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The season is changing and we’re obsessing over plaids! Find out how you can weave this print into your home today.
Keep it classicIt’s a go-to in fashion for a reason – and it’s not just for lumberjacks and flannels. Classic plaid is a print that’s been around for ages helping to make anything it touches more elevated yet still accessible. On walls, it brings a clean geometry that’s never too busy. On floors, it adds dimension and warmth to simpler spaces.
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Nothing says Scottish charm like a tartan plaid. But no, don’t worry, we’re not suggesting decorating with kilts. Instead, we’re inspired by this print to add a touch of traditional to any room. When infused into décor, and design, it can make a space feel lived-in and personal regardless of how new the build or fresh the move-in. This pattern longs to be paired with other elements of worldly charm like coffee-hued leather, turned leg wooden furnishings, and woolen fabrics. Consider it for any space where you’d like to set the mood for snuggling.
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Check the boxOne of the great things about plaid is its pattern versatility. When it comes to life as checkerboard or tattersall check prints, it reads as effortless elegance pairing nicely with most any design aesthetic. This explains why checks are a much-loved “elevated basic” for flooring, especially for adding interest in smaller rooms or up the staircase as stand-out runners.
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If you’re drawn to plaids but the above varieties all seem to be too much of a commitment, perhaps grid checks are the right answer for you! Just as fashion-forward as their pattern cousins, grids’ deconstructed simplicity can evoke a similar sense of sophistication while being perceived as a solid from a distance. It’s the best of both worlds if you ask us!
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Still not sure how best to feed your need for plaid? Start by deciding which print varietal catches your eye. Then, select the room in need of a touch of traditional. From there, you’ll need to determine just how big a swing you want to take. Looking for low risk? Opt for easy to swap-out drapery, removable wallpaper, or throw blankets.
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