The latest collections of designer fashion catwalks in Europe and the United States have been flooded with stripes: from bold, large stripes to delicate pinstripes to everything else. Home design collections are never far behind catwalk trends, so if you have a love of stripes and contemporary style, now is the time to add some stripes to your decor.
Decorating with stripes is not as difficult as you might think and you don’t need to commit to stripes to still have an impact on a room. Here are some of our favorite ways to take the latest stripes off the catwalk and incorporate them into your contemporary decor.
1. Paint Stripes on Walls
If you’re looking for a bold way to incorporate this trend, painting stripes on your walls is the right choice for you. But don’t exaggerate: choose a main focal wall to incorporate the stripes, not the whole room. The background also works.
2. Add Striped Cushions
Pillows are an inexpensive and easy way to immerse your toes in the trend of the strip. Try different combinations of stripes and colors or use a line of the same striped cushion on a sofa for a clean, minimalist look.
3. Cover the floor with strips
If you have an open plant, a bold striped carpet is a great way to complement this trend. Opt for carpets with high contrast tones and colors that pop.
4. Hanging Striped Curtains
When painting or upholstering is not an option, adding striped curtains can be the strip you need. Aim for rich colors and a length from floor to ceiling that creates the illusion of higher ceilings.
5. Don’t forget the decor
For a choice of high fashion designs, add a piece of striped furniture to your space. Whether it’s a sofa, pouf, coffee table or piece of furniture, striped designs and upholstery are more available than ever in your local designer home shops.