Though many design experts suggest there is an art to decorating and certain rules and conventions should be upheld, we take a different approach. Your home is an expression of your personal style—it’s unique and layered, and every item you choose to surround yourself with should spark a little bit of joy. That’s exactly the sentiment at the heart of one of our favorite cheeky micro-trends of the moment: faces on decor. It’s these sort of decorative accoutrements that instill our homes with a lighthearted, unique touch elevated with personal charm and character.

From Cold Picnic’s boob-themed bath mats to Gucci’s home decor eye-mania, the human form has been a prominent motif in the recent crop of design collections. As a major source of inspiration, it has been depicted in myriad ways—both literally and abstract—most lately in the form of a face.

In the spirit of infusing our interiors with a cheeky touch (because, why not?), we set out to uncover the pieces that take on the trend with a design-forward spin. Read on for the best face-inspired decor finds we can’t wait to bring home.


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Mirror Mask, Chen Chen and Kai Williams, $64.

Mirrors are always meant to be a decorative accent for the walls, and when a plain one just won’t do, sub these in instead.  

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Large Visage Vase 3, LRNCE, $281

LRNCE’s Picasso-esque interpretation of the concept combines a saturated array of warm tones with captivating patterns and a splash of personality.

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Apollo Coasters, Octaevo, $21

File these two-tone coasters under entertaining essentials so chic that you might be hard-pressed to use them at all.

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“Adam, Rory, and Manuel” Ceramic Pots, Group Partner, $65

Who said planters had to be plain and boring? This handpainted planter pot has all the personality you’d need.


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Mood Mask, HAY, $25

This papier-mache mask isn’t your ordinary wall accent, but we guarantee that it’s the statement-worthy one you deserve.

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Caran d’Ache 849, Vitra, $46

It’s time to bring back the pencil box. Clad with an intricate splash of pattern, the pen in the set comes with an equally colorful encasing to match.

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Flora Scented Candle, Fornasetti Profumi, $464

Fornasetti’s iconic candles come with an array of whimsical illustrations, but the Flora motif is arguably one of the best in the line.

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Henry Flat-Weave Rug, Aelfie, $89

A minimalist take for the color-averse that still promises an impactful finish.


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Janus Notes, Octaevo, $17

With its gold fore–edging and a complementary blue-and-gold illustration on front, this sleek notebook is pure perfection.

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Metal Wall Relief Sun by Alexander Girard, Vitra, $995

Now this is a statement piece. Crafted from brass, this oversize accent piece is earmarked to be the focal point your living room was missing.