Simple, solid-color subway tiles get a stylish overhaul when arranged in a fresh stripe pattern. The yellow and white combo shown here in this sunny Cape Cod cottage ups the cheer factor with a sunny, Cabana-like vibe.
Wake-up hoe-hum headboards and bed skirts with striped fabric in sea glass hues. To further underscore the beachy bedroom feel, add grosgrain trim in a coordinating color to a simple white duvet for a bit of preppy panache.
Strike the perfect balance between formal and fun with a mix of bold and subtle stripes in the dining room. Here, a two-tone rug makes a classic, coastal statement underfoot, while slightly wavy lines bring softness to chair backs and subtly echo ocean waves.
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Think stripes are just for porches and interiors? Think again! The colorful stripes on these sunny abodes in Costa Nova, Portugal make a striking line-up. (Psst: If you’re not quite ready for the whole house look, try a striped front door on for size instead.)
Kid-friendly spaces, from bedrooms to playrooms, call for a heaping helping of personality. Enter large-scale, horizontal-stripe curtains, which pack a fun, graphic punch. Not to mention a subtle nod to maritime flags.
Add a nautical touch to kitchens in waterfont cottages and suburban homes alike with comfy bar stools upholstered in a cheery striped fabric. The look is also dashing on skirted sinks, breakfast nook banquettes, and even dish towels.
Cozy, layered living rooms are the perfect opportunity to show your stripes—lots of 'em! To keep the look more all-American than all over the place, stick to a classic, streamlined color scheme like the red, white, and blue shown in this cozy space.
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Oversized, horizontal stripes in peppy colors, like the Navy and chartreuse combo shown here, immediately lighten the load in a utilitarian space. To further the design, try adding white stripes in varying widths for a look that is anything but washed out.
Whether they adorn a beachside front porch or a landlocked patio, striped draperies add an instant poolside atmosphere to an outdoor space. To further earn your stripes outside, look to other interior flourishes such as striped rugs and throw pillows.
Walk a stylish line with dressed-up stair risers embellished with paint, wallpaper, or decoupage. The vertical stripe motif is sure to take an often-overlooked portion of the home from boring to soaring. Watch your step!