Feeling Positive about Swiss Cross Design

Petite VintagePhoto via Petite Vintage Interiors

Big plans are happening this week. Our move back to the States is just one month away. In a whirl wind of worry about packers, shipping cars and finding new schools I also need to think about the fun parts so I can keep my sanity. As part of every move I like to redo the kids room a bit, give them something new and fun to look forward to. Not a full makeover (well maybe) but at least bedding and accessories they can get excited about. I usually end up painting at the new house anyway, so why not.

For my daughter there are always a million ideas for updating her room but for my son it always seems a little more difficult. His current room has a nautical feel but as he is getting older (ten this year) I think its time for something new.  I want something a little different and since I just redid a vintage storage cabinet in orange I’d like to try to make it work in his new room. I am always looking for ideas but the one I keep going back to is the photo above by Petite Vintage Interiors which I pinned long ago long ago while doing a blog feature on their work.  I still love the look especially the Swiss cross pattern used in the rug and throw. I think for Will’s room this pattern would work great, it has a masculine look that is interesting but not too juvenile so he won’t outgrow it in a year or two.

That means it’s time to shop. If you love the Swiss cross design too I have gathered some ideas and products to help you (and me) get the look!

If you want to make a big impact try adding a Swiss cross rug.


5×8 Rug by Pattern Society $199

Add a little pop of fun and color with a throw blanket

BelgiumHomeTour_HollyMarder_decor8-12-683x1024Photo via Decor8

Blanket by Pia Wallen

Blanket by Pia Wallen $97

An easy addition of throw pillows means you don’t have to change everything up, just add the Swiss cross graphic.

KimGray-38photo via Kim Gray


Pillow cover by Zana Products $29

For a bigger impact add Swiss crosses to the whole bed with a new duvet.

stikwood-headboard-199Photo via Sugar and Cloth


Twin Swiss Cross Duvet $139

And since the Swiss cross design is so simple it is easy to add as a DIY like this washi tape wall treatment

IMG_13821Photo via Everything Emily

If you have some sewing or upholstery skills fabric by the yard means you can add a Swiss cross just about anything.

2Photo via Zana


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