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3 Ways To Go Mad For Plaid In The Kitchen

From Tartan, to Buffalo Check, to Windowpane patterns, plaid is everywhere this winter! And we’re not just talking about flannel shirts. Thanks to the current 90s revival and the trendy heritage fashion movement, plaid is now making a crossover into the home. This twilled cloth is perfect for the chilly winter months, and can add a touch of vintage warmth to your home. Here are some tips on how to incorporate plaid in your kitchen makeover.


Plaid Fabric TableclothHave Fun With Fabric

While your kitchen cabinets are the focal point that anchors your space, it’s the small details and accents that complete the overall look of the room. Rich colors paired with patterns and textures help to add that special touch that makes a house a home. Imagine Brilliant White Shaker cabinetry surrounding a sunny window topped with a bright valance of red and black buffalo check. Or picture rich Espresso Bean cabinets next to a kitchen table covered in a tartan print of navy blue, hunter green and white. Simply stunning!


If you are feeling creative, you can find patterns and instructions for tablecloths, runners, and simple tailored valences online to compliment your kitchen. Or create a no-sew valance for a quick and easy pop of plaid above the kitchen sink that can easily be changed out come summer. Visit any fabric store and you’ll be sure to find plenty of plaid!


Warm Up With Wallpaper

Wallpaper is an easy way to go mad for plaid in the kitchen. But when it comes to bold prints, remember a little goes a long way! Once you find that perfect paper that warms your heart, it may be tempting to surround yourself in it. But four walls of plaid could overwhelm your space. Instead, select an accent wall in your kitchen that will help highlight the room with just the right amount of pattern. Line pantry and cabinet shelves with a pretty plaid contact paper. Or add plaid to the back wall of a glass-front cupboard. You can even add some unexpected color to the back of a bar top kitchen island by papering the wall below the countertop.


Plaid Coffee MugsDon’t Forget The Details

A plaid kitchen rug, plaid dishcloths and kitchen towels, plaid placemats, plaid coffee mugs, plaid chair cushions, a plaid stand mixer, plaid napkins, plaid dishes, plaid pendant lamp shades, plaid aprons, plaid floors…. The possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to plaid in the kitchen! Winter is the perfect time to go mad for plaid, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get decorating!



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