Love abstract art? Abstract faces are a HUGE home trend in 2020

Noticed someone giving you the eye lately? The trend for abstract faces has been dominating fashion and now they’re coming to a living room near you

Monochrome wall mural with abstract faces pattern
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Believe it or not, abstract faces are a thing in interior design. So, why not unleash your inner Picasso with this streamlined linear look? You can use this trend with wallpaper to create a feature wall, on the floor and in accessories. 

So if you’re ready to turn heads with this fresh new style, look no further our favourite pieces, below.

1. Find an abstract face rug for an on trend floor

Abstract face rug

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Add warmth to a room and a squishy soft feel underfoot with a striking rug. This version shows a minimalist design, featuring a single face, its bright rose and gold palette injects colour and personality into any interior scheme. Rose Gold Rug (opens in new tab) £79, Limited Abode.

2. Swap plain plant pots for abstract face planters

Face plant pot

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Wouldn’t this little vase just bring a smile to anyone. The cute face here is set on ceramic and is perfect for adding a unique touch to a table, mantlepiece or shelf. Display on its own or mix it up by adding some ’hair’ with flowers or foliage. Ceramic face vase (opens in new tab), £16, The Den & Now.

3. Create a feature wall with linear abstract faces  

Monochrome wall mural with abstract faces pattern

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If you’re really feeling the faces vibe, use a dynamic wall mural to create a truly eye-catching statement covering. This particular design focuses on the weird and wonderful shapes that can be created with a single line – adding a quirky style that will set tongues wagging. Portrait Large Face Line Drawing wallpaper mural (opens in new tab), £36 per m2.

4. Get set to dazzle with fresh-faced lighting designs 


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Get set to glow with a fabulously unique pendant shade. This effortlessly stylish design has a gold interior, to give any room a lift when turned on or off. Quirky and fun this look lights us up. Linea Face Design lamp shade white with gold interior (opens in new tab) £30, Rockett St George.

5. Get some face time with an abstract art print

Art print abstract face

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Artwork is a simple way to get trends into your home, without too much commitment and style led experts are all over both. Create a gallery wall with some facial impact, or choose one statement piece - we guarantee they will provide some handsome home impact. The Print Library Illustrated Handdrawn Face Framed Wall Art Print (opens in new tab), £45,

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Anna Morley
Anna Morley

Anna has over a decade of experience styling and art directing photo shoots of readers homes and of beautiful homeware products. She discovered her passion for interiors after living and working in L.A. and upon her return to the UK, started a career in magazines and photography. She now lives in the Leicestershire countryside with her young family.