Decorating with checks & tartans – 10 of the best ideas

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One of the biggest trends for this season is refined rustic Highland – think tartans and checks in warming reds with hints of taupe and grey. In a living room start with a hero chair in a classic tartan fabric and add curtains, cushions and a footstool in a variety of other checks to keep co-ordinated, but not overly matchy. Simple chunky knits are the perfect companion textures to this look and pops of solid red (and a glass of whisky) add sophistication.

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