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Good Homes Curates: 11 of the best looks for SS23

These new spring-summer 2023 home decor looks offer plenty of inspiration for a seasonal refresh. Across the board, we’re seeing sustainability and buying pieces that you love and have longevity. Biophilic design and the natural world is another recurring theme and one that’s designed to reduce our stress levels, whether that’s having a home filled with plants or one that has a rattan key piece to bring a natural element to your room. 

Dopamine decor and joy-filled brights are also popping up everywhere as we start to lose our inhibitions with colour. Fancy a spring-summer update that falls somewhere in the middle of au naturel and colourful? Pastels bring a calming feel to your interiors and lift your mood. This season there’s something for everyone…

1. Spring-summer reset

‘Reset is a look filled with modern, soothing shades designed to help reset and revive the feeling of wellbeing in the home. Equally key are the restful textures of bouclé, rattan, and velvet that juxtapose with a mix of light and dark woods for added depth’, says a spokesperson for Habitat. Their Onda velvet double headboard (prices start from £170) comes in a rich jewel green with piping on its curved edges.

Rattan wardrobes and scalloped edges ensure a modern, fresh twist in a bedroom

Photo: Habitat

2. Global artisan living

‘Combining bohemian escapism with forest and fauna inspired patterns, together with bold geometry and silhouettes,’ is how a Habitat spokesperson bills its Global Artisan trend. Pictured below is the Koba two-seater sofa in natural (prices from £950). Made from 100% rattan it will give an indoor/outdoor feel to your living room.

It’s paired with one of spring-summer 2023’s hottest paint colours on the wall; terracotta. This rich shade, which means baked earth in Italian (terra cotta), can bring warmth and depth to a room. The hue can even tip over into serandite, a softer coral hue.

Rattan is still rocking it as one of spring-summer 2023's hottest looks

Photo: Habitat

3. Maximalism

Matthew Williamson is synonymous with maximalism and known for his bold use of pattern and colour. His spring-summer 2023 homeware collection with John Lewis is a joy-filled celebration of nature, drawing inspiration from the British countryside.

‘I always want my work to have an element of joy. It’s meant to make you feel better in some small shape or form. These are very optimistic pieces that are meant to elevate the everyday. I like you to walk into a room and your eyes to dart around like firefly’, says Matthew Williamson of his collection. Two of Good Homes favourite picks from the new collection are the Scallop Shell Rectangular Metal Wall Mirror (prices from £199) and the Enchanted Garden in Peacock Blue Duvet Cover Set (prices from £90). Both pictured below.

Matthew Williamson's spring-summer collection for John Lewis is a celebration of joy and colour and the British countryside

Photo: Matthew Williamson for John Lewis

4. Fresh stripes

For an update on a clean, modern look M&S has you covered with a few subtle design details up its sleeve. Good Homes loves these bold horizontal painted stripes on the walls using a pale duck egg blue and a sandy limewashed neutral as a contrast. They’re a fresh take on a vertical stripe and can really open up a room. Keep your furniture pared back with a curved off-white bouclé headboard or armchair (curved and bouclé are both a hot trend for 2023).

M&S have some great contemporary bedlinen to finish off the modern look and some statement, geometric lamps for impact. Bold black overhead wall light (prices from £99).

Paint a bold horizontal stripe on the wall and add a statement lamp for impact.

Photo: Marks & Spencer

5. Dopamine brights

Joy-filled or dopamine décor started as a trend last year and has morphed into a way of life. The DFS collection Dopamine Brights is a ‘look all about bold colours with energising properties like blues, oranges and pinks,that are as bold as they are brilliant. Playful furniture shapes and bold patterns inject instant joy into the space’, says a spokesperson for the brand. Enter their standout spring-summer 2023 sofa, the Bellissima.

‘This uplifting look calls for an equally bubbly sofa – voluptuously shaped and bursting with fun’ is how a spokesperson for DFS has billed the sofa, and we couldn’t agree more. The sofa comes in a statement range of key shades, which include tangerine, red, fuchsia, turquoise and cobalt. The Bellissima sofa pictured below in pumpkin heirloom velvet will be available from May 2023.

