Design Lesson
Sep 16, 2011

Look of the week: Stripes

By: Natalie Bahadur

Look of the week: Stripes Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Sep 16, 2011

Look of the week: Stripes

By: Natalie Bahadur
If you’re looking for an easy way to add some fun to your decor, try stripes! Striped accessories like pillows, throws and curtains can instantly update the look of a room without costing too much in time or money! From bright stripes to muted ones, it’s a look that’s sometimes nautical and always interesting. “Stripes on your walls can look sophisticated and tailored,” says Lisa Canning, designer, Lisa Canning Interiors. “Use vertical stripes to make a ceiling look taller, or horizontal stripes to make a soaring ceiling more cozy. If wallpaper is not in your budget, painted stripes allow you to really customize your colour scheme,” she says.

Check out these 10 ways to add stripes to your decor:

Stripe Duvet Cover + Shams

This 100% cotton yellow and white striped duvet cover and sham set will add a sunny start to every day. Also available in a grey and white stripe.
Available at: West Elm
Price: $19.61 – $91.86 striped-brighton-chair.jpg
Brighton Chair - Walker Stripe

The classic stripes of this slipper chair make it a perfect complement to solid coloured furniture. The crisp vertical stripes in warm neutrals really make this chair a beautiful addition to your home’s living room, bedroom or home office.
Available at: Pottery Barn
Price: $527.10 hampton-stripe-duvet.jpg
Hampton Stripe Organic Duvet Cover and Sham

Bold stripes in vibrant colours make this bedding ideal for a young girl’s room. Made from 100% organic cotton canvas, these rainbow bright colours are chic and cheerful.
Available at:
Price: $25.60 – $115.22 striped-pillows.jpg
Striped Pillows

The colours and diagonal pattern of the stripes on these pillows give them a bit of a retro flair. Add to a neutral sofa to bring it to life!
Available at: Crate & Barrel
Price: $44.95 iittala-origo-bowl.jpg
Iittala Origo Bowl

This iconic design by the Finnish company Iittala allows you to bring beautiful, bright, bold stripes into the kitchen and onto the table. You won’t want to hide this bowl behind closed cupboards – keep it on display and use it as a fruit bowl!
Available at:
Price: $30 spilled-stripes.jpg
Spilled Stripes Giclee

This contemporary, abstract piece of artwork is a real eye-catcher. It’s the perfect piece for the modern home.
Available at:
Price: $1425 chenille-striped-throw.jpg
Chenille Heathered Stripe Throw

These oversized throws, featuring a subtle stripe pattern are all you’ll need on chilly winter nights. Made from heathered yarns, these blankets are luxuriously soft and cozy.
Available at: Restoration Hardware
Price: $79 striped-shower-curtain.jpg
Stripe Shower Curtain

Made from 100% cotton, this broad stripe shower curtain will add a dash of drama to the bathroom. Available in Cloud (blue), Citron (yellow) and Feather Grey, pictured here.
Available at: West Elm
Price: $40.25 roman-shades.jpg
Stripe Pattern Room-Darkening Roman Shades

Finding the perfect window coverings can be tricky but these stylish striped shades will add both form and function to your home. Cords are hidden for a clean, uncluttered look and they’re easy to clean by dusting or vacuuming.
Available at: Sears
Price: Starting at $31.99 striped-rug.jpg
Rayas Dhurrie Rug

This rug is made from 100% hand woven wool and will break up the monotony of any room. This bold graphic pattern makes it a real statement and conversation piece.
Available at:
Price: $299

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