Spot On: Why we’re going dotty for Polka Dots

A classic trend that will never date, polka dots will always get a thumbs up from us!

Dotty for dots? Well us too! There is something about this timeless trend that has us truly hooked and it’s a love affair that we can’t see ending anytime soon. Retro but yet current, the polka dot pattern works throughout the home, whether you choose to go bold and beautiful on the walls, fun and flirty with cushions on the sofa or try something a little more subtle on the tabletop- check out our finds below.

These amazing Shanghai polka dot wall confetti stickers from Koko Kids add a real burst of colour to any room and can be arranged in any pattern or shape you wish. Made from reusable fabric, they are easy to peel off and move around as much as your like to create the desired affect. £19.95 for 78 dots.

Feeling brave and want to embrace the polka dot trend in all its glory? Then try a pale blue spotted wallpaper to cheer up walls and add a touch of playfulness to rooms. We love how chic this paper looks in a hallway and found some similar styles at Wallpaperdirect.com

A classic pattern in a classic colourway, the Bombay Ducks Lou Lou polka dot collection features beautiful tableware in a monochrome spot print with delicate gold edging. Chic and sophisticated with a touch of the Parisian feel, they will become an instant keepsake in your home. Try Hinton’s for the full collection.

We love these glam polka dot party bags, perfect for wedding favours and posh parties alike! Candle and Cake sell these beauties along with lots of other dotty designs to choose from.

Add just a hint of dottiness to your home with these fabulous cushions from the 1810 collection from Heal’s. Named after the year in which Heal’s was established, the collection was launched to celebrate the company’s first own brand collection since the 1970’s. We love the reversible design, plus they’re super soft too!

Emma Bridgewater’s

polka dot range extends from plates and mugs to aprons and tea towels so that your whole kitchen can get spotty with dots! We love the fun and fabulous colours she uses and they certainly make a change from boring white crockery!

Best of the Rest….

House by John Lewis Spot Apron, £18, John Lewis

Coral Pink Polka dot notebook, £5.50, Fox and Star

Marimekko Fokus Tray, £62, Houseology

Kate Spade New York White Willow scented candle, £45, Amara

Damien Hirst spot clock, £290, Polyvore

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