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Check Out the Trending Checkered Pattern Sweeping the Design World

Chic checkered backsplash, retro flooring, colorful accents — it's the latest pattern taking over home decor. Check out these ways to use this design trend throughout your place.

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Photo: Joseph Bradshaw

Trendy Checkered Pattern We Can't Get Enough Of

We've seen the pattern thrive through the '20s with linoleum floors, the '50s in diners filled with malts and roller-skates and the '80s with groovy outfits and mind-boggling carpets. Now checkerboard is back and ready for a 21st century spin. From full walls of checkers to colorful accessories, check out these 17 ideas on where and how to use the revitalized trend in your home.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Oversized Tiles

Porcelain, oversized tiles used in this bath/shower combination with a white soaking tub provides a punch of pattern for the room. "We have black-and-white oversized checkered tile in the shower, the reason being is this is a very strong wall color and we wanted to play with black and white as the main accents to it so it wouldn't really fight," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

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Photo: Rustic White Interiors. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Create a Cozy Look

A hand-stitched black-and-white checkerboard Arcadian throw on the sofa offers an easy way to stay warm on chilly nights.

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Photo: Jenna Peffley

Ground Your Space

Black-and-white checkered marble floor tile ground this small bathroom, and to balance the focus on the floor, the rest of the bathroom is kept simple with white walls.

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