Decorate with stripes – to smarten up a scheme

From highly tailored pinstripes to bold and broad lines, the diversity and timelessness of stripes makes them suitable for every room of the house, as our gallery of ideas demonstrates.

If you want to decorate with stripes, we recommend you take a look at our gallery of inspiring ways to use a classic stripe in your scheme.

‘Stripes bring order and structure to a space and have the ability to redirect the eye. When incorporated into an interior scheme, they inject a dose of understated elegance and sophistication. I’m drawn to layering when designing an interior scheme, and incorporating stripes into the design provides the perfect structure that can then be contrasted with other designs, pattern and colour,’ according to Roselind Wilson, Founder, Roselind Wilson Design, roselindwilsondesign.com.

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Classic and playful in equal measure, this season’s stripes on fabrics, furniture and accessories have reignited our love affair with this timeless trend.

Appreciated for their dirt-defying nature, stripes were initially confined to high-traffic areas, such as stairs, but their appeal is now spreading. Taking inspiration from the fabric world where stripes are everywhere, flooring has now caught up and offers a far greater choice of designs than ever before.

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