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​These Polka Dot Feature Walls Are Serious Goals

​These Polka Dot Feature Walls Are Serious Goals

Forget last year's spotty dress from Zara, this year it's all about wearing your polka dots on your walls.

Whether you're opting for monochrome black and white or colourful polkas, these inspiring spotty walls are serious DIY goals.

And if you're in the mood for perfect circles or prefer the rustic look of hand-painted polka dots, we love these examples, shared on Insta, that are making us seriously reconsider our weekend plans.

Take a look below:

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Wall decal stickers are a simple way of creating a polka dot wall (Credit: Instagram/Sarah Holden Interiors)
Wall decal stickers are a simple way of creating a polka dot wall (Credit: Instagram/Sarah Holden Interiors)

The colourful larger spots of this hallway transformation by Sarah Holden Interiors (@sarahholdeninteriors) is giving us all the feels.

The eco-friendly wall decals, made by Sarah for her Etsy shop, are easy to apply. Just peel off the backing, stick them where you want them, stand back and admire your handiwork.

Meanwhile, crafter Jade (@twinkle_mcsprite) hand painted the spots in her bathroom, using small circular sponges she found on eBay and a black tester pot, accented with some monochrome artwork. And the results are incredible!

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Jade went for the hand painted look in her bathroom (Credit: Instagram/@twinkle_mcsprite)
Jade went for the hand painted look in her bathroom (Credit: Instagram/@twinkle_mcsprite)

Inspired by a spotty wall she saw, Jade wanted to go for a rustic look rather than a proper pattern and set about painting it herself, freehand.

She said: "I just went for it blobbing where ever felt right. It was fun and therapeutic and I love the finished result so much we did our other bathroom in the same style!"

Jade loved the effect so much she opted to do her second bathroom with polka dots (Credit: Instagram/@twinkle_mcsprite)
Jade loved the effect so much she opted to do her second bathroom with polka dots (Credit: Instagram/@twinkle_mcsprite)
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Interior blogger Rachael (@beetrootandblack) transformed her daughter's room with a simple stencil and black paint, to create the perfect backdrop to a yellow fireplace.

And we love the raindrop effect of her black and white wall, paired with this pop of colour!

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Rachael paired the monochrome look with a pop of colour in her daughter's bedroom (Credit: Instagram/beetrootandblack)
Rachael paired the monochrome look with a pop of colour in her daughter's bedroom (Credit: Instagram/beetrootandblack)

Rachael said: "I knew I wanted a statement pop of colour in my daughter's room and after failing to strip off old paint from the fireplace I decided to go with it painted and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get the pop of colour I wanted.

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"With all the other walls white, I also wanted to create texture in this area, hence the spots. I did this using a stencil and chalk paint, very simple but effective."

We'd quite agree Rachael!

Though Jade and Rachael both opted for a monochrome theme, we're also in awe of this more subtle look by @behind_the_door_at_54. Using a pale shade of pink to match her daughter's bed, this mum used a brushstroke effect to create this inspiring spotty wall.

Using a pale pink instead of black and white creates a more subtle look (Credit: Instagram/@behind_the_door_at_54)
Using a pale pink instead of black and white creates a more subtle look (Credit: Instagram/@behind_the_door_at_54)
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According to Lick Home's colour expert Tash Bradley, paint is a great way to recreate this stylish effect.

"The polka dot trend has boomed recently, due to its ability to create a stylish statement in any room," says Tash.

"Using either one, or a variety of different sized paint brushes, you can easily create an irregular, soft pattern effect, which looks particularly amazing in hallways and bathrooms.

"Alternatively, a circle sponge is ideal for kids bedrooms, and I would recommend experimenting with three colours."

Judy Smith, Crown Paints's colour consultant, added: "Feature walls are a fantastic way to add visual interest and character to a room.

"Freehand paint effects give a confident touch to the space and can feel more personal than geometric designs, as they are just pure creativity. The best thing about them is that there are no rules to follow - the result is a 'perfectly imperfect' look.

"Start off by painting the base colour on your wall - this could be a crisp white or a neutral grey or beige. Then, mask around the wall or area to be 'dotted'. With a large, soft brush paint dots freehand. Make sure you don't forget the corners - the final effect should be fairly uniform, with the dots looking evenly spread across the feature wall."

We can't wait to give this one a try!

Featured Image Credit: Crown Paints

Topics: Home, Interiors

Aneira Davies

Aneira Davies is a freelance lifestyle journalist with a particular interest in interiors and craft. She has written for the Evening Standard, Prima, House Beautiful and Good Housekeeping.