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How do you feel about stripes? I personally think a room isn't complete without a stripe fabric, rug, etc. Stripes are a fundamental part of design. They can change the look of a piece of furniture or a room by being bold or subtle. Stripes can be edgy, playful, modern or sophisticated depending on the size, color and placement.
So, which ones are right for you? I've compiled a group of beautiful spaces using stripes to their advantage. See if this helps you narrow down your options!
A well-tailored room gains energy from the striped rug.
This bold cabana stripe awning is the perfect backdrop to the colorful furniture and lush plants.
Wide horizontal stripes along with moulding accents blend beautifully with the baroque elements in this room.
This playroom screams enthusiasm partly due to the varied colorful stripes on the wall.
I love how this traditional room is transformed by a bold color palette and the vibrant striped rug.
This sofa from Crate & Barrel is like a man's suit, handsome and timeless. (photo courtesy of Crate & Barrel)
This is not your grandmother's sofa. Reupholstering an antique in a modern stripe is the perfect juxtaposition.
Skinny stripes form a soft balancing backdrop for a room that is full of collected pieces.
Another great example of a bold stripe on a traditional piece of furniture. (photo courtesy of Lonny)
Kimberly Reuther, interior designer & founder of DesignSpeak