Stunning Spaces That Prove The Versatility Of Stripes
Pin thin or big and bold, stripes make a statement in whatever room they grace. Here are spaces that make a case for their versatility, and prove that stripes always have a place in your home. Say yes to the classic print and click through for stunning ideas for decorating with stripes.
A graphic striped rug is perfectly suited to designer Michelle Lloyd Bermann’s signature black and white palette. The bold pattern grounds the airy white and wood furniture.
Thick stripes take on a quieter tone in art director Donald Roberston’s Larchmont, New Jersey, home. The dining room’s muted striped rug balances the graphic wall treatment in the hallway.
A high-contrast window treatment draws attention to the tiny window in this small bathroom. A light fixture with thin brass lines relates to the bold pattern.
Stripes don’t have to match. In this Toronto condo dining room, the team from Sarah Richardson Design paired a bold grey stripe on the walls with thin blush bands for the upholstered chairs.
In this laid-back cottage in the Laurentians, decorator Heidi Smith went for a classic cottage vibe. A striped love seat fits right in with the playful mix of patterns.
Striped bedding in a guest room is an easy way to work in pattern and color, without a long term commitment. That said, an iconic Hudson’s Bay Point blanket like the ones shown have really stood the test of time — and will only get better with age.
You can always count on black and white stripes to make a statement. A small striped vase is the pièce de résistance in this country kitchen.
Like the classic beach umbrella, Breton top or hammock, stripes are naturals for the cottage and add a hint of crispness to complement nautical blues. Here they get major play on the floor, ottomans and as toss pillows.
Stripes can place nicely with different patterns, such as the botanical print upholstered chair — if they share a similar palette. The striped wallpaper draws the eye up, and is great in a room with low ceilings.
Though not obvious at first glance, stripes play a lead role in this cottage bedroom. Not only are they on the bench and throw blanket, but the pattern is also faintly echoed on the shiplaps walls.
In fashionista Lisa Tant’s open-concept condo, she can downplay the graphic impact of the striped curtains by opening them, or pulling them closed for a theatrical backdrop to her dining area.
In the bedroom of designer Sarah Hartill’s boys, a variety of stripes read as masculine and tailored. The slightly pixelated contours of the roman blind stripe fabric is punchy and doesn’t read as too juvenile.
In this boho bedroom, a graphic black striped rug plays with proportion next to the large-scale print on the duvet cover.
Standout striped wallpaper in blood orange and white makes a rosy vintage sink look cool again. Run horizontally, the stripes give the illusion of more space. The slightly strié effect in the wallpaper makes it look handpainted.
A blue and white striped rug grounds all the pattern and color in this vibrant corner, and echoes the classic blue and white palette of the drapery.
In Mindy Kaling’s New York apartment, the guest bedroom pairs two types of stripes side by side. Bold primary striped pillows are a graphic counterpoint to the headboard’s fine lines.
In the living room of Mindy’s New York home, a striped red and cream rug is a high-impact addition to the global-inspired space.
Stripes take on an eclectic feel thanks to the unique green hues in this rug. The woven material is durable and provides a warm welcome to the home.
Stripes take pride of place on the drapes, Moroccan throw, pillows and bench in this bedroom. Various sizes and plenty of solid neutrals prevent them from overwhelming the space.