mad about plaid
Plaid will never go out of style. Plaid is the most widespread and recognizable fabric design in the world. It comes in every color and shade under the rainbow. Plaids or more accurately Tartans have been around for over 3,000 years.
(If you want to learn more about the difference between plaids and tartans click here.)
buffalo check, hounds-tooth, tartan, windowpane, madras, and gingham all fall under the plaid umbrella
I absolutely adore plaid. I played field hockey, and lacrosse in both middle school and high school and part of our team uniform included a plaid kilt. We had to wear our kilts on game days. Those were my favorite days of the week. I loved not having to pick out an outfit to wear to school, and actually, the kilts were quite soft. At Christmas time my father always wears his red plaid trousers and vest, which I’m pretty sure are from the 1970’s. I’m surprised they’ve survived this long. My Mother on the other hand, always uses her favorite plaid cloth napkins to accompany her Christmas china.
I think I truly fell in love with plaid after I walked into my childhood neighbors home and discovered that they had installed a quilted wool plaid fabric to their mud room walls. At the time, I had never seen anything so luxurious in my life.
you can put plaid on anything
Most people associate plaid as being a very traditional style fabric, however, it lends itself well to modern design. You can put plaid on anything: walls, ceilings, furniture, drapes, lamp shades, carpet, accent pillows and much more. You can use a little or a lot; it’s entirely up to you.
I hope you are inspired to bring a little plaid into your life. Enjoy!