One pattern trend seen walking the runway earlier this year was polka dots. And while there’s no doubt we love a good polka dot pattern on apparel, they often get confined to children’s spaces or completely overlooked in a home. Why is that? Decorating with polka dots is fun! And, more importantly, incredibly stylish— especially when they are done right. So let’s talk about 5 ways to stylish use them in your home.
1. Go Metallic
Metallics are a wonderful way to add a touch of sophistication to your home— and that includes metallic polka dots. Metallic polka dots, particularly in gold, also pair well with neutral, light color schemes. Neutrals help the gold pop all the more, making them a stunning accent in the space. Decorating with polka dots is a great way to create an updated, chic look in a modern way.
2. Keep it Classic
One no-fail way to use polka dots in the home is to stick with classic black and white or a variation of it. This would include options such as nude and black or navy and white. Both are still classic but a bit more subtle.
3. Think Dot-Like
The nice thing about polka dots is that there are variations to it. So, if you aren’t embracing the thought of perfectly circular dots, opt for something that’s dot-like, such as an animal print or dots that appear to be hand-painted. Dots such as these can tone down the playfulness and amp up the drama. Fabrics like our Aubrey, Baxter, Bosmo, and Jetson can satisfy your dot-like needs.
4. Take Scale Into Consideration
Think about how you want your dots to come across— subtle or obvious? As a general rule, the smaller the scale of your pattern, the more it looks like a texture from a distance, revealing itself only when close up. Large-scale dots on the other hand, come across as bolder and more playful. Looking for small and simple? Check out our lovely Kadela pattern.
5. Use Polka Dots As an Accent Rather than a Focal Point
Decorating with polka dots is great, but they can become pretty overwhelming when used as a focal point. Instead, reserve dots for accents. Consider applying the pattern through wall art, drapery panels, area rugs, throws, pillows, lampshades, and even on smaller upholstered pieces like headboards, ottomans, and accent chairs. Looking to add a touch of dotted flair to some solid drapes? Our decorative Dotty and Ellipsis trim tape will do the trick!
Let Us Be Your Spot for Dots
Ready to incorporate dome more dots into your home decor? Let us help! Stop by one of our showrooms near Frisco, TX to see our fabric, trim, and accessories that provide you those dots you crave. We can even talk about custom furniture pieces that will look perfect in dotted fabrics.