home: trend [ stripes ]
We have seen stripes before in interiors with the monochrome and nautical trends. This time around we take a more subtle approach to this look with narrow stripes on ceramics, texture in wallpapers and structured furniture.
When accessorising a room pick out simple pieces with a minimal feel – block coloured vases and pin stripe ceramics / varying stripes on soft furnishings such as cushions and rugs. The popular colour choice will always be black and white but if you want to introduce other colours keep it relatively neutral with beiges and greys, and even bring metalic tones of gold and bronze.
Bringing stripes onto a wall can be a brave decision, but if you limit it to one wall and use just two colours of similar tone you can create a real focal point, but it doesn’t need to dominate the room. Pale colours like moss green and powder pink work great. If you fancy some wallpaper consider a textured option – a really contemporary way to get stripes into a room [ take a look at grahambrown.com ].
Another idea of how to bring this trend into your home is to use two or three narrow stripes in a hallway or running up stairs. This brings interest to areas which otherwise might be quite plain. Stick to one colour and run them the full length of a wall or stairscase.
When it comes to furniture don’t think you need to go out and and buy heavily striped units or chairs. One statement armchair can really help bring this trend into a living room, although keep the rest of the furniture neutral. Alternatively find pieces that give the illusion of stripes. For example the Hay dining chair [ pic 5 ] with metal frame or a storage unit like the made.com chest of drawers [ pic 9 ] using panels across the front creating a subtle striped pattern.
1. Cushion – istome.co.uk [ £25 ]
2. Vase – habitat.co.uk [ £40 ]
3. Set of 2 ceramic pots – thedenandnow.co.uk [ £36.50 ]
4. Marble & wood bookend – westelm.co.uk [ £44 ]
5. Dining chair – futureandfound.com [ £119 ]
6. Tile – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £6.80 ]
7. Textured wallpaper – grahambrown.com [ £9 ]
8. Rug – Ikea.com – [ £15 ]
9. Chest of drawers – made.com [ £349 ]