Trending: Buffalo Check

By Kate Riley December 15, 2015

Plaid is still big in design but buffalo check having a moment right now, have you noticed? My favorite button down shirt in college was buffalo check and I hadn’t worn the print for years but then I spied a cute shirt online a few months ago, ordered it, and now it’s a favorite that I constantly wear.

Buffalo check is a pattern made up of large scale equal sized horizontal squares, it can be single or multiple color, typically black or white or both appear as a square. In small scale, the print is often referred to as gingham. Buffalo check is a larger scale version of gingham and it dates back to the 1800s, originating in outdoor menswear. Classic versions of the pattern have crisp angular lines but in the newer editions, the lines are blurred and imperfect.

buffalo check pillow hi sugarplum

hi sugarplum

 buffalo check runner

country living

 buffalo check blanket

my domaine

 black buffalo check curtains

kimberley schlegel whitman

  buffalo check curtains holly mathis

holly mathis interiors

 buffalo check table runner


caitlin wilson buffalo check

caitlin wilson

The pattern is especially festive this time of year, the classic print lends a cozy feel in all its forms: linens for everyday decor or holiday trimmings.

 buffalo check curtains

talk of the house

buffalo styling co check runner

white buffalo styling co

 buffalo check ribbon

by stephanie lynn

 black white buffalo check curtains

atlanta homes mag

 buffalo check wreath

design dining and diapers

 buffalo check chairs

how to decorate

If you want to add a buffalo check wall to your home try Kristy’s DIY project, you’ll never believe how easy it is!

 buffalo check wall diy


This removable buffalo check/gingham wallpaper is available at Livettes on Etsy.

buffalo check wallpaper

Or make your own DIY watercolor buffalo check pillow covers with a tutorial at Style Me Pretty.

 watercolor buffalo check pillows

It’s funny to think of an iconic pattern like buffalo check as “trendy” especially to those who’ve been decorating with or wearing it for years. This traditional print has been around for centuries but is popping up just about everywhere in fashion and décor which means yes, it’s trending. Are you a fan of this classic pattern? ..


  1. I was wondering what the next big thing would be.
    Last year I recovered my dining chair seats in a Buffalo Check. I love them.

  2. Umm YUMMMY! Every room is just so much pretty with this pattern, I am loving plaid and I think I just fell in love with buffalo check. What a great accessory & pattern to use! So many ways to use it to :)

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Décor

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