozie Coo, and enjoyed a bite from one of the many available vendors like Brick Lane Bagel Co, Far out Bao or Chulos Bakes – to name a few.

Giles Perry, Event Director, said: “Every year, we curate an event to offer new and inspiring content and features that will showcase the latest in home and garden trends and product innovation, offering fresh ideas to our many returning visitors, as well as attracting new audiences.

Whether you are after a cinema room, a space dedicated for arts and crafts, or looking to make changes to revamp your home, we ensure there is something for everyone. The Dream Home, this year, offered full-scale rooms packed with ideas and inspiration for any upcoming home project, as well as lots of talks to help our visitors make their house their perfect home. 

We’re pleased to have organised another successful event in Scotland, together with our great line-up of sponsors and hundreds of exhibiting brands for our thousands of visitors to shop from - all of which resulted in 70% of our exhibition space already pre-booked – making the Ideal Home Show Scotland the best to date.”

The next Ideal Home Show Scotland will be back from 23rd – 26th May 2025.