Styled Bookshelf Inspiration

When it comes to organization, I like to think of myself as being skilled. However, there is a difference between being efficient and stylish in your home organization. I lack the skills in making my home “stylish”. Whenever I look at a new space to redesign, I have a lot of difficulty forming that image in my head.

My go to tool to help me start brainstorming ideas (which I sometimes imitate exactly), is PinterestAs some of you may know, I am in the midst of redecorating my bedroom. It is definitely a slow process since I am on a budget, and don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to doing so.

This past weekend, I dedicated my time to thinking about my two book shelves. I have never been one to style a book shelf so that it is a decorative piece in the room. Well, this time around, things are about to change!

Today, I am rounding up some of my favourite book shelf looks from Pinterest. These photos are what will be inspiring me for this part of my redesign! Enjoy!

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white, pink and gold shelves / Not Your Standard Office


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7 Dreamy organized bookshelves where the love of book meets style



I really love a more neutral palette for a styled book shelf. However, I have a lot of colourful books, so I am planning on organizing the colours and making it work! Let me know which shot you like best in the comments below! Stay tuned for my styled book shelf look!


Beautiful Bedroom Inspiration

I am finding that as I approach the middle of my twenties, I am in a constant state of transition. Recently, I moved back into my parents’ house. So often I think twenty-somethings, like me, dream about this independent lifestyle (especially after university) and then realize, how expensive it actually is to be completely independent from your parents.

Unfortunately, I cannot call myself independent just yet. That is where I have been struggling with this weird student-to- adult transition. Moving home, I came back to a bedroom full of stuffed animals, old posters, and CLUTTER!!! To say the least, I have a lot of work ahead of me, so that has lead me to this.

Two words: BEDROOM. MAKEOVER. I have been talking about it for a while, but never seriously considered it. Why? Well, first of all, I was living in an entirely different place, so why make over something I am not spending time in? All the more reason to begin the process now!

In order to kick off my bedroom makeover, I am going to showcase a few different looks and styles I found on Pinterest. What’s a makeover without a little inspiration, right?

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My Chicago Bedroom // Parisian Chic, Blush Pink — bows & sequins


White, gold and pink bedroom - sophisticated, glam and girly bedroom - floral accent pillows


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I have always been a major fan of pink! As I get older, I am transitioning into seeing pink as an accent colour rather than the main focus. Seems like the older I get, the lighter the shade of pink I like (weird, huh?). Above all, my colour scheme is looking like a mixture of grey hues, blush pinks and pops of gold!

I plan to keep you along for my bedroom makeover journey! It’s going to be a long haul, but I feel it will be TOTALLY worth it in the end…


Decorating with Gold – Guest Post

I am so excited to have Adriana from Daily Dose of Design guest posting on Pearls and Polkadots today! She blogs about all things design, including everything from personal style to great home design. I always look forward to her new posts, and today, she will be channeling her inner design to show you a great way to incorporate gold into your home style! Happy Reading!

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Hi everyone! I’m Adriana from Daily Dose of Design. I live in New York and blog all things fashion, interior design, DIY and lifestyle. I love meeting other bloggers and hope you enjoy this post and my blog!

I love creating mood boards and different categorized designs for rooms to help make decorating easier, especially when picking my wallpaper. Lately I’ve been noticing how in style decorating with gold tones is! Every time I walk into stores like Home Goods or Pier 1, I see tons and tons of gold toned decor and furnishings. Gold is a timeless, metallic color and decorating with it can make a room classy and chic when paired with other matte colors that make the gold pop. Luckily some of these items didn’t have that weird gold issue that require you to use a canister vacuum every time you move it around. If I found a gold mattress, I would love that. But I haven’t just yet. A friend of mine recommended I look into something that felt like gold, which to my surprise was a mattress from a site like She spoke highly of one of them and she loves it so much. Some colors that go great with gold are pink, turquoise and black! W

Here’s some gold decor pieces that I’m loving:gold decor

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Gold striped pillow//
“Nest” sphere//
XOXO decor//
Asymmetrical vases//
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Sunburst decor//
Zebra stacking dish//
Gold table box//
Chanel wall art//
Gold throw pillow//
Gold table box

These gold decor pieces would pair perfectly with a black and white carpet and matching matte pink decor pieces:

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I love the different types of pinks that match gold as shown above! Here’s some more color palettes that I love with gold:

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This swatch is my favourite combination! Matte navy and gold compliment each other, while the pink will make the gold accents in the room pop. It would look gorgeous to have a navy couch, gold coffee table and pink accents and pillows in a living room. The list goes on and on and I could search Pinterest for hours straight finding inspiration for this colour combo!

Don’t be afraid to go bold – these colours and different patterns will stand out and make a huge statement!

Choosing a colour scheme for any room in your home can be overwhelming. There are so many choices, designs, colours and choices – so if you’re ever stuck, I highly recommend looking to gold accents to decorate a space with! You can then pick nearly any colour to go with gold and make decorating easy, quick and less of a pain.

Do you have any favorite colors to pair with gold?

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