Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Polka Dots for Grown-ups

Polka dots have been on trend for quite some time now, both in fashion and interiors. While this pattern isn't anything new to the world of design and has definitely come and gone (as most trends do), there's just something timeless and classic about a good polka dot print. What I'm liking right now are interiors that incorporate the polka dot pattern in a more sophisticated way. This print isn't just for nurseries and kids rooms - when used in the right way in the right scale, polka dots can add a whimsical touch without making a space feel too youthful. Today I've rounded up some great examples of how you can incorporate this fun pattern into your decor while still keeping things somewhat "grown-up." How do you feel about polka dots? Would you incorporate them into your home?

{This wallpaper makes a simple and classy statement}

{Large scale polka dots make a fun accent wall in a guest bedroom (you could go less bold with more subtle paint colors). Image via}

{The polka dotted rug adds a touch of whimsy to this dark  & serious home office. 

{Imperfect circles make this wallpaper casual and edgy - perfect for a breakfast nook or dining space!}

{Oversized monochromatic dots look sophisticated in this bedroom. Image via}

{An upholstered polka dotted bench adds a pop of fun to this space. Image via}

{Wallpaper creates a memorable entrance in this eclectic foyer. Image via}

{Keep it simple by adding a polka dotted accent pillow to an upholstered chair or sofa. Image via}

{The polka dotted fabric print looks fresh and fun against the white duvet and blue walls. Image via}

{The pattern of this rug helps to anchor the space and because it's gray, it doesn't feel too busy. Image via}

{Love this polka dot shower curtain against the white tile and wall. The pop of yellow ties it all together! Image via}

{Rugs are a great way to introduce this pattern into your home! Image via}

{Polka dotted sheets add a fresh and youthful touch to a bedroom. Image via}


  1. No, definitely not my style ( well, maybe on skirt;-))

  2. So many great images and some of those dots are so subtle.....love them.

  3. Great images! These polks dots definitely make a statement. I think I am more a dotted swiss kinda girl.

  4. I've never really been a polka dot girl myself,always felt a bit to little girlish,but the wallpaper in the first photo is the first time I felt like it could be sophisticated and sexy!

  5. Oh I am loving all of these polka dots - totally chic, but add a fun flair to a room.
    Much love,

  6. LOVE all of these! I'm obsessed with polka dots this season!

  7. Love polka dots! I'd use them on a rug, on my daughter's wall, on a pillow and I would certainly wear them as a skirt!

  8. I love this little splash of fun! Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. I love the grey rug...it ties everything together

  10. Polka dots are always a "do" in my book - whether it be on clothes or on walls!


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