These are the most popular Home Assistant Dashboard cards

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An empty business card on a brown background.

If you're looking to add a touch of flair and personalized functionality to your Home Assistant Dashboard (Lovelace), custom cards might just be your cup of tea. The Home Assistant community has a treasure trove of these gems, catering to specific integrations or versatile applications. In this article, we'll explore the three Lovelace custom cards that shine brightest, as determined by GitHub stars.

A world of custom cards at your fingertips

For those keen to integrate custom cards into their Home Assistant dashboard, the Home Assistant Community Store (HACS) is the go-to destination. Installing through the store ensures seamless updates directly from your dashboard.

Lovelace Mini Graph Card

The Mini Graph Card, a darling of the Home Assistant community with over 1000 GitHub stars, is a versatile improvement over the default History Graph Card. Though the initial setup may seem daunting due to the myriad of customization options, once you're past the hurdle, you'll be tempted to add it to every corner of your dashboard.

The Lovelace Mini Graph card showing the historical results of an internet speed test.
The Lovelace Mini Graph card showing the historical resting heart rate.

Some of its applications include monitoring resting heart rate, internet connection speed, server resources, and even room temperatures and humidity levels. With its attractive and informative display, this card comes highly recommended.

Mini Media Player

The brainchild of the same developer behind the Mini Graph Card, Karl Kihlström, the Mini Media Player is another popular choice with over 725 GitHub stars. It's particularly handy for controlling multiple Google Nest smart speakers.

If you find value in the Mini Graph Card or the Mini Media Player, consider sponsoring the developer on PayPal or exploring their other projects, such as the community-sourced lyrics app Singlyricly.

The Mini Media Player Card for the Home Assistant Dashboard.
How I use the Mini Media Player

Lovelace Button Card

The Button Card is a more customizable alternative to standard Home Assistant offerings, compatible with any toggleable entity. With six available actions on tap, hold, or double-click, custom layouts, adjustable aspect ratios, and an array of icons, it offers plenty of room for personalization.

A card to select scenes in Home Assistant
Defining sizes using the Home Assistant custom button card
A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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