Polka dots, with their simplicity and exuberance, add charm and fun to any décor and the bathroom is the perfect place to use them. It’s a small room so it has the leeway for lighthearted decorations. From adults to kids, polka dots will brighten up the bathroom.
Start with the walls. Look for a polka dotted wallpaper to adorn your bathroom’s walls. For a smaller room you’ll want a smaller scale pattern so the space isn’t overwhelmed. Match the dots to the colors of your tile to keep everything aesthetically tied together. If you go for polka dots on the walls, keep the rest of your accessories simple and in solid colors. Otherwise, the interior design will appear chaotic and not cohesive.
However, if you are staying with solid colored walls, then you should look for polka dotted accessories to brighten up the décor. You can find polka dot towels to easily liven things up. If you can’t find them at a local store expand your search to online stores. Other items to look for include bathmats, bathroom rugs, toothbrush holders, tissue box holders, window dressings and shower curtains. Try hanging a small mirror from the wall using a wide piece of polka dotted ribbon.
You can look for curtains, rugs or other textiles in one color with embossed, rather than printed, polka dots that will give the décor a more elegant look. The danger in using polka dots is that a room can quickly appear juvenile rather than whimsical and fun. Polka dotted window films and etchings can bring the theme into your room in another subtle way.
If you are using polka dots, look for accessories and wall hangings that are circular. Round mirrors and picture frames will echo the dot design. Stripes are a wonderful contrasting element to use with polka dots. Just keep the colors coordinated.