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Seeing Stripes: Crisp Textile Patterns for Summer

Looking for an easy design refresh for summer? Say it with stripes! There are few things more crisp and refreshing. Not to mention, stripes instantly channel a vacation vibe. Keep reading as we feature this season’s favorite striped textiles, rugs and accessories, organized by color scheme. Don’t resist the urge to lounge by the pool while browsing… [below: H&M Home’s Cotton Beach Towels]

The New Blue and White

Blue and white stripes have a timeless, classic look. The “new blue and white” builds on this universal appeal while adding elements of minimalism and laid-back style. Urban Outfitters’ Washed Cotton Striped Tassel Sham Set does both of these things, featuring a thin stripe that creates a less-is-more look, then topping it all off with tassels:

More tassels and stripes adorn this Moroccan Full/Queen Blanket, woven by Moroccan artisans. As stated in the product description, “Classic blue stripes and alternating blue and white pom poms go with just about anything and always look fresh.” We couldn’t agree more!

Not only does Zara Home’s Striped Double-Weave Cotton Towel look splendid when unfolded, it evokes a chill, resort hotel vibe when neatly folded, thanks to its blue fringe edges.

Looking for a refreshing take on blue and white stripes? Try incorporating an indigo rug with a unique design! CB2’s Verso Indigo Blue Striped Rug is created through the dabu process, which involves the application of pattern with a clay mixture applied by wood blocks. Before all is said and done, the rug is dipped into an indigo pit. Learn more about the process (and get purchasing info) here.

Ready for blue and white stripes with a touch of retro glam? Let your imagination sail away on a design-fabulous yacht with this Cotton Satin Cushion Cover from H&M Home. We’re loving the use of red, combined with stripes of varying widths:

The cushion cover above beautifully coordinates with this Cotton Percale Pillowcase, which is timeless and minimalist at the same time. Nautical style reigns, neatly trimmed by narrow piping along the edges:

Minimalist Black and White

Black and white is the perfect color scheme for minimalist stripe patterns. After all, there’s power in combining the darkest of darks and the lightest of lights. This Pinstripe Natural and Black Placemat from CB2 will add a relaxed vibe to your tabletop. Not to mention, it will go with everything!

Bring a global hotel vibe to your powder room with CB2’s Raya Black and White Striped Towels. With a striped pattern on the front and solid white terrycloth on the back, these towels are both universally stylish and comfy:

When your decor doubles as storage, you know you’ve struck design gold. This Mojave Striped Basket from Crate & Barrel in available in medium and large sizes. Recycled plastic bottles are the materials of choice, and you can use this basket to hold everything from magazines to potted plants. Plus, it’s durable enough to be used both indoors and outside!

Nautical style is a great fit for kids’ rooms, especially when a rope handle is involved. Crate & Barrel’s Stripes Around Black Cube Bin is available in five different colors. We’re partial to classic black and cream:

For stripes with a stylish twist, check out this Archive New York Black and White Antigua Pillow, available through Anthropologie. Super-soft cotton: check. An interesting take on black and white stripes: check. Tassels: the icing on the cake!

Bring on the Color

We end today’s post on a colorful note. It’s what happens when stripes become vibrant! Yellow is a popular color for radiant stripe patterns, and it’s hard to get more vivid than this Yellow Stripe Print Flat Sheet from Zara Home, which features an ombré yellow striped design:

Golden yellow shines brightly on Pier 1’s Yellow Striped 72″ Table Runner, which will bring summer style to your tabletop all season long:

Golden yellow combines with cotton canvas and tassels on Urban Outfitters’ Ivy Fringe Striped Throw Pillow. This piece puts a modern-boho spin on striped decor, all the while adding comfort to the room of your choice:

There’s something delicate yet colorful about these Lightly Striped Baby Blankets from Crate & Barrel. Get them while they’re on clearance and enjoy a touch of summer style in your nursery:

Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on Urban Outfitters’ Texture Stripe Planters, which feature peachy lines and a big dose of whimsy. When stripes meet houseplants, there’s nothing more summery and verdant. Not to mention, the designers of these speckled pots even included a helpful drainage hole at the base.

We hope today’s post has inspired you with a range of striped patterns. Cheers to the power of crisp lines, and thanks for reading!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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