Hello we are well into February already? Wow !! 2016 is racing by. So apparently the new trend in interiors at the moment are polka dots. It intrigued me and I thought I should investigate and well the results surprised me. Polka dots as a theme is fun and playful and work well with almost all interior styles. Given my obsession for black and white most of the images below are dotty in monochrome. Enjoy .
It’s not just nurseries that look good in polka dots. This entryway in black and gold is simple but makes an impact.
A girl’s room, polka dots in the headboard wall works so well and the rug is cute.
This chair looks gorgeous with the polka dot upholstery. It’s eye catching and stylish.
Add a design classic like this Vitra Marshmallow sofa by George Nelson. What a stylish way to add polka dot to your decor.
Make your own DIY polka dot wall art. The results will surprise you, it looks stylish and smart.
The Polka Dot sideboard designed by Toyo Ito is a definite conversation starter.
Get dotty about ceramics!! These beautiful plates designed by Leili are such a good way to start your journey with polka dots.
Polka dot duvet cover..
Dotty about the paper lamps???
A polka dot inspired staircase….
The Urban Jungle Bloggers topic for February is Jungle Animals. It got me quite excited though we do not have any pets, I felt this is my chance to show off the cat I bought on a trip to Brussels and a pair of giraffes given to me by my beloved husband. Not to forget showing off the succulents and indoor plants that I truly love so much.
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by 2 bloggers, Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (Joelix.com). Every month they come up with topics through which you can show off your own urban jungle through styling ideas, DIY’S and green tips.You can join in the fun by visiting their website.
I hope you find something that you like in the photographs below.
The giraffes in their urban jungle….
They are really adorable.
I love these giraffes and my indoor green beauties.
The cat amongst my philodendron…..:)
At home with my Fatsia japonica….
From my 4 year old daughter’s eraser collection and my favourite succulents.
What do you feel about using metallic colours in your homes? Metallic is bold and makes a statement. The effectiveness of metallic colours also depends upon how we use it. A feature wall in a gold copper colour can be very dramatic but used in the whole room may be a bit overwhelming. We can also use metallic colours in our living spaces by means of accessories like cushions or accents like the lights or even a copper panelled wall. Let’s take a look at a few examples of metallic colours being used in our living means of accessories, paints and wallpaper.
Amazing metallic wallpaper by Jonathan Adler. I would definitely use this wallpaper as a feature wall.
A statement copper lamp is good enough to introduce metallic colour in your living space. The copper side table and stool adds to the glamour.
These amazing aged brass and bronze Mayan wall tiles are a gorgeous way to add metallic colour into your living space.
Gorgeous blue wall with accents of metallic colour.
How about using chairs like the ones above in your living space? The beauty of this chair is the back made out of metal circles in different sizes.
How about using a rug with metallic accents? It’s stunning.
Use a gold foil art print to impress. Simple and effective way to introduce metallic into your space.
Add some metallic table accessories like these fabulous pieces in copper.
A mirror in a metallic frame, that’s a nice way to introduce some zing into your space.
Want to be more dramatic….make an installation out of brass and copper bowls.
Would you put a rug on the wall? Suppose you do have an expensive rug and its all tucked in somewhere safely for the fear that the dog’s dirty paws will be all over it or the kids will cause havoc and there goes your expensive rug. Putting it up on the wall as a piece of art or as a substitute to the conventional wall hanging would save your rug from all the disasters mentioned….:) This is also a great way to show some love to an area of your space which is neglected or a wall which is too big for small works of art/prints to make an impact.
This Bohemian looking space is even more special because of the beautiful rug on the wall.
See what I mean? A blank wall and a beautiful rug are made for one another.
Use rugs as headboards….they can be effectively used in most spaces around your home. I love this hand made jute rug.
This fine textured rug by Urban Outfitters lends a lot of character to the wall which would otherwise be boring and flat.
Use rugs as wall panels if you want a more formal look.
Want a neutral background? Use a rug in subtle colours like the one seen above which does not take away the serenity of the bedroom but rather enhances it.
You have a double height space ? Take a look at the impact a rug hung on the wall can make.
Want to brighten up a workspace at home? Hang a rug…..:)
Totally lovin this look. Handmade is going to make a big impact on the design and décor trends of 2016