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Chequered Interiors are Trending

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Want to get ahead of the curve in 2022? Don’t be a square, try out the latest trend in the world of home design: chequered interiors.  

Chequered Interiors are Trending

From rugs and curtains to chess boards and lampshades, chequered interiors are set to make waves in 2022. According to Pinterest’s trend predictions, we’ll be seeing a lot more of this classic pattern in all areas of life – think nails, fashion, food and home design. Millennials and boomers in particular will supposedly be driving the chequered renaissance.

 

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In the past year, online searches for chequerboard patterns have increased by 160%, with interest only growing. Search terms like ‘chequered rug’ and ‘chequered tile floor’ more than quadrupled, showing that the future of our interior spaces could very well be marked by alternating squares of different colours.

While a familiar funky pattern now, the origins of the chequerboard design aren’t entirely clear. We can pinpoint rises in popularity during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the likes of Scotland and India, although this was primarily in association with clothing. Chess boards have also long been known to showcase the classic design, and continue to remain a staple of modern games.

We can expect to see chequered patterns dominating our homes very soon. Want to know how to master this upcoming trend? Find some inspiration with our picks below…

Check Out These Picks for 2022

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a henry holland fruit bowl with a terracotta and white chequered pattern with three lemons and a lime inside

Terracotta & White Checkerboard Medium Chalice, £195, Henry Holland Studio, henryhollandstudio.com

CLR Groovy Grid Throw

CLR Groovy Grid Throw, £145, goodhoodstore.com

Rugs Craft Beni Ourain Rug

Rugs Craft Beni Ourain Rug in Green, from £110.94, etsy.com

Klevering Checked Wooden Mirror

Klevering Checked Wooden Mirror, £40, selfridges.com 

Klevering Set of Four Mint-Check Coasters

Klevering Set of Four Mint-Check Coasters, £30, libertylondon.com

The Brownhouse Interiors Chequered Lidded Porcelain Jar

The Brownhouse Interiors Chequered Lidded Porcelain Jar, £69, trouva.com

Starel Stones Checkerboard Honed Calacatta & Nero Marquina Marble

Starel Stones Checkerboard Honed Calacatta & Nero Marquina Marble, £118.80/m², starelstones.co.uk

Olivia Rubin Pink-Green Check Knitted Cushion

Olivia Rubin Pink-Green Check Knitted Cushion, £145, libertylondon.com

Rosi de Ruig Craft Boat Chamomile Yellow

Rosi de Ruig Craft Boat Chamomile Yellow, £95, rosi-de-ruig.myshopify.com

Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel 3 Quart Tea Kettle

Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel 3 Quart Tea Kettle, £186, davidshuttle.com

Klevering Pink Check Large Candle

Klevering Pink Check Large Candle, £22, libertylondon.com

BALU London Checkered Hearts Placemat Set

BALU London Checkered Hearts Placemat Set, £96, balulondon.co.uk

Jonathan Adler Pop Checkerboard Cushion

Jonathan Adler Pop Checkerboard Cushion, £198, jonathanadler.com

L'Objet Gold-Plated Brass, Wood and Marble Chess Set

L’Objet Gold-Plated Brass, Wood and Marble Chess Set, £1,585, net-a-porter.com

Featured image: Henry Holland 

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