Mad About Plaid. Is That Crazy?

by Anna Hoffman SOURCE Apartment Therapy

As savvy and responsible consumers, we should all aspire to decorate with things that won't be out of style in 6 months. But are hot patterns like gingham and plaid too classic to be dismissed as a fad?

Gingham can sometimes come across as too sweet or rustic, but these images show that it has a distinctly sophisticated side, which makes me feel better about wearing my gingham blouse in a non-picnic setting.

So consider the images and weigh in: are gingham and plaid trendy? Or timeless?

1 Plaid couch and gingham curtains via decoratualma
2 Plaid chair via Brabourne Farm
3 Gingham blanket via Glam Lamb
4 Plaid walls via House to Home
5 Gingham walls in Jeffrey Bilhuber's apartment, photographed by William Waldron for Elle Decor

6 Ikea gingham slipcover via Cote de Texas
7 Yellow gingham chair with a blue plaid rug from House Beautiful via Brabourne Farm
8 Gloria Vanderbilt and family on her pink gingham sofa in the 1970s, via Cote de Texas
9 Gingham ceiling via Apartment Therapy
10 Ed Westwick rocking head-to-toe plaid via Go Fug Yourself