The classic polka dot has been spotted from the runway to home decor. Polka dots aren’t just for kids, they are all grown up now. I think they bring happiness and a youthfulness to an outfit and a decor. The Polka dot lightens up the atmosphere and adds a touch of whimsy to life whether your wearing them or decorating a room.
Living with Polka Dots / Moschino
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How to use Polka dots in interiors is easy. First you have to decide what kind of look you want to achieve. Sea side casual, dressy, sophisticated, modern or are you going for a cottage look? To get a casual chic look just add Polka dots as its all about the mix of patterns. Adding in a dot print lightens the venue and is perfect when paired with a classic ticking and Toile wallpaper as in this bedroom. Using contrasting colors in patterns such as the yellow dots against various blues makes the bed pop and creates a focal point.
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Many traditionalists are wanting to modernize there looks but aren’t sure where to start. Today the style is known as ” modern traditional” when old meets new. If you want to update a traditional room, adding in polka dots can be the perfect motif. Anthony Wright, the interior designer of the dinning room below uses black and white polka dot chairs to update the furniture which perfectly blends with the stylized wallpaper. The bold lime mixed with black and white dots really makes a fresh designer statement.
Anthony Wright Interiors
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An easy fix to add color to a room is through throw pillows. These tonal and simple polka dot pillows freshen the room and instantly add style. Always mix a polka dot with other patterns such as stripes, plaids, damasks, floral’s or Suzani prints. Mix the scale of prints and remember not to have the same size motifs on each pillow. Just like below, we have small polka dots, a plain and a large Suzani print to contrast each other while making a balanced design statement.
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You can also add some fun into your decor with polka dot accessories. Bedding adds a lot to a room, especially this gorgeous blue and white Yves Delorme tossed floral and polka dot set. It’s simple, elegant and luxurious in style and feel. Custom upholstering a chair or chez lounge adds spark to any sitting room if you only want a few dots to play around with when it comes to furniture. One piece usually can make all the difference in a room when it is upholstered in a statement fabric, such as this raspberry polka dot. If your not sure how to use a spot motif in your decor then try it out on china first. Kate Spades delicate polka dot china design is subtle but if your ready for a bolder look, then try this red and white china set. To get a designer look, just add one of Madeline Weinrib’s Ikat polka dot pillows to a room as they instantly make a space more contemporary and sophisticated.
Photos Credit: bedding www.yvesdelorme.com;pillow www.madelineweinrib.com red polka dot china www.rosannainc.com ;china www.katespade.com
chez lounge www.elledecor.com; raspberry polka dot fabric www.elledecor.com