National Tartan Day

National Tartan Day

Tartan, like French perfume, bagpipes and wasabi, a little goes a long way.

It’s very difficult to add large upholstered furniture in tartan or plaid and not have your space look like a log cabin.

I love decorating at Christmas with tartans and plaids. I have toss cushions, dinner napkins, a runner and a throw in tartan and my living room and dining room look cozier; which is the look I am going for over the holidays.

There are many tasteful ways to decorate with tartan in pieces that aren’t seasonal, as you can see in the photos below.

Like with everything you bring in your house to decorate with or display; you must love it.

If tartan is a pattern you love, use it on an occasional chair or ottoman. Choose one large item and insert some tartan in a couple of small pieces like a throw and coasters.


Matina Kousoulis

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