SS23 interior design trends you need to know about

Picture blooming botanical prints, bright fuchsia shades, and perfectly round shapes – sounds dreamy, right? If you’ve been looking for inspiration for a home refresh, just in time for spring, you’ve come to the right place.

I always find discovering the latest trends so exciting – and since you’re here, I imagine you do, too! Luckily, KBB magazine journo Yvette Filer explored the industry and hand-picked the SS23 interior design trends to keep on your radar. So, make sure to get your screenshot button ready because there’s plenty to see.

Now, let’s discover what’s going to be big in our kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms this spring and summer season…

SS23 interior design trends: Biophilic designs

There’s something positively invigorating about seeing spring buds appearing – and bringing an element of nature inside the home can have the same effect. The continuing trend of the biophilic design is set to soar this season, with delicate, nature-inspired details featuring on wallpaper patterns, bedding and even carpet designs.

If you want to refresh your kitchen-diner, choose a grand botanical mural, which is set to teleport you in a tranquil scenery. In your ensuite or downstairs loo, you can opt for a bold garden-inspired wallpaper design to add a dash of drama. Then, in your bedroom, go for a bedding set with delicate floral motifs to fully embrace spring.

SS23 interior design trends Colourful room with floral mural, pink ceiling and grand furniture
Bird and Bluebell wallpaper mural in Pea Green, £244 per panel; ceiling in Dorchester Pink Absolute matt emulsion, £54.50 for 2.5 litres; skirting in Puck, both Intelligent Eggshell, £75.50 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene.
Yellow bathroom with floral wallpaper, wall lights, big mirror and classic vanity
The Lost Garden wallpaper in Ecru, £185 per roll, Studio LeCocq.
SS23 interior design trends Neutral bedroom design with floral bedding and a wood side table
Daisy cotton bed linen, from £75 for a double duvet cover, Secret Linen Store.

Viva magenta!

Pantone announced the colour of 2023 is a vibrant shade of pinky red, and we’re pleased to see it already as one of the SS23 interior design trends. Test the waters by adding soft furnishings such as cushions and curtains in this tone to your existing scheme – or commit to the colour by upholstering an armchair or refreshing your bathroom with a bold basin.

Plus, Kitchenaid‘s new colourway is a bright fuchsia – Hibiscus. So, if you dare to go bold with colour, why not brighten up your countertops with pretty appliances?

Small blender in a bright fuchsia shade on kitchen island
Artisan K400 blender, £329, Kitchenaid.
SS23 interior design trends home furnishings in Pantone's colour of the year 2023
Cascade Jester velvet fabric, £136.50 per m, James Hare.
Fuchsia basin with checked floor and rattan mirror
Ellipse countertop basin inspired by Pantone Viva Magenta, £425, Waters Baths of Ashbourne.

Marine life

Seaside themes are often a staple of springtime collections. However, to avoid your space from looking too cliché, try to steer away from the traditional combination of navy and white. Instead, why not lean into a modern take on the coastal trend by featuring mossy greens, pale pinks and ocean blues alongside coral motifs?

From airy curtains to striking wallpaper and ornate home furnishings, give seaside prints a try in order to create a space where you can escape to at the end of the day.

SS23 interior design trends Seaside inspired furnishings in pastel shades
Coral Blue wallpaper, £188 per roll; chair upholstered in Berry fabric in Grass/Sky, £156 per m, Molly Mahon.
Wallpaper with coral prints in neutral shades
Rockpools wallpaper in Sand, £98 per roll, Fiona Howard.
Seaside-inspired curtains with coral motifs
Sea-Ferns fabric in Marine, from £30 per m, Iliv.

Curves and arches

We’ve already seen curves prove popular as design elements around the rest of the home, but they really seem to be having a moment in bathrooms this year. Round mirrors and basins are a good starting point with this trend, while curved storage systems and towel radiators with smooth edges take it one step further.

Love a bubbly soak? Then, elevate your experience with a perfectly round bath – yes, please!

SS23 interior design trends Round mirror with curved bathroom accessories in neutral scheme
Curved wall shelf in steel, £540, Kristina Dam Studio.
Round basin with minimalist tap and bathroom accessories
Ona 370mm countertop basin, £489, Roca.
Round bath in neutral scheme
Arc round bath, price on application, West One Bathrooms.

More SS23 interior design trends: Check mate

This classic pattern has taken over the interiors world recently. From the chequerboard flooring to the multi-coloured gingham prints, there are plenty of ways to embrace this SS23 interior design trend.

For example, in your kitchen, you can swap your old splashback with modern metro tiles in creamy shades. Then, in your bedroom, boost your mood with help from vibrant, patterned wallpaper and furnishings.

“Once subsumed within traditional design, the chequerboard pattern emerged as its very own trend and has now evolved into one of the hottest styles within bathrooms,” says Barrie Cutchie, design director at BC Designs. To bring this look up-to-date, move away from monochrome and towards warm browns and beiges.

Mix and match tiles in cream and brown with open shef
Williamsburg Brick handmade wall tiles in Cobble Hill and Caramel Mill, £195.96 per sq m, Claybrook.
Timeless bathroom design with freestanding bath, chequerboard flooring and traditional basin
Bespoke bathroom with checkerboard flooring, BC Designs.
Gingham wallpaper with pastel furniture and matching floor lamp
Picnic In The Park wallpaper in Grass Green, £43 per roll, Lust Home.

Country charm

Traditional-style bedrooms are making a comeback. But ensure your space feels calm by sticking to subtle tones and motifs that can be layered on top of one another.

This season’s country-style must-haves such as empire shade table lamps, embroidered textiles and upholstered furniture help to complete the look.

This SS23 interior design trend oozes a boutique hotel feeling – what’s not to love, right?

SS23 interior design trends boutique hotel bedroom with ottoman and lots of patterns
Sheki throw, £295; Lucien table lamp, £250; Ephrussi rug, £2295, Oka.
SS23 interior design trends country snug with Shaker unit and blue armchair
Romsey armchair and footstool in Blue Bloom Chenille, £2589, Bridgman.
SS23 interior design trends – country bedroom design with striped headboard and embroidered textiles
Silhouette full depth ticking stripe upholstered headboard, £449 for a king size, John Lewis & Partners.

For more SS23 interior design trends, make sure to grab your April issue in newsagents nationwide – on sale 2 March 2023.

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