Gingham pattern: how to embrace this interior design trend in 2023

Gingham is slowly but surely taking over our kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. And we confess – we’re crushing on this timeless criss-cross pattern, from checkered crockery to fun furniture.

But what’s not to love? It’s a classic pattern which oozes timeless glamour when chosen in black and white. But if you are colour confident, these micro squares in vibrant or pastel palettes are a guaranteed mood-booster. Gingham can help you achieve anything from a modern-rustic look or a stylish scheme with a retro feel to a luxurious aesthetic with a classic touch.

We’ve gathered our favourite decorating ideas for the three most important rooms in the home, and collated a shopping edit right at the end to help you get the look – keep your eyes peeled.

Get your screenshot button ready and let’s explore how you can embrace this trend in your home…

How to welcome the gingham pattern in your kitchen

Why not revive your kitchen with the help of glazed tableware, lavish lighting solutions, and pretty gingham textiles dunked in bright hues? What’s more, patterned tablecloths and napkins are an easy update for any spring or summer dining table setup. Pair them with ornate, whimsical crockery and natural textures such as jute and rattan to boast a cottagecore aesthetic.

Yellow gingham tablecloth and banquette seating in bright dining room
Frilly Woodhouse check tablecloth in Mustard, £175, Tori Murphy.
Patterned tablecloth and napkins in white and blue on a wood dining table
Teal Gingham linen tablecloth napkins, £140, Sophie Allport.
Timeless dining room with gingham flooring and striped tablecloth
Wall paint in Terre Verte, £55.95 for 2.5 litres; Chalk paint in Athenian Black, from £6.95 for 120ml, and Ticking fabric in Graphite, £34.95 per m, all from Annie Sloan.
country-style kitchen with rattan chairs, patterned tablecloth, white units and wood worktops
Eric cane chair, £160; Feliz rattan dining chair in Light Wood, £275; Conical ceramic table lamp, £55, and Checked tablecloth, £25, all from Habitat. Available from May.
retro dining room with patterned wallpaper in lavender shades, wood table and amber chairs
Picnic In The Park in Blueberry, £43 per roll, Lust Home.
cottagecore dining room with cabbage-shaped plates and bowls and natural flowers in glass vases
Chocolate Brown gingham spring table, from £189 for the tablecloth, Rebecca Udall.
modern rustic kitchen with blue units, gingham tablecloth and blinds, metro tiles, chrome tap, and wood furniture
Gingham fabric in Seafoam on the blinds, £130 per m, and Faye fabric in brown on the table, £126 per m, Cathy Nordström. Photography: Fanny Radvik.

Ideas for your bedroom

In your sleep space, opt for seating solutions such as armchairs or footstools adorned with micro squares. Take your scheme one step further and dress your bed in the latest linen and accent cushions wrapped in vibrant gingham patterns, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

gingham bedding in a calming bedroom with plaster and art on the walls
Honey Linen bedtime bundle, £269, Piglet in Bed.
calming bedroom design with metal-frame bed and gingham bedding
Natural gingham linen bedding bundle, from £249, Chalk Pink Linen Company.
blue bedroom with white bedding and blue cushions
Limited Edition Night Owl gingham coverless duvet, from £60, The Fine Bedding Company.

Brighten up your bathroom

To embrace the look, mix and match monochromatic tiles and nail the chequerboard-style flooring. For a bathroom refresh, and to indulge in the little luxuries, choose gingham patterned towels in sunny shades and comfortable bath rugs – the perfect finishing touches.

colourful bathroom design with blue and white tiles on the floor and wall with a red freestanding bath
Maroc porcelain tiles in Aquamarine and Bianco, £89.35 per sq m each, Ca’ Pietra.
gingham towels on hooks in a green bathroom
Gingham bath towels in Mist (left) and Pollen (right), £15 for a bath towel each, John Lewis.

Shopping edit

If you’re a fan of gingham pattern, we’ve gathered some of our favourite solutions. Be it a black and white lamp for your bedside table, a colourful cup for your morning coffee, or a tactile rug for your ensuite, there are plenty of products to help you get the look.

Shopping cart at the ready!

gingham products
1. Society of Wonderers Lavender Fizz full ruffle cushion cover, £55, Antipodream. 2. Mackenzie-Childs Courtly check mini enamel pedestal platter, £144 for a small, David Shuttle. 3. 4. Coral gingham mug, £13, Quince & Cook. 5. Vaisselle Exclusive Buttercup butter dish in white and Pistachio, £50, The Conran Shop. 6. Black check table lamp, £90, Five And Dime. 7. Ferm Living Blue Cream Mara checked knotted rug, £485 for a large, Rose & Grey. 8. Ottilie cushion in Rose, £75, French Bedroom. 9. Lilac gingham wooden serving tray, £25, Talking Tables.

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