Trend Alert: Plaids
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of one particular fabric pattern – Plaids! Normally this is heavily associated with Christmas and the festive period but it’s quickly becoming a popular choice for throughout the year too. Let’s take a closer look at Plaids!
Why we love it!
We love using plaid fabric in our projects because they are different and unexpected patterns. As they often combine two or more colors together in one print, they can really help to bring an interior design scheme together. Plaids are good for those who prefer clean lines and perhaps steer clear of other more intense patterns.
How to use it.
There are many ways you can use plaids in your home, and depending on your view on patterns there is something for everyone.
Plaids are commonly used for throw blankets and throw pillows as accessories to living areas of the home. However for those who like patterns in their home or are looking for something different, plaids can be used as upholstery for armchairs, dining chairs and even a headboard in a bedroom.
The key to using plaids in your home is to choose a pattern that uses the main colors you are using within the specific space, where the plaids will be used. This will help to make the room feel more cohesive, and that the plaid pattern fits effortlessly with the design.
What to watch for.
As with any interior design trend, there are some considerations that you should take into account when thinking of using plaids in your home.
Firstly, when products are made with plaids it can be difficult to match the pattern at the seams. For example, if your armchair has piping detail at the seams for each section, you may notice a shift in the patten depending on the skillset of your upholsterer.
You’ll also want to consider the colors that are used in the pattern and how they will work with your existing interior. If in doubt – obtain a fabric sample so you can see exactly how it will work against your other finishes in the room.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
Plaids can last many years in your home if you choose the right coloring and design!
Choosing a simple chequered design will ensure that the pattern will still be in style for years to come. If you fancy making a statement with the plaid pattern though, there are some more complicated geometric patterns and overlaps in plaids that will work equally as well.
In terms of the coloring for the plaid pattern, it’s worth using your existing accent colors for the room where the pattern will be used. This will help to make the room feel more cohesive, and that the plaid pattern fits effortlessly with the design. Use neutral colors against the plaid patterns to ensure they stand out!
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