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Plaid Holiday

Plaid Holiday

Grant your home a festive pop with a plaid tree skirt, table linens, or even a snowman topper. Base your dining room decor around a red and green table runner, or let a foam floor mat bursting with patterns cushion your step. From serving plates to fabric napkins, find just what you need with our Plaid Holiday collection.

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Plaid and Christmas go together like whipped cream and pumpkin pie, so it only makes sense to add this festive pattern to your own holiday decorating! In a room dominated by solid reds and greens, plaid can help break up the visual monotony. It also conjures images of toasty flannel scarves and tartan blankets wrapped snugly around you on a chilly winter evening spent lounging around indoors.

So, where to begin decorating with seasonal plaids? Your best bet is probably the Christmas tree, particularly if you've grown a bit bored of the standard red tree skirt with white fur trim. This year, commit to shaking things up. What better way to inspire cozy feelings in your visitors than with a plaid tree skirt? A red and green tartan design will blend seamlessly with the rest of your decor. Be sure to incorporate plenty of ornaments in coordinating shades, like red mercury glass drops and green baubles. For a luxe vibe, you might also mix in some gold orbs, just to add a hint of the unexpected.

Perhaps you'd like to introduce another small swath of plaid somewhere, but you're reluctant to heap on more and more of the print. Add some space between the plaid Christmas tree skirt and your next pop of pattern. A topper creates distance between the base of the tree and the very tip, allowing your ornaments a place to shine and a visual "rest" from pattern upon pattern. At the same time, this serves to tie the entire presentation together through the use of recurring elements.

What's next, after you've gotten your tree all squared away? Consider moving along to the kitchen, inarguably one of the most important spaces in a holiday home. If you've always been a fan of decorating with words, you can give your tablescape a major boost with a set of placemats. Red, green, and gold plaid fields are embellished with "Merry Christmas" on ivory. Sprigs of holly and stars accent the embroidered sentiment. Just throw in some gold silverware and white fabric napkins for a feast as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the palate.

If you do prefer an allover plaid look, simply pick your favorite dominant color: red or green. Best for tables in cooler tones—a barnwood gray, perhaps, or a dark ash—green linens with red and white are the perfect foundation for a wreath-turned-candle ring in the center of it all. Or go for warmer tones found in a red plaid table runner—shades of blue, yellow, black, and green are present here. You could accent these more minimal colors with a pop of blue in an ornament bouquet or a slim black candle holder. Matching plaid napkins and placemats allow you to coordinate your dining table seamlessly.

From snowman tree toppers to cushioned mats, find plenty to make your home full of the Plaid Holiday spirit.