From Tim Burton-style goth to the classic Breton stripes of the French Riviera, stripes crop up in all aesthetic environments—but of course, they always have a place in the realm of home decor.
“Stripes are a strong staple in home accents. However, what’s more interesting is the variation of their dimension currently at market, as they have widened over the past few seasons to offer up bold variations of color blocking,” says Jaye Anna Mize, Home Interiors Director for trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops.
As for the colors she anticipates seeing, Mize says it’s taking a more tone-on-tone approach. “You see one light, one dark variation of the same color hue quite often at the moment—many times in neutrals. However, we are seeing a shift into what we are calling ‘50 shades of green’—everything from deep forest hues to olive, mint, and kelly,” she explains. “They are being mixed and merged into fun combos, as the blues take a back seat.”
Corral Your Vices
To that end, this green striped Jonathan Adler Gluten-Free Canister ($128) will liven up your kitchen, whether you’re gluten-free or not (or whether your gluten-free needs are medical, or simply figure-related). Fill it with everything from candy to cookies—gluten optional.
Stripes For The Bathroom
A white bath mat is too hard to keep clean, and a black one is too hard to keep clear of toothpaste. The solution? Gray and white stripes, like this wallet-friendly Target Stripe Bath Rug ($19) from Nate Berkus.
Stash Your Stuff In Stripes
Hide everything from routers to photos and jewelry in these chic bone and gray resin boxes from Interlude Home ($900). The dark, wood-stained interior provides a moody contrast to the whimsical stripes on the exterior of the box.
Line Up At The Door
A melange of natural, black, and white stripes, the Olive & Cocoa Atwell Estate Mat ($148) welcomes your guests in style. This extra thick 48’x18′ mat is made of natural coconut coir, and arrives adorned with a fluffy, signature Olive & Cocoa satin bow.
Sometimes, you just want meta stripes, as seen in this multi-hued decorative pillow from Bluma Project ($100). A gorgeous accent for any bedroom or sofa, this hand-dyed, hand-woven pillow is created from cloth that hails from Cote d’Ivoire.
If You Can’t Commit
If you’re not ready to go whole hog with your wallpaper, try temporary stripes you can remove at will. Tempaper (starting at $13) is self-adhesive, repositionable, and most importantly, removable. These silver stripes would liven up an accent wall nicely, no?
“Black and white stripe variations are also popular as the perfect combination to a punchy, vibrant print,” says Mize. This hand-painted MacKenzie-Childs Black And White Striped Mirror ($88) would look at home in Beetlejuice star Delia Deetz’s entryway—but perhaps also in your own foyer.
A Multi-Hued Striped Throw
“We also predict that pink isn’t going anywhere as it shifts into a new range of neutrals for home. It’s taking the replacement of white in many stripe variations,” says Mize. This Hawkins New York wool and cotton blend blanket ($195) incorporates neutrals with soft pink and bright yellow for fun.
Pop Of Color
Move over, millennial pink—2018 is all about Gen-Z yellow. This charcoal and white striped throw ($180) is super soft and adorned with a punchy yellow fringe.
“Consumers are in a traditional moment with their purchasing decisions, so more traditional stripe sets are being seen among pillows and bedding as a layering piece among fun, playful prints,” says Mize. This neutral-striped Modani Kargat Modern Pillow ($110), for example, coordinates with so many color schemes—the patchwork material is unique, and gives it a more natural feel.
“We’ve seen cabana stripes being played up amongst tropical themes, especially soft goods,” Mize explains. This coral Mimi Ottoman ($699) from One Kings Lane makes you feel like you’re on a Miami beach.