7 Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor

A living room with striped purple and grey curtains.

You can earn your stripes the easy way with wallpaper, wall panels, rugs and fabrics.  Designing your space with stripes can be a fun way to add interest and refined elegance to your home.  Stripes come in all shapes and sizes and can bring a fresh look to your interiors.  Here are seven ways to incorporate stripes into your home décor for a stylish and modern look.

Keywords: 3d rendering, kitchen and dining room.
Subtle stripes give dimension (nancymeadowsdesigns)
A kitchen featuring striped walls in brown and orange.
Striped panels frame this space (decorationarch.net)
A dining room with a large table and chairs featuring striped accents.
Subtle tone-on-tone stripes lead the eye up (jiasong23.blogspot)
  1.  Dimensional Stripes

Alternating materials, such as wood and glass, can create an intriguing striped design on your walls and bring a wealth of dimension and character to the space.

A living room with a cowhide rug and a mirror incorporating Stripes into Your Home Decor.
Wall panels add a stripe pattern (decoist)

Wood dividers form a “striped” pattern around this space.

A room with a bed and a chair featuring striped accents.
Space divider gives room dimension with stripe pattern (meddiodesign)

Framing wooden pieces on the wall creates a dimensional striped pattern.

An image of a living room with striped walls showcasing 7 ways to incorporate stripes into your home decor.
Raised striped panels give this room dimension (download3dhouse)

Simply using boards that are textured or painted in a stripe pattern add dimension to a room.

A living room with blue and yellow striped walls, incorporating stripes into your home decor.
Striped wall panels (3dhouse777)

Handsome pinstripes add visual height to this sleek room.

A living room with blue walls and white furniture, incorporating stripes into home decor.
Striped wall panel

2.  Tone-on-tone Stripes

A tone-on-tone striped wallpaper or paint treatment is a subtle effect that adds tailored elegance to interiors.

A living room with a grey couch and two framed pictures featuring striped accents.
Subtle tone-on-tone stripes enhance this room (bazarhome)

The front entrance of your home is a perfect place to add a bold color striped wallpaper.  The tone-on-tone of the wallpaper helps to de-saturate and the white trim adds a crisp, elegant contrast.

An entryway with blue walls and a staircase: 7 Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor.
Tone-on-tone stripes give this entryway color and interest (Pinterest)

Tone-on-tone wallpaper works to incorporate pattern and dimension into a monochromatic color scheme.

A bedroom with striped walls and incorporating stripes into home decor.
Tone-on-tone stripes enhance this bedroom (decoist)

A large horizontal stripe adds unexpected interest and visually opens up a smaller space.

A living room with striped walls and a couch that incorporates stripes into home decor.
Tone-on-tone horizontal stripes add an unexpected punch to this room (decoist)

Elegant silver tone-on-tone striped wallpaper finishes this room off nicely, giving it a sophisticated traditional appeal.

A home office with a desk and chair featuring stripes in the decor.
Tone-on-tone striped wallpaper adds interest and distinction (decoradvisor.net)

Creamy tone-on-tone stripes give lift to this beautiful room.  The subtle stripes add structure and balance the softer angles of the furniture.

A living room with white furniture and striped walls featuring 7 Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor.
Subtle tone-on-tone striped wallpaper (aliexpress)

3.  Upholstery

Stripes play wonderful accompaniment to floral or other geometric prints.  When used on upholstery, stripes are a stylish addition to any room.  Bold stripes, thin stripes or stripes varied in size…all patterns offer great contrast and enhancement to other prints and solids.

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A living room with a fireplace incorporating stripes into your home decor.
A black and white striped sofa enhances this living room (designshuffle)

Pink and tan stripes put a bit of punch into the end chairs of this table, while the sofa has a subtle striped print to blend with the color scheme.

A living room with a table and chairs featuring striped decor.
Striped fabric on the chairs picks up colors from other fabrics (homewallpaper.net)

This striped sofa provides the perfect backdrop for the collection of patterned throw pillows.  The combination works well because the colors are the same and the scale is varied.

A pink and white striped sofa.
Stripes are a great contrast when mixing patterns (interiordesignprinciples.blogspot)

Wide stripes give traditional furniture a contemporary update, while taking color cues from the damask wallpaper.

A blue and gold striped wallpaper in a hallway with a chair.
Wide stripes on this chair pick up the tones in the wallpaper (bunnatinedreams.blogspot)

Blue and white stripes on the backs of these dining chairs offer a pleasing contrast.

A dining room with blue walls and striped chairs incorporated into home decor.
A striped back on chairs adds interest (oaktreelife)

The striped fabric on the bench adds a bit of energy to this room and complementary pillows on the solid sofa provide balance of pattern.

A living room with striped couches and a coffee table.
Striped sofa and accent pillows (meinehause)

Wavy stripes give a distinct enhancement to this room, providing a chic contrast to the neutral solids.

