Our favorite pattern of the season is also one of the most versatile. Traditional tartan in a palette of seasonal hues will liven up any holiday table, whether used exclusively as your main pattern or as an accent to your other linens and dinnerware. Here are our five favorite ways to style a Tartan table.
#1: Tartan with Tartan
Don’t be afraid to mix and match this bold pattern in different colorways; the repetition of the pattern creates a bold visual impact while the palettes keep the look layered rather than flat. Balance the table with neutral serveware and solid color napkins.
#2: Tartan with white
Use tartan to add a bold shot of color to a simple table setting of elegant white porcelain; this will help showcase the food on the plate.
#3: Tartan with texture
A tablecloth isn’t the only way to add color and pattern to the table; placemats can have the same effect. Choose rich colors that complement your Tartan pattern and texture to add dimension.
#4: Tartan with wood
Tartan pairs beautifully with all shades of wood, and can be used as an accent pattern for a rustic lodge feel.
#5: Tartan with print
Plaids mixed with dots, stripes or even festive Christmas trees create an elegantly mismatched table; just be sure to keep the colors in the same family.