If you never thought about using plaid decor in your home, you might want to start thinking about it now. Whether you are decorating with buffalo checks or classic deep rich tartans, plaid always makes for a stunning versatile pattern.
Plaid Decor is perfect whether your decor tastes ranges from Modern Farmhouse, Prepster or even Hipster and it adds depth and dimension to any room as well.
I’ve always been a huge fan of tartan plaids. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to some of my personal favorites so be sure to check them out too and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest too!
1 – Making A Bold Statement – Plaid decor can swing both ways! It can make a bold statement of a subtle one, depending on the print you decide to go with. Plaid up your walls with style! Whether it’s the bedroom or bathroom, these garment-inspired patterns and materials create an instantly classic look.
2 – Embrace The Plaid Sofa Once Again! Remember growing up with that nasty plaid sofa? Well, that’s all changed and thankfully so! Now, plaid decor is chic, modern, and bodes well with so many patterns and styles too.
If the thought of a plaid sofa is too much, you can add pops of plaid with throw pillows. This classic buffalo check pillow is the perfect way to punch up any space with plaid!
They are also available in a red Buffalo Check print too. Perfect for holiday decorating and to add a punch of color to any room.
3 – Plaid Plays Nice With Just About Every Pattern – If you love a variety of prints, patterns, and colors in your home, plaid is the perfect solution. Plaid can be blended, mixed, and throw together to make for bold, big, and beautiful statements. You have to admit, the room featured below, is a plaid playground of popping prints, colors, and textures.
You might not want to go that big and bold but you can always add plaid bedding to your decor too. This red and black plaid bedding set below not only makes a statement but adds a warm and comfy element to any bedroom.
A personal favorite of mine is this stunning plaid Sea Breeze Wayfair Comforter Set. I’ve got this one in my shopping basket! It’s dreamy, subtle, and simply stunning.
4 – Plaid Does Traditional In Very Chic Ways – If you tend to love traditional decor, then plaid decor is perfect for you. Plaid plays nicely with a variety of color palettes too.
5 – Tartan Blankets And Throws Are The Perfect Plaid Solution – It doesn’t matter if your decor is Traditional, Modern, or English Country, it can handle a plaid throw or blanket. This super warm winter cabin throw blanket is perfect for your sofa, bed, or couch.
6 – Plaid Decor Doesn’t Have To Be Black & White – plaid comes in a wide array of beautiful colors too. It’s fun to explore pops of color in your home and implementing some plaid is the perfect way to get the job done. You can display your dinnerware with a stylish tartan tablecloth. Simply throw a richly colored tartan blanket casually over a table and voilà! – magic happens.
Photo by Designs by Gollum
A set of colorful plaid sheets and you have transformed your bedroom in minutes! Below, the designer mixed, matched, and layered fabrics, textures, and colors to achieve this plaid dreamy bedroom.
7 – Transform Your Dining Room Chairs With Some Plaid – You can always reupholster your dining rooms chairs to add a delicious pop of plaid too. Tartan-upholstered dining chairs have a distinctly sophisticated look and feel. They can add a majestic finish to a casual farmhouse dining room. Tartan has carried its trendy reputation for centuries and this continues even today.
9 – Welcome Winter with A Touch of Plaid – Plaids, tartans, and stripes, are always so winter welcoming. That doesn’t mean you can’t use them in the warmer months heaven forbid! But, when it times to redecorate for the colder seasons, nothing does it better than plaids. The tartan blanket serves as the perfect tablecloth for a holiday table setting. The hurricane candles, the rich red berries, the evergreen splashed about – this all makes for the perfect winter table setting.
You can even buy Plaid Washi Tape for all of your crafting projects too! Think of the creative fun you can have by adding plaid tape to so many crafting projects around your home.
With fall quickly approaching, I find myself on a plaid binge and, I can’t wait to start decorating for fall with these wonderful plaid decor ideas. Can you?
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Carolann is the owner and author of Sassy Townhouse Living. She received her M.Ed. in Instructional Technologies and enjoys being a geek. She is passionate about DIY projects, cooking, baking, makeup tutorials, home decor, writing, product and technology reviews and enjoys sharing the best of everything with her readers.