Does anything say “summer decorating” better than blue and white stripes? It looks fresh and nautical and can make a bold statement with wide stripes, or it can be soft with narrow stripes in paler shades of blue.
You might recognize the living room above. I featured that beautiful East Beach home in one of my Sunday tours.
Stripes also look great on the floor of a living room – whether you choose a pretty rug or paint stripes on your wooden floor. The Nantucket summer home below was also featured on my blog.
If you prefer a softer look, pale blue and white stripes and use them sparingly – like fabric on an ottoman. Courtney Thomas Design provides a beautiful example.
How about this fun, striped lamp? You don’t need a large piece to make a visual impact.
A bold rug makes a strong statement in an all-white kitchen.
Narrow blue and white stripes cover bar stools in a pale blue kitchen. Black is a perfect complementary color on the pendant lights.
Stripes adorn kitchen bar stools and a small rug in this modern country style kitchen. I’m going to show more of this amazing house in an upcoming blog post, so stay tuned!
Varying shades of blue stripes on summer comforters look fresh and inviting in this vaulted white bedroom – especially when paired with a sweet floral pattern on the pillows.
This bedroom exudes a nautical vibe with its navy and white comforter, distressed dresser, and large sail boat painting on the wall.
Here’s another variation of a nautical style bedroom – this one spiked with a touch of orangey-red color.
Don’t forget your outdoor spaces! They look great in the summertime with blue and white stripes.
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