Dreaming of a Plaid Christmas: How to Decorate with Tartan
Timeless, festive and inviting. Plaid is perfect for the holidays, and this year, we’re giving you more ways than ever to incorporate the nostalgic pattern into your home. From easy updates like pillow covers and throws to statement-making duvets and dinnerware, there are so many ways to infuse the comfort and cheer of plaid into every room of your home.
The Living Room
Layering is key to any living space, both in height and texture. Throw pillows and blankets are a simple, non-committal way to introduce new visuals into your home. During the holidays, classic red-and-green gingham patterns can accent a solid-color sofa without being too overpowering; neutral shades are appropriate year-round for a lodge-like feel. For a look that’s rustic and chic, combineplaid and faux fur throws. Create height with mixed lamps and tartan shades.
Evocative of a quaint and cozy cabin retreat, a plaid duvet cover can transform your bedroom. Larger-faced patterns, like buffalo plaid, feel more contemporary, while rustic decor calls for smaller check. An element of surprise is also great in any design scheme. Try a solid duvet and plaid sheets for a dynamic visual when you turn down the bed. Faux fur or velvet pillow shams can accent this bedscape.
With subtle touches of tartan, interiors can feel complete without looking too thematic. Plaid accessories bring a cohesive aesthetic to the design of your kitchen or dining room. Light and airy patterns are perfect for a country-style kitchen, while dark wood and rich colors lend themselves to a dramatic dining space. The kitchen is a place to DIY: We love handmade tartan coasters and table linens paired with natural materials like live-edge wood chargers.