Decorating with red checked fabric is a sure way of adding the French country into your home. The Paris Breakfast Blog discovered that red check fabric is actually called Nappe à carreaux in France. In fact, most traditional French wine bistros will dress their tables in red checks. In the picture below we see a French styled home with red check fabrics both in the living room and on the seats around the dining table.
Decorating with checks give a very country rustic feel. Pairing red with natural woods is almost a must. In the photograph above you can see in the distance a natural wood French armoire. In addition the walnut chairs look terrific against the red fabric.
You can see how they use it over top of their tables in the living room instead of the kitchen. Consider dressing up your bedroom tables with check fabric, or getting a checked duvet cover for your bed to match it up. Also if you plan on doing a theme around the red, consider the richer woods such as walnut or bombay mahogany stains.
Finding an over-sized check pattern can be difficult. I have't limited myself in the past and even have used tablecloths to upholster with.
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