|I love this striped rug (image)|
We are really trying to bring more texture, patterns and colour into the house and it popped in my head the other day how much I love stripes and as long as you plan your room right and don't go over the top it can be a real statement pattern in any room in the house, such as this amazing rug in a kitchen. By keeping the kitchen simple and neutral in colour it means that is does not look over cluttered or too busy with the stripes and intact they add to the beauty of the room.
|Colour and stripes combine in perfect harmony (image)|
This technique can also be followed through into a hallway and I love how the colourful stripy rug really adds to the room and brings in an elegant but fun element to the space.
|Great little DIY idea for a kids room (image)|
A more personal way of adding stripes and colour into a room is by painting a key piece of furniture such as the chest of drawers above, the main thing to remember is only do one piece of furniture otherwise it just won't work and don't clash colours, keep things simple and it can become a real centrepiece of any room.
You could also bring striped into a room through some quirky and interesting blinds, such as these by Apollo blinds from their new made to measure Twilight range, which allows light in but also with totally privacy (win win I say). Rolled up you wouldn't notice them and then when pulled down it creates a lovely effect and is really striking and adds a little something extra to your window and doors. A easy, chic and practical way to add the stripe print to any room.
|How beautiful is this tie dyed bedding? (image)|
A real easy way to utilise stripes and colour together in the bedroom is with bedding. I love bedding and I have always been a fan of the classic hampton striped simple bedding but I have to say I also really love this more relaxed and quirky tied dyed effect as seen above. I would love to have a go at making some myself for our bedroom to add that extra personal touch.
This post is part of my competition entry into #ApolloTwilight