Stripes: The Timeless Pattern
Stripes, an interior trend that still holds a strong presence in both commercial and residential property. The stripe is the pattern form that many people, even if they like the minimalist look will incorporate into their home because it can be as dramatic or as simple as one would like.
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Patterns like florals, orientalism and geometric fall in and out of fashion. Stripes have stuck. For a pattern junkie like me, I love incorporating stripe into my designs, as it creates that little but of extra-ness and excitement. However, I can see for some people, pattern can be a bit daunting. The solution could be the stripe as this article aims to show. Whether preferring a more subdued stripe or a bold eccentric stripe, I will show you the variation that can be created.
Stripes can be thick, thin, horizontal, vertical, irregular, or regimented, each creating a different vibe.
Thin stripes are majorly linked to a more traditional look, whereas thick stripes will have more of a contemporary feel to them. That is not saying that you should stick to this statement, however.
Deciding between horizontal or vertical stripes, for example on the walls, can depend a lot on the shape of the room. Vertical stripes can look very good in a hallway because it is already a long narrow space. Vertical stripes will make the room appear higher. In the majority of cases, horizontal lines are more playful and will make the room appear longer or wider. Vertical lines will make the room feel higher, making your eyes follow the stripe up.