What is it about tartan that makes us feel Christmas-y? Think tartan, think roaring fires indoors, snowy blizzards outside; hot toddies and wee drams of whisky!
Tartan is often made of wool and tweed – thick, warming and water resistant – ideal outerwear materials to combat the ‘dreich‘ Scottish weather. The pattern & material is often brought indoors and used for blankets and throws, seating upholstery and curtains. Tartans are strong patterns and often vibrant colours – great for adding flashes of interest, but don’t overdo it – unless of course, you happen to live in a Scottish baronial castle!
- Lois 2-seater sofa and armchair Highland tartan, wool – £749 and £499, Made
- British Isles hand-crafted fabric map – £399 to £449, Mappliqué
- Cardboard cake stand – £8, Paperchase
- Barbour stainless steel hip flask, brown – £26.36, John Lewis
- Hamish McPlaid cheeky chicken doorstop – £12, Etsy
- Turnberry fabric lampshade by BeauVamp – £175, Notonthehighstreet
- John Hanly pink & green lambswool throw – £110, Liberty