Most people associate the checkered pattern only with traditional English cottage interiors. Of course such places have their irresistible charm, although those who are saying that these are the only interiors where this pattern belongs could not be more wrong. Contemporary interior designers do their best to show how wonderful checkered pattern can be in home accents and decor – read the article and pick some interior decorating ideas.
Checkered pattern can fit in both traditional and modern interior design styles – it is up to you how you choose to use it. You can find it on numerous furniture pieces, on fabrics or even porcelain. Check those interior decorating ideas and get inspired to use some more pattern at your own place.
A modern approach towards tradition – the classical red-and-white checkered pattern appears here in various sizes and matches the striped curtains of the same shade of crimson. The textiles are very traditional, yet the panelled wall is painted in a modern, industrial shade of grey. Also, apart from the upholstered furniture, the furnishing is kept in rather simple form and neutral colors. As another traditional accent – there is a persian rug.
Matching graphical pattern on the wallpaper and cushion? This could never go wrong. Accompanied with a piece of modern art, such interior decor definitely characterizes a true design lover. This design could not go without a velvet sofa in a sophisticated shade of moss green. Some rafia rug on the floor and a rafia basket neutralizes the rough impression you get form the black-and-white color scheme and makes the room look cosier.
An original checkered pattern on fabric. It bases on shades of caramel and brown – and it is what gives it that sophisticated look that matches the room also in a color scheme of caramel and grey shades. Modern as it is with the polished steel frames and glass, the room also has some efortless old-fashioned chic to it.
A delicate checkered pattern on the wallpaper creates a visual balance for black accessories and a modernistic armchair. The nook serves as a great space for displaying some stylish black and white photographs, in my opinion though, it could have some more home decoration accents – some brass frames, for instance.
A very masculine bedroom – an interior in a loft already has some ‘edge’ to it with the bare brick walls and steel frame construction. In order not to destroy its character it is better to choose wooden furniture with also a ‘rough’ finish. Industrial lighting and graphic art is a must here, just as the fur rug and dark blue checked bed linen that complete the look.
A richness of texture and pattern – yet everything is perfectly harmonious, as it is in a light color palette of whites, blues and greens. There is no reason why you shouldn’t have diamond shaped patterns paired with brick and checkered pattern – as long as it is a mix of textures rather than colors.
Checkered Pattern knows no limits when it comes to applying it in interior design. It is all in the scale and color; actually I even believe that it is the use of pattern and texture that is one of the three most important things in interior design – along with form and function. Follow the Home Inspiration Ideas Blog to make your home a shining example of a good design.