Stripes Aren't Just For Your Closet Anymore!
While is seems like stripes are the latest and greatest trend that's sticking around in clothing, we're also noticing stripes peeking out of our closets and into our home decor! No pattern is as versatile as stripes — from classic and fresh to funky and bold to delicate and sweet, everyone can appreciate a stripe and find a place for them in their home!
All about stripes!
We've pulled together the best of everyone's favorite pattern — stripes! Those of us who love decorating with stripes in our homes know that they can easily become a home decor obsession — stripes on the walls, on your dishes, for the material on your couch pillows. Stripes are addictive, and if you don't already have a dedicated stripes board on your Pinterest account, you're going to want to get your "Pin It" finger ready!
Go bold: Ready to go bold in your bedroom? We are swooning over these thick, bold stripes in West Elm's Stripe Duvet Cover + Shams ($19-89). The graphic look will add an instant pop of stripes to your bedroom and can be paired with more intricate patterns to create a layered look. Don't hesitate to add florals or even different stripes! The stripes in this duvet cover are thick enough to take them on.
Go subtle: Consider dipping your toes into the decorating water with some striped sheets. They're easy to swap out when you're ready to move on and in this Patrice Stripe Velvet Flannel ($26-56, The Company Store), you can pair them with a pretty white duvet or quilt to keep the stripes on the mild side.
Take it to the floor
Go bold: The floor is the perfect place to add some stripes in your life — via a rug, that is! And if you want to take it to the extreme, having a bold rug will minimize the intensity of a bold stripe and is a strong way to help ground other elements in your room. For a classic, statement-making black-and-white stripe, the Ikea Stockholm Rand Rug ($299 for approximately 6x8-foot size) will throw you in the striped deep end.
Go subtle: If you already have a room bursting with colors and bold patterns and want to add a simple, easygoing stripe to your floor, the Cottage Stripe Rug Collection by Dash and Albert ($30-364, Garnet Hill) is the perfect place to start. Featuring rugs with stripes that go from thick to thin and in every color of the rainbow, these are great for throw rugs inside your front and back door. They also have a similar collection that comes in an indoor/outdoor fabric — perfect for adding stripes to the kitchen where messes can happen!
Go bold: Love stripes, in theory, but nervous about adding them to your home? Curtains are an easy way to add stripes without commiting to something as serious as a piece of furniture or paint. And, striped curtains are super hot in the land of decor right now, so you should have some great options to choose from! Don't just take your striped curtains bold, take them horizontal. The Swing Stripes Curtains ($118-178, Anthropologie) come in three different colors and have stripes that won't be missed.
Go subtle: Another horizontal striped curtain, but in a pretty combination that will seem like second nature in your home, the Sahaj Ivory Curtains with Jute Stripes ($20-25, Cost Plus World Market) have tab-tops to keep them on the casual side, and you can actually feel the jute texture in the curtains for a rustic feel.
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