Bold red plaid makes a statement in this modern room with soaring ceilings. The pattern packs extra punch because it is set against a ground of white carpeting and a background of glossy blue walls.
In this gorgeous dining room, a subdued check enhances the dining chairs. Paired with soft blue walls with a floral motif, this design demonstrates that plaid can be light and feminine.
Interior designer Jack Levy created two plaid-on-plaid rooms for the American Fashion: Designers at the Aldyn show house in 2010. Here, an upholstered bed frame is trimmed in plaid fabric.
Also part of Jack Levy's display at the same show house, this room is awash in plaid. Levy shows that you can't have too much when it comes to this preppy pattern.
Plaid can be quiet, as this sage and cream living room reveals. Here, a large-scale buffalo check is used on the armchairs and repeated on the throw pillows for continuity.
A restrained palette of black, white and blue gives this space a cool edge. The design team at Bountiful bravely mixes a classic plaid on the barrel chairs with floor-to-ceiling draperies in a black and white floral print.
This open-plan room is proof positive that plaids can mix and match with other patterns. The patterned wall is an ideal backdrop for a quartet of plaid-upholstered dining chairs.
If you're a plaid fanatic, take this room as inspiration to embrace the pattern of your affection. The walls, ceiling and wingback chairs are all upholstered in a natty blue tartan for an English country-chic effect.
Montana designers Lynette Zambon and Carol Merica elevated a classic lumberjack pattern to new heights by upholstering extra-tall headboards in a chic black and white buffalo check.
A low, square ottoman is upholstered in a fabric reminiscent of traditional kantha quilts for a bohemian-chic look.