Give a room maximum impact by decorating with stripes. Stripes are modern, so if you’d like to give your interiors a contemporary overhaul, stripes are a relatively safe print to achieve this! They make a versatile print that can be used anywhere and everywhere, from accessories to wall coverings, stripes can range from contrasting colours and even combine florals – making this trend an easy one to update your interiors.
The good thing about using stripes is that they can change space perception. To make a room look bigger, wider horizontal stripes in the same colour tones are ideal, whilst thin vertical stripes give the illusion of taller walls. A great way to add attention to chandeliers is to use vertical stripes as it naturally brings the eye upwards.
Stripes are a bold pattern, so the general rule is to not overcrowd the room with other prints. Many people believe strong prints shouldn’t be mixed, but if you use the same colours throughout the scheme, then stripes and patterns look beautiful together. If you are using bold patterns through upholstery, then stick to thinner, subtle stripes on the walls. This bathroom above shows that patterns and stripes work beautifully together. The key rule to using stripes, is that they should undoubtedly match with the colour of your interior. If you are using a striped print that is busy, then pick one colour from it and tie accessories or furniture to it.
Stripes can be subtle or bold and are a great way to decorate a room, they are simple, classy and always popular. Striped wallpaper patterns in bright colors are great for children’s rooms and feature walls. The wallpaper used above by Harlequin incorporates Vivid watercolor-style stripes, creating a stunning backdrop to this simple, bedroom scheme.
Stripy interior can be achieved through wallpaper, however, if you are looking for less of a dramatic change, then introduce stripes into your scheme through the use of fabric and upholstery. Rugs, bed linen, bowls, vases, furniture and curtains are a few great ways to add boldness to your interiors. The bedroom above demonstrates how to successfully use stripes through upholstery, it has two clashing colours which are soothed by the neutral backdrop.
How to get the look:
Try mixing bold colours for maximum impact, such as this on trend striped Opera Tropicana wallpaper, which is both beautiful and fun!
A quirky and unique furniture collection which will make a striking feature in your room. This contemporary, multi coloured wardrobe would look fabulous in an eccentric styled interior and will be a real conversation piece.
Lean back and relax with this boldly-striped decorative cushion at your side. This striking cushion features stripes made up of silk to create a modern style, and will make an attractive accent.
Choose striped key accessories and keep the rest simple. Try this spoon to add quirkiness to your kitchen, both cute and unusual!
Kas Miami stripe blue bed linen brightens up your bedroom. The striped pattern features contrasting shades of blue, green, purple and yellow on a white background. Funky!
Stripes can be playful, dramatic or subtle, making them a current interior trend! More soon!