MAKE A STATE­MENT WITH STRIPES

A FASH­ION­ABLE FEA­TURE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Janita Singh

STRIPES are dom­i­nat­ing fash­ion as well as the home front. The trend, a favourite in the ’60s and ’70s, is thought to be pop­u­lar with peo­ple who have a bold out­look on life.

Stripes pro­mote or­der and have the power to re­di­rect the eye and re­shape any space.

They are a sim­ple and stylish home decor idea that stands out. Adding stripy fea­tures to your home decor can add an ex­otic touch and make a style state­ment.

In smaller doses, such as on fur­ni­ture or ac­ces­sories, they’re the neu­tral of the pat­tern world as they are low-risk and easy to in­cor­po­rate into any type of room.

An easy way to em­ploy stripes in an el­e­gant way is through wall­pa­pers, uphol­stery, fab­rics and car­pets.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match, es­pe­cially when it comes to pil­lows and quilts.

You could also paint stripes on walls, cre­ate striped seat­ing ar­range­ments with cush­ions or choose striped rugs, drapes and dec­o­ra­tion pieces. But re­mem­ber to use stripes with care as they can be dom­i­nat­ing.

Try these smart ways to add a stripe or two in your home decor:

A striped bed set, like the Lorraine Lea San­ford quilt cover set with ab­stract stripes in blues, green, teal and yel­low, will in­stantly breath new life into the bed­room. Get this one at linen­par­ties.com

Striped Nueva Raya Verde cowhide rug adds a bit of whimsy to an oth­er­wise solid land­scape. The piece from Art Hide’s Pop Col­lec­tion is inspired by the colours of na­ture and ar­chi­tec­ture in Ar­gentina, arthide.com.au

Beau­ti­ful pas­tels and sweep­ing lines cre­ate a gor­geous, silky scape in this Candy Stripe art­work, urbanroad.com.au

If you have money to burn, you might like a striped Smeg 50s retro style (FAB 28) fridge-freezer, smeg.com.au

Angie side­board boasts ver­ti­cal stripes, eclipse­fur­ni­ture.com.au

Clock­wise from top left: say it with stripes with the Lorraine Lea San­ford quilt cover set, Nueva Raya Verde cowhide rug, Candy Stripe art­work, Smeg’s retro stripe re­frig­er­a­tor-freezer and Angie side­board.

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