Check, tartan, plaid, gingham…they are all cut from the same cloth. The pattern, and its variations, have a long history of popularity, with use of the fabrics dating back as early as the 17th century.
If you’re a traditionalist you’ll go for the classic, countryside look of earthy tartan tones. However, if you’re wanting a more contemporary look, colourful windowpane check or an abstract buffalo plaid will work a treat.
These patterns can be quite busy, so instead of using them all over your home, stick to accents here and there to ensure you don’t overwhelm your interiors.
Top photo credit: Lindye Galloway