Pinterest’s 20 best interiors with striped rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings were chosen because they offer the greatest inspiration for designing chic and stylish rooms. The 20 interiors show that stripes work equally well in traditional rooms as they do in contemporary spaces. Stripes will add zip to a beach house and also help bring a chic look to a Manhattan apartment. Stripes come in neutrals as well as in bold colors, and you will see how interior designers use each type of stripe to the best effect.
Is it possible to design a stylishly colorful room that is also easy to change should you get tired of the colors? This Jeffrey Bilhuber designed living room shows how you design a colorful room that is inexpensive to change.
Start by choosing a grey striped rug with an interesting texture. Upholster the larger pieces of furniture such as the sofa in cream or another neutral color. Create pops of color with smaller pieces of furniture. Limit the colors to a maximum of three as Jeffrey Bilhuber did in this living room for Trey Laird. Balance cool and warm colors- here the cool blues and purples are warmed by yellow accents. You can change the color scheme by re-upholstering the smaller pieces and changing the drapes and keep the same striped rug, sofa and other neutral pieces.
To create a warm and welcoming atmosphere use a red, beige and white striped rug as the foundation.
This Libby Cameron designed Maine living room of Sister Parish’s daughter Apple Bartlett feels warm and chic because of the color palette of reds and yellows. A blue pillow and a multicolored striped pillow add a contrasting cool colors to balance the warm reds and yellows.
You can create drama with neutrals by starting with a grey striped rug, upholstering the sofa in a neutral colored fabric such as cream or light beige and painting the walls a dark brown.
Create contrast by painting the wood trim white and then add a pop of color by upholstering one piece in a colorful patterned fabric as in Trey Laird’s handsome library designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber.
You can bring energy to a room with striped wallcovering complemented by a geometric rug.
Designer Gabhan Okeeffe pumped up the drama in this master bedroom in Moscow, Russia by pairing the yellow and black horizontal stripe wallcovering with black and white vertical striped window treatments.
Design a colorful modern living room by painting the walls red and upholstering the sofa in a graphic black and white pattern.
Pull everything in the room together with a striped rug that contains pink and black. Lacquer the floor black for heightened drama.
Design a serene and stylish living room by with pale green vertical striped wallcovering complemented by a pale cream, beige and grey oushak rug.
Designer Lillian August chose white fabrics and painted the wood trim and fireplace white to create a crisp, light filled atmosphere. She layered the Oushak rug on top of a beige sisal rug.
Bring sunny warmth to a breakfast room with red vertically striped wallcovering and anchor it with a pale Oushak rug as shown in Lillian August’s North Carolina home.
Blue and white striped rugs are not just for beach houses as design celebrity Carolina Irving demonstrates in her New York library.
You can pair a blue and white striped rug with patterned fabrics and antique furniture to create a sophisticated English country house look.
London’s World of Interiors featured Carolina Irving’s living room on their cover. Did you ever imagine that a blue and white striped rug could be such a great complement to fine antique furniture and art.
If you like Chinoiserie and want to create a refined English look that feels warm and inviting, start with a red and white striped rug and pair it with pale yellow walls and neutral fabrics.
Add green accent pieces for contrast. For a dressier look have a striped rug custom made with as triped border as in Apple Bartlett’s Boston apartment.
Blue and white horizontal stripes bring a chic energy to this Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed bathroom in a beach house in Punta Mita, Mexico.
Turquoise and taupe vertical striped wallcovering and a cream and beige Aubusson rug provide an elegant setting for fine antique furniture as shown in this New York bedroom designed by Brockschmidt and Coleman.
For a sophisticated French Empire look pair blue and brown vertical striped wall covering with a blue and white oriental rug as shown in AD100 interior designer Michael S. Smith’s newly renovated Manhattan penthouse.
If you like the living room to feel warmer, chose a blue and beige striped rug and paint the walls a warm golden-beige as in this exotic London living room by Alidad.
Blue and beige patterned wainscoting and golden-beige silk damask upholstery add warmth and luxurious contrast.
Evoke ancient Egypt as west coast celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler did in the hallway of a Bel Air, California home.
Gold and black horizontal stripes on the walls and in the pyramid shaped domed ceiling provide a stunning contrast to the geometric patterned marble floor.
For a fresh and elegant beach house cottage look, pair blue and white striped fabrics with a blue and white plaid rug.
Create pop and add warmth with yellow and add white accents for crispness as in shown in this Alexandra Angle designed living room.
Black and white stripes on a modern sofa creates a stunning contrast with grey,white and gold Neoclassical architecture as shown in the living room of Parisian antique dealer Frédéric Méchiche.
Design a colorful, contemporary living room with cream mid-century modern sofa, colorful pillows and unify everything with a custom striped rug that contains all the colors in the room as shown in this media and game room in Cartagena, Columbia by AD100 interior designer Richard Mishaan.
A black and white striped rug is an elegant anchor for an artful mix of Chinoiserie, traditional and mid-century modern furniture and contemporary art as shown in Nate Berkus’s living room.
Berkus had the rug custom made with staggered stripes to create movement and interest. Green cushions on gold Chinoiserie chairs add fresh color.
Use a blue and white striped rug to bring a crisp elegance to a beach house dining room.
Add a seashell chandelier and a zinc topped white dining table to complete the look as shown in this room by Ashley Whittaker.
Create an elegant masculine bathroom with grey and white vertical striped wallcovering and a white Micheal S. Smith bathtub.
Warm up the room with a gold oriental rug and use reclaimed wood on the floor.
Here is a selection of exceptional striped rugs from Asmara
Assisi Oriental Rug’s blue and green stripes appear three dimensional, which is the result of Savonnerie style shading. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Tenerife oriental rug has stried stripes in Pompeian red, yellow, tan and beige and can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Stripe 3B Oriental Rug has stried stripes in yellow, gold, tan on a beige ground and can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Stripe 3A Oriental Rug has stried stripes in red, pink and tan and can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Tenerife CG Oriental Rug has stried stripes and can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Trevi DM Oriental Rug can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Corsica DB Oriental Rug has stried stripes and can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Corfu Oriental Rug in blue, red, tan, beige and cream can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Corfu JG Oriental Rug can be custom ordered in any size. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
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