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4 Tips for Designing Your Buffalo Check Slipcover

Buffalo Check Home Decor Trend

Pottery Barn Bryce Duvet, Anthropologie Edlyn Bench, Ballard Designs Curtain Panels, Ballard Designs Throw Pillows

Back in the 60’s my Dad wore a red and black buffalo check outdoorsman jacket. It was one of those iconic Woolrich or L.L. Bean styles. Even though I didn’t like the feel of that scratchy, heavyweight wool I thought the big, bold check was pretty cool.

Buffalo check fabric has come a long way since then. Today, it’s one of the most versatile and easy-to-mix patterns for just about every style of home decor: farmhouse, coastal, cottage, modern-country, traditional, contemporary, etc.

Classic buffalo, and variations, in a wide range of colors and sizes are showing up in designs across all categories of interior textile products: bedding, curtains, upholstered furniture, rugs, pillows and throws.

And, it looks terrific in slipcovers, too!

In today’s post, I share a few tips for working with buffalo checks to ensure the best look, feel and function for your slipcover. Here we go! Continue reading

A Check & Stripe Combo for Slipcovers

Buffalo Check Khaki Custom SlipcoverCombining slipcovered furniture of different styles in one room works great when the fabric mix is spot on. For Barb’s armchair slipcovers, she chose a buffalo check and simple stripe both in khaki and white cotton-poly canvas. These classic patterns in neutral colors unify the chairs and brighten her space.

Fabric: Naples Shade Buffalo Check and Sanibel Shade Stripe

Khaki White Stripe Chair Slipcover

Beautiful Buffalo Check Slipcover

Naples Shade Buffalo Check Slipcover

Bold and beautiful! Black and white buffalo check slipcover custom made for a classic English rolled arm chair. I wanted to keep this one 🙂

Fabric: Naples Shade, a heavy weight and durable poly cotton blend.  Machine washable even though the label says dry clean only. Very little shrinkage. Excellent coverage. The check is a directional pattern.

Black White Buffalo Check Chair Slipcover