The timeless check pattern can pull together any colour scheme and bring interest to every space. From bold tartans upon heavy tweeds that offer a warm and cosy feeling to soothing linens with neutral checks, to bright and jazzy ginghams that are perfect for spring and summer, this print offers endless opportunities.
There’s much more to check prints than Christmassy reds and forest greens. Checks can be refreshed in so many ways, with numerous colour combinations and varying thicknesses of stripes. Checks can also be mixed and matched with other pieces in the home, making for a completely different look. When executed well, check patterns will bring style and sophistication to any space.
Across the pond, checks are usually referred to as ‘plaid’. You may also be familiar with ‘checkered’ or ‘chequered’ prints. However you refer to checks, there are several different versions to consider.
Checked patterns, including plaid, gingham, and buffalo check, have been a popular feature in home decor for decades. However, the checkerboard motif has recently stepped into the spotlight as the check of the moment. The classic staggered arrangement of black and white squares, reminiscent of a chessboard, is once again popping up across flooring, textiles, wallpaper, and more.
Today, the high-contrast pattern makes a striking statement on a wide variety of design elements, offering a look that's both retro and traditional. For a high-end effect, look for pieces made with black and white marble or lacquer. To try the trend in a smaller way, accent solid-colored seating with checkered throw pillows.
Here are a few of our favourite checkerboard-patterned accessories to help you nail this bold yet classic look at home.
CLASSIC CHECKBOARD PATTERN
The classic checkerboard pattern is perhaps the most commonly found valiant of the chequered trend. It has been incorporated in lavish flooring styles with a polished surface. Checkerboard flooring accentuates the interiors more and the colour blocking brings in the colours of the room naturally. It is like a background for design.
SPLASH OF COLOUR
The chequered pattern in neutral hues looks gorgeous in the interior space. Neutral check keeps the design minimalistic while still showing off the patterns and textures i the paces. Its just a little extra touch to the interiors that makes all the difference. You can very well incorporate a bright colour and pair it with white tiles like red and white to make the interiors look eccentric and fun.
A chequered accent wall is all that you need when you are revamping a place and want the interiors to look modern and keep up with the trends. You can add cushioned gingham style upholstery on the wall to add a softer texture and cosy up the space or you can go for a stylised tile pattern like above and get a polished and textured look.
Add a little hint of this chequered trend in your extravagant showpieces and decorative incorporations. Whether it be stair tiles or a chequered candlestand, these patterns go very well with the overall layout of the room is included with an edge of such magnum opus.
Add the chequered layout in soft textures like mats, carpets, rugs that can be incorporated anywhere in the house and go well with the interiors without a permanent commitment to the classical black and white floorung. This is a very pocket-friendly option for the interiors and adds to the depth and cosiness of the space.
Upholstery in the house is the soft furnishing on any piece of furniture that stays on the surface or cushions to protect them from dust and so. Chequered upholstery gives wonderful cottage core aesthetics to the place. It is a mid-century classic pattern that interior designers swear by for a soft and minimalistic yet stylish interior look. The checks can vary in thickness and size and make the interiors appear bigger on the surface.
Another way you can add a checkboard pattern in the house is to incorporate it into the headboards as it is shown to make the otherwise lesser appealing corner of the bed into a cooler version. You can add cushioned upholstery, in the same way, to make a comfortable and cosier space with the headboard.
OVERALL, the chequered pattern is one such incorporation that can look good anywhere and everywhere in the house. Its history goes back to the English times and its comeback is surely a good sign of very fresh and beautiful styles and interiors in this year. The new year is all about colourful, personalised spaces and eccentric interiors that make our spaces beautiful.