Decorating with Plaid: 21 Ideas for Your Home

People seem to have a love-hate relationship with plaid. It has been around for ages and it seems you either love it or hate it. Recently, decorating with plaid has seen a surge in popularity. This traditional pattern is showing up on everything. It’s a classic pattern that, much like gingham, has a very distinct and memorable style. The trick to decorating with patterns is to do so in moderation. If everything in the room has one pattern on it, it risks becoming repetitive and a bit overwhelming.  Use solid colors and varying texture to balance it out. You can also mix patterns with the right technique, which you can learn about on my post Mixing Patterns.

Decorating with Plaid

If you love the look of this classic pattern, then you’ll find some great inspiration in these examples of plaid decor . The sources are listed below each photo, so be sure to check those out, too.

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Thibaut

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Traditional Home

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Rinfret Ltd.

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Veranda

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Elle Decor

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Williams-Sonoma

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Attic Magazine

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Nell Hill’s

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House to Home

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The Polohouse

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Pottery Barn

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Carol Beck Interiors

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Calico Corners

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HGTV

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Lamps Plus

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Half Price Drapes

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Architectural Digest

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Casa Sugar

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HGTV

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Jeffers Design Group

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Harlequin

What are your thoughts on plaid? Do you think you’ll include it in your home decor or have you already?

Peggy
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2 Responses to Decorating with Plaid: 21 Ideas for Your Home

  1. lesley says:

    All of these photos are fabulous, I love plaid especially at this time of year. I will be making cushion and pillow covers this year and in previous years I have made bows, huge bows :) and I have yards of various tartans for wrapping Christmas pressies instead of using paper. Thanks for a lovely article

    • Peggy Pardo says:

      You are very welcome, Lesley. I really enjoyed it. Your home must look beautiful with all the tartans at Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely comments. :)

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