The Unexpected Home Trend We're Starting to See Everywhere

The Unexpected Home Trend We're Starting to See Everywhere

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Danielle Blundell
Dec 11, 2018

We've discussed other body parts as decorative motifs on home decor products before, from breasts to butts. But I think the latest incarnation of this trend has got to be hands. It's kind of unclear when and where this all started. Classic antiquity? I kid, I kid. Seriously though, palm-shaped chairs have been something you could stumble upon at flea markets for a while, if you were lucky.

And I do remember those brass Noir Furniture hand sculptures popping up on shelves and on coffee tables in a couple of higher end home tours a few years ago. $160 to be perpetually flipped off? Not so much for me, but I can almost get behind that pricey of a thumbs up or peace sign.

These days though, you don't have to shell out that kind of money to top a stack of books with a sculptural hand or use one as a vase or pencil cup. Knockoffs abound, and you can find "hands" as oversized stools and even shrunken down into super tiny ashtrays, dishes and hooks.

And you can find hand patterns all over wallpaper, textiles, and art prints.

Safe to say hands and palms are having a moment right now. Ready to try this anatomical trend out? These are, hands down, the best picks out there. Had to!

Getting Handsy Wallpaper, from $25 for a 24" by 36" poster

(Image credit: Kate Zaremba Company)

This wallpaper would look awesome lining the backs of a bookshelf or in a powder room. But you can also get a poster sized piece and frame it to put over your sofa or bed.

Open Hands Stool, $199

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If you can't find a palm chair at the flea, you can always snag a '70s inspired hand stool at Urban for less than $200–not too shabby.

Peace Hand 16" Neon Marquee Sign, $30

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Are neon lights still cool? If so, put this peace sign emoji lamp in your shopping cart stat.

Ceramic Hand, $40

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Looking for a bargain? Here's a decorative hand that's a quarter of the price of the Noir one and twice the size.

Connected Goods Olive Wood Hand Salad Servers, $38

(Image credit: Anthropologie)

How cute are these servers? Perfect hostess gift material.

Hand Heart Throw Pillow, $30

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Update your sofa with a hand heart pillow.

Ceramic Hand Ring Dish, $40

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I love a handmade trinket dish bedside for jewelry or by the front door for keys.

Brass Hands Terrarium, $49

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Footed vessels are so 2018. Next year is going to be all about the hand stand, if this terrarium is any indicator.

High Five Hand Hook at Urban Outfitters, $10

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A trio of these hooks would work well in an entry or mudroom for coats. I could also see a couple in a bathroom for hanging towels or robes.

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