The year to be totally dotty

Polka dots and spots are everywhere right now, and especially visible in homes and interiors. From bright and spotty plates, to more unusual pieces like designer style chairs, going dotty in your home is easy and affordable if you know where to look.

Polka dots and spots are everywhere right now, and especially visible in homes and interiors. From bright and spotty plates, to more unusual pieces like designer style chairs, going dotty in your home is easy and affordable if you know where to look.

Just by browsing in shops and flicking through magazines, you’ll come across beautiful tableware with hand-painted spots, and charming ornaments. But these items are often pricey.

To ease the strain on your budget, head to the supermarkets where you’ll find great lookey-likeys that are a lot cheaper.

Another way to get the look for less is to think creatively. Pick up polka dot wrapping paper for under a €1 a sheet, cut and place in colourful frames for a look that has impact, or alternatively use it to cover items such as boxes or lever-arch files.