Lazy Oaf / Crisp Sheets compilation

Interior design: happy homeware is the funnest decor trend of the summer

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Fancy giving your home a boost of positivity? Opt for accessories adorned with a happy faces.

Whether you love them or hate them (here’s looking at you, Gen-Zers on TikTok), there’s no denying that a happy emoji face gives off some serious retro and happy-go-lucky vibes.

Is it any wonder, then, that so many homeware brands have been incorporating smiling faces into their accessories of late?

With a bright, sunny colour palette and positive feel, these optimistic motifs are guaranteed to prove a playful addition to any home. And so, from mugs and trays to art prints and candles, here are the best happy homeware pieces right now.

  • Lazy Oaf Happy Sad bedding

    Monochrome bedding from Lazy Oaf
    Happy Sad bedding

    Lazy Oaf has long been known for its playful, witty apparel but now, much to our joy, the brand is growing its homeware offering. There have been a few pieces available on the website previously but this week marks the launch of their latest collection which feels much more substantial and a sign of things to come. 

    The Happy Sad bedding feels timely, reading into the mixed-up mood of the nation with a tongue-in-cheek, classically Lazy Oaf spin. Experiment with bright primary colours for throws and cushions to accessorise. 

    Shop Happy Sad bedding at Lazy Oaf, £115

  • By Saffron phone strap

    By Saffron is an independent, female-founded business which takes care of all your phone strap needs with creative, handmade designs that look great and will keep your phone safe. 

    With happy homewares popping up everywhere right now we love this Smiley phone strap as a way to nod to the trend. Hang it up at home or just keep it attached to your phone as a fun accessory.

    Shop phone strap at By Saffron, £30

  • Crisp Sheets Dum Keramik cup smiley

    Smiley vase and mug
    Dum Keramik Cup Smiley

    Crisp Sheets is the Scandi homeware brand that believes your bedroom should look the best it possibly can. After all, as they say, we spend quatre of our lives in bed. 

    As well as gorgeous bedding in an array of pastel colours, this site also stocks the work of cult ceramicist Dum Keramik. We love this cup’s distorted design.

    Shop Dum Keramik cup smiley at Crisp Sheets, £43.34

  • HAY Leo sponge

    yellow smiley face sponge

    The Leo sponge is HAY’s way of making the mundane stylish.

    Clean your dishes with this cute cloth; it also comes in pastel colours.

    Shop HAY Leo sponge at Couverture and the Garbstore, £20

  • Society 6 stay positive poster

    Pink smiley face poster
    Society 6

    This colour clash feels very in vogue and certainly works with the theme of the design. 

    Plus, those stars are so pretty.

    Shop Its Jessica stay positive poster at Society 6, from £10

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.