How to Paint Polka Dots For a Girls’ Room

How to paint polka dots for a kids' room

Paint Polka Dots For a Girls’ Room


Sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with inspiration for decorating our rooms and kids’ rooms. I know I struggle quite a bit with it. When I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, I knew that I wanted her colors to be Pink, Green and Brown. I have always loved Polka Dots as well, so I thought, why not paint polka dots for a girls’ room, and do it in my desired colors?!

Early in my pregnancy I decided to go ahead and get Brielle’s room done before she was born. I believe I saw the idea in a magazine, to paint two different shades of one color – dividing the wall. I decided to do a light lavender for the majority of her wall, with a darker lavender on the bottom 1/4-1/3 of the wall. I loved it! Then I spiced things up with three different sizes and colors of polka dots. I placed the polka dots all around the line that divided the two different shades of purple.

My circles are not perfect by any means, but I tried to find something completely round, to trace my circles. I used a large paper plate for my large circles, and lids of things for the two smaller circles.  I traced the circles first, and then painted them. I loved how it turned out! The sad thing is that we decided to move about two weeks before my baby girl was born. We bought a larger house in the same neighborhood, and I decided to duplicate her first room. Kind of sad that I put so much work into the room she never got to use! I think the second room, in the new house, turned out even better though! 

How to paint polka dots for a kids' room
We have since moved, and have done something different in her new room, but I still wanted to share this idea because I loved it!

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  • I love it!!! We moved when our baby was 2.5 WEEKS old… from Orlando to Pittsburgh. She never even saw her room and the beautiful field of dragonflies I designed for her. I walked her in there a few times, but she didnt care to open her eyes. She is 8 weeks now and I am ready to recreate her room…. since we are finally unpacked.. crazy how long that takes when you have a 2 year old and a nb.

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