6 Reasons to Love Polka Dots in Your Home

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Polka dots lay the foundation for this modern room
Polka dots lay the foundation for this modern room (assid-parsons.edu)

Polka dots are whimsical and timeless.  Used in patterns large and small or in varied sizes, polka dots can bring a sense of fun to your interiors.  Not just for kids’ rooms, polka dots can be used in any room in the house.  Here are six reasons to love polka dots in your home and how to use them.

A settee is transformed with polka dots
A settee is transformed with polka dots (thefhd.net)
Polka dots inject a sense of whimsy
Polka dots inject a sense of whimsy (tagota)
Polka dot walls create depth in this modern room
Polka dot walls create depth in this modern room (Etsy)
Subtle polka dot pattern on these kitchen chairs
Subtle polka dot pattern on these kitchen chairs (theinspiredroom.net)
Polka dot wall adhesives add a touch of character
Polka dot wall adhesives add a touch of character (modernhomeinteriordesign)

1.  Add a touch of whimsy to your rooms with polka dot pillows.  An unexpected pop of color and pattern, the polka dot pillow fits into many decorating schemes.

Polka dot pillows add whimsy
Polka dot pillows add whimsy (Pinterest)
Polka dots blend in nicely with a neutral scheme
Polka dots blend in nicely with a neutral scheme (Houzz)
A smaller pattern polka dot is refined
A smaller pattern polka dot is refined (Pinterest)
Polka dot pillows mix well with other patterns
Polka dot pillows mix well with other patterns (Pottery Barn)

2.  A polka dot rug adds another dimension to a modern interior.  The dots play against the straight lines of the furniture and add a touch of softness to the space.

A polka dot rug adds dimension to this room
A polka dot rug adds dimension to this room (designlike)
This multi-hued polka dog rug blends beautifully into this modern space
This multi-hued polka dog rug blends beautifully into this modern space (cooqy)
This polka dot rug adds a splash of color and pattern
This polka dot rug adds a splash of color and pattern (decozilla)

3.  Polka dot upholstery is fun and flirty.  Add it to the back of dining room chairs or upholster an entire chair in polka dots.  A smaller print fits unobtrusively into a traditional living room.  A large print polka dot adds character to a modern living room.

Go bold with a polka dot sofa
Go bold with a polka dot sofa (jozzdug.org)
Add whimsy and character to furniture with polka dots
Add whimsy and character to furniture with polka dots (bestofinteriors)
A neutral polka dot print sits in style
A neutral polka dot print sits in style (onlinefabricstore.net)
Polka dot charms on these dining room chairs
Polka dot charms on these dining room chairs (European-web.org)

4.  Polka dot walls really perk up a space.  Downplay the pattern in a bedroom with a tone-on-tone pattern.

Polka dot walls play center state
Polka dot walls play center state (creativehomeidea)
Pink polka dot softens this bathroom
Pink polka dot softens this bathroom (Pinterest)
A spray of polka dots enhances this bedroom
A spray of polka dots enhances this bedroom (town-n-country-living)
Tone-on-tone polka dots make a sophisticated wall covering
Tone-on-tone polka dots make a sophisticated wall covering (bellemaison23)
Interspersed with other designs, the polka dot takes on a sophisticated air
Interspersed with other designs, the polka dot takes on a sophisticated air (popsugar)
Perk up an entryway with polka dots
Perk up an entryway with polka dots (interioroholic)
A bold pattern of dots for a modern room
A bold pattern of dots for a modern room (cuhosted)

5.  Add a light touch to interiors with polka dot window treatments.  Long panels or cornices enhance windows and frame the room.

Polka dot cornice accents the room
Polka dot cornice accents the room (cooqy)
Polka dot curtains frame the room and add character
Polka dot curtains frame the room and add character (afroglobe.net)

6.  Inject some unexpected color and fun into your interiors by painting polka dots on furniture.  Modernize a traditional piece or go for a more subtle dot pattern.

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Fun and vibrant polka dots enhance this chest
Fun and vibrant polka dots enhance this chest (evimleben)
A bit of polka dot over-kill, but a fun art installation
A bit of polka dot over-kill, but a fun art installation (easiteco)

 

Subtle dot pattern
Subtle dot pattern (royaldesignstudio)
Polka dots add charm to this piece
Polka dots add charm to this piece (vintagefarmhouseme.blogspot)

Polka dots are fun, whimsical and classic.  Like that fun little polka dot dress, this pattern is charming and timeless.  Add a few to your home – on the walls, floors, furniture or with accessories.  Go bold with bright colors and large dots or go more subtle and classic with smaller, monochromatic dots.  Any way you choose, polka dots come right to the point in your home.

 

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