Check, Tartans & Plaid Fabric

Check Fabric

Check, tartan and plad fabrics are a great choice for curtains and or upholstery, and soft furnishings.

Choose from a wide selection of simple checkerboard fabrics, diamond harlequin fabrics, gingham fabrics as well as traditional tartan fabrics and plaid fabrics. If you plan on using check, tartan or plaid fabrics in your interior design scheme, you will want to think about the scale of the pattern and the proportions of your room. We find small check designs such as houndstooth, small checkerboad fabrics, or narrow stripe gingham fabrics look better in small windows, while larger check fabric designs are more at home in full length custom curtain designs, and the same rule generally applies when using a check, plaid or tartan fabric for upholstery.

Checked fabric is generally woven and the designs can range from small and simple single colour ginghams to extravagant tartans and plaids which combine multiple colours in intricate patterns. Of course using checks in a rural cottage environment helps create a town and country feel which interior designer brands like Ralph Lauren, Mulberry, Sanderson and Linwood Fabrics know only too well especially when you view their check fabric for upholstery ranges. But tartan can also be used for a modern contemporary look too. If you prefer a more modern check and plaid designs with bolder choices of colour and material, you may want to start with leading interiors brands like Designers Guild, Osborne & Little, Romo fabrics, or Moon fabrics. All of these brands have traditional and contemporary tartan check upholstery fabrics which can also work in a modern setting interior scheme.