I may love fashion, but few things thrill me more than home decor. In some ways I view it as an extension of fashion–they're both intrinsically linked to the spirit of design and trends, so it's no surprise when a few of the runway's biggest themes infiltrate the interior design realm. One of the biggest we've noticed this season is the checkered trend. An abundance of the eye-catching print has popped up in lookbooks and shows from Gucci and Stine Goya to Christopher John Rogers and Dolce & Gabbana. Now, check is the microtrend popping up in all of our favorite home decor shops. Make your way over to the fashion side of Instagram and you'll likely find a checkered object in the background of a few fashion girls–from area rugs to vases and ceramic mugs. The appeal is simple: it's an unexpected element that's simultaneously quirky, fresh, and versatile. With neutrals heavily dominating this season (in both the fashion and interior design worlds), the pattern is a refreshing excursion into the maximalist side of things. As someone who's constantly researching interior design trends, I've already invested in a few checkered items to brighten up my apartment. For those wishing to dip their toe into the pool, skip the large area rugs and go for something small like an accent pillow to start out. There are plenty more checkered pieces to uplift your space, so read below to see them all.
I couldn't believe this was only $16.
An art print is a simple and cost-effective way to create an atmosphere within a space.
This is one of my favorite purchases of 2020.
When you want checkered print, Dusen Dusen is the first place you'll want to look. The brand specializes in quirky, eye-catching prints that instantly boost your mood.
This duvet set is like art you can cozy up in.
Designer KJ Plumb collaborated with the brand for their latest collection of clothing and textiles.
A floor pouf is not only added seating, but its also an extra accent to elevate the room.
Drape this over an accent chair or sofa.
This is on my 2021 wishlist.
I love the muted sage color.
If your interior style leans more neutral, this stool incorporates the checkered trend using natural textiles and muted colors.
Fornasetti candles are the ultimate splurge.
Display it on a mantle, coffee table, or credenza.
A gorgeous area rug to ground your space.
Add some pizazz to your dining table.
A cool, affordable rug option.
Recreation Center's eccentric ceramics have a big cult following.
For the rainbow lover.
These fun little hand towels lend a retro vibe.
I've seen versions of this rug all over my feed.
Pillows make for an easy home decor upgrade.
If you're looking for something other than black and white, here's a good option.
How can this print not lift your spirits?
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