Decorex International 2019

Discover our favourite highlights from this year’s show!

New Displays

Browsing the stalls to discover new and classic interior products.

New Fabric collection Highlights

Decorex was a showcase for new fabrics including the Abstract collection from Prestigious Textiles.

Blackpop Fabric

Decorex offers the opportunity to discover new talent including the contemporary fabric print company Blackpop.

The Bar

Just time to stop for a quick drink in the four gardens themed Bar!

Decorex International 2019 was a wonderful showcase of talent and innovation within the design industry.

With key themes of sustainability, a resurgence of voiles and natural textures, and a discovery of an exciting printed fabrics company, this year’s Decorex did not disappoint! 


Decorex International 2019 Highlights

As we mentioned in our guide to Decorex 2019, there were lots of things happening over the four days that we were eager to see.

We sent our top interior designer to visit and explore the show, and you can read her Decorex International 2019 highlights below!

Sustainable Design

As I stepped into the Olympia exhibition centre, I immediately recognised a key theme of sustainable design. There was a clear positive emphasis on green thinking and recycling throughout this year’s Decorex.

A particular highlight for me was seeing lots of stalls using reclaimed items, including old bath tubs and pelmets, in amongst their interior decor. Speaking to the various businesses utlising a recycling ethos in their designs, they said that their aim was to create exciting new beautiful products and interior accessories that not only celebrated the importance of sustainability but that also encouraged customers to reflect on the world around them.

We have been supporting green efforts in our showroom, recently upping our recycling game and introducing sustainable Sea-Tex Blinds to our product portfolio, so its truly encouraging to see this trend becoming more prevalent in the industry.

Natural Textures

There was a lot of natural textures being used in various fabrics, wallpapers and rugs. Colours are also reflecting a natural rustic look and feel with an array of mustard and brown tones taking centre stage. It felt almost retro in style, with a 60’s and 70’s vibe.

Fabrics and Voiles

Among the many stalls were some delightful fabric finds including the lovely Prestigious Textiles stand who were promoting their new ‘Abstract’ collection. The Abstract range was inspired by the Bauhaus School of Design, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary, and uses bold colours, patterns and block prints to create a curiously contemporary fabric for curtains and upholstery. Expect to see Abstract appear on a Fabric Friday on our social media soon!

Voiles were also very present this year amongst the new fabric collections. With their lightweight and timeless appeal, they are undergoing a resurgence in popularity. So if maintaining a stylish balance of light and privacy in your home is a priority then this trend could be perfect for you.


One of the remarkable things I have always found about visiting Decorex is being able to discover new talent. This year I absolutely fell in love with Blackpop. Blackpop are a luxury designer label that produce and supply bespoke printed wall paper, cushions and fabrics. They print their contemporary and unique designs on to different surfaces including fabrics and wall paper which looked amazing! It was so much fun talking to their designers and finding out more about them and their style. 

The Bar

Not to be overlooked, the bar area was a welcome rest point, especially after walking around Olympia for hours. Like most things at Decorex, the bar’s architecture was an absolute delight to see too. Designed by the London based Interior Stylist and Set Designer Paula May Evans, this year’s bar theme continued Decorex’s overall green feel by presenting four unique garden zones within it. Inspired by the rise of floral trends within interior design, the zones included Amazonian Jungle, Abandoned Desert, English Country and Urban Industrial. Its the most ecological bar I have ever sat in!

Final Thoughts

Overall this was a marvelous experience that left me enthralled and inspired. Key highlights for me were the design encounter exhibitions, meeting Blackpop, and the overall emphasis on sustainability and nature. I also simply loved experiencing the warm and welcoming nature of the Decorex community, walking around I felt totally at ease and the businesses I spoke to were more than happy to chat. I can’t wait to return next year!

Decorex International 2019

We hope you enjoyed our designer’s Decorex International 2019 highlights. If you visited Decorex this year, we would love to hear your thoughts on the show and if not are you inspired to go to next year’s event?

Thanks for reading!