‘Gingham’ Style

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October 22, 2012 by Decorum DIYer

If you haven’t been exposed to the artist PSY yet, here is a little taste of origin for today’s post parody:

(Click image to be redirected to You Tube for full video.)

If you have heard the song in the past weeks, you are probably a little tired of hearing it EVERYWHERE!  I still like it, as it gets my kids pumped for our daily dance parties in the living room. (By the way, anyone else think the choreography in the video is reminiscent of “Grease”?  Again, maybe that is just another case of me channeling my inner dancer.)

Back to the post.

The style of gingham has been around  much longer than the ‘Gangnam Style’.  Gingham is a timeless classic, especially when furnishing a nursery or young child’s room.

Speaking of timeless classics, who could forget this blue gingham dress worn by this famous musical marvel:

Are you singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or just clicking your heels? (Click image for original article regarding the auction of this famous, gingham dress.)

Here a just a few goodies that I have found recently on Craigslist, should you want to get some Gingham Style.  As with any Craigslist references I make, simply click the image to be immediately linked to the corresponding Craigslist ad.  Heads up, if you see something you like, act fast, as there are some great deals ahead.

Green gingham check swivel rocker and ottoman.

Pink Gingham message board.

Green gingham bedding pieces.

Green gingham and pink gingham ‘Anywhere’ chair from PBK.

Tan gingham Moses’ basket.

Pink gingham crib bedding.

PBK kids’ sleeping bags. (Too cute!)

A pink gingham doll pram/stroller/Moses’ basket.

Yellow gingham full-sized bed set.

Navy gingham curtains (4) and hardware.

Lavender gingham crib bumper.

As you can see, gingham comes in array of colors, but it is most definitely sweet and decidedly juvenile.  When used in more mature decor, it tends to have a ‘country’ vibe.  Country isn’t unappealing, but certainly something one should consider.  Because the scale of gingham is usually small, it reads as one solid color from a distance.  Gingham pairs well with other patterns like toile, stripes, plaids, and the like.

In addition to soft furnishings, I have also seen wall painting techniques, like this one featured by Martha Stewart, which mimic the gingham pattern:

Click above image to view Martha Stewart’s online ‘gingham paint’ tutorial.

Usually we think of red gingham as the quintessential ‘go to’ fabric for a picnic.  Why not paint your dining wall with this fun pattern, but in a bold, over-sized scale?

Click image to see full article.

Why stop at stripes, when you can go full on gingham? (Click above image for full tutorial and original content.)

Check out the Southern Hospitality Blog for Rhoda’s great tutorial and amazing results to achieve a look like the one above. (Simply click image to be directed to original blog post.)


The next time you are thinking to decorate for an infant or child, think gingham.  Many of the items above would make great gifts for a little one in your life.  Until next time…, happy Craigslisting!


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