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Say it with Spots! A Dotty Way to Decorate.

Given a choice, I’d pick stripes over spots any day. My wardrobe is jam-packed with long sleeved stripy tops – blue and white stripes, red and white stripes… you get the picture. However, when it comes to decorating, we’re becoming increasingly drawn towards quirky spots and polka dot patterns.

It’s incredible just how diverse a polka dot can be. And in the same way that changing the thickness of a stripe can transform a room instantly, different size and/or coloured spots can achieve the same dramatic effect.

MONOCHROME DOTS

Decorating with subtle black and white dots is a great way to add a hint of class and sophistication to your home. The elegant, minimalist look of this bedroom, with its simple use of black spots on white walls is a great example of how this can be achieved.

Photo available from Better Home & Garden

Photo available from Better Home & Garden

If you’d like to be a bit more adventurous with your use of monochrome dots, why not try carrying polka dots from one wall, right across the door and doorframe and on to the other wall? A sure way to achieve that added ‘wow’ factor! https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/492651646714935292/

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BRIGHTLY COLOURED SPOTS

Brightly coloured spots and children’s rooms go hand in hand. For the child who doesn’t have one favourite colour but many, multi-coloured spots and dots are a creative way to add a fun twist to a white wall.

Image available from Design Sponge

Image available from Design Sponge

However, bright spots aren’t just for little kids! This vibrant living room may not be for everyone, but I love all the different hues, patterns and textures – from the plates on shelf to the funky side-table. Yellow is also bang on trend at the moment (if you needed another reason to love this look!)

Image available from Southern Grace

Image available from Southern Grace

MAGICALLY METALLIC SPOTS

Spots work beautifully in metallic colours and will really help to add a texture to the wall.

This starry children’s room is something truly magical. It’s as if a Fairy Godmother from a children’s storybook waved her wand and this is the result. Metallic spots are used sparingly on the walls to create the illusion of twinkling stars in a night sky.

Image available from Creme Anglaise

Image available from Creme Anglaise

It’s an age old conundrum, what to do with your small, white cloakroom? While one idea is to use a dark colour to embrace the space and give it personality, another just as effective way is to decorate it with spots. Here is a great example of using metallic spots to great effect, with the golden spots complementing the wicker and wooden accessories perfectly.

Image available from A Beautiful Me

Image available from A Beautiful Me

White walls and small spaces don’t need to be boring, be brave and say it with spots!



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The Chromologist is a colour whisperer. He understands and knows them better than they know themselves, translating their pleas to be used beautifully for humankind. It's unknown from whence he came. Some say the fraction of space between a prism and a spectrum, others say he toiled in the fabled colour mines of Svalbard for years untold, deep underground, speaking only to the reds and blues, cerises and aquas, bronze and golds...


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