Plaid and Christmas go together. The connection may be traced back to Scotland when men wore tartan kilts during the cold winter months. They would often show up to holiday celebrations wearing their fun skirts!
Today, plaid can be seen as a way to keep up that tradition. It also pays homage to country Christmas looks.
And when it comes to integrating plaid in your décor, there are so many ways to do it. Here are a few to consider.
Plaid ribbon can be placed anywhere in the home. It can be used as a garland around the tree. It can be hung around windows or on walls. It can even be tied directly on tree boughs.
Another idea is to decorate with plaid ornaments. Plaid Christmas balls and other figurines can be hung directly on the tree or placed anywhere throughout the home.
Plaid stockings are a fun décor item. The plaid can be featured on the top of the stocking or on the bottom. You can buy matching plaid stockings for the entire family or mix and match with different plaids on each.
Plaid Tree Skirts
Tree skirts are typically placed below the tree to catch any falling foliage. Using a plaid one will create a fun, rustic look.
Plaid Wrapping Paper
You can play on the plaid theme by wrapping gifts in plaid wrapping paper. This will make for a fun presentation for the recipient. It will also add to the décor when the gifts are sitting under the tree.
Plaid Throw Pillows and Blankets
Many people update their décor for Christmas by adding holiday blankets and throw pillows to their beds, couches, and chairs. The pillows can feature a variety of seasonal designs, including plaid.
Plaid Tablecloth and Table Settings
Make plaid the theme of your Christmas meal by setting the table with a plaid tablecloth, plaid napkins, and plaid placemats. Note, while mixing plaids can be fun, it may not work best when people are eating!
Some change out their doormats at Christmastime updating them to feature a cheerful seasonal message. The mats can integrate plaid into their design, or they may be all over plaid.
If you are planning on placing a sign in your yard or outside your home, choose one that features plaid elements or a plaid background.
Plaid is a great complement for your holiday décor. Now that you know how to integrate it, you are ready to add some wow to your design. Which of these ideas will you be using this season?