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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Upholster the back of accent or dining chairs in plaid to inject pattern and color.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in the guest bedroom is a nice touch for visitors and brightens up a room for the season.
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.
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.
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.