Even if you’re only half-awake to what’s trending now, you’re no doubt aware of the daily five-letter word game Wordle, with its bright yellow, green, and gray squares showing up all over your social media feeds. For those not dedicating chunks of their day to this game, here’s what those colored squares mean: They represent the letters you guessed right in the correct order (green), the letters that are in the wrong spot but appear somewhere in the word (yellow), and the letters that don’t appear at all (gray).
Created by Josh Wardle in 2013 as a present for his girlfriend—then polished up and launched to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic—this simple online word-guessing game has millions of fans. And it’s now seemingly everywhere: think Wordle jewelry, wall hangings, T-shirts, mugs, and more.
So word nerds unite—here’s how to Wordle up your home decor.
The addictive game’s poppy hues could work well in the home as they happen to dovetail nicely with so many of the green shades that are 2022’s colors of the year.
And even Pantone’s 2021 colors line up nicely with the Wordle craze. The picks back then were Ultimate Gray (the name says it all) and Illuminating, which is a very cheery yellow.
“The combination of these colors is quite elegant, especially if you try a glass or ceramic green bowl or vase with some lemons or sunflowers,” says Mona Bavar, interior designer and founder of Dlish.
So if you’re a Wordle enthusiast and want to take your love of the game to the next level by displaying your score around your home, we hear you—and we want to help.
Check out these products that’ll make your home the ultimate place to play Wordle.
Velvet is a smart pick in the wintertime since it’ll warm up your favorite word-game chair with its soft plushness.
And velvet gets even better when you make your pillow green to signal your correct Wordle guesses. So grab five if you must to match the game’s parameters, or simply work these verdant cushions ($50, CB2) into the decor you already own.
Good morning, sunshine! While yellow means you’re thisclose with your guesses, these sunny plates are still a worthy pick.
Not only is the glaze lead-free, but they can pop right in the dishwasher and microwave, too. And bonus: This dinnerware ($18 each, Amazon) sports a five-year chip-resistance warranty, which means they’ll look great after years of playing Wordle.
Want to be a bit more subtle with your Wordle obsession at home? Then consider this beautiful wallpaper with a muted forest green background and pale yellow leaves.
By putting the stylish wallhanging ($63 per roll, Wayfair) up in the loo—or on an accent wall—you’re still validating your love of the game but with a softer touch.
“Green makes an excellent statement color, while gold works best as an accent,” notes Kara Harms, an interior decorator and lifestyle blogger at Whimsy Soul.
The beauty of this bedding isn’t just the fair price or the warmth it provides when the temperatures dip. Nor is the fact that it’s machine-washable.
Instead, we’ve found you an actual Wordle comforter since it reverses to gray! Game fans will, of course, show yellow most of the time since gray represents the wrong letter—and who needs a reminder of that? ($66, Amazon).
Make Marie Kondo proud in 2022, and get your place organized.
This good-looking storage cube ($7.50, The Home Depot) can hold toys, shoes, stuffed animals, and more. It wipes clean and comes with a handy label window so you can write down a five-letter word describing what’s inside.
Marco Bizzley, interior designer and consultant at HouseGrail, loves a light gray sofa, a soft yellow wall, and green plants for the Wordle-as-decor look.
For the greenery, this fake ficus in a wicker basket is stately and ready to go—simply slide it into place, and you’ve got a pop of green. Plus, you’re taking part in the hot new trend from Scandinavia known as friluftsliv, which is all about bringing nature into the home.
And the leaves won’t fade or drop off this fuss-free faux tree ($80, Bed Bath & Beyond), making it ideal for your home office or living room.
Plant (and Wordle) lovers also need attractive containers to display their other home greenery—and this one fits the bill.
The combination of stoneware material and a colorblock design lifts this simple pot ($16, Amazon) beyond the usual cachepots you’ll spy at the garden center. While it also comes in navy blue, the mustard shade hits the exact Wordle note you’re seeking.
So play on, Wordle folks, in your Wordle-ready sanctuary.