Horizontal fabric shades work well in a room that features stripes

Mar 4 2011

Strikes can be bold or subtle as a feature in home decorating.
Strikes can be bold or subtle as a feature in home decorating.
Florida-based interior designer Michelle Jennings likens the use of stripes in home décor to the slimming effect they have when used in clothing.

"Taller ceilings can be perceived with vertical stripes and a wider room can be perceived with horizontal stripes," she writes on her website, InteriorsByStudioM.com. "Depending on your space, use stripes to add visual interest in one area and detract from another."

According to Jennings, there are a variety of approaches homeowners can take when working stripes into their décor.

First, stripes don't have to be eye-catching and bold. They can be used for pattern and texture in a monochromatic scheme, which is effective for a backdrop to artwork.

Stripes can be mixed and matched with other patterns, as well as solid colors to unify different elements. In a living room, the mix can be with lampshades and furniture cushions. In a bedroom, the combination can occur with bedding, pillows and window treatments.

The illusion of stripes can be achieved in different types of window shades or blinds. Horizontal fabric shades have the look of a window shade, but the individual slats are reminiscent of a venetian blind. The range of fabrics, colors and print designs in horizontal fabric shades work well when mixed with other patterns.
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