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10 Spaces That Prove Plaid Is Definitely Back

Plaid may seem like the perfect winter décor due to its cozy aesthetics, but it’s actually quite the opposite the bold print works all year round and it’s officially making a comeback. Here are fresh new ways to incorporate the charming print throughout your home.

Kitchen Floors

If you have a simple, minimalist kitchen and need something to upgrade the look of it a plaid flooring is perfect. The pattern itself brings beauty and character while still being fun and put together.

When redecorating and/or upgrading a kitchen the floor and cabinets are two areas that are large enough to create daring changes. A plaid check pattern created with floor tiles allows you to work in 2-3 colors at a time while having that bold feature from the floor patterns.

Neutral Bits

Nude plaid is unlike any other pattern due to how simple and fun it is. Keep the room as minimal as possible to allow the pattern to be the main focus or use multiple plaid shades throughout the room instead. 

Plaid is one of those patterns that simply work anywhere during any season. For a spunky twist, pair a neutral hue plaid print with crisp shades of white for a midcentury aesthetics that keeps the overall room with a neutral undertone. To create a more contemporary look, add bright bits of yellow, red, orange and/or green.

Pastel Softness

Consider having a plaid print in your shower, it’s not only interesting to look at but its also versatile as it brings that punch of boldness without the use of deep colors. Change your fixtures to gold ones or even bronze to create a balancing contrast. 

Not all plaid prints need to be bright or deep and rich in color they could be soft and simple as well. Use a gray or blue color combination and pair it with pastel pinks for a feminine twist or matte black bits for a modern touch.

Accent Dining Table Chairs

Not enthusiastic about adding upholstered chairs as part of your dining room? Heres an idea, consider having plaid cushions instead. The cushions bring the pattern forward while still being placed in a simple manner.

If you already have a dining table set up but feel it is missing a bit character, adding a plaid upholstered chair is a way to go. The classic pattern is versatile and timeless; therefore, it provides a bunch of texture while still seamlessly blending with your decorating style. Play it safe with two header plaid chairs or have fun and incorporate a few plaid seats.

Mix & Match

When pairing plaid with other patterns you want to use a pattern that will stand out against the pungent effect plaid bits tend to have. For a fun and summer appeal add a floral print with bold color to bring it all together.

Just because you have a plaid element does not mean you are condemned to only use plaid prints throughout the space. You can use a bolder pattern or even a subtle one. The options are endless due to the traditional feel of this pattern itself. Stay in the same color scheme to avoid overusing a mix and match aesthetics.

Hint in the Kitchen

Chic, bright plaid kitchen stools are one of the best ways to bring the pattern while still have a cozy aesthetics to your kitchen area. We love this idea either with a round smaller dining table or used as part of your kitchen bar.

Plaid can work and be mixed with a large range of styles, patterns and even colors, therefore, it works beautifully in the kitchen. Particularly, when it is used as an upholstered pattern for bar stools, go for a big punch of color use a colorful plaid print.

Farmhouse Feel

Having a farmhouse feel comes quite natural when you are working with a plaid print. There is just something very comforting about the print itself. Use another daring print as part of your curtains to further push the farmhouse style.

Plaid is one of those prints that just screams ‘cozy’ it’s simple yet packs a punch which is why it has a natural farmhouse feel to it. Bring that farmhouse aesthetics naturally by placing plaid decorative bits throughout your home. May it be a throw blanket with the print thrown on the bench or chic throw pillows the options are endless. Additionally, this is a fun way of getting pattern and color into your décor.

Bring on the Wallpaper

A plaid wallpaper brings heaps of character to a simple area. It’s the perfect pattern when you want to bring a focal point to the space. This works in a smaller dining area or even as part of a kitchen bar.

Never underestimate a good wallpaper, especially in the kitchen. Wallpaper is one of those decorative pieces that simply add character to the space. Pair a good old fashion plaid wallpaper with a farmhouse sink and watch your kitchen take on a new life of its own.

Bring on the Color

Colorful plaid is a great alternative to extravagant color and pattern. It brings beauty while still being one of those simple patterns. Add plaid in any room that feels a bit “empty or missing something.” You may even want to add a few different colorful plaid bits throughout.

One of the many aspects about a plaid pattern that we love so much is that it comes in multiple different colors. It comes in bits of red, blue, black, gray or even a blend of yellow. Upholster a few chairs or even a couch and bring a new fresh twist to a classic.

Window Nook

Window nooks are amazing when you want to incorporate something a little different into the room. Not only are they already a part of the aesthetics of the space but when included they tend to take on new life. Plus let’s not forget when you add a plaid bit it will instantly brighten the area.

Window nooks have become quite trendy, they give life to new seating while still upgrading an unused space. Trends are constantly evolving, but pattern print is here to stay. Add a simple plaid cushion in your nook area and watch the area take new life.

Where will you be incorporating a plaid pattern in your home? Please share with us in the comments below.


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