Dalmatian Dots in interiors has been a trend for a bit of time now — and it’s easy to see why. It’s much less rigid than a more strict dot look, and the dalmatian dot is also excellent in another way: its casual nature works great for folks without a lot of DIY skill or patience. We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite DIY projects involving this painted-on pattern — but pay more attention to how these tutorials create the pattern versus what they are patterning on; you could translate this pattern idea to any surface in your home you’d like (not just the ones they’re using in these tutorials!)
Pictured above: This small planter spotted on Fall for DIY is an easy way to experiment with this perky pattern. Find the tutorial here.
A Beautiful Mess of course has a fun way to take this pattern and apply it to curtains that could perk up any room of your home. You could take this idea and use it for fabric for a table runner, fabric for a throw pillow or any other idea you might have for home.
Those who need help corralling their magazines might enjoy this fun way to add this pattern to their bookshelves. Spotted on Earl Grey.
This makes a great art idea to hang on the wall or lean on a shelf. We like this more polka dot version found on Danielle Oakey Interiors.
It’s another curtain idea — but this features a different way of achieving the pattern than the project above. Check out both to find the method that makes the most sense for your plans. This idea spotted on The Hunted Interior.
It’s an oldie but a goodie: The project for transforming an affordable IKEA chair spotted on Little Green Notebook uses a surprisingly convenient tool to create this pattern.
Why not go really bold and paint this pattern directly on one of your walls for a look that will really wow? This method spotted on The Vault Files.
Love the idea of painting it on the wall but want one more option of how to do it? Then try the project featured on Ducklings in a Row.
Do you love this pattern? Have you DIYed this pattern on anything in your home? Share with us your ideas in the comments below!
(Image credits: Fall for DIY; A Beautiful Mess; Earl Grey; Danielle Oakey Interiors ; The Hunted Interior ; Little Green Notebook; The Vault Files; Ducklings in a Row)