Patterns for my living room curtains?

I am thinking about getting new buffalo plaid curtains for my living room. Do people over do it on patterns and become tired of them? Or do you think if its incorporated correctly I will not get tired of this pattern. I understand it’s a new trend and it’s in but Im just thinking about the “chevron“ pattern and now no one even thinks about It. Is it just a trend or should I really consider decorating with it.

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  • Ken Ken on May 24, 2018
    You should decorate with whatever makes you happy. Will you get tired of it tomorrow? No one can know that but you and you likely won't know until it happens. Goes for chevrons too. If you like it, do it!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on May 24, 2018
    Hi there, buffalo plaid has been around FOREVER and I think will always be timeless in its own way.

  • Courtney Courtney on May 24, 2018
    Okay! I appreciate your quick respons. I have been in edge about buying it. But I really do love the look!

  • Courtney Courtney on May 24, 2018
    also, I feel like you can incorporate it with each of the seasons as well!

  • Mogie Mogie on May 24, 2018
    Trends come and go but classic looks have staying power.

  • Depends on how often you redecorate? It is just curtains that are easily changed if you get tired of them and curtains can easily be repurposed. I do not have enough disposable income to constantly redecorate on a whim, so I choose items that will last a number years and add DIY items here and there to freshen things up. Buffalo plaid has always been popular in some settings, mountain homes or lodges and if you live in an area like that, they can easily be incorporated into almost any decor style. There is no right or wrong, if you love it, they work! My mom did my little brothers bedroom in a forest green and navy buffalo plaid back in the mid 60's - he and his wife still have the curtains and bedspread and use in one of their guest rooms. They added in gold and brass accents and it still looks cozy and inviting.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 24, 2018
    It doesn't matter what the trend is, it is whether or not you can live with the look. If you like it, you won't get tired of it for a long time. Just because it is the trend, doesn't mean you will be able to live with it.

  • Emily Emily on May 24, 2018
    I love Buffalo plaid. Is that what you want or do you want chevron, which I also like. For myself I like white solid color (generally speaking) curtains since I often use sheets. What style furnishings do you have? My daughter has buffalo plaid curtains in a vacation house kitchen, but it is a log cabin. I got a remnant recently to use as a tablecloth. If the cost is not great, why not get them and use or interchange with other curtains?

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 24, 2018
    Forget trends....go with your gut when selecting items for your home.

    But a few tips:

    60% of your room should favor 1 color (whether it be solid, plaid or print)
    30% should be a complementary color (a color opposite on the color wheel - blue+orange; red + green; yellow. + purple) in all of their various shades
    10% should be a "pop" ( surprise) color.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 09, 2021

    Hi, If in doubt, just add it in small amounts, such as Cushions, Tie backs. etc.