Did you know how Polka Dots got their name? Some think they’re inspired by the short tuba blasts that are the polka’s most memorable characteristic feature. Others believe that the polish word for “little woman,” polka, was naturally applied to this petite, feminine print. Learn more about where polka dots came from in this article from The Hairpin.
Polka Dot Decor
Add a shot of happiness to your home with these dotty pieces for the home.
- Gold Polka Dot Pillow Cover – Grinn
- Polka Dotted Potholders – Anthropologie
- Polka Dot Cereal Bowl – Fishs Eddy
- Blue vs. Pink Wall Clock – Etsy
- Painted Dot Airgo Chair – PB Teen
- Dualit Emma Bridgewater Toaster – John Lewis
- Green Paper Straws – Cutetape
- Polka Dot Napkins – Pottery Barn
How To Decorate With Polka Dots
Think polka dots are all whimsy and fluff? This versatile motif works just as well in traditional spaces as eclectic ones.
Dots Get Buttoned Up. When paired with traditional shapes, polka dots look positively polished.
Spotty Accent. Liven up mostly solid decor with a polka dot fabric in the same color scheme.
Eclectic Mix. If you’re up for pattern mixing, why not go big! Oversized polka dots clash happily with stripes and colorful prints.
Dotted Minimalism. Polka dot wallpaper in crisp grey and white adds just enough interest to this pared down alcove.
Celestial Wonder. Polka dots are a traditional kid’s motif, but in this galaxy gazer nursery, scattered dots become a starry sky accent wall.
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