Mad About Plaid: How to Style a Tartan Armchair

With Burns Night near, we’re celebrating everything Scottish! It’s time to get cosy with a range of traditional tartan alongside our Edinburgh range of solid oak furniture.

Tartan is a timeless pattern which can be used in nearly any room of the home and with a multitude of different styles. Today, we’re sharing three of our tartan armchairs and ideas for how to style them with furniture, paint, wallpaper and accessories to give your home a cosy winter refresh that you’re sure to love all year round.

Cabin Style Bedroom

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Get cosy cabin-style with our comfortable Galloway Wing Chair in Blyth Fabric sporting a stunning traditional tartan and stag-print cushion. While it would be perfect in a living room, why not pair it with our Edinburgh Natural Solid Oak King Size bed for the ultimate in relaxation?

Create that log cabin look with the addition of trompe de l’oeil effect wallpaper of stacked logs (no back-breaking work required!) and some cushions that encourage you to seek out the stars. This look is all about enveloping you in the warmth so choose a warm dark shade for your walls like Farrow & Ball’s Tanner’s Brown to create that cocoon effect to finish off the look.

Modern Country Living Room

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It may seem difficult to mix a tartan pattern but it’s best friend is actually florals. The graphic pattern packs a punch so softening that with an organic form creates a beautiful partnership. With two strong patterns, keep the rest of your room simple – pair it with natural textures, solid wood furniture and a plain fabric sofa.

Here, we combined our Ashleigh Accent Chair in Alderney Check with a soft floral design wallpaper by Nina Campbell for a modern country look in creams and duck egg blue. The rolled arms of our Amelia sofa add to that updated country style.

Nighttime Snug

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When you’ve got a gorgeous room that’s made for marathons (of the TV variety), then getting cosy to watch your favourite boxset on Netflix is made even easier. Our Marseille Accent Armchair in Balmoral Black gives tartan a modern update with flashes of turquoise and yellow.

We love it combined with our Edinburgh Natural Solid Oak TV Cabinet which will tidy away all those console cables and leave plenty of room to stash your Bluerays and remote controls. Choose a bold and fun wallpaper the whole family will love and finish off the look with contrasting cushions to tie your theme together.

How would you style one of our tartan armchairs? Let us know on Twitter or show using #oakfurnitureland on Instagram!