One of my latest decorating trend obsessions is buffalo check decor, especially in the colors of black and white.
I’ve always had a thing for black and white decorating, but buffalo check takes it to a new level. What I love about this style is it’s perfect for both the holidays like Christmas, it’s a fun and crisp way to decorate in spring and summer too! Which is funny since I’ve never really liked plaid and it basically makes me think of the 80’s. But, I was browsing on Instagram and came across black and white buffalo check home decor, which is so fun and really puts a modern twist on plaid.
Hands down my favorite buffalo plaid colors are black and white, but navy and white or red and white are very pretty too.
Instagram really inspired me to think past just buying or making buffalo check pillow covers and I found super fun ideas for furniture, table decorations, holiday decor, flooring, and of course many stylish pillow ideas.
My personal favorite is the flooring idea through Better Homes & Gardens featuring the amazing DIY skills by Becky from the home decor & DIY blog, The Other Side of Neutral. Who knows, maybe when I finish my guest bathroom remodel, I’ll go with the black and white plaid flooring!
And by chance you were wondering (because I certainly was!), where did buffalo check even come from?
The buffalo check pattern originated in the 1700’s in Scotland and is a simple pattern associated with the MacGregor Clan, according to the Scottish Tartans Authority. It wasn’t manufactured in the U.S. until Woolrich produced the first ever Buffalo Check Wool Shirt in 1850. When many people today think of buffalo check, they think of Woolrich and that famous red and back wool shirt.
Again, while I have nothing against plaid clothing at all, I’m absolutely in love with the decorating options in this post and it’s really inspired me in my own home. I also love that it blends perfectly with either fall or winter decor.
Here’s our favorite 20+ black and white buffalo check decorating ideas to hopefully inspire you all year long! Enjoy!
Buffalo Check Throw Pillows
Buffalo check pillows are the perfect and inexpensive way to go with adding a little bit of black and white buffalo check to your life.
They’re also a wonderful staple decor item that works well with your seasonal decor too!
Depending what you pair your buffalo check pillows with, can totally change the vibe of your space. Regardless of your decorating style, buffalo check lends an air of homey comfort.
If you’re like me and constantly like to change your furniture pillows but don’t have tons of storage space, this is when buffalo check pillow covers are perfect!
If you need inexpensive and highly rated pillow inserts, these are a terrific option.
Home accessories in popular styles is a great way to enjoy the trendy styles or swap your accents out seasonally, without breaking the bank.
Buffalo Check Flooring
Becky from The Other Side of Neutral shares a black and white buffalo check painted floor tutorial on her blog if you’d prefer the DIY route.
This stunning floor was also featured in the November 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine!
If you’d prefer to buy something ready to go, while this isn’t exactly buffalo check, black and white peel and stick flooring an inexpensive and easy alternative!
Amazon Choice Black & White Peel and Stick Flooring
What I love about the peel and stick flooring is it’s great if you just want an inexpensive trendy look that doesn’t commit you for many years. It’s also the ideal flooring for a rental house, apartment or RV.
Buffalo Check Furniture
Buffalo Check Curtains
Buffalo Check Fall Decor
What I love about buffalo check decor is how versatile it is all year round. Black and white buffalo check gives your home cozy rustic charm every month of the year, but it especially shines in the fall and winter.
Whether you decorate with black and white buffalo stuffed pumpkins, pillow covers, or cute throw rugs, the black and white plaid contrasts beautifully with traditional fall colors.
Black and white buffalo check fall decor basics like rugs, simple pillows, curtains and kitchen accents work like a charm with transitioning your home from fall into Christmas.
Buffalo Check Pumpkin Pillows
The simple square black and white buffalo check pillows are so adorable, why not quick it up a notch with cute as can be seasonal pumpkin buffalo check and burlap pillow covers?
If you need inexpensive and high-quality pillow inserts, these are a great choice.
Buffalo Check Table Ideas
Buffalo Check Christmas Decor
Buffalo Check Kitchen