Embrace one of our very favorite decorating trends by adding some cozy buffalo check plaid to your Christmas decorations this year.

By BH&G Holiday Editors
Updated November 15, 2019
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Sure, there was a time that buffalo check was embraced by lumberjacks and hipsters alone, but these days, it’s everywhere–and for good reason. It’s warm, cozy, and inviting, and the modern colorways make it a perfect component to all your holiday decorating needs. We rounded up some of our favorite buffalo check Christmas décor to inspire your own decking of the halls. There are modern wreaths, new Christmas stockings to hang, holiday throw pillows, festive tablescapes, pretty Christmas garlands, and more…because we can never get enough plaid, when it’s done right!

Mantel Magic

A simple holiday wall hanging can instantly transform the look of a room and we adore this buffalo check car print. Paired with the simple shiplap lines and the fresh evergreen, it makes a festive statement that’s both subtle and just festive enough.

Wall Art Update

Classic black and white buffalo check—in a large scale and wide size–is a perfect update to your holiday decor. Create your own oversized canvas and decorate it with a simple green holiday wreath. Go big with a red ribbon to amplify the impact of the plaid. Display this plaid holiday decoration all season long!

Jay Wilde

Go Vertical

Flank the front door with vintage mailboxes hung vertically to hold a seasonal arrangement of greenery, branches, and birch poles. Embellish with a bow fashioned from buffalo check ribbon, hemmed fabric, or even a scarf.

Adam Albright

Special Delivery

Holiday cards are just as nice to send as to receive—and no one can resist a handwritten note filled with warm wishes at Christmastime. Extend this tradition to the tabletop with a red toy mailbox holding a message for each guest. A house tucked in a stand of evergreens is the table centerpiece and a black-and-white buffalo check scheme layers on the farmhouse charm.

Stocking Up

Don’t you love how the bold pattern of these black and white plaid stockings add a pop of interest to this Christmas fireplace? We certainly do! It’s such a darling blend of festiveness, with flocked trees, cozy textures, and the modern plaid print to pull it all together.

Jacob Fox

Add a Ribbon

Transform any basic green wreath into a farmhouse-inspired decoration with a length of checked ribbon. Bonus: Using ribbon is one of the easiest ways to hang a wreath.

Warm Welcome

Add a burst of plaid before you even step foot inside the house by layering a buffalo check outdoor rug and a welcoming holiday door mat. Talk about a gorgeous Christmas front porch. We love how the bold pattern plays with the script lettering—and we’re quite sure there’s a fire and a warm mug of cocoa waiting for us inside the door!

Adam Albright

Mad for Plaid

Gingham, tartan, houndstooth, black watch: Check! Since gifts under the tree will become part of your Christmas decor, look for wrapping paper (or fabric!) that matches your design scheme. A variety of black, white, and green plaid patterned papers add a touch of rustic charm, while emerald green satin ribbons unite these classic designs.

DIY Plaid Stocking

Nothing says cozy like buffalo plaid flannel and a faux fur trim! You can make super simple DIY stockings for your whole family with a few simple stitches and the help of a hot glue gun. We’re pretty sure these are just the thing your fireplace has been waiting for!

Happy Trees

Use these sweet and simple black and white buffalo check trees as place cards, gift tags, or to add a holiday touch to the base of a potted plant. They’re so fun that we’re sure you can think of other ways to use this easy holiday accent as well!

Jay Wilde

Hung with Care

Stop and listen for the click of hooves as you hang your stockings in hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be there. Fashion stockings from simple fabrics like ticking, buffalo check, and broadcloth, making the cuffs out of upholstery webbing. Give them extra twinkle by adorning with paper whirly rounds with vintage-button centers.

Trunk Show

Make a statement on and below the tree with this modern take on a tree skirt. You won’t believe that this DIY tree collar costs less than $10 and can be made in no time at all. It’s such a brilliant update on a classic tree skirt that we can’t believe we didn’t think of it ourselves!

Adam Albright

Through the Woods

The Fraser fir and its many varieties may be the tree of choice nationwide, but guests will love this folded napkin version. The red-and-black buffalo check with blanket-stitch edging recalls the bygone days of the lumberjack era. Paired with a vintage-style toy truck stuffed with bottle brush trees headed out for delivery, this place setting—with a wood charger and flatware and metal mug—is campy and fun.

Great Garland

This black and white buffalo check Christmas garland is so simple, yet so perfectly at home in this cozy dining nook. We love it paired with the black window trim to add a subtle hint of holiday décor—but it would also be right at home on a mantel or draped around a fully lit Christmas tree.

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