Similar to chevrons because of their graphic nature but with a life of their own, large-scale horizontal stripes have a huge impact on your design. I love how the image above took a hint from the furniture and added black stripes, helping them to feel grounded. Interestingly, as strong as this stripe is, the pop of red on the sofa and lampshade help to balance out the look. The overall effect is striking and not overbearing.
These stripes, while still every bit as graphic and fun as the drapes above, are just a little less dramatic for those of you who want to try this look but don’t want a screaming loud statement! The neutral palette is a fabulous choice, and the drapes are really livable. These stripes are also a great option for the do-it-yourself kind of person. I have seen these stripes painted on to plain white canvas fabric. What a great use for the leftover wall paint! (just be sure to protect your floors when you paint.)
Lastly, large-scale patterns of traditional themes are also an exciting look. Like this modern play on a paisley print, which harks back to traditional, but with a fun factor. These prints feel a little less intimidating while still bringing some excitement and whimsy to a room. By keeping the color palette simple, it is an easy addition for any room.
That concludes our tour. I hope that you beef up the fun quotient in your life and give this look a try.
Cassity K blogs for Remodelaholic.com