Complementary Colours, Cosy Maximalism and Romcom-Core: Here are the Top 5 Homeware Trends for Spring 

Spring is finally on the horizon; delicate flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is setting later, and it’s only a few more weeks until Easter. It is also the perfect season to reinvigorate your space by giving your home a refresh.

To harness those positive spring vibes in your interior design, Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy, has collated her top 5 interior trends for spring 2023 based on her own expert insight and current trends across Pinterest and Etsy.

Complementary colours 

Etsy’s 2023 market report highlighted two colours of the year – indigo and honeycomb. Colour has always been key when it comes to interior design because it has a big influence on mood and allows you to add your own personal style. 

Lucy comments: “Reminding us of a clear sunny day, Etsy’s colours of the year work brilliantly together as they’re complementary. Looking towards the colour wheel and decorating with complementary colours in tandem will be a huge trend for the season.”

“Pairing these colours, such as blue with orange or green with pink, creates vibrant rooms that effortlessly merge together and soothe the soul. Whether that be by painting adjacent walls or layering bedding, the overall effect is harmonious.”

Checkerboard and gingham patterns

Take inspiration from a spring picnic in the park by using checkerboard and gingham prints in the home. Their designs have a lot of vintage appeal, but nowadays you can find them across many different home accessories in an array of bright and beautiful colour combinations.

Lucy says: “These checked patterns are such an easy way to add some personality into a room without it feeling too OTT. Whether that be in the bedroom, living room or kitchen, each pattern is extremely versatile and achieves a plethora of different effects.

“In springtime especially, opting for patterns in fun pastels through rugs and cushions is an effortless way to acknowledge the season and inject happiness into a space. For a more mature take, you can opt for more sophisticated colours such as dark navy and deep reds.”

Cosy maximalism

The desire to feel cosy with layering and atmospheric lighting is not just limited to the colder months. Think of an abundance of plants, cushions, and artwork adorning the walls, with the overall desired effect of making a house feel like a home.

Lucy suggests: “Be inspired by 70s bohemian. Decorating with colours such as orange, brown and green is very nostalgic and helps to create a warm cocooning effect. Steer away from white flatpack furniture, and instead, look out for beautiful brown wood and rattan furniture which you can buy for an affordable price second-hand.”

“Think about how you layer with cushion and throws, as when it comes to maximalist design the more the merrier. Don’t be afraid to clash patterns as this only adds more character and uniqueness to a room. For lighting, floor and table lamps should be favoured over the ‘big light’ to create ambience.”


Romcom-core was featured in Pinterest’s recent 2023 prediction report, with the trend expected to take over the fashion world this year. If you want to throw it back to your favourite feel-good romantic comedies, don’t just look at the way you dress – the protagonists’ interior design is also integral to their main character energy.

Lucy states: “To get the look yourself this spring, decorate with sorbet shades such as playful pinks and sunshine yellows. Ensuring you have fresh flowers on display or soft floral bedding is key, and don’t shy away from frills and lace as they will only enhance the look.

“One way of achieving the romcom aesthetic is through clustering. This method includes putting out your favourite things in the corners of your home, such as vintage trinkets, candles, books and photos. When done correctly it allows your home to tell a story about your personality.”

Statement geometric bathrooms

Don’t neglect the bathroom! Just because it is one of the more practical areas of the home, it doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with design.

Lucy explains: “People are starting to become more adventurous with tiles in their bathrooms, whether that be their shape, colour, or pattern. Fun tiles from a reputable tile dealer can add a lot of character to a room and a big trend I expect to see this Spring is people matching their towels to their tiles to add even more personality.”

“This doesn’t automatically mean matching them by colour, it could mean coordinating with shapes and choosing more abstract patterns. Instead of sticking with plain towels, push the boundaries to be more expressive and creative. Try matching geometric floral patterned towels with retro tiles inspired by the 70s and triangular patterned towels with more sleek and modern tiles patterns.”

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.