One of the trends carrying over from warmer months: the ever-nostalgic and fun polka dots. They’ve been around a lot longer than the last six months. They were introduced to garment fabrics in 1857. Given that they remain a fan-favorite, it’s easy to see these playful dots are always evolving. We started the summer with oversized polka dots on our pillows and accessories full of whimsy and camp. As we progress through the year, however, they are becoming more delicate and textured.
We are seeing a fine revival of the classic polka dot, and it is stunning. This dotted-swiss version of the beloved pattern is all about texture and inconsistent sizing. If you prefer organic shapes over rigid formality, these spots are now a perfect representation of organized chaos. The new rendition of polka dots doesn’t take away from its light and cheery disposition — if anything, it is enhanced. From upholstery to lamps and tabletop accessories, dots and spots are the most fun thing to add to your home this season.