Pixelated refers to a motif that consists of many single-colored squares. It originated from the combination of geometric squares used to form a complete picture or part of a visual display. These squares tend to be the basic and smallest units of images—also known as picture elements. Pixel art has evolved to be featured in home decoration, textiles, tiles, and wallcoverings, with square designs that are sometimes more abstract. Pixelated motifs can also be expressed in cross-stitching textiles, mosaic tiles, and digitally printed wallcoverings, and more.

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