DFS' Dopamine Brights collection is a game changer for bringing joy to your living room

Photo: DFS

6. Boho bedrooms

If you’re looking for a chic take on relaxed bedroom without busting the budget, B&M’s Boho Soul spring-summer 2023 collection could be right up your street. ‘Find blush florals and soft textures with this soothing and delicate trend that will transform your indoor space into a modern English cottage. Using warm blush palettes you’ll be able to celebrate nature’s wonders by welcoming soft tonal textures, delicate pampas touches and feminine florals into your home’, says a spokesperson for B&M. Rattan Leaf Shade (prices from £22), Dried Flowers in Vase with Pampas (prices from £10), and Oversized Waffle Throw in Cream (prices from £15).

This natural luxe spring summer 2023 collection brings all the textures to your bedroom.

Photo: B&M

7. Riverside living

Messing about on the river is George at Asda’s take on a spring-summer 2023 vibe with their new Riverside collection. It contains as you would expect, all things natural. Think, a Natural Woven Seagrass Mirror (prices from £30), a gorgeous laid-back Riverside Cottage Print Throw (prices from £20) and a Blue Willow Leaf Cushion (prices from £8).

Spring summer 2023 is a riverside look for George

Photo: George at Asda

8. Sunset bedroom

The perfect collection name as we slide into a new season, is IKEA’s Transitions range, which covers Vivid Wonderland, Glorious Green and Simple Serenity. The underpinning of the new range is sustainability, so customers can pick items that they love and won’t need to be regularly replaced.

What else is on their agenda? Colour, which they say is key for spring-summer 2023. Think sunshine yellows, bright reds, powder pinks and burnt oranges.’Consider materials as well as colour tones when styling each room,’ says Clotilde Passalacqua, Interior Design Manager at IKEA UK and Ireland. ‘Fresh cotton-blends pair well with rich velvets and accents of wood, with touches of textured glass completing this transition’ she adds. Duvet cover and pillowcase, light pink/dark pink (prices from £20).

A 70s vibe and bright colour and pattern are on IKEA's agenda for their spring/summer 2023 collection.

Photo: IKEA

9. Textured neutrals

Textured neutrals and a calm colour palette are big for spring-summer 2023 at Next. Called Circumflex, ‘textiles are inspired by tailoring, mixing plain colours with geometrics and abstracts. Arch shapes and sculptural roundness can be found in furniture, lighting, dinnerware and accessories. Triston, a brand new shape in upholstery, is inspired by the fun furniture shapes of the 70’s,’ say the the Next Design Team. Bronx Upholstered Bed (prices from £699-£799), Conway Bedside Table (prices from £225), and Bali Easy Fit Light Shade (prices from £150).

10. Mellow yellow

Give your room a shot of dopamine joy with one of the spring-summer 2023 collections’ hottest colours: Yellow. Anthropologie have taken the popular mustard shade and given it a refreshing update and created their Mina two-seat sofa in turmeric yellow (prices from £1,798). The structured, upholstered sofa is mid-century inspired but has been shaken up with plump, loose cushions to create an undone feel, to sink into. It pairs perfectly with Morris & Co. paint in Sunflower (pictured below).

Check out Good Homes pick of the best yellow accessories here

The brightest shot of dopamine yellow will make you feel joy filled

Photo: Anthropologie

11. Into the forest

If dopamine brights are not your vibe, then DFS have got your back with their calming ‘Nature Luxe’ trend. ‘We continue to take inspiration from the world outside to create a feeling of wellbeing in our homes. This summer, our love of botanicals evolves from biophilic patterns to a more luxurious interpretation of natural beauty’, says a spokesperson from DFS, who have created the perfect showstopper sofa the Izzie four seater sofa (prices from £899), pictured below.

Made in a rich, dark green shade, and textured bouclé fabric, The Izzie collection takes into consideration, sustainability, with the fabric made from recycled polyester yarns, and the back of the sofa and the scatter cushions made from 100% recycled polyfibres, made from plastic bottles.

Bring dark greens and neutrals to your living room

Photo: DFS