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7 gorgeous ways to style stripes in your home

Bedroom painted in Lick Green 02 paint

WordsMegan Lambert

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Whilst stripes are definitely on trend right now, if we’re honest, they never really went out of style. According to our Lead Color Consultant Sam Bramley, “the interior world runs parallel to the fashion industry and at the moment the runways are hot with stripes. Bigger, brighter and bolder, pushing them to the foreground”. Totally timeless, stripes bring an understated elegance and a feeling of calm into a room. Therefore, it makes sense that whilst for many of us our lives may feel more chaotic than ever, we can still retain some sense of order in our home. Creating a structured backdrop to layer on prints and patterns, stripes can even encourage a sense of play.

The humble repeat line has a character all of its own and can be a fantastic way of adding energy to a room, from small details to big.

Sam Bramley

According to Sam, “If you liken it to a capsule wardrobe for clothes, stripes are a must for your walls and furnishings. It’s a design staple within the interior vision. The humble repeat line has a character all of its own and can be a fantastic way of adding energy to room, from small details to big. Stripes have a happy medium of enhancing a space and contrasting beautifully with other patterns.” So, be it traditional ticking stripes or contemporary wavy designs, take a look at these 7 ways to style stripes in your home.

Striped wallpaper

Wallpaper is one of the most effective ways to incorporate stripes into your home as it draws the eye upwards and makes a space appear taller and more grand. For bold and energetic style, why not try Painted Stripe 01 in a hallway or bathroom? Alternatively, ZigZag 01’s intriguingly playful design is just the ticket in an eclectic decor living room whilst Diamond 01 would create a restful and soothing bedroom.

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Lick Calm & Relaxing Zig Zag 02 striped wallpaper
Zig Zag 02 striped wallpaper
Diamond 01 striped wallpaper
Diamond 01 striped wallpaper

Striped headboards 

These examples of horizontally striped and vertically striped rooms show the different visual effects it can create. A complimentary green and pink color palette, combined with matching horizontally striped headboard makes a small room feel roomier and restful. On the right, a dreamy blue and pink color palette makes you feel like you’re sleeping on Cloud 9, whilst vertically placed stripes draw the eye skywards.

Take a look at our easy DIY on how to reupholster a headboard to create your own.

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