Guide to Mixing Plaid Decor for the Holidays

10 ways to mix and match plaid decor for the ultimate festive look and feel this Christmas!

Mad for plaid this holiday season? Me too! I can never get enough!

Plaid decorations and tableware are perfect for the holidays, but plaid can be a complicated pattern to coordinate. Mixing and matching plaids together and with other patterns isn’t just for the OOTD anymore. You can pair plaid decor with other patterns, styles, colors, and decorative elements for maximum appeal in your holiday decorations without looking bonkers or outrageous.

Use the 10 inspirations below to play with your plaid decor and pair it in unexpected yet brilliant ways on your tablescapes, sofas, bar carts, and Christmas trees.

10 Ways to Mix & Match

Plaid Decor

Let White Be the Accent

Navy blue monogrammed napkins and blue Mottahedeh china mix merrily on this red plaid tablecloth

To mix plaid decor with other patterns and colors pull a minor color from the plaid to pop

Pull Out a Minor Color from the Plaid

Mix Plaid Decor with Circular Patterns aka Leopard & Polka Dot

Leopard print and polka dots are great pairings for plaid mixes

Fuzzy white faux fur is a perfect compliment to bright red and blue plaid on your sofa for the holidays

Mingle Fuzzy Furry Textures & Plaid

Pair Complex Plaids with Deconstructed Versions

Mix complex plaids with deconstructed plaids in your Christmas decor like this placemat with a wide spaced plaid and this more complex plaid tablecloth.

Pair floral and plaid decor together like this rose medallion cup and bowl with this plaid placemat and tablecloth.

Plaid Decor Loves Floral Decor

Gingham is Always a Good Idea

Plaid decor pairs well with gingham like in this black watch plaid cocktail napkin and gingham bow on the martini glass

Double up on the black watch plaid decor with a cocktail napkin and tablecloth in same patter but different scales

Try the Same Plaid in Different Scales

Mix Plaids with Same Background Color

Two different plaids work on this flatlay because both of red backgrounds

Plaid decor is perfect for your Christmas tree especially when mixed with blue and white Chinoiserie

Plaid, White & Blue Forever!

The Plaid Decor I’m Drooling Over:

I’m loving the bright colors in this plaid throw. Pink and green are my colors for this Christmas, so I am contemplating these boxes. For the tabletop this is such a classic, elegant pattern! Check out how pretty this flocked wreath is!

I don’t know about you, but all this plaid decor gets me in the festive mood and eager to decorate for Christmas! So break out your plaids and get to mixing and matching to your imaginations content!

This post is a sneak peak inside The Southerner’s Guide to Charming Christmas Decor – a festive and helpful manual for holiday decorating with that special Southern charm. The Guide is exclusively for members of the P&P Social Circle.

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  1. Monika Grunwald on November 27, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    I love adding plaid everywhere I can. There’s something cozy about plaid to me!

    • Katherine on November 28, 2019 at 7:13 am

      Yes, you are so right! Thanks for stopping in!

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