Anthropologie Is Selling a $26 Playing Card Set That Doubles As Instant Decor

updated Mar 6, 2024
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Hands of someone playing cards at table. The cards are bright and colorful. Snacks and other games on table
Credit: Photo: Sidney Bensimon; Prop Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

Card games are nothing short of timeless. After all, who doesn’t love playing card games? Whether your game of choice is Solitaire, Go-Fish, Poker, or Spades, it’s always a good idea to have a deck of playing cards on hand for a rainy day or a quiet night in. 

But your classic deck of playing cards is also an overlooked way to accentuate your home decor style. There are so many fun, playful, and downright beautiful decks of playing cards to choose from, and when they’re not in use, they’re perfect for displaying on open shelves, end tables, and coffee tables. Playing cards also make a great gift — to yourself or to a friend — and they’re super affordable, making them an unlikely home decor superstar. When you’re ready to treat yourself to a stylish new deck of playing cards, consider our editors’ gorgeous go-to favorites.

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The canvas carrying case that comes with Anthropologie's Lizzy playing cards might just be as adorable as the cards it contains. These gorgeous playing cards have fun scalloped edges and have a mixture of stripes and floral prints.

2 / 10
Rifle Paper Co.

Printed in full color on high quality playing card stock with an embossed finish, Rifle Paper Co.'s Garden Party playing cards are beautifully illustrated and super elegant. The floral designs and soft color palette make these cards true works of art.

3 / 10
Uncommon Goods

If Bridge is your go-to card game, the Gilded Birds Bridge Card Set from Uncommon Goods is the perfect addition to game night. Each set comes with two decks — one with golden edges adorned with blue birds and white flowers, and another with silver edges and bright red birds with white flowers.

4 / 10
Jayson Home

Jayson Home's John Derian Playing Cards are a reproduction of a card deck originally produced in the early 1800s, and they are rich with a weathered vintage feel. The strange and interesting artwork is sure to be a conversation starter.

5 / 10
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Gold foil stamped for a luxurious feel, Jonathan Adler's Versailles playing cards offer elegance in spades. They feature the brand's signature pattern with a modern twist, and the set includes two decks in a foil stamped box with a delicate ribbon pull.

6 / 10
Misc. Goods Co.

Known for their thoughtful illustration and custom typography, Misc Goods Sunrise playing cards blend the very best of traditional style and contemporary design. They come in five colors that complement all different decor styles and color palettes.

7 / 10

These waterproof playing cards from are the poolside accessory you never knew you needed. Made from plastic and featuring brightly colored designs, these cards are ideal for playing on the beach, in the hot tub, or while taking long, relaxing bath.

8 / 10

Inspired by a New York City factory from the mid 19th century, the artwork on theory 11's Hudson playing cards is as intricate as it is beautiful. They're affordable, make from sustainable materials, and make a great addition to your living room decor.

9 / 10

Liberty London's Maxine playing card set is a work of art as much as it is a game. The two sets of cards come in a gorgeous foil stamped box that make them the perfect unexpected (and affordable) gift.

10 / 10
Mark & Graham

For a truly personalized addition to your decor, Mark & Graham's playing cards offer the option to add a name or monogram. Each set includes two decks in contrasting colors that come in a chic acrylic box.