The Rise of The Checkerboard: 15 Ways To Steal The Look In Your Home

We are currently seeing a huge reboot of the checkerboard, and I’ve got to say, I am here for it. The classic black and white checkerboard has been shelved, and we’re seeing its vintage resurgence in delicious colour ways that are on-trend with the richer, warmer colours for 2024.

You only need a little bit of checkerboard to make a style impact in an interior, it is virtually one of the easiest patterns to carry off, and adds a touch of vintage charm to your decor.

I’ve compiled a list of the best checkerboard items to introduce to your interior that will honestly make you reconsider everything you thought you knew about the classic checkerboard.

The Rise of The Checkerboard: 15 Ways To Steal The Look In Your Home

checkerboard cushion

1.Artisan Checkerboard Butterscotch Cushion Cover

Rich oranges and browns are where we are at in 2024. This updated style of checkerboard looks ultra cosy on this soft fabric.

The perfect addition to a sofa or armchair.

Shop at Dunelm

checkerboard duvet cover

2. Agathe Checkerboard 100% Cotton Duvet Cover

Checkerboard can seamlessly be integrated into your interiors without being over the top.

This subtle print on the duvet adds visual interest yet creates a really gorgeous warmth and texture.

Shop at La Redoute

checkerboard rug

3. Checkerboard Moroccan Beige Rug

There’s no better way to incorporate checkerboard than grounding a room with a checkerboard area rug.

These look great in bedrooms, living spaces and offices.

Shop at Etsy

checkerboard lamp

4. Kirsten Ceramic Table Lamp

It’s the M&S lamp that continually sells out. We’re seeing checkerboard in a new way, and with the scallop shade it brings such a dainty yet eye catching feature to a room.

Plus, it’s available in a few different colours!

Shop at M&S

jute rug

5. Jute Rug

For those who just want to appreciate a small amount of checkerboard, this jute rug from H&M home is the perfect way to get onboard with this trend.

The runner rug features a gentle section of checkerboard at either end for definition, and a touch of modernity. Ideal for a hallway or kitchen space.

Shop at H&M

checkerboard towel

6. Sage Checkerboard Towel

Switch up your towels with these fab checkerboard towels from Dunelm.

Available in a couple of different colour ways, these sage green towels are on-trend and bring a restorative addition to a bathroom.

Shop at Dunelm

checkerboard print

7. Checkered Square Poster

There’s something quite eye catching and unique about incorporating checkerboard into a poster.

In an on-trend brown, this print looks amazing in a rich, warm interior.

Shop at Desenio

checkerboard throw

8. Checkerboard Throw

Say yes to the trend with this wonderfully soft throw from Dunelm.

In a heritage yellow colour, it brings warmth and contrast to a neutral interior. The ends are finished with tassels for added texture.

Shop at Dunelm

checkered rug

9. Ladyna Checkered Rug

We’re seeing lots of checkerboard styles in browns and oranges, but if blue and green are more to your style, this rug is for you.

In a tasteful sea green, this fun rug is the perfect way to break up the monotony of flooring in a space.

Shop at La Redoute

Paddywax Checkmate Fig Fragranced Candle 311g Checkered Porcelain Jar Group LS 2048x2048.jpg

10. Paddywax Checkmate Fragranced Candle

There’s no such thing as too many candles, and if you’re sitting on the fence about checkerboards, this is a great place to start.

Available in a range of colours, once the candle is finished, reuse the pot for dried flowers, a pen pot or storing your keys.

Shop at dotmaison

checkerboard tufted cushion

11. Black Tufted Checkerboard Cushion

Whilst the classic black and white checkerboard is not leading the current revival, you can still get some really tasteful and cosy additions for your home.

How snuggly does this cushion look from George at Asda?

Shop at George At Asda

checkerboard bath mat

12. Green Checkerboard Bath Mat

The bathroom can fully commit to this trend too. A funky bath mat is a charming way to add further character and warmth.

Shop at Urban Outfitters

checkerboard coasters

13. Checkerboard Coasters

A slightly more retro take on checkerboards, these fun coasters are an eye catching addition to a bar cart or dining table.

Available in a range of colours to suit your home decor colour scheme.

Shop at Etsy

checkerboard stool

14. Checkerboard Stool

If you want to make a statement with checkerboard, this stool is one way to do it.

The trick is not to over do it with checkerboard. One item like this is enough to avoid patterns clashing in the space. Just try to feature the same colours somewhere else in the space for colour cohesion.

Shop at Le Di Vita

pink checkerboard cushion

15. Checkerboard Cushion – White & Pink

We love this alternative checkerboard style of pattern from Habitat.

It brings a mature take on the popular pattern and looks beautiful in this delicate pink and white colour way.

Shop at Habitat

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

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