I have fond memories of navy buffalo check wallpaper filling the backs of our formal living room built-ins as I grew up. The paper always looked so fresh and crisp against the white shelving, and I loved the boldness of the pattern. My affinity for it never waned, and apparently, I am not the only one who feels this way. Buffalo check is back on trend and it is not just for country decor anymore. Now you can find this bold pattern being splashed in from country farmhouses to city lofts, and it is just as fun to play with as it was back in its first heyday.
It's because of this strong pattern's bold presence of color that it can actually work in lieu of a solid color, in many design scenarios. If a room needs a punch of lavender, why throw in a plain lavender when you can add a lavender buffalo check for the same color punch with more pattern power? Because of this, buffalo check can be used as a base, giving home decorators the perfect excuse to add pattern on pattern.
The on-trend look for buffalo check this season means a play of patterns. This bold pattern can handle the mix, so bravely combine it with contrasting patterns for a modern, fresh look. You can see how well this works in Marian Parsons' guest bedroom, where the pattern mix takes center stage.
When you know it is true love, go ahead and commit. Upholstered in buffalo check, this living room chair offers a powerful design punch that is a game changer for the room. Design by Studio McGee.
When you want the ease of being able to add a touch of buffalo check to your home when the mood or season strikes, you can use the print on accent pillows, a throw, or even a table runner. I love this table runner from Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Company. She takes her buffalo check in a rustic direction, but this table runner could just as easily go glam, eclectic, or modern, depending on the mix.
Why stop at curtains when you can surround your bed in a canopy of checks, like Angela of The Painted House did? Add even more buffalo-check love by draping the wall in this fantastic print.
In this master bedroom Design Board by Fieldstone Hill Design, the curtains make a bold statement by filling vertical space with pattern. Despite the boldness, the print flows easily with the other strong patterns in the room.