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    How to use a fly plaid as a room decoration?

    I wear a Farquharson fly plaid to about two black tie events a year where the extra bling is warranted and welcomed, rest of the year it hangs inside my jacket. However, as I decorate a newer home, I realize I could likely use it to add some heritage to my living room. Possibly draping it over a picture frame, a mirror, or finding a non-harmful way to hang it by itself? Has anyone else used a tartan material or a plaid in this manner when not being worn?

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    A fly plaid isn't really big enough to do much with. I'd think the best use for it in a room would be to throw it over the back of a chair or sofa as an accent piece, draped somewhat haphazardly like decorators do with a "throw blanket".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    A fly plaid isn't really big enough to do much with. I'd think the best use for it in a room would be to throw it over the back of a chair or sofa as an accent piece, draped somewhat haphazardly like decorators do with a "throw blanket".
    Thatís the first thing that I thought. One of the arms of a pleather couch of my mumís is all worn out, and the pleather shredded like a puppy had its way with it, but the rest of the couch is fine. She always tosses a blanket over that arm when she has company overó you could do the same thing. If the pleated part of your plaid is ugly (like mine) then you could hide that under a pillow or under the plaid itself.
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    loosely draped valance over a/the doorway

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    Rocking chair.

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    sorta like what Tobus said...

    My first thought was, since it is just a large piece of woolen cloth, to use it as a throw blanket. Unless it has pleats already stitched into it.
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    My only thought is that if you plan to continue using this as a dress item, put it away and continue what you're doing. I don't wear room accents; nor do I leave dress/clothing accoutrements laying about, regardless of how little use they get.

    If you what to add some tartan to your home, you can always get inexpensive scarves etc, and have this mounted in a frame behind glass. This will keep your heritage dust free and clean for years to come, both the one on the wall and the one tucked away safely for your special event dress.

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