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The Ideal Home Show kicked off in Manchester earlier this month, and was considered to be a rousing success. More than 44,000 people attended the Christmas-themed event over a four day period between the 12th and 15th November.

A number of professionals and TV personalities were present to showcase their products and skills, including interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, TV chef Gino D’Acampo and wine expert Olly Smith.

There were plenty of presentations, displays, talks and discussions centred around nine different areas – Interiors & Home Accessories, Home Improvements, Technology & Gadgets, Food & Drink, Fashion & Beauty, Christmas Gifts, Christmas Decorations, Christmas Arcade and the adjoining Cake and Bake Show.

Interiors and Home Accessories

Inspirational interior design ideas in the lead up to Christmas.

Attendees were able to get all the latest tips on how to prepare for the forthcoming festivities, from furnishing and home accessories to different colours and styles.

Home Improvements & Outdoor Living

For those looking to update their home with a fun new project just in time for Christmas.

Outdoor furnishings and creative gifts were made available and all of those who attended were treated to a Champagne Bar.

Technology & Gadgets

The latest technology is playing a more and more important role in the home, and all the most innovative items were on display at the Ideal Home Show in Manchester. From stereos and speakers to iPads and TVs – treat yourself, your family and your home this winter.

Food & Drink

For many, this was their favourite part of the event. Indulging in the very best tastes on offer, courtesy of free samples, was an obvious highlight. Guests were able to begin their preparations for Christmas dinner with some new and creative ideas.

Fashion & Beauty

Many women loved the fashion and beauty products that were on display at the event. Some planned their perfect Christmas outfits, while others shopped for gifts for their friends and family. A number of experts were on hand to offer their tips for the festive period.

Christmas Gifts

People were given a wide range of ideas as to how to make this Christmas extra special, by going all out on gifts for their loved ones. Many were inspired to buy the perfect present, or even create their own, with the hundreds of exhibits available to browse through.

Christmas Decorations

There were hundreds, if not thousands, of decoration ideas on display for the duration of the Ideal Home Show in Manchester. Visitors also took the time to shop around and update their own collections of ornaments, lights, tinsel and cards – with every kind of taste catered to.

Christmas Arcade

The Christmas Arcade is a brand new addition to the Ideal Home Show. It gave visitors the chance to check out all the latest toys, games and gadgets ahead of the festive season – and even purchase a few stocking fillers early on.

The Christmas VIP Lounge

A select group of people were lucky enough to have access to the VIP lounge at this year’s Ideal Home Show in Manchester. They were presented with VIP goodies, gifts, drinks and foods of all types – in order to make their day that extra bit special.

While the Manchester Christmas Ideal Home Show may be over, the London event kicks off on Wednesday 25th November.

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