Revamp Your Style With Trompe L'Oeil Designs

That means "trick of the eye"—better look twice at these cunning patterns.

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Trompe L'Oeil Plates, $350 each, scullyandscully.com.
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Trompe l'oeil, as defined by Merriam-Webster's dictionary: "a style of painting in which objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail; the use of similar technique in interior decorating."

In other words: a really cool way to liven up your home. Here, our picks for some of the best trompe l'oeil decor around.

Housewares

Start your next dinner party off right with plates, chair covers, and tableware that double as conversation starters.

Chair Cover EasyFit in Cabriolet Violet, $70, valtex-group.com.
Bubble Wrap Glassware, from $190, craftadvisory.com.
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Clothing and Accessories

Why wear ordinary prints when you can wear optical illusions? These patterns will add a bit of high art (and amusement!) to your wardrobe.

Trompe L'Oeil Composition Book Backpack, $20, spencersonline.com.

Wallpaper

So you don't have any exposed brick or pressed tin tiles in your apartment? So what! These trompe l'oeil wallpapers can give you all that and more.

Gifts

Don't leave your friends out of the fun! Here are a few ways to share the visual delight of trompe l'oeil.

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