I just finished writing Trend Album™: Christmasworld 2018, The Trend Curve‘s trend report about the Christmasworld trade fair that runs about 80 pages and includes more than 150 images. Among the noteworthy surface-design trends for Christmas was dots.
Dots are trending for Christmas because they are trending in everyday décor. And they’re going to be with us for a while to come. How do I know? Because dots were also on-trend at the Showtime textiles market in December of last year.
Showtime is the go-to spot for most High Point furniture market upholstery companies. They select fabrics at Showtime that they will display on their showroom floors at the next High Point furniture market—in this case in April of 2018. Retailers select those fabrics to put in their stores, which typically happens somewhere in the neighborhood of 4-6 months after that. Then, consumers order their upholstery with that fabric, which is a process that can take 4-8 weeks.
Now, back to dots at Christmasworld…
At this important trade fair for Holiday trim and décor, dots stepped up in a big way. More importantly, they became the modern go-to motif for Christmas, often nudging old standbys like stars and snowflakes aside.
Dots participated in every theme, not just the contemporary or geometric ones. Dots were expressed as perforated patterns in hard materials, and printed designs on soft ones
Sometimes dots had supporting roles, like floating in the background behind another subject, or working as borders and rims. But often, dots took center stage. They covered the bodies of animals and the wings of birds. They covered Christmas-tree figures completely and bounced across paper napkins and wooden plaques. They surprised as allover patterns on poinsettia leaves and cows, and as sequined spots on beetles.
Below are a few of my favorite dot patterns from Christmasworld.
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