Tartan. Fill your home with a highland haze…

Tartan is a staple fabric in any home and when used correctly, brings just the right touch of warmth and comfort to your living space. Whether it’s a subtle lampshade, soft furnishings or a statement sofa in a tartan pattern, it’s sure to create a welcoming environment for your family and friends.

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This type of pattern lends itself to a slightly more masculine room space, with thick framed tables, made from dark polished woods such as mahogany. This adds tactility and is the perfect combination of chunky solid lines, against the plump comfort of a tartan upholstery fabric sofa or armchair. Mix this strong pattern with some plain scatters to prevent the space from becoming too overwhelming and to add an extra element of comfort and support.

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Use tartan to inject some colour into your living space. Although many traditional tartans follow a certain colour palette, there are some softer options, such as our scatter fabrics including Highland Thistle or Highland Haze, that offer a contemporary take on this pattern. They also offer the chance to pick out accent colours from the weave that you can use throughout your room, for example place Highland Teal scatters on a pale blue sofa for a synergistic feel, or carry the dark navy tone across the room with dark curtains or accessories on the mantel above the fireplace.

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Draw inspiration from the rich heritage of the highlands and use tartan as a base pattern for a reading nook. Large, leather bound books are beautiful in the home and sit perfectly with the dignity and poise that this look and feel exudes, in addition they often have covers in colours that are sympathetic to this type of scheme.

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Tartan is such a beautiful and timeless pattern and can be found in tones that sit comfortably within both a traditional or contemporary home. If you are looking for more inspiration for your home, simply follow us on Pinterest.

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