A living room with couches and a storage ottoman featuring striped accents.
Wavy stripe pattern offers a touch of pattern (Houzz)

4.  Windows

Window panels in striped patterns provide a stylish frame to the room.  Vertical stripes visually heighten the room, especially when mounted above the window frame.  Horizontal stripes add a modern edge to a space and widen the space visually.

A living room with striped curtains.
Wide horizontal stripes on the window treatment frame the room (decoist)

This classic styled living room gets a boost with horizontal striped panels that frame the room.

A living room with striped curtains and a coffee table incorporating stripes.
Striped curtains frame the room (perfect-diy-ideas)

Vertical striped panels further elongate the window and provide a great contrast to the room’s color palette.

A living room with a sectional sofa and a coffee table featuring stripes in home decor.
Striped window panels add interest (chantiki)

For a subtle soft element in the room, install neutral tone-on-tone panels.

A modern living room with red and black accents featuring stripes.
Wide horizontal striped window panels give subtle pattern (diagensis.BlogSpot)

5.  Rugs

A rug anchors a space and provides a texture, color and/or patterned element.  Area rugs are a great way to employ versatile, non-permanent stripes into your decorating scheme.

A 3d rendering of a living room with a tv enhanced by incorporating stripes into the home decor.
Pin stripe rug anchors this room (meddiodesign)

This striped area rug plays off the brick wall and enhances the white sofa, while defining this space.

Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor
Striped red rug anchors this space (oaktreelife)

Placing a striped rug that runs opposite the stripes on the sofas creates interest and contrast.  This works well due to the sofa fabric and rug being within the same color family.  The warm caramel of the leather seating contrasts nicely with the rug.

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A living room with couches and a coffee table featuring striped accents.
Striped rugs and upholstery (addodecor)

Neutral bands of color replicate the striped fabric on the pair of chairs and provide a solid foundation for this room.

A living room with pink chairs and a fireplace incorporating stripes in home decor.
Wide striped rug visually widens space (apartmentlifestyle.net)

6.  Not all stripes are straight

Stripes don’t have to be straight to be called stripes.  They can be wavy, angled, curved, embellished, or even zebra.  Stripes of a different style bring out a more fun and modern dynamic in your interiors.

A dining room with a colorful mural on the wall inspired by stripes.
Stripes can be uneven for added interest (decoist)

A wavy striped area rug gives this room a touch of whimsy.

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Wavy striped rug gives visual interest (jossandmain)

Zebra stripes are always in style and add a distinct style to any interior design scheme, traditional or modern.

7 Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor with a zebra rug in the living room.
Zebra stripes are always in style (Pinterest)

Zebra stripes in a color other than black or brown add a playfulness and boost of color.  In this room of all white, the zebra rug provides definition of space, anchoring the room.

A living room with a blue rug and white chairs featuring stripes in home decor.
Beautiful blue and white zebra striped rug creates flow (homestratosphere)

A pleasing blend of wavy stripes, small and large, give this small chair a modern vibe.

Striped swivel chair in a living room.
Stripes come in all shapes and sizes (examsuites)

Pillows with wavy stripes add a touch of softness and variety.

Stripes pillows on a brown couch.
Wavy striped pillows (Wayfair)

7.  All Sizes

Wide stripes can bring a very modern appeal to an interior.  Varying widths add a richness and dimension to a space.

A dining room with blue and white striped walls featured among 7 Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor.
Horizontally striped wallpaper of varying widths gives interest to this room (laurelandwolf)

A varying scale of stripe gives this room a modern vibe and makes artwork stand out.

A living room with striped walls and a black leather couch is a perfect example of incorporating stripes into your home decor.
Wide striped walls give this room dimension (bestofinteriors)

Bold and large stripes appear more like color blocks and add a strong element of dimension to this bedroom.

7 Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor with a black and white color scheme.
Wide stripes create interest (meddiodesign)

Blending the colors of this room, the feature wall of wide stripes is bold, fresh and modern.  This space thrums with energy and cosmopolitan charm.

A living room with blue and white walls featuring a striped table and chairs.
Wide striped feature wall (decoist)

Bold tone-on-tone stripes encircle this room and give it a dimensional lift.

A living room with blue and white walls showcasing stripes in home decor.
Large bands of color create interest (creativeeleganceinteriors.wordpress)

Bold stripes are carried over onto the ceiling to elongate this room and give it a pop of color.  The stripes balance the color scheme.

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A black and teal living room with a chandelier incorporating stripes into your home decor.
Large stripes of color highlight this living space (HGTV)

Subtle tone-on-tone stripes are bordered with the room’s complementary orange, unifying the design.

Incorporate stripes into your living room decor with a white couch.
Large outlined stripes on walls give horizontal interest (decoist)

Whatever color, shape or size of stripes you prefer, adding them to your home in a subtle way is easy.  Stripes make your rooms modern, sophisticated and elegant or bold and fun.

 

 

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