The Latest Homeware Trend Is A Work Of Art

Come face-to-face with this season’s hottest trend

This spring’s hottest interiors trend is inspired by the free-flowing illustrations from the likes of artists like Picasso, Magritte, Miro and Matisse. There’s no doubt about it, we’re experiencing a figurative boom thanks to the artworks of the 50s and 60s, with abstract facial components making waves across interiors. With online searches for ‘line drawings’ at an all-time high, the delicate style of art has seen a renaissance in modern homes. From vases with faces to pretty plates, patterned glassware and illustrated cushions and rugs, figurative art is finally stepping into homeware – and we love it. Here are a few pieces to help bring the look home.


What better way to tap into the figurative trend, than with an artwork to adorn your walls? The bigger the better, we say. Visit The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead this May to pick up a unique find.

This original artwork is the After Modigliani by Hock Tee Tan ,80 x 110cm, £1,975.00 via


King of modern figurative art, Luke Edward Hall‘s artworks are popping up everywhere. From 1st June you’ll be able to find them at the Royal Academy of Arts Shop where his drawings will be gracing dinnerware, glassware coasters, and napkins.

Cherub cocktail napkins, £2

From a gorgeous illustration of a plump cherub on the cocktail napkins to dinner plates and coasters featuring a subdued figure with a glass of wine, the range will be a talking point at any dinner table.

Ceramic couple plate, £22. Also comes in coaster size for £12

Our favourites are the elegant long-stemmed champagne flutes, which have also been graced with Hall’s artwork.

Set of two champagne flutes, collaboration with Alessi, £85 for two from The Royal Academy

Race you to the checkout.


The Picasso-esque statement Face Rug from Habitat’s new collection is art – but for your floors. The large multi-coloured wool rug combines a Matisse-like quality and a beautiful palette with a smooth pile that’s soft underfoot.

This is the Face Rug 170 X 240cm, £350 from Habitat

When Eduardo Chillida made his iconic drawing of the female form in 1948, we doubt he would have imagined we’d be adorning our floors with it seventy years later. But in Go Modern’s latest collaboration with Spanish rug designer Nani Marquina, Chillida’s drawing has been hand-knotted into a 200cm x 293cm super soft rug, made from 100% pure New Zealand wool.

This is ‘The Figura Humana’ rug, 200cm x 293cm, £5,820 from Go Modern


With organic lines that give a handcrafted look, the striking illustration, not to mention those fabulous oversized blue handles, Sophie Alda’s Blue Handles Vase looks like it was snapped up at an art gallery. No one needs to know you actually bought it online…

Large Hand-Painted Vase with Blue Handles by Sophie Alda £110 from A New Tribe


Who says paintings should only live on the wall? Transform your space with statement-making Picasso drawings, embroidered onto cushions. Each colourful cushion, from the Seated Woman With Dress to the Woman In Green is specially licensed by the Picasso Foundation and features the iconic artist’s imagery, woven onto a jacquard loom.

This is the Picasso ‘Seated Woman With Dress’ Cushion Cover, £99 from The Conran Shop

Mix and match the designs for a colourful, eclectic look.

Picasso Cushion Cover Woman in Green, £99 from The Conran Shop

We love introducing art where you least expect it. Why should a cushion just be a cushion, when it can be as compelling as a canvas? Case in point,’s Abstract Face cushion.

This is the Abstract Face Cushion, £25 from


The Hockney-inspired Boob Planter is a little tongue-in-cheek, with the plant pot taking on the female form and giving her a fun, patterned swimsuit to cover her modesty. The design comes in other patterns too, with a male equivalent available too – wearing a polka-dotted banana hammock.

The Hockney Boob Planter, £64.95 from Trouva


Inspired by the iconic figure drawings of Henri Matisse, artist Leslie Weaver has created a vibrant collection of pretty plates for Anthropologie. Celebrating the vibrancy of island life, and with the female figure as her muse, Weaver breathes life into the designs with bold choices via unexpected colour, shape, and pattern.

This is the Belle d’Isle plate by Leslie Weaver, £14, available from


Update a tired table lamp or floor lamp with Daniel Croyle’s quirky drum Ego lampshade. It’ll make a rather fun addition, don’t you think?

Drum lampshade, £110, from

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