The latest fashion runway collections from designers in Europe and the U.S. were awash with stripes — from large, bold stripes to dainty pinstripes to everything in between. Home design collections are never far behind the runway trends, so if you have a love for stripes and contemporary style, now is the time to add some stripes to your home decor.
Decorating with stripes isn’t as difficult as you may think and you don’t have to make a big commitment to stripes to still have an impact on a room. Here are some of our favorite ways to take the latest off-the-runway stripes and incorporate them to your contemporary decor.
1. Stripes on Walls
If you’re looking for a bold way to incorporate this trend, then painting stripes on your walls is the choice for you. But don’t go overboard — chose one main focal wall to incorporate stripes, not the entire room. Wallpaper works too.
2. Add Striped Pillows
Throw pillows are an inexpensive and simple way to dip your toes into the stripe trend. Try different combinations of stripes and colors or use a line of the same striped pillow on a sofa for a clean, minimalist look.
3. Cover Floor With Stripes
If you have an open floor plan, a bold, striped rug is a great way to incorporate this trend. Opt for rugs with high contrast tones and colors that pop.
4. Hang Striped Curtains
When painting or wallpapering isn’t an option, adding striped curtains may be all the stripe you need. Aim for rich colors and a floor-to-ceiling length that creates the illusion of taller ceilings.
5. Don’t Forget the Furnishings
For a high fashion design choice, add a striped furniture piece to your space. Whether it’s a sofa, ottoman, side table or cabinet, striped designs and upholstery are more available than ever at your local home design stores.