Decorating with Stripes
STRIPES ARE VERSATILE
STRIPES ADD ORDER TO A ROOM
Stripes can liven a room and make it look crisp and organized. Traditional vertical stripes make a room appear taller, while horizontal stripes can make a room appear larger. If you’re bold, you can even go diagonal!
Stripes can be wide or narrow – or not the same width throughout. They can have clean edges or be jagged and funky. Stripes can even be made out of various objects, such as small flowers or geometric shapes. Straight-edged stripes are a good place to start if you’re afraid of the busyness of patterns.
WHERE TO USE STRIPES
If you’re nervous about adding any patterns to your décor, gain confidence by starting small with stripes: Add elements such as striped bed linens, throw pillows, lampshades, vases or rugs.
If you feel bolder, think about trying stripes in upholstery furniture, wall coverings, carpeting, window treatments and more.
Create a new pattern in your life this season by adding stripes to your home décor.