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Could Your Home Use A Few Stripes?

Don’t think stripes will work with your interior design? Think again! Stripes are versatile and can be subtle, sophisticated, modern, or used to make a statement. Here are just a few ways you can introduce stripes in your home.

To Elongate

Vertical stripes on your walls can help low ceilings feel higher, while horizontal stripes can visually elongate a room. You certainly don’t have to stripe all four walls, and proportion is a must. Varying stripes sizes can be fun, but don’t go too thin as it can create a dizzying optical illusion. As a general rule large stripes for larger rooms and smaller stripes for smaller spaces.

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You Can Stripe Anything

If you aren’t up for striped walls, now worries! You can easily introduce stripes on your area rugs, furniture, accessories, and even your ceilings. You can even paint stripes on distressed wood floors. Stripes don’t have to pop or contrast, such as a vase, duvet, or area rug with stipes in varying sizes and complementary colors.

Stripes Don’t Have To Be Your Only Pattern

Your goal is not to stripe up everything in your room, but to mix and match your stripes in similar or contrasting colors or patterns. If you really want to make things pop, mix stripes with polka dot furniture and accessories. Or florals or plaid. Just avoid the temptation to go overboard and create a busy room that is visually unsettling.

Stripes Add Luxury To Otherwise Plain Pieces

If you want to liven up fairly plain pieces of furniture, such as solid pastels—add some striped accents to the room. This could be a lampshade, throw pillow, ottoman, or armchair. All you need is one or two striped items to elevate any room.

Have Fun With It

Stripes can be used to create a modern or elegant vibe but can also be used to create a fun and playful space. If your style is a bit eccentric or you want to create a playful kid’s room, stripes are the perfect addition.
Feel free to experiment with paints of different levels of gloss, but in the same color family. Embrace contrasting if you prefer but keep avoid using too many loud colors. TMF 家匠 has plenty of stripes to choose from!

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