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Guest post: STRIPES in decor!

We've got a guest post today, all about one of my favorite patterns, stripes, in home dec!  Perfect considering I'm thinking about decor for our new place and I have dreamed of painting stripes on a wall since I've seen several stylish bloggers do it themselves with painter's tape.  So cute, right?!

Here's a bunch of inspiration on the stripe vibe!

Hi! I’m Joanna, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a terrific online source for everything lighting, including beautiful light fixtures and the latest in lighting. On any given day, you’ll find me eagerly searching the internet for the next big trend, the latest images of gorgeous designs and all things interior design. Luckily, I get to share my finds with blog readers like you. Thanks to the lovely Suzannah for allowing me to share with you today. 

If you are one of the faint of heart when it comes to decorating with color, then you might want to think twice before decorating with big bold stripes. They definitely make a huge statement by the fearless decorator. I love big stripes, but only in certain spaces, if you’re not careful your house can turn out looking more like a circus than a home. Are you daring enough to decorate with them?
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These chartreuse and white stripes are the most subtle ones featured in this post. I think it would be lovely to wake up to this cheery room every day.
Bold Stripes
Wow! I love this entry. The contrast between the red and white striped wall and the black and brass oversized table lamps works perfectly to create a big impression. Chrome wall lamps hinder in the back ground of what seems to be an all white room.
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I had a black and white striped bathroom in a 1930s cottage like this one and absolutely loved it. I like how the stripes follow the flow of the room even over the decorative molding.
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This bathroom is the perfect example of what to do if you’re not sure if you are a big stripes person. Add just a bit of stripes, like this towel for instance. It can be easily replaced if you decide against the idea.
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I can’t decide what I like more the pink and white striped floor or the gorgeous pink and black table lamps. And then again, the table is simply lovely too.
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What do think of these avocado horizontal stripes? I’m not really sure about them myself. They do give the space a modern, fresh feel though.
Bold Stripes
Big candy colored stripes on a big plush bed is a terrific way to use this bold design element. Who knew an upholstered bed could be so ornate and so stylishly contemporary at the same time?
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Just a hint of big vertical stripes grace the tall windows on the far wall of this beautiful living room with multiple seating areas. Again, the table lamps are one of my favorite elements in the room. Once again I've fallen for the well blended mix of table lamps and ceiling lights

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Are you ready to start throwing some bold stripes into your home? Don't forget to stop by Arcadian Lighting for a large variety of light fixtures.

Thanks, Joanna!


  1. I like the shape of the olive green ones best, actually, but I'm not too sure about the color, either!

    1. I agree! I would love to paint stripes that width somewhere in our new place...

  2. Anonymous2/24/2012

    Stripes never looked so good!

  3. The stripe decor make the room more wider, I think that the cool thing about this design.



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