Timeless tartan has become a staple in decoration. Indeed, this iconic Scottish print has been a great success since the beginning of winter, proven by its omnipresence at the Maison & Objet tradeshow in January 2019. And for good reason, it warms any interior with its soft materials like wool and felt.
What does tartan look like? It consists of fabric with a uniform background colour with vertical and horizontal lines of different tones crossing over it and each other. The formed tiles are of different sizes, and very often they have a flamboyant red, navy blue or bottle green colour. These tones make tartan a perfect pattern for traditional interiors, especially those with mountain or countryside ambiances. Saying that, designers today are offering lighter colour tartan prints with a hues of powder pink, pearl grey, beige or sky blue which in turn have allowed this Scottish print to blend and match any decorative style. It associates well with Scandinavian and vintage interiors. When created with brighter colours tartan can just as easily evoke the bohemian universe as well as the baroque spirit. Tartan can even find its place in modern industrial style atmospheres where this touch of warmth softens otherwise harder raw materials.
You can easily use tartan in your rental to bring an original and warm note to the décor. Add this Scottish print in small touches with cushions, a tablecloth, dishes, a lamp, a duvet cover or curtains for example. For a more cosy register, you can go for the full look and have a wall panel or sofa and chairs covered with the print. So… will you succumb and adopt this oh so trendy British print?
Tartan, plaid prints in décor!
1.Sandberg / 2.Becquet / 3.Ikea / 4.Osborne & Little / 5.Agustín Martínez Gil / 6.Cyrillus / 7.Alexandre Turpault / 8.Heytens / 9.Pagazzi / 10.Design Chalk / 11.Simon Watson / 12.Leroy Merlin / 13.Ikea / 14.Secret designs / 15.Monoprix