My Favorite Checkerboard Pattern Home Decor Finds

Plus, how to embrace the checkered pattern trend in your home decor
18 Chic Checkerboard Pattern Home Decor Finds, fall 2021 home decor trend. Checkered and checked rugs, lamps, towels, pillows and more

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the biggest home decor trend right now is checkerboard pattern. It is literally everywhere. Whether you’ve embraced cottagecore and have a checkerboard floor in your kitchen or you want accents of it in your living room, I’ve rounded up the best of the best of this trend. Plus, a few tips on how to incorporate this trend in your decor… without feeling like Beetlejuice.

Image source: checkered rug from Urban Outfitters

18 Chic Checkerboard Pattern Home Decor Finds

Checkerboard Plaid Colorblock Cotton Bath Towel Set

I am starting to venture away from boring white towels more and more… and these ones are high on my list. I love the color palette of all of them together!

Jonathan Adler Pop Checkerboard Pillow

This pillow feels like a total classic to me — and I love the nod to classic Vans slip ons.

Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug

I have the feeling we’re about to see more and more of these gorgeous Moroccan rugs in homes and magazines! I love the green ones, but I’ve also seen some terra cotta orange ones that are straight up gorgeous, too.

Wavy Checkerboard Utensil Holder

If clean and crisp geometrics aren’t your jam, the wavy version of checkerboard pattern for this container is really pretty. I bet you could even use it as a vase, too.

Tavares indoor/outdoor checkered rug

The high/low texture of this rug is so lovely and a great use of the checkerboard trend.

Checkered rope indoor/outdoor bench

One way to achieve a checkerboard look is to weave together strips of material. This bench is a great example of that and have a fun deconstructed checker element.

MacKenzie Childs Courtly check bath towel

How about that citrine scalloped bit?? SO good and such a fun twist on the classic checkerboard.

Linen Check pillow

It’s awesome that these come in euro pillow size as well… can you imagine 3 of them lined up along the back of a bed?? Dreamy!

Checked doormat

This coconut fiber doormat is a bit more fun thanks to a bold checkerboard pattern — and I love that mustardy color!

Iris blue woven paper lampshade

How cute is this handmade paper lampshade?? Perfect for all those tiny lamps I can’t stop buying.

Ace alpaca throw

Fall is coming whether you like it or not… cozy up with this beauty. Alpaca yarns are soooo soft and dreamy.

Anna Spiro Patterned Bulletin Board

How absolutely charming is this bulletin board?? It’s perfect for a home office, kitchen, or even an entryway.

Nordic Knots Square rug

Personally, I love when a checkerboard pattern is executed in unexpected colors. This tobacco and black combo is so chic and would work in so many different styles of home!

Checkerboard bath mat

Speaking of unexpected color combos… pink and red will forever be one of my favorites which makes this bath mat something I am considering adding to the cabin!

Checkerboard shaggy rug

This rug feels like 2 classic home decor elements had a baby and birthed a rug because it’s both shaggy AND checkered!

Anna Spiro Allegory Lamp Shade

Add a bit of whimsy to your home with this cheerful and cute lamp.

Cove woven leather ottoman

I love how the woven leather creates a checked, grid pattern on these pieces… and that yellow + nude combo is soooo good!

Wild Rose Shop & Studio Checkerboard Candle

Not quite ready to jump into the checkerboard trend? This candle is an easy way to participate in the trend.

What do you think of the checkerboard pattern trend? Is it here to stay or will it fade away? I’d love to know your thoughts!

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