This week we’re looking at stripes and how to integrate them into your interior design schemes. Stripy surfaces are one the hottest interior design trends of the summer – although the idea of adding lines into a scheme is no new one! Stripes are the perfect choice for smaller spaces because they can create the illusion of more room. Vertical stripes make ceilings look higher or the space seem taller or longer whereas horizontal lines make a room feel wider. Stripy rugs, furnishing and accent pieces can also help make a space feel bigger whilst injecting individuality into a room.
A simple yet effective way of sprucing up a wall – lined wallpapers or tiling can allow for that additional pattern and decoration whilst not needing to go overboard on colour palettes! A hot tip is to use just three main colours in a single space when designing with stripes in mind – a main feature colour, two accents and a white or neutral. If the goal is to create a maximalist interior then clash considerately! – choose complimentary colours to ensure the space looks designed rather than a visual overload.
Pinstripes can be a chic twist to an interior scheme – stripes can bring structure to a space and can create a feature point, introducing an element of understated elegance and sophistication. Chunky stripes can also be a playful yet classic addition – stripy fabrics and furniture is a timeless design statement. From nautical bathrooms to integrating stripes into a way-finding scheme, there is a stripe selection for everyone!

Black and white stripes are the perfect way to go bold and make a design statement without interrupting a colour scheme. Black and white stripes are a great way to create a feature wall or to jazz up a colourful space whilst remaining smart. We particularly love black and white zigzags or barcode-esque rugs and pillows! From geometric patterns to simple slats – adding lines into a scheme will generate the illusion of space, considered design and direction!
Still stuck on stripes? Check out our inspiration gallery!