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Home Lifestyle Gingham is trending – interior designer shares 5 styling tips for your home

Gingham is trending – interior designer shares 5 styling tips for your home

by Uma
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Update your bedroom with timeless gingham fabrics 

The beauty of gingham is in its versatility, which means you can be fairly experimental with it in your bedroom scheme without going too wrong. If you’re looking to create a romantic, vintage-inspired look, look towards burgundy red or orchid ginghams and unleash your creativity and add in some clashing colours or patterns as this will only add to the nostalgic feel of the gingham itself. For a slightly more restrained and Autumnal feel, olive-toned botanical green gingham bedding styled with cushions and throws in neutral colours will undoubtedly create a very cosy scheme. 

Coordinate your rug with your upholstery

Gingham rugs are a great way to introduce pattern to neutral spaces, providing a sense of character and personality to your space. Use the colours featured in the patterned rug to inspire the rest of the room by choosing cushions and furnishings that work tonally. If you’re trying to choose a new gingham rug which matches your existing aesthetic, simply work backwards, identifying the key colours in your existing decor and sticking to this theme.

Gingham rugs are a great way to add personality and vibrancy to your room, so don’t be afraid of patterns, including bright stripes of colours like fuschia or lime. If pastel interiors are more your thing, Go for tones like lilac or blush pink to complement soft-hued furnishings to create a charming, warm feel to your space.

Create timeless charm with a gingham throw

If you are looking to spruce up your interiors, without investing in a new piece of furniture– look into updating the soft furnishings you can more easily swap out to give your space the ultimate uplift. Start by pulling together your colour scheme, using a gingham throw as a tool to create a striking contrast and add depth to your sofa or armchair. A gingham throw is a great starting point for those less familiar or comfortable incorporating pattern into their homes.

Swap your kitchen tablecloth with a bold gingham print

When most people first think of gingham they instantly envision a picnic tablecloth and this year we’re seeing brands tap into this nostalgia by introducing contemporary versions of this timeless design. A gingham tablecloth is a great way to introduce an element of charm into your perhaps otherwise neutral kitchen, without going overboard. 

Monochrome gingham is the perfect base to build your decorative tablescape on,  without stealing the attention away from your beautiful tableware. If you are looking to add a pop of colour to your interiors opt for jewel tones like fuchsia or emerald green to create a striking focal point to your dining area.

If you are drawn to a more minimalist scheme, team with tableware in white or pastel hues, and plain napkins to achieve a classic, contemporary look. 

Upgrade your curtains with a fun print 

Windows are the eyes of the home and swapping out your curtains is an easy way to change the look and feel of a room. Gingham is great to use as a coordinating fabric, providing a playful pop of pattern and colour to your existing decor.

Choose a gingham print curtain that features at least one of the existing colours around your room to serve as an accent that pulls the whole room together. If you want to provide a sense of cosiness and warmth to your space ahead of the winter months, go for darker colours like burgundy or deep teal.

If you have a smaller room, avoid heavy fabrics and opt for warmer tones like pale yellow or mint green to make your space brighter and more spacious.