Seasonal Design Trends with The Lady Painter

The Lady Painter takes a look at the latest interior and exterior design trends for Cotswold homes in Summer 2023.

Now we are finally seeing those warmer days coming, and possibly even spring cleaned our homes for the year, looking at our interiors and how to update this in small ways may be on your mind.

At all the interior trend shows for 2023 there was a big move into how our homes directly reflect our health and wellbeing, especially as the last couple of years we have spent more time in them. This has seen us getting back to nature in both our inside and outdoor spaces.

Earthy Tones

Spring/Summer 2023 colours such as terracotta, beige, neutrals, browns and greens in moss tones are giving us those calming, peaceful, back to nature vibes in. Seen on our walls and furniture it creates a really organic and natural feeling, allowing us to relax deeper into our surroundings.

Natural Materials

Natural materials and fabrics are all over our homeware stores this year. Lightweight linens, hessian and jute and crisp cottons are found in curtains, cushions and tableware. Organic and natural pieces made of stone, wood and ceramic are being seen in all areas of interior and exterior design, especial in large clay and terracotta pots and rattan and bamboo furniture.


Anything curved is officially in. Lighting, furniture, headboards, you name it.. the curve is back. This nods to the natural shapes and biophillic design that have been around for a while. Bringing back those organic, gentle shapes enhances the mood and aids to the relaxing feel of the room.

Sustainable & Second-hand

This year, and hopefully beyond.. Facebook marketplace is your best friend! We are so much more conscious of fast fashions and throw away furniture these days, and the interiors world is falling in love with repurposing our old furniture pieces, mixing vintage with modern, reconditioning family heirlooms and repairing what we already have. Patinaed metal and salvaged items both inside and out in our gardens is bringing a lived in look that is rustic and inviting.

Outdoor Living

Taking care of our bees and wildlife has become of enormous interest to us and quite rightly so! This has seen ‘no mow May’ be introduced and wildlower gardens springing up all over. Creating sensory gardens and pathways as we turn away from modern and artificial designs to a more natural and timeless outdoor area.  Soft hardscape with gravel, natural stone shapes and creeping vines are creating more lived in gardens that change with the seasons, once again bringing us back to nature. Small bubbling fountains and plunge pools for our wellbeing, creating our gardens into a spa like oasis where we can come home and decompress from the outside world.

Curb Appeal

The company Pinterest Predicts reported that searches for front door and porch transformations were up 190% this year. Aside from wanting to add value to their homes, people want more welcoming entry ways by updating their doormats, planters and door hardware, to ‘make people want to stay a while’. The entrance to your home is the first peek into our individual self and how we live our lives, so make it yours!

The Lady Painter is a Female Interiors Painter and Designer, transforming homes throughout the Cotswolds. She’s also a proud Cotswold Collective Partner offering our Members 10% off interior room designs and colour consultations, and 10% off Holistic Home workshops throughout venues in the Cotswolds.