If you want to get a sense of the things people treasure, look for the clues placed throughout their homes. Home decor is not just a reflection of our style, but it reveals what is most important to us. A visit to our home would expose my love for books, music, art, and my husband’s love of coffee, antique typewriters, and technology. But of all the things in our home, it would be hard to miss how important our faith and family are—shown through art, religious articles, and family photos displayed from room to room.
We’ve discussed before how important it is to build a hope-filled culture in your home and create a prayer space. Now we want to share a few current Catholic home décor gifts and favorites to fill your home, and others, with expressions of faith to remind us to look beyond the circumstances of our ordinary daily lives toward the extraordinary. Whether you’re looking for housewarming or hospitality gifts, gifts for special occasions, or just need some ideas to spruce up your own home, here are some of our favorites for different areas around the house. All of these picks are produced by artisans and small businesses, making them even more special!
- We love the fair-trade tea towels from Annunciation Designs! Light blue, 100% cotton, these hand-woven towels are soft and inspiring with quotes from the saints that make popular housewarming gifts. Annunciation Designs features other cute kitchen goods like mugs, magnets, vases, aprons, and more too!
2. Honor the Three Hearts of the Holy Family—The Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Most Chaste Heart of St. Joseph, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary—with art prints by Heart to Sacred Heart in your home. Uplift and enliven any space these stained-glass style Giclee art prints are printed on quality archival matte paper available in multiple sizes. The artist, Caitlyn Pszonka, is also our beloved editor, who has prayerfully created over 200 paintings, including prints of the Stations of the Cross featured in our shop.
3. If you’re looking for something comfy, bright, and snuggly, then check out the Talitha Koum Floral Throw Blanket by Someday Saints, inspired by the Gospel of Mark when Jesus called the little girl presumed dead to arise. The text and gorgeous huge blooms recall Christ’s promise, designed with the hope that the beauty and comfort of the blanket will bring a bit of joy to others. Someday Saints also has sweet stickers (we love their holy water vinyl stickers) and printable décor.
4. This cherry wood standing St. Benedict crucifix with a silver-tone metal Corpus is accented with a silver St. Benedict medallion is stunning. Also available in black wood, the crucifix is the mark of our faith that expands our faith and enhances our space – such as shelving, end tables, cabinets, and prayer alters. There are so many faith-filled home décor options at the Catholic Faith Store, so if you’re looking for statues, crosses and crucifixes, Catholic art and prints, memorial gifts, and more, go check out their site.
5. The Gather Love Garden Flag by Rakstar Designs adds a loving touch to your yard with St. Basil’s quote, “He who plants kindness, gathers love.” Made of 100% polyester, it will encourage planting, reaping, sowing, and gathering in love. Rakstar Designs sells Catholic garden flags, gorgeous mugs, unique, inspiring prints, and more.
6. This colorful Gerffert artwork Divine Mercy Wood Pallet Wall Plaque by Gifts of the Spirit is a lovely, modern take on a traditional art print. A daily reminder to trust in Jesus and ask for His mercy. Many more Christian and Catholic gifts for special occasions, feast days, and seasons are also available through their online shop.
7. The St. Teresa of Calcutta Wall Rosary by Small Things Great Love is a beautiful handmade item with beads made from royal blue and white 100% sheep’s wool balls accented by natural wood. A great piece to showcase in any room in your home. Many more color and devotion options for wall rosaries and other handmade goods are available in this shop that we love bears a similar name to ours!
8. The “We Shall Find Our Little Ones Again Up Above” St Zelie Quote Print by the Sweet Little Ones Shop is a heartfelt gift for those suffering from child loss. This sympathy print is available in 2 sizes. On a mission to help Catholic women decorate their homes in a meaningful, faith-filled way on a budget, check out their other prints, printable wall art, magnets/window clings, and more!
9. The You Are Tapestry by Pink Salt Riot features the exotic “mandala” motif with hidden words of empowerment that God speaks over us. At the very center of the design are the hidden words “you are,” and emanating out from there are the words beloved, brave, called, unique, unrepeated, daughter, and loved. Designed with college dorm rooms, boho studies, and spaces for dreaming in mind, it was made with the prayer to beautify your space and uplift your heart. Visit their site for more tapestries and home décor such as prints, magnets, and more.
10. Looking for a masculine gift or home item? This Carpenter Shop candle, with the rugged scents of leather and sawdust inspired by Joseph the Worker, is perfect. The candles from CORDA have unique fragrances inspired by saints and the faith infused in their proprietary coconut wax blend, which is free of toxins, pesticides and GMOs; plus, it’s sustainable, skin safe, and biodegradable. The scents may be created from safe essential oils, natural oils, and/or premium fragrance oils (which may contain essential oils and/or absolutes). And every candle is made by hand in the heartland. There are many more inspired scent options and even candle sets on their website.
11. Having a beautiful statue in your home is a way to honor (not worship) the lives of the saints. Welcome His Heart has an Italian hand-painted statue of Our Lady of Fatima with a gorgeous crown, available by a (suggested) donation. Their Home Enthronement materials, which welcomes Jesus into your home as King, Savior, and Friend and places Him at the center of your life and home, are amazing, so go check out their site!
12. Pillow covers are simple ways to beautify a living space or bedroom, and this Our Lady of Perpetual Flourishing Pillow Cover will do that while keeping Mary close! Draped in spring florals, Mary’s dress is adorned with doves for the Holy Spirit. Designed by Erica of Be A Heart upon her return to work from Maternity Leave, this depiction expresses how her own motherhood was both inspiring her with the Spirit and blossoming her into her full self. So many other sweet designs are available there too, so go scope them out.
As artists and makers ourselves, we love to support others doing the same and hope you will too when you need Catholic home décor.