Focus on Stripes: Fun Decorating Ideas From HGTV Fans

Integrating playful stripes into a design can make a major impact on any room. Check out these unique ways to decorate with stripes, from bedroom walls to living room accessories, each designed to inspire.
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December 19, 2014
By: Charity Curley Mathews

A Floor Show

The stripe trend isn't limited to walls. For maximum impact, an eye-catching rug, like this black-and-white design, works wonders. The secret is scale: Make the rug big enough to create a super-sized statement. Design by HGTV fan cherrybounce

Artful Additions

HGTV fan modern123 limited the use of stripes to one section of the back wall in this simple and modern living room. The result is a super-chic space with varying shades of gray and a vibrant hit of turquoise.

Classic Combination With a Twist

HGTV fan Jen416 chose a classic combination of navy blue and white for this wall, creating a preppy and sophisticated look. By adding two special touches – a monogram and a vintage wooden oar – the room now has an additional layer of personalization.

The Right Rug

To complete this living room's ultra-modern look, all it took was the perfect rug. Alternating squares of stripes give an already polished space just enough pop. Design by HGTV fan 10831890

Keeping Calm

To bring this traditional bedroom together, HGTV fan LadyDie painted one wall with alternating shades of soft brown. This combination of colors not only coordinates with the rug and bedding, but also creates a calm and soothing feel.

A Relaxing Room

While stripes are often limited to one accent wall, HGTV fan mom23 wraps a full set of stripes around the bed, each one in a graduating shade of foam green. Using variations of the same color creates a tranquil and unified feel.

Nautical Nursery

For a single detail with a powerful pop, we love this nautical nursery by HGTV fan babyhooddesign. The dark walls work perfectly with a set of white stripes bordering the top and accented by the baby's name in white letters.

Sister Shades

For her guest room, HGTV fan AliciaR employed two blue shades: turquoise and cornflower, to create a cohesive beach look. One trick to steal: A single blue stripe bordering the turquoise wall brings in the color from the solid wall, creating a smooth color transition.

Make a Major Statement

This isn't your average striped-wall treatment. Instead, HGTV fan dm went over the top with an American flag design. Precision is key for this kind of detail work; a laser level was used to ensure that each stripe was painted in a straight line.

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