Mad for Plaid: 11 Decorating Ideas

Plaid patterns and fabric remind me of rich woolens from Pendleton Woolen Mills. Back in the day, lucky was the lady who owned a pair of classic wool plaid pants or blazer from the famed Oregon company. Plaid is a great pattern to introduce into your home. It looks great with solids and other patterns. Check out these ideas and see what I mean. (This post contains affiliate linksSee my  privacy policy.)

Country Neutrals Living Room with Plaid CouchPhoto by Robert Brown Interior Design


Plaids, first known as tartans, come in hundreds of patterns. You’re sure to find one you love since there are so many variations. Here, a blue and white plaid couch plays beautifully off the red wall with its expansive collection of blue and white pitchers.

Red and Blue Country Style Living RoomPhoto by Anthony Baratta LLC


Darker plaids in navy and red tend to be more prevalent.

Navy Plaid Couch in Family RoomPhoto by Hudson Interior Design


Create a cozy corner with a comfy, plaid reading chair in a stairwell.

Cozy Reading Corner under Stairway with Plaid ChairPhoto by Historical Concepts


A beautiful neutral plaid fabric covers a charming settee in an entryway. Even the puppy knows a good thing when he sees it!

Neutral Plaid Settee in EntrywayPhoto by BHSDesign


Add plaid in the dining room with slip covered chairs. A trio of framed oil paintings and old farm utensils on the wall complete the look.

Neutral Dining Room with Plaid Upholstered ChairsPhoto by Ambrose Furniture Works


Create cozy cabin appeal with plaid blankets and coverlets on your beds.

Warm Woolen Plaid Blankets on the Bed in a Cabin Style BedroomPhoto by


Don’t be afraid to pair plaids with other patterns.  This bedroom has a patterned wallpaper and rug – beautifully done!

Gorgeous Neutral Bedroom with Plaids and Patterns in Neutral TonesPhoto by Slifer Designs


I love the warmth and cozy appeal of this dark blue bedroom with its plaid blanket and throw rug. You feel like the room is giving you a big old hug!

Cozy Dark Blue Bedroom with Plaid Blanket and RugPhoto by Lisa Burdus Interior Design


Another beautiful bedroom with plaid bedding and curtains. A gorgeous wood ceiling is the crowning touch!

Neutral Country Bedroom with Plaid Bedding and CurtainsPhoto by Wellborn + Wright


Use plaid throw blankets outside to keep warm on cooler evenings. You’ll feel like you’re back at camp!

Large Outdoor Porch with Lounge Furniture and Plaid BlanketsPhoto by Gridley + Graves Photographers


Do you have any plaid decor in your home? If not, consider adding it in the form of throw blankets and pillows.


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  1. Love the navy blue bedroom with plaid coverlet. I’m not a real girly-girl floral person, so I do love the addition of plaid to my home. My spare bedroom has a cozy feel to it with a plaid comforter and my kitchen chairs are awaiting a new coat of paint and the seats recovered in black & white buffalo check. It’s casual and down-to-earth for me.

  2. These are some wonderful reminders of all the plaids there still are, i don’t think it will ever go out of style. I have plaids and strips in my home, they are mostly navy blue. Thank you Jennifer. I ordered one of those animal stacks you showed us you bought i finally have one and it’s all because of you, i loved it so much,

  3. I love plaid too!
    The best plaid I ever saw was in the form of a kilt, worn by Sean Connery!
    I don’t remember what colors it was though. 😉

  4. The family joke in our family is “Mom’s favorite color is plaid.” I’ve never been a girlie-girl and have always been drawn to plaids and buffalo checks. We had a burgundy/hunter green/navy blue plaid couch when the boys were little and I loved it! Currently, I use different duvet covers that I can switch out the seasons with different plaid. I guess I’m just mad for plaid 🙂

  5. Really like that first photo…the Robert Brown room. Great mix of patterns and I’m intrigued by the framed vintage photo. Would love to see that close up. Probably military, but still interesting and so appropriate to the room.

  6. I tried to find that grey plaid setee the sweet pup is sitting on but no luck. The light shades of grey plaid with those wood legs is adorable! Saved it for inspiration.
    Plaid really warms a room but for spring it’s nice to see light shades of the cooler tones. See a lot of plaid in the winter cold months. Light plaid sheets for the summer would be nice to see…maybe I’m missing them?