Snuggle Up With Plaid in Your Home

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Plaid sofa
Plaid sofa (plaidguy)

Plaid made a bold appearance on the fashion runways for this fall and is gaining a new appreciation in interior design.  This classic pattern is stylish and transcendent, conforming to modern as well as traditional interiors.  Whether your vision of plaid harkens back to Catholic school-girl skirts, Scottish kilts, comfy flannel shirts, or cozy warm blankets at fireside, consider the varied uses of plaid in your design scheme.  Snuggle up with plaid in your home.

Plaid upholstery adds another layer to this rich interior design
Plaid upholstery adds another layer to this rich interior design (blog.laurelandwolf)

In the modern home, plaid can be a surprising addition.  Plaid is perfect for layered design, creating a dimensional aspect to your interiors.  Rugs, wall covering or upholstery in plaid brings classic character to modern spaces.

Plaid rug gives a touch of coziness to this modern bedroom
Plaid rug gives a touch of coziness to this modern bedroom (flashone.net)
Modern interpretation of plaid on walls adds color and interest
Modern interpretation of plaid on walls adds color and interest (kadinlarkulubu)
Traditional plaid fabric on a modern sofa
Traditional plaid fabric on a modern sofa (deconewyork.net)
Plaid fabric takes on modern interior
Plaid fabric takes on modern interior (dwellingwithdignity.org)
Plaid wallpaper gives this room a boost of pattern
Plaid wallpaper gives this room a boost of pattern (newhome777)

Plaid is more than just the classic red and green.  It comes in a variety of color patterns and can be a great accent to floral fabrics.

Fresh colors infuse this plaid fabric
Fresh colors infuse this plaid fabric (bandrtextiles.co.uk)

Use a variety of plaids in a room to add subtle layers.  Keep the tones within the same color family.  Soft plaids create a cozy and inviting space.

Lavender walls set off the plaid furnishings in this cozy living area
Lavender walls set off the plaid furnishings in this cozy living area (housetohome.co.uk)

This sunny plaid upholstery mixes well with the patterned rug, picking up the same colors.  The yellow walls warm and highlight the mix of colors.

Sunny plaid fabric enhances this space
Sunny plaid fabric enhances this space (kitchentablecomics)

Upholster the back of accent or dining chairs in plaid to inject pattern and color.

Crisp plaid fabric gives this space character
Crisp plaid fabric gives this space character (megankaneinteriors)
A mix of heather gray plaid chairs add character to this dining area
A mix of heather gray plaid chairs add character to this dining area (welikedaylight)

Plaid’s classic pattern is a welcome addition to traditional or rustic-inspired spaces.  Curl up fireside in a warm chair or snuggle up to plaid pillows on the sofa.  Place a plaid rug in a study or library for a classic look.  A plaid chair bedside to accent a rug or bed linens lends a cozy touch.

Traditional tartan plaid walls give this space sophistication
Traditional tartan plaid walls give this space sophistication (ideasforinterior)
Cozy fireside chair in plaid
Cozy fireside chair in plaid (Pinterest)
Curl up with cozy plaid pillows
Curl up with cozy plaid pillows (housetohome.co.uk)
Plaid rug enhances this cozy traditional room
Plaid rug enhances this cozy traditional room (kathryngreeleydeesigns)
Plaid bedside chair
Plaid bedside chair (myrantblog.BlogSpot)

For a refined and subtle touch of plaid in a room, consider upholstering one chair for a bit of pattern.  Use plaid upholstered chairs around a kitchen table for a charming addition to a country kitchen.  A plaid coverlet gives a distinguished character to a tailored bedroom.

Classic wing chair covered in plaid fabric
Classic wing chair covered in plaid fabric (playground.time.blogspot)
Blue plaid chairs are a charming addition to this yellow kitchen
Blue plaid chairs are a charming addition to this yellow kitchen (jinez)
Bedroom is made cozy with plaid coverlet
Bedroom is made cozy with plaid coverlet (holzmaninteriors)

Plaid wallpaper is a stylish option for any room in the home, especially when used above wainscoting.  This creates a classic look that fits well in traditional homes.  Using a subtle plaid pattern in a modern interior can be a unique take on modern eclectic style, contributing to overall visual dimension.  Papering a feature wall in plaid gives definition to a space, which could be ideal for a reading nook.

This office is given distinction with plaid walls
This office is given distinction with plaid walls (melius-mingle-mangle.blogspot)
A subtle plaid wallpaper gives this room dimension
A subtle plaid wallpaper gives this room dimension (lauracaseyinteriors)
Use plaid above molding to add interest to walls
Use plaid above molding to add interest to walls (interiorsforfamilies)
Plaid wallpaper enhances this wall treatment
Plaid wallpaper enhances this wall treatment (gardenhomeandparty)
Bright and crisp plaid wallpaper enhances this space
Bright and crisp plaid wallpaper enhances this space (HGTV)

Window treatments in plaid add distinction to a room and play upon other patterns throughout the space.  With the combination of plaid and tailored design, window treatments bring structure and can look very modern.

Plaid window treatments enhance this cozy space
Plaid window treatments enhance this cozy space (decorpad)
Vibrant red dining chairs offset the plaid curtain panels
Vibrant red dining chairs offset the plaid curtain panels (HGTV)

There are many ways to use plaid in the home other than the traditional.  A plaid headboard in a lovely color palette or even a lampshade can bring this classic into your space with style.

Plaid headboard is charming and classic
Plaid headboard is charming and classic (kidsspacestuff)
Small touches of plaid make a large impact
Small touches of plaid make a large impact (leblancdesign)

Blankets are a significant way to add a touch of plaid to a space for a season.  If you only want to add an accent to your home for the cooler months, a plaid blanket can be the perfect piece.  Draped over a chair, a plaid blanket brings a cozy and welcoming element to the room.

A plaid blanket draped over a chair adds warmth for fall
A plaid blanket draped over a chair adds warmth for fall (twelvedays)
A plaid blanket adds a layer of charm
A plaid blanket adds a layer of charm (kingandkind)

A plaid blanket in the guest bedroom is a nice touch for visitors and brightens up a room for the season.

Spruce up a bedroom for fall and winter with a plaid blanket
Spruce up a bedroom for fall and winter with a plaid blanket (theinspiredroom.net)

Use plaid blankets as tablecloths for fall and winter gatherings.  These add a touch of home-spun charm to the table and create a colorful background for dishes and seasonal décor.

Use plaid blankets as tablecloths for a fall gathering
Use plaid blankets as tablecloths for a fall gathering (primitiveandproper)

Plaid pillows are a quick and simple way to add this charming accent to a room.  Plaid pillows on a weathered leather sofa are the epitome of comfort and classic styling.

 

Add plaid pillows for an extra layer in fall and winter
Add plaid pillows for an extra layer in fall and winter (newlywoodwards)
Classic tartan plaid pillows accent a leather sofa
Classic tartan plaid pillows accent a leather sofa (betweennapsontheporch)

Include an updated plaid in your modern interiors or add classic charm to your traditional space.  It’s time to take another look at a classic and snuggle up with plaid in your home.

 

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