Checks and stripes are having a renewed moment in the spotlight this season, with a catalogue of patterns on offer for effortlessly timeless interiors.
Start off the year with a well-rounded scheme that is both characterful and inviting. Check out our top tips below for incorporating a check or stripe into your décor scheme, and reignite your love affair with one of 2023’s top design trends.
Incorporate weaves in gentle shades rooted in nature, as well as bolder, saturated hues, creating a joyful space that instantly puts you at ease. Enjoy a cocooning space in the winter months that remains fresh and vibrant for summer. Brighter shades are also perfect for adding interest and instantly refreshing more neutral spaces. Create an enveloping interior with Vintage Weaves’ whimsically inspired colourways, spanning gentle, dusky pinks to deep reds. Use the same shade in your blind and sofa with contrasting check and stripe designs for maximum impact.
Ground your space with a serene scheme made up of natural hues, inspired by exotic destinations. From thick, comforting weaves in limestone hues to subtle colour block embroideries, checks and stripe finishes are perfect for adding interest to predominantly neutral schemes. Set the scene with a palette of understated shades inspired by rugged limestone architecture, making your space feel lighter and larger.
Choose an assortment of scatter cushions in a palette of woven designs and present upon a striped sofa for a sitting area brimming with depth and texture. Pair with a contrasting embroidered curtain for added impact.
Be creative when combining a check or stripe with alternative designs, inviting the eye to explore different areas of the room. Offset a striped sofa against curtains finished in a trailing floral design, for example. Opt for designs in a similar palette and tone, ensuring your scheme remains balanced. This allows for an inviting space that doesn’t feel too overwhelming, and prevents one design from dominating the scheme. Perfectly complementing the Vintage Weaves Collection, our Vintage Collection of prints coordinates effortlessly with Vintage Weaves for a contemporary twist on the whimsical theme.
Present your guests with luxurious comfort through inviting check and stripe patterns upon sofas, armchairs, and cushions. Striped furniture is perfect for creating a focal point, showcasing pattern and texture and adding character to an otherwise neutral space. Looking to create a cohesive and rounded scheme? Offset vertical stripes against wall panelling for a structured décor scheme that isn’t too prescriptive. For a vibrant pop of colour, opt for stripes in deeper natural tones, which contrast effortlessly against white panelling.
Mixing designs of a different scale ensures a space remains balanced and not dominated by one design, and stripes are no exception to this rule. We’d recommend opting for a range of stripe weights when layering checks and stripes, using a variety of scales for contrast and interest. Our Hamptons Collection presents an array of striped finishes for well-rounded, whole room schemes that prove ideal for the transition between living areas, family rooms, and work spaces. A sophisticated palette inspired by nautical influences allows for a smart scheme that is also easy on the eye.
Make one or two large scale check or stripe designs the stars of the show, accompanied by complementary semi plain finishes for a laid-back look. This is ideal for incorporating the trend into your space whilst not committing solely to check or stripe fabrics. Take a look at Portofino’s sumptuous weaves, pairing perfectly with the collection’s Sienna and Mateo semi plain designs. Present the collection’s striped designs through floor length curtains, pairing with complementary dining chairs for the ideal finishing touch that allows the curtains to take centre stage.
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