10 Modern Ways to Decorate with Plaid

As it turns out, I’m in love with all things plaid. I love it on everything from the vintage wool blanket at the foot of our bed, to a thrifted Thermos I picked up recently; I’m simply mad about plaid. As we head into fall and winter, I can think of no better way to warm up your decor than with the inherent coziness of plaid! But no, no, I’m not talking your grandmother’s plaid. (No offense, grandmas.) I’m talking plaid that feels more modern than country, more vintage than kitsch. Are you wild for plaid, too? Click through for 10 modern ways to decorate with plaid! Your home will thank you.

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    10 Modern Ways to Decorate with Plaid

    Click through for 10 modern ways to infuse a little plaid into your home decor!

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    Wool Plaid Blanket

    I love a good wool blanket at the foot of the bed; our bed is never without our favorite plaid throw! I love the pairing of the ticking stripe sheets, navy and plaid on this bed. Balanced out with the bold typography of the wall art, this look is right up my alley.
    See more at Design*Sponge | Photo by Brian Guido and Julia Stotz

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    Plaid Bed Pillows

    Another pop of plaid in the bedroom is one I'm crazy about for the cooler months. Mixed with crisp whites and stripes, the look feels modern and fresh and not a touch country or old fashioned.
    See more at Hooray

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    Plaid Throw Blanket

    A cozy reading nook is made all the cozier with gorgeous bookshelves stacked high with books and a soft plaid throw slung over the back of a leather a club chair. It's a masculine look with just enough softness for ladies to feel right at home. 
    See more at Design*Sponge | Photo by Liz Daly

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    Plaid Carpet

    The muted tones and oversized scale of this plaid print make this plaid rug a huge win with me. I love how it looks with modern accessories and nearly white walls. This particular rug is crazy expensive, but the statement it makes is also crazy awesome!
    Buy it at The Rug Company

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    Plaid Throw Pillow

    The pairing of this small plaid throw pillow and a sheepskin throw on a mid-century chair is just rockin' if you ask me. It adds a pop of color, pattern and warmth without competing with the modern elements in the room.
    See more details at The Boo and the Boy

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    Modern Plaid Sofa

    Oh man. I can't tell you all the ways I love this plaid fabric on a great, timeless sofa. The bright yellow and gray color palette makes it feel especially modern and not a bit fuddy duddy.
    Fabric available from Harlequin

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    Plaid Throw Blanket

    Ok, yes, it's more plaid in the bedroom. But this version is really fun, too! With textured pillows and throws and a wall of reclaimed wood behind the headboard, this room has a modern rustic feel that I love and the plaid adds to that vibe.
    See more details at Just A Girl

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    DIY Plaid Stool

    This little vintage ottoman got a fresh update with the addition of black and white plaid. It'd look perfect tucked in a corner, an office or a living room. I want one of my own!
    See more details and get the tutorial at Design*Sponge | Photo by ModHomeEcTeacher

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    A Pair of Plaid Chairs

    These plaid chairs are so sweet when grouped together - I'd love to sit here and read! The mix of aqua and orange keeps the look from feeling overly traditional, yet it still has a completely classic vibe.
    See more at Nesting Place

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    Plaid Desk Chair

    So often desk chairs are purely functional and all care for form is entirely lost. I love this vintage chair with its plaid upholstery. I would actually look forward to sitting down to work at this desk!
    See more details at For the Love of Design | Photo by Bri Emery


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