A Pattern With Character: Decorating With Houndstooth

Houndstooth is one of my favorite patterns. Even in its simplicity, it has a lot of personality. You may have seen it in your mother’s home, but it is anything but old-fashioned. In fact, the pattern is still as fresh today as it was many years ago. It has a quirkiness to it that is fun and memorable, while also maintaining the ability to be chic and elegant when used as such. These rooms show you many of the ways decorating with houndstooth can add timeless style and character to a space.

Decorating With Houndstooth

1 Blue and white houndstooth pillows bring a perfect touch of pattern to this whimsical living room.

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Designer: Tobi Fairley

2 The iconic pattern is subdued as a neutral in this bedroom, making its use as the bedspread, two pillows, and the curtains less overwhelming and more design savvy.

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3 Maybe a bit of pattern beneath your feet is just what your house needs. These houndstooth rugs are an adorable accent for the right space.

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4Here’s another example of a fun houndstooth rug, this time in a warm brown. It looks great in this traditional space mixed with some eclectic flair.

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5 The houndstooth-clad chairs look smart and chic in this space. This color palette paired with a houndstooth pattern is perfect for a home office.

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6 Houndstooth looks wonderfully cheerful as accents in this yellow living room. The lucite foot stools are a perfect choice for a small space to keep it space open and airy.

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7 Houndstooth looks sweet in pink. These ottomans would be lovely in a little girl’s room, guest room, or home office.

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8 Houndstooth shows just how versatile it can be in this famous teen’s closet. It pops against hot pink walls and fits right into the fun, glamorous atmosphere.

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8 These bar stools are wonderfully quirky are the standout element in this room. I think the pops of red look fabulous with the black and white.

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10The black and white pattern is used in unexpected ways in this chic dining room, from the trim on the window treatments to the back of the chairs.

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Houndstooth is a wonderful way to bring style and personality into any room. Have you ever used houndstooth in your home decor?

Peggy
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