Decoration

We have compiled a shortlist of the top trends in decoration. Most of our products, or their packaging, can be decorated and even customized. Branded and custom items are highly effective to promote your business, and drive audience engagement? Take a look below to discover new ideas.

Decoration

PATCHES

Fun and quirky patches have made a nostalgic comeback reminiscent of their ’90s counterparts.

Fun and quirky patches have made a nostalgic comeback reminiscent of their ’90s counterparts. While stitching bright and sometimes irreverent patches to clothing and accessories is a way of revealing a vibrant and outgoing personality, you don’t necessarily have to be a wild thing to take advantage of this charming trend. A new decoration technique has been developed by our trend-forward friends at Spector & Co., in which an intricate design or logo is laser etched onto a patch to create a brilliant tone-on-tone effect, and truly a unique piece of art.

These patches are available in different vegan leather and leather materials, depending on your desired finish, and can be stitched to one of the gorgeous backpacks, duffles, and messengers from their new bag collection.

Moodboard: ferdinandworks-via-etsy.com, huffingtonpost.com, nordstorm.com, topshop.com

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Decoration

Art & Design

Take your on-trend promotional merchandiser further by using the latest art and design trends.

Take your on-trend promotional merchandiser further by using the latest art and design trends and applying them to product decoration, packaging and other marketing collateral. Designing unique and eye-catching artwork to showcase your branding can create an exciting giveaway, and enhance the overall brand experience.

Here are some of the current art and design trends that can be seen in the marketplace. Talk to your Staples Promotional Products Account Representative about how our design team can help you create your next piece of custom artwork.

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Minimalism

Simplistic focus and functional intent.

While Minimalism can be traced back to the early 20th century, the simplistic focus and functional intent of its approach has made it one of the most enduring design trends. With its “less is more” aesthetic, it makes use of intentional white or negative space to give breathing room to other elements, and allows for a clear focal point.

  • Vanessa Pepin, behance.net, joannacopperman.com, Shutterstock
  • The Welcome Branding Group, behance.net

Modern Retro

Modern Retro makes vintage contemporary.

Rooted in the nostalgia of the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, Modern Retro takes vintage typefaces and colour palettes and gives the design a more contemporary appeal. Its use of nerd culture (think: pixel art, abstract illustrations, and neon) embraces an appreciation for authenticity and creates a connection between the design and the viewer.

Modular Layout

Unanticipated patterns and variability.

While Modular Layout design makes use of a block grid pattern in its composition, this technique is anything but boring. Unanticipated patterns and variability in layouts create immediate interest for the viewer, and encourages further appraisal of other elements of the collateral.

  • themesupplyco, behance.net
  • februaryjames.com, stanleyduke.tumblr.com

Line Art

Line Art in design can set brands apart.

With its consistent straight and curved lines against a simple background, the use of Line Art in design can set brands apart and position them as modern and relaxed. Simplicity is key as this tactic allows for the presence of productive negative space, again creating powerful impact through humility.