7 Ways to Use Stripes at Home

Visually enhance your space with this pattern that never goes out of style

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When it comes to making a space look taller or wider, one of the go-to solutions is working with stripes. Whether it's horizontal or vertical, trust these lines to improve your space in a snap. Decorating with stripes is not as difficult as you may think—you can paint your walls or bring in extra furnishings, too. To help you out, check out these ideas: 

1. As an accent wall

There are so many ways to spruce up the wall with this pattern. You can go vertical or horizontal—depending on the look you have in mind. Aside from painting the stripes using your chosen paint, you can work with wallpaper as well. Use the stripes in making a feature wall. Avoid having it on all of your walls to prevent a cluttered look. 

2. Dressing up windows

If you aren't ready to paint the walls just yet, take baby steps by opting for striped curtains. Floor-to-ceiling drapes can instantly make any room look bigger. 

3. Sprucing up plain sofas

If you've been planning to redo your living area or bedroom, but don't have enough budget yet, you can invest in pillow covers with striped patterns. These can enhance the look of you space instantly and would be easy to pair with other accessories, too.

4. As an accent piece

Liven up dull floors with a rug that showcases stripes in bold colors. Given this eye-catching piece, make sure the rest of the pieces in the area are in light, subdued tones to keep your space from looking too overdecorated.

5. Experiment with a striped sofa

Who would have thought that a striped sofa would look good in a contemporary space? Pair it with neutral walls and pieces and you'll surely have a quirky focal point. A similar sofa would also look good in a country or Shabby chic-inspired home, too.

6. Opt for patterned beddings

Those who are looking for ways on how to improve the bedroom can mix and match sheets and pillow covers. If you love patterns, stripes in different shades of gray can lend a soothing feel that would surely make your private space extra relaxing.

RL Tip: Find similar sheets at SM Home and H&M Home.

7. Use it to brighten up the stairs

A striped stair runner can make your staircase stand out. Choose one with colors that complement your color scheme for a cohesive look.


RL Tip: Look for stair runners when you visit SM Home.

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