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.

colorful polka dots on white wall

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These amazing Shanghai polka dot wall confetti stickers from Koko Kids (opens in new tab) 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.

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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 (opens in new tab)

bombay ducks lou lou polka dot on tea pot and cups

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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 (opens in new tab) for the full collection.

glam polka dot on party bags

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

polka dots on colorful cushions

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Add just a hint of dottiness to your home with these fabulous cushions from the 1810 collection from (opens in new tab)Heal's (opens in new tab). 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!

polka dots on plates and mugs

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Emma Bridgewater's (opens in new tab)

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....

polka dots on home accessories

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House by John Lewis Spot Apron, £18, John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Coral Pink Polka dot notebook, £5.50, Fox and Star (opens in new tab)

Marimekko Fokus Tray, £62, Houseology (opens in new tab)

Kate Spade New York White Willow scented candle, £45, Amara (opens in new tab)

Damien Hirst spot clock, £290, Polyvore (opens in new tab)

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Tamara Kelly

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.