If you love the latest interior design trends and yet don't want to commit yourself to a total make-over incorporating tartans and plaids soft furnishings and accessories are a great way to bring a new look to your home and bring it right up to-date. Cushions are probably the easiest way to introduce tartans gradually. There are many different styles, designs and colours of tartan fabrics available to you'll have plenty of choices – it's wise to use colours which fit into your existing colour scheme otherwise your cushions may be too overpowering and loud, as well as being a visual shock each time you enter the room. Next bring in bed runners or throws to team with your cushions – placing both on the same chair may be a little too much to begin with so keep them separate but with close proximity of each other. Once you've become accustomed to cushions and throws try adding tartan curtains uk to the room. These can bring a whole new look to your rooms without having to break the bank. Take things a little further by adding tartan accessories, especially if you love carrying out craft projects. Use tartan fabrics to cover lamp shades, boxes, make tie-backs for your curtains or to line wicker trinket baskets. Fabric glues are readily available to help you achieve a professional look. When carrying out any craft project remember 'measure twice and cut once' this will help ensure that silly mistakes aren't made. If you're competent at making your own soft furnishings you may like to make your own roller blinds in a tartan fabric. The blind can be teamed with plain curtains, choose a complimentary colour which is included in the blinds' fabric or left as the sole window dressing, depending on your interior design style and the amount of light you want to keep out at night and maximise during the daytime. Tartans aren't just for traditional interiors, in fact the can be used for many different interior design styles, from country manor, to modern contemporary there's a tartan to suit – what's more is that during the chilly months they will bring a warmth and homely look without being too passé or pretentious. When Spring arrives you can team tartans with floral, modern patterned or plain fabrics so they'll look chic and stylish throughout the year and not go out of fashion.