Sick of word art? You know, those signs saying “Eat” or “Bless This Mess”? We are, too—which is all the more reason to embrace a whole new crop of signs that have dispensed with such earnest pleas and emphasize a sense of humor instead.
If you’re longing to inject some much-needed silliness into your home, check out these refreshingly irreverent word art options below.
1. For when you’re not in the mood for company
You always want to be a giving, gracious host, but sometimes you may not be in the mood for company. This sign (Etsy, $13) says exactly what you’re thinking, but probably would never have the nerve to say.
2. For when you have a no-shoes home
There’s something so uncomfortable about taking your shoes off in a home you’ve never visited before. And even knowing that, you’re still going to ask your guests to remove their shoes, so you might as well have some fun with it. Just point to this sign (Etsy, $35) and move on.
3. For when you need a reminder to be nice
Being a nice person should come naturally, but there are some days when we all need a reminder. For those days, there is this sign (Etsy, $22). Hang it where those who need it most will see it.
4. For the martyr in the house
If you feel you’re the only person in the house who ever gets anything done, hang this sign (Tessa Mea Designs, $30) and let it say what you’re always thinking. Maybe they’ll even get the hint (but probably not).
5. For when you’re ready for a good day
Have you ever seen a bird with a french fry? Pure joy. You’re sending positive vibes out into the world, and just as this sign (Daisy Trading, $33) says, you’re going to be that happy.
6. For when every night is pizza night
At first glance, this dining room sign looks as if it’s quoting the Bible, but it’s actually a reference to the greatest food ever invented. If your family likes pizza—and we know they do—you’re going to want to order this sign (Etsy, $14) ASAP.
7. For when you’ve got (bad) jokes
If your jokes are always making eyes roll, then this sign (Etsy, $7) should have a place of honor on your home.
8. For when you like to shake it while you bake it
Suddenly, all those nostalgic songs that make you shake your groove thang also have a perfect spot in your kitchen with these cleverly designed signs. Pick up this set of eight (Etsy, $56) and show all your guests that you’re so much more than a fabulous chef.
9. For when the sink is full again
If your sink is endlessly full of dirty dishes, you know you can’t get away from them. At least you can have a little bit of fun with it (Etsy, $20).
10. For when you love a good veggie pun
This funny sign (Amazon, $12) fits right in with any classy kitchen decor, but it’s actually a fun veggie pun that’ll make all your house guests giggle.
11. For when you wish Alexa could chip in a little more
Yes, it’s nice that Alexa can lock your doors and turn on your favorite soft jazz music, but wouldn’t it be great if she could chip in where it really matters (Etsy, $25)? Like maybe with the chores?
12. For when you’re bored in the bathroom
What did we do in the bathroom before we had phones? If you forget yours, you don’t have to resort to reading the back of the air freshener can—you can have this handy bathroom-themed word search at the ready for phoneless disasters with this fun sign (Etsy, $30).
13. For when people need a reminder
This pretty sign (Amazon, $13) is all flowers and gorgeous blues … but it’s also a not-so-subtle reminder that people should wash their hands. Because someone in your house probably doesn’t.
14. For when you need a little bathroom humor
Bathroom humor gets a bad rep, but it has its place… and that place is definitely your bathroom! These signs (Etsy, $10 each) won’t fail to elicit chuckles from your family or your guests, so get the whole collection and hang them in your most-used powder room.
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