Tartan has been a big trend in the fashion world for the past few winters, and now it’s working its way into our homes. How can you incorporate this latest interior design trend into your home décor without going over the top, though?
Cosy Cushions and Quilts
The easiest way to add a tartan twist to your interiors is to incorporate it into your existing fabrics. Add a tartan bed throw in the master bedroom or a few tartan scatter cushions in the living room. If the rest of the décor in the room is simple, you could even go for heavy, soft tartan curtains to keep out that winter chill and make your home feel extra cosy just in time for Christmas.
DIY Feature Wall
If you consider yourself a dab-hand with a paint brush, why not go one step further and add a tartan feature wall in your home? This works particularly well if you have a chimney breast, and using darker colours like navy or racing green will really help the room to feel cosier. You’ll need four different paints, some masking tape and a design in mind. Before you start, you’ll need to draw out your design on paper, and always watch an online tutorial before you start.
When paired with clever lighting, a tartan feature wall will look particularly effective. Place a spotlight just above the chimney breast and add a dimmer switch from somewhere like Downlights so you can adjust the ambience according to your mood.
If you don’t want to spend much, you could just add a few tartan-themed accessories to your home. Printed mugs and tea towels are an easy way to incorporate the trend into your kitchen’s design, whilst a printed vase or some crockery will look lovely alongside wooden furniture in the dining room.
Get Creative with Colour
Remember that when you’re adding tartan to your interiors, you don’t have to stick to the traditional colour palette. There are hundreds of different types of tartan, with each traditionally belonging to a Scottish district or family name. If you have Scottish heritage in your family, it’s a nice idea to find your family’s specific tartan and use that around the home. If not, then tartan comes in pinks, oranges and even yellows on the high street, and although this might not fit in with Scottish tradition, it means you can add a tartan twist to your décor no matter what colour scheme you prefer.