The flood of 2009 catalogs coming our way this week had us flipping through pages, but also reminded that we have little desire (or means) to buy new stuff. One thing we loved dearly, however, is the crewel-stitched polka dot pillows for $49 each from Pottery Barn (above). Doing polka dots at home can be a challenge, but mixed carefully with florals or other patterns really says "fresh start" or "spring will come."
To get a less stylized but equally as lively room with polka dot accents, we found some great spotted print fabrics through Repro Depot
so you don't have to spend $49 a pop (just a little time):