When I think of adding stripes into a room, my first thought is that they can easily be painted on an accent wall or used within the upholstery or drapery. There are, however, a lot of ways to add stripes and I would like to show you a few ways to do so that is unexpected.
This first one above is shown as alternately colored penny tile. I love this idea as it is still very easy to do and creates a lot of impact, especially in this bathroom. Any color combination of tile could be used and can be done easily in the bathroom or kitchen.
Another idea I found is to use mirrors as a base with boards of wood overlaid to create stripes. This is a great idea for a small room because mirrors help to expand a space while the wood stripe will help carry your eye up and around. Different types of wood could be experimented with and something with a lot of texture and movement like burl wood or cork could look great against the glass mirror.
While the striped ceiling is not the first thing I see in this image, that is why I like it so much! It acts as the icing on top in this high ceiling room. Most would not consider doing a pattern on the ceiling, nor even a pop of color, but in this case I think it really makes the space look fully finished.
When I first saw this I was very inspired. How unexpected but fun?! The island has a dark wood stain with metallic silver laminate stripes facing out to the living room. When it comes to kitchen islands so many things could be applied to the face of the cabinet to make it a focal point or create an accent in the room.
We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend! By the way, Lauren and I had fun at the zoo over the weekend. We definitely recommend it. If there is anything you would like to share with us or like us to share with you let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!