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.)
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.
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.
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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!