While it's hard to remember a time when we didn't love stripes, the bold linear pattern is certainly back in a big way. Thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, in living colour or in black and white, stripes are like a magnet for the eyes, becoming an instant focal point and striped fabric for curtains and blinds are particularly stunning.
Stripes on fabrics are completely timeless and unlike bolder patterned fabrics you will never tire of them. Queen Victoria made them popular, after dressing her son Bertie in a striped sailor suit and this started the connection of stripes with words such as “marine” and “sea”. Whether you use them in your home in a traditional way or in a totally modern and contemporary way, decorating with stripes is a great way to bring some order to your room.
They have the power to reshape an interior depending on how they're used; they add a crisp, polished feel to a space. Best of all, striped fabrics mix beautifully with plains, florals, and other patterns meaning they can be used just about anywhere. Striped soft furnishing fabrics can be elegant when they're tone-on-tone or wild when they're bright and bold and also classic when the stripes are the same width. Here are some ideas for you from my collections:
How to incorporate stripy designs around the house
Striped pattern fabric for curtains and blinds look very smart, Scandinavian, nautical and informal.
You can use stripes as a beautiful trim on the leading edges of curtains, borders on blinds, and also for contrast piping for furniture and cushion.
YOU CAN EVEN PUT STRIPES ON THE FLOOR….. Use my 100% wool stripy rugs on your floors, this is a quick way to give a room a fresh and updated look. Stripes are on the best and most versatile patterns to work, decorate and design with and they're incredibly functional and fashionable. So, why not use them on your floors?
Quick inspiration of what can be done with stripes, what colour schemes we have available, etc.
My stripes come in all my different colours, I mix Lime green with Sweet pea pink, Teal with Tomato red , Danson pink with Scree grey…and many, many more..
Upholster with my printed stripes: Sofas, chairs and footstools can look dramatic covered in strong stripes…or quietly fresh with a gentle stripe. See my different stripes below: Stockholm Stripe, Simple Ticking, French Ticking and Stripe and Dash. Remember we can make Curtains, Blinds, Cushions, Footstools, Quilts, Headboards, Sofas, Lampshades and Chairs for you in any of our striped upholstery fabrics.
I also have a range of woven stripes, woven on hand looms in a beautiful mid weight Linen. These make fresh and pretty curtains and can be unlined if you just want to filter out the light. They also make wonderful processed blinds where you see the same pattern on the front and back.
What other patterns complement and contrast with your striped upholstery fabric range?
My striped fabrics look great contrasted with the spots of Pretty Maids. Also, each stripe is designed to coordinate with the other prints in the collections to which they belong…for instance my Stockholm Stripe with Dawn Chorus and French Ticking with Flora and Fauna; equally Hand Printed Stripe with Tea Time and more…
- New Orchard Collection
- Artists' Collection
- Velvet Collection
- Artisan Collection
- Birds and Beasts with Harris Tweed Collection
- Discontinued Fabrics
- Scandinavian Woven Collection
- Bohemian Collection
- Swedish Collection
- Hand Printed Collection
- Plain Linen Union Collection
- Meadow Collection
- Earth Collection
- Sky Collection
- Woodland Collection
- Wildflower Collection
- Cockerel Collection
- Terracotta, Peach & Rust
- Duck Egg
- Whites & Off Whites
- Chickens & Feathers
- Leaves & Ferns
- Harris Tweed