Interior Obsessions – Polka Dotty


There’s something about dots that just makes me happy. Perhaps it’s thinking of the sweetness of a retro polka-dot dress, or maybe the fact that it’s a rounded shape with no sharp intrusive edges. Or maybe it’s the repetition that really gets to me. No matter the reason, injecting a bit of dottiness into your home decor might give it the shot in the arm it needs.

Polka dots are most easily brought into the home with accessories. A duvet cover, lamp or pillow makes an easy way to dottify your space without getting into it full force. But if you want to go all the way, a wall full of dots in one or many colors can make a huge impact. Or use multiples of items like plates or round hooks to give that polka-dot effect while adding some texture and perhaps a little bit of extra hanging. Confine your dots to a piece of artwork or just go completely dotty!

(above) Duvet Cover


Multicolor + Wooden Hooks


Black and White


Dot Art + Large Gold Circles


Irregular Spacing

Amy wrote this post. She is the designer and owner of FormFire Glassworks, where she creates modern lampwork glass beads and jewelry, and by day designs custom homes for a small firm in Southern California. You can follow her twitter @formfireglass.

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I love polka dots! AH! My obsession has gotten a little out of hand, but whatever.. haha. I would totally paint giant dots all over my walls if my boyfriend would agree to it 😛

Alexandra Pettinato

Beautiful rooms! My favourite is the black and white wall, love the simplicity but a massive impact! ) x


I just love polka dots! I am in the process of putting them in my bathroom! xx. McKenna Lou

McKenna Ryan

I love polka dots! The door and wall are my favorite. So cute 🙂


Oh I LOVE me some polka dots!


Where can I find the black polka dots in this photograph (×821.jpg)?

Thanks in advance! I’d really appreciate it 🙂

Hello Sisilia

I’m a polka dot girl too! The walls of my room are covered with pink dots! 🙂

Amanda Perry

They sure do Nicole. Your new StickyGram magnets look great, by the way. Just checked ‘me out. 🙂


YES!! Polka dots rule!!

Nicole Underwood

RT @papernstitch: Interior Obsessions – Polka Dotty: There’s something about dots that just makes me happy…

Flavor Designs (@xxFlavorDesigns)

Interior Obsessions – Polka Dotty: There’s something about dots that just makes me happy…

Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch)
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