Decorating With Stripes

For me, stripes are a classic pattern that will never go out of style. Here are some great ways to use stripes:

Thick stripes in soft, cool colours are perfect for a bedroom or bathroom. Calming greys and serene creams make your sanctuary a place for complete rest and relaxation.

Bold stripes work wonders in small spaces — I really love this room! The homeowner not only combined vertical with horizontal lines, but also highlighted the flooring with the same black-and-white palette. This is another fabulous way to make an impact.

This room takes wide horizontal stripes to a new, colourful level. Suzanne Dimma loves this room, too!

If your walls are already decorated and you don’t want to change them, here are a few ways to add stripes with accessories:

Chambray stripe pillow covers, $25 each, West Elm.

Grain sack stripe pillow cover, $40, Pottery Barn.

Stripes can even make it outside onto your patio! Sunbrella awning stripe outdoor pillows, $53, Pottery Barn.

Can’t find accessories you like? Look for fabrics that will work on a piece of furniture or accessory that you already own. If you’re like me and always strive for a mix of texture and pattern, you can go with Osborne & Little’s Du Barry Stripe (F5891) fabric, which is available in 11 colourways ranging from cool greys and lavender to vibrant yellow and fuchsia. Designer Fabrics in Toronto also has a wide variety of fabrics in any pattern you can imagine.

For more stripe inspiration, read Suzanne’s take on the timeless pattern.

Photo credits:
1a. The Cross Decor & Design via DecorPad via Lylo Studio
1b. Young House Love blog
2. Elle Decor, photography by Thibault Jeanson
3. Elle Decor, photography by Henry Bourne
4. West Elm
5-6. Pottery Barn
7. Osborne & Little

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