There’s nothing new about using stripes in the home – they’ve been a decorating staple for centuries – but if the spring/summer trend forecasts are anything to go by, bigger, bolder and more colourful stripes will be making their way into our interiors this season.
Part of the current vogue for graphic patterns, stripes are fantastic for giving a room scheme a visual “lift”, whether they’re painted on walls or woven into rugs and soft furnishings. The main reason for their timeless appeal is that stripes are incredibly versatile: they can be chic and polished (as in a pinstripe suit or ticking fabric) or summery and playful (think of the classic stick of rock or seaside deckchair). Large-scale stripes can be bold and dominating, but equally, a subtle tone-on-tone pattern of baby stripes can form a fabulous low-key canvas for a room scheme, blending beautifully into the background.
If you’re looking for a fresh, on-trend striped rug or carpet for your home, you’re definitely on the right lines with Sisal & Seagrass. Trabes, from our Aurora range of hardwearing coir runners, delivers an amped-up, vibrant take on pinstripe with hits of orange, red, mint and emerald green – perfect for injecting colour and drama into a gloomy hallway, staircase or landing. Similarly, investing in one of our Satara Iona Stripeand Udaipur Chindirugs is a great (and budget-friendly) way to punch up a neutral room scheme; their joyful zingy colours will being a festive, holiday feel to any space, plus they’re GoodWeave certified so you can be certain no child labour was used in their manufacture.
At the other end of the design spectrum are crisp, sophisticated styles like our Argo Stripe Ceres Sisal runners. Given a contemporary spin with modern colour combinations, these gorgeous striped designs are superbly tough and ideal for high-traffic areas of the home. Or, for the last word in sophistication, check out our beautiful Pure Wool Carpets, which come in a gorgeous understated natural palette of greys, silvers, pale browns and off-whites. Made in Britain using wool from Cumbrian sheep, using no man-made dyes or pesticides, they’re certified chemical-free, organic and non-allergenic; click here to read about how they passed independent tests with flying colours.
Whatever you choose – vibrant or subtle, chunky or narrow – stripes are guaranteed to make a statement. If you want to see how they’ll look in your home, we’ll be happy to send you free samples.