Channel 4 is bringing back Changing Rooms
James R | On 09, Oct 2020
Minimalism begone! Channel 4 is bringing back Changing Rooms – and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen along with it.
The legendary home DIY series first aired back in the 1990s and 2000s, making household names of Laurence and handyman “Handy Andy”, not to mention bringing MDF, glitter and gold into mainstream interior decor. Now, Channel 4 is bringing it back, with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen returning and Davina McCall set to host.
In partnership with Dulux, the broadcaster has commissioned Shine TV (part of Banjay UK) to make a new version of the legendary show, which will against see two sets of homeowners from the same neighbourhood work against the clock to renovate a room in each other’s houses. They might not share the same tastes, but they are completely in charge of creating a new look for the chosen room – and anything goes.
The homeowners will be making all the decisions about the makeovers, and as a nation of interiors and style obsessives, expectations are higher than ever. In true Changing Rooms style, the transformations will be spectacular, innovative and, quite possibly, unexpected.
Along the way, our bold and creative homeowners will be supported by two handy teams of DIY experts and decorators, captained by LLB and a second interior designer who has an opposing style to that of the original Changing Rooms star. The show will be packed full of design and DIY hints and tips, teaching us how to be crafty on a budget by upscaling and adding sparkle to unloved or outdated corners of our homes.
Llewelyn-Bowen added: “There’s no room for beige in our homes and, just as it was in the 90s, Changing Rooms is once more the homestyle antidote to Britain’s blues (and greys and taupes, and even Magnolia). It’s taken quite a lot of coaxing to get me under the Changing Rooms banner once more, but nothing like as much coaxing as it’s going to take for me to squeeze those leather trousers back on.”
Expect the six-part series to air in 2021.