MAKE A STATEMENT WITH STRIPES
A FASHIONABLE FEATURE
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.