The top 10 Good Homes articles 2023

Another year is over, and the Good Homes team hopes all our readers are having a very merry Christmas, and have a happy and healthy new year.

Ahead of the Christmas break, we looked through all the fabulous content we’ve published this year to see what was hot with our readers. Here are the most popular Good Homes articles of 2023, so you can see what everyone else has been reading this year and get some design inspiration as we enter a new year.

Stylish decorating ideas for your stairs

The stairs and hallway are often forgotten areas in the home, but there are endless styling opportunities to be had. Having a chic entryway will impress your guests and feel like a warm welcome to your home. These easy and effective decorating ideas will transform your hallway.

Curtains are very much back in vogue! Discover the latest curtain trends, as well as what’s hot in blinds. Plus there’s expert advice on how to hang them and tackle tricky projects like bay windows.

hillarys Mirrissa Twilight Roman Blinds with palm print in jungle-inspired living room -

Pinterest Predicts’ dessert trends for 2023 revealed that bubble cakes are out and ‘wildflours’ are in. But what else was fashionable in fondants and fancies?

Pinterest Predicts dessert trends 2023
Photo: Pinterest Predicts

A good sofa can form the focal point of a living room. In fact, a much-loved piece of furniture like a sofa is often the starting point for a new decor scheme. Whether you want something super cosy, super stylish, in the latest colourway, or all three, they’re all here in our pick of the best sofa trends for 2023.

The stylish and sustainable George Clarke Gaia sofa

7 of the best rattan garden furniture sets

Think of rattan garden furniture sets and images of traditional English country gardens spring to mind. But rattan garden sets now come in many guises, from the classic wicker look to the contemporary boxy corner sofa. Here are some of the best rattan garden furniture sets that blend the traditional with the trendy.

Rowen Homes garden sofa set

9 of the best interior design TV shows

With so many great interior design shows on TV these days, we’re certainly not short of opportunities to nosy inside other people’s homes. But which ones are the best for those seeking interior design inspiration? Good Homes picks out the best on the box.

Sort Your Life Out on BBC One

Mrs Hinch’s top cleaning tips

Time for some spring cleaning? Lighten the load by learning from one of the best cleanfluencers out there. Mrs Hinch’s cleaning tips will help you rattle through that list of jobs in no time.

clean taps - use a lemon to clean your taps

How to create pancakes with an air fryer

Did you know that air fryers can make perfect pancakes? When Currys posted a video on TikTok showing how to do just that, it went viral. The Currys air fryer method makes a stack of six fluffy pancakes – all in one go – using a Tefal Easy Fry. No more flip-assemble-eat-repeat, just batch-baking at its finest.

Photo: Adobe / Vasiliy

Can you insulate a Victorian house?

‘Insulate Britain’ is a great slogan and a noble aspiration. But the practicalities of insulating old houses across the UK make this a far from simple aim. If you’re one of the millions of people living in a Victorian house, here’s what you need to know about the challenges and potential pitfalls of insulating your home; and how to overcome them.

Typical British Victorian terraced houses around Kensal Rise in London
Image credit: I-Wei Huang

The first signs of Spring herald one thing – getting out in the garden. We rounded up all the garden trends for 2023, from growing your own (be it a full veg patch or potted herbs on a windowsill), xeriscaping to save water, to connecting with nature and welcoming wildlife.

Garden trends 2023
Photo: Titania Living