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Polka on my mind

Usher in the Spring with the season’s coolest trend — fun-filled and cheerful polka dots.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 12, 2011 00:26 IST
Roma Arora

Decor goes dotilicious this Spring. The polka fever has caught on, not only with celebs on the red carpet, but also with interior spaces. Décor industry is predicting that these bold dots are going to be a huge hit this season. So, if you are looking at adding a splash of colours to your living area, it is the time to play up with some peppy polkas. “Polka dot is a playful pattern, which infuses youthfulness and energy in home décor - whether it’s lamp shades, bed sheets, furniture, rugs, pillows or cushions - they immediately grab the attention,” says Sameer Hora of Idus, a city-based furniture store.

Play it up with dots
Polka dots
- a quintessential feature of the 60s - seem to have come a long way. Look around and you would see them being used in the most innovative ways today. These bold dots, which have the potential to enliven any boring corner, can actually be used in different ways, depending on the room type. Interior designer Sheena Khan says, “Use them in your kid’s rooms on blinds, on a focal wall, or on their duvet covers. Brighten up your family lounge by using them in monochromes or multicolours on your throw cushions.”

BedroomSometimes the most boring furniture in the house can be pepped up by using these cheerful dots. "Transform a traditional chair into a trendy chair by spray painting it white and upholstering it in a bright polka dot fabric. Use it as an accent chair in your daughter’s room. Polka dot shower curtains can bring to life a dull bathroom too. Use dots in different sizes in the same room to heighten their effect," suggests Khan. However, remember that with polka dots, little is more, so don’t go overboard; use them sparingly in a room.



Bring home this comfy black polka dot wing chair which is perfect for your living room.

Price: Rs 19,800

Available at: Vibgyor Lifestyle Furniture Private Limited, 5H/3, First floor, Shahpur Jat

Bring home these playful polka cushions for cheerful interiors.
Price: Rs 395 each for the cover
Available at: Maspar, Select Citywalk, Saket

Add colour to your room with this stylish polka dotted stool.
Price: Rs 16,000
Available at: Chizzle Galaxy Hotel, NH-8, Gurgaon

Pep up your kitchen with these cute polka bowls and mugs.
Price: Rs 1,045 for four pieces of neon bowls; Rs 645 each for the mug.
Available at: FCML Home, 65 Khan Market

Upholstered polka dotted rocking chair for your study room.
Price: Rs 5,000
Available at: Get it custom made from Kirti Nagar Furniture market

Change the look of your kid’s room instantly with polka dotted sheer fabric.
Price: Rs 2,200 per meter
Available at: Atmosphere, D-19, Defence Colony

Relax on this dotted bean bag, perfect for kid’s and TV room.
Price: Rs 800 onwards
Available at: Various shops on Panchkuian Road

Put your little important things in these polka inspired pouches.
Price: Rs 150 onwards
Available at: Zaza Home, 25-26, Community Centre, Zamrudpur

Get the dots right
Living room:
“Use polka-dot cushions in bold colours in your living room. You can also consider a polka-dot throw for your sofa,” says interior designer Manish Dutta.

Kids room: “Kids rooms should be vibrant to match their high levels of energy. You can use polka-dot wallpapers or stickers in the children’s room. Medium and small sized polka dots look nice in their room,” says Pallavi Tibrewal, Portico.

Adults room: For an adult taste, neutrals and classics work best. A combination of black and whites, and lighter shades look classy. “The moment we go tonal as in wall papers, the dots becomes serious and the space becomes elegant,” says interior designer Punam Kalra.