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Buffalo Check Decor Ideas You Can Use All Year Round

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If you’ve landed on this post, you’ve obviously been considering buffalo check it or already own some pieces and need more buffalo check decor ideas. Well if you haven’t been convinced it’s a great idea to invest in them, you will by the end of this post!

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4 Reasons You Invest in Buffalo Check Pieces

It’s classic.

This black and white look has been around forever and will never go out of style. 

It goes with all styles 

You can find checkered pieces for a casual farmhouse style or style it up for a 

glam look. And of course, everything in between!

You can use it all year round.

Because you are starting with black and white, you can combine this with ANY color and use it for ANY season throughout the year.

It’s cheap!

Here’s the thing, you can get expensive items or you can find this pattern at your local Dollar Tree. Yes, that’s right – we’ve purchased many buffalo check items here.

What Buffalo Check Pieces Should I Buy?

Here are a few black and white checkered items that you can use anywhere in the house. All you need to do is get 3 or 4 pieces. For tablescape pieces, you only need 1 or 2 at the most!


Table Runner

Chargers or Plates



Serving Platters

Throw Pillows (Covers)

Area Rug


Throw Blanket

Door Sign/Wreath


Other Buffalo Check Color Combinations

Mixing patterns with buffalo check can be quick and easy. We’ve mostly shared black and white buffalo check but here are some other color variations that are also great for home decor:

  • Red and Black – All things Christmas, of course.
  • Blue and White – This is a great summer combination.
  • Gray and White – So neutral that you can use them for any occasion.
  • Orange and White – Great for fall.

Buffalo Check Decor Ideas

Here’s how we’ve used buffalo check throughout the entire year!

Spring: Buffalo Check + Teal

I had these really beautiful teal plates so this was the perfect pastel to use for spring. Instead of your typical tablescape on a table, we actually set up my counter that seats 4. Starting with a buffalo checkered runner, we added lots of pretty spring colors on top of the black and white. Check out the original post with all the details of this spring tablescape.

black and white tablescape ideas

Sparkle Tip:

The chargers were a great find from Dollar Tree so keep a lookout for them!
Easter table with eggs
Easter printable

On the side, we created a really cute matching kids table too. Check out the bunny ears we made with wrapping paper.

Easter Kids' Table
black and white tablescape ideas

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Summer: Buffalo Check + Watermelon

Watermelon is a great summer tablescape and it matches well with buffalo check. We created this sweet look with a small patio. It includes a runner, charger, and two pillows. The charger, clear plates, watermelon paper plates, watermelon glasses, and black wine glasses were all from Dollar Tree.

watermelon tablescape
Buffalo check living room Ideas
watermelon plate and cups
tiered stand with watermelon

At the center of the table, we placed a tiered stand full of delicious watermelon. Next to the table, we placed Danny’s bike overflowing with red and green balloons. All you have to do is add black dots with a marker to the red balloons to make them look like watermelon seeds.

bike with watermelon balloons
watermelon balloons

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Fall: Buffalo Check + Pumpkin

Combine buffalo check pattern with gorgeous bright orange for a perfect fall look. Here’s a gorgeous outdoor tablescape using wood pallets. The centerpiece is this gorgeous wood log tray full of a small orange, white, and brown pumpkins. We completed the look with neutral-colored pumpkins, throw pillows, and lanterns on the ground. Check out the original post with all the details to this fall pallet tablescape.

fall tablescape with checkered runner
pumpkin centerpiece

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Winter: Buffalo Check + Red for Christmas 

Christmas is the most popular time of the year to use this black and white pattern. Naturally, you can combine it with red and it will always look good. Here are a few different areas of the house that you can decorate using buffalo check ribbon, throw pillows, and table cloth. Here’s how we added buffalo checkered ribbon to lanterns on the porch.

Christmas porch decor
Checkered lantern
checkered lantern

Christmas Tree

For my Christmas tree last year I put together this very simple buffalo check style with ribbon and ornaments for Dollar Tree. To balance the black and white, I added bunches of red ribbon so they felt like winter berries. Of course, I had to have matching buffalo check wrapping paper as well.

buffalo check Christmas tree
buffalo check Christmas tree
buffalo check wrapping paper

Hot Cocoa Bar

For our Christmas card photo, we decided to put together this amazing hot cocoa stand on the back of a friend’s pickup truck. First, we covered the bottom of the truck with a large buffalo check tablecloth. Then we piled up 4 wooden crates to act as shelves for the hot cocoa. Then we adorned it with lots of mini wreaths, lanterns, throw pillows, and cozy blankets. Check out the original Hot Cocoa Bar post with all the details.

hot cocoa stand on pick-up truck
hot cocoa stand on pick-up truck

Master Bedroom 

Finally, we turned Danny’s master bedroom into a warm and cozy Christmas oasis. The key to this is that you don’t need a lot of items that have a black and white checkered pattern. Just a few key pieces will do. On the bed, we used the same throw pillows and we added a checkered plate to the tray. Then you can mix in many other Christmas patterns and colors. Check out the original post for all details to this buffalo check Christmas master bedroom.

Christmas themed master bedroom
Buffalo check tray

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