Polka dots: it’s the playful print we can’t get enough of. A fashion favourite, spots & dots are a transeasonal staple that return year after year, and in 2020 they’ve made their way into our homes. Ideal Home Magazine's Shopping Editor, Michela Colling, shared her top polka dot picks in the March 2020 issue, citing oversized spots as the next big thing in interiors. So how to get the look in your own home? From the children’s nursery to the bedroom and beyond, we take a look at some quick & easy ways...
Fresh, fun and perfect for everyday dining. Polka dots can turn even the simplest of settings into something extra-special. Perfect for your farmhouse-inspired space, the Polka Dot collection from Emma Bridgewater is decorated with painterly spots in cool country inspired colours. Mix and match with other pieces from the much-loved designer to add a kitsch twist to your next get-together.
Update the Nursery
Create a calming retreat for your little one with pretty polka dots in neutral hues. Metallic tones pair perfectly with an all-white scheme and add just the right amount of colour, creating a fabulous feature wall with little to no effort. When it comes to polka dot wallpaper, it’s important to keep the rest of the room minimal. Think white furniture and neutral soft furnishings to stop the space from looking cluttered. A timeless look that’ll grow with your little one, you can keep the space fresh by introducing new accessories with the seasons.
The bedroom is the perfect place to play with polka dots. Experiment with scale to keep it from looking flat, and stick to monochrome tones to let your accessories do the talking. Crushing on blush? This soft pink hue pairs beautifully with polka dots and is a wonderfully calming colour, making it ideal for early nights and Sunday snoozes.
Mix Prints & Patterns
For a subtle nod to the trend, mix polka dots with other prints & patterns. Orla Kiely’s famous Flower Spot pattern offers an abstract take on polka dots by incorporating them into a retro-fabulous floral print. Seen across everything from cushions & poufs to placemats, you can be as bold or as pared-back as you like with the right furnishings.
Create a Statement Wall
When it comes to creating a statement interior, it doesn’t get much better than Fornasetti. A unique take on polka dot styling, the Tema e Variazioni collection is made up of hundreds of wall plates, that when paired together create a fabulous feature wall. Depicting Piero Fornasetti’s favourite muse in weird and whimsical ways, the Tema e Variazioni collection is a fabulous way to embrace the polka dot trend.