Each season, new fashions in your favorite boutiques, new menus in popular restaurants, and new decoration trends that fill your home are born.
Everyday decorative styles are forever declining and flowing in and out of fashion. While traditional design remains constant for the most part (after all, timeless), certain styles are becoming more popular and trending. Trends may appear overnight, or they may appear to reinvent themselves throughout the season.
One of the trends inherited from the warm season: nostalgic and fun polka dots. They have been around for much longer than the last 6 months. They were introduced into garment fabrics in 1857.
Given that they continue to be a fan favorite, it’s easy to see these playful dots constantly evolving. We started the summer with capricious and camp-filled pillows and accessories with oversized polka dots.
But as they get older, they are becoming more delicate and textured.
You can see a wonderful resurrection of the classic polka dots, and it’s amazing. This dotted Swiss version of the beloved pattern is all about textures and inconsistent sizes. If you prefer organic shapes to strict forms, these spots are a perfect representation of organized chaos.
The new expression of polka dots does not undermine its bright and cheerful temperament — if anything, it is reinforced. From upholstery to lamps and tabletop accessories, dots and spots are the most fun to add to your home this season.
Another notable point for the fall of 2021 is that the grass is not always green. Pampas grass is a stunning (and fluffy) addition to the leaf collection, reminiscent of a good harvest and swaying idyllic grain waves. This light and airy stem blends perfectly with the gorgeous neutral and braided accents we loved in the spring and summer, yet brings us a new texture and energy for months.
Pampas grass not only soothes neutrals, but also goes well with trendy colors such as millennial pink and dark, mysterious black backgrounds. Glamorous enough to make a statement without overwhelming the arrangement, or, I think, it’s an unexpectedly wonderful splash.
We use it as a stand-alone texture and combine it with other favorite dry stems and plants to achieve stunning displays in almost every room.
Modified from nellhills.com. Katie Laughridge is the owner of Nell Hill’s, a Kansas City interior design destination. Contact Katie at info @ nellhills.com for more information.