I like polka dots (see the end of this post), but sometimes they feel a bit too whimsical. That's when these "sketchy dots" are perfect. They're a little messier and less childish but still really fun. See illustrations below:
This blurred snow leopard pattern also looks great on a pair of wingback chairs in designer Tommy Smythe's living room:
Image via Apartment Therapy
World Market napkins
Ann Taylor scarf (on sale in stores now; not available online)
See, this is such a fun pattern, right?
And I know I said this post was about messy dots, but how cute is this polka-dotted clutch from Anthropologie?