Pattern Play: Five Ways to Use Stripes in Your Home

From haute bohemian to transitional, stripes look right at home in virtually any style of interior; there’s truly no decorative pattern more timeless or more versatile. To seamlessly blend stripes into your existing decor, explore these five ways to use a striped pattern in your home.

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#1: Black and White Striped Furniture

Source: Jeweled Interiors

Whether it be upholstery, a chair cover, or painted stripes, there’s no better way to turn a piece of furniture into a transitional accent than to use black and white stripes.

Sources: Left – Design by City Home Collective, Photo by Kerri Fukui, Right – Design by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, Photo by Aaron Leitz, Throw by Xuxo

#2: Striped Bedding

Source: Serena & Lily

When it comes to using stripes in your bedding, choose the color and type of stripe carefully. Chunky stripes read casual and playful while pinstripes read modern, minimal, and luxurious.

For a modern and bold twist on a classic pinstripe sheet set, opt for this red pinstripe sheet set from Deiji Studios.

#3: Striped Throw Pillows

Sources: Left – Ames Interiors, Right – ILDN

In a space with standout original interior architectural features like wooden beams or a fireplace, you don’t need much pattern or color. In that case, all you really need is some neutral pattern(s) to eliminate any stuffiness from a traditional space.

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Source: Bella Tribu

Color-blocked stripes bring some playful, bohemian flair into a design without being too loud. To create a layered bohemian look, mix and match striped textiles.

#4: Striped Area Rugs

Source: J Fisher Interiors

Chunky black and white striped area rugs are bold and simple at the same time. Pulling a room together with a black and white striped area rug* is an effortlessly chic decorating trick that’ll never go out of a style. A navy blue and white striped rug is the perfect coastal take on the trick.

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Source: Matthew Caughy Interiors

#5: Striped Wall Treatments

Sources: Design by Jaimee Rose Interiors, Photo by Isaac A. Bailey

If you want to make a sophisticated statement, a pinstripe wallpaper is for you. To create a haute bohemian look, mix and match a bold, striped wallpaper with complementary colors and patterns.

Source: Hudson Interior Designs

For a calming and chic bedroom with some pattern, try a soft grey striped wall treatment styled with a mixture of neutral toned textiles.

Sources: Design by Zephyr + Stone, Wall Panelling by Glosswood, Photo by The Palm Co

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