Striped rugs and runners can be a brilliant way to make a space look bigger or even make it seem a different shape. Stripes also go with any decor style, even florals and because stripes can be jazzy, subtle or dramatic you can play about with them to enhance every interior. At www.rugzone.co.uk you will find stripes featured in most of our sections from modern to traditional and you can choose the predominant colour from our snazzy colour chart.
Of course, stripes look best when used on a long length of rug and this is where the stair runner comes into its own. Stripes going up the stairs can really make a hall look bigger, by drawing the eye upwards. Just as a note, if your stairs and hall are really small a striped hall runner or stair runner with toning lampshades can really make it look much more spacious as well as very warm and welcoming. Although you have to be a bit careful where you put them (for safety reasons) wall lights really complete this look.
If your stairs are narrow, especially if they have a wall on both sides rather than an open banister, then stripes going across the tread and riser will make them look much wider and more elegant. If you have a runner up the stairs rather than fitted carpet, you can make the whole look very summery and fun by painting the wood on either side of the runner and then rubbing it back down to look ‘distressed’. If you team this with a blue and white striped runner, you will get that seaside look without a huge outlay of cash. And with our next day delivery, your inexpensive makeover can happen in 24 hours, if you are a dab hand with the paint.
Stripes are the decorator’s friend because it is almost impossible to make them clash. You can mix and match thickness of stripe as much as you like, as long as you give a little thought to colour. If you want to use a thick pile rug and a woven runner for the stairs as being a more practical choice, you can do this easily by choosing stripes in complementary colours. In this way, you can take the stripe theme throughout the house, changing the texture to suit the rooms as appropriate, and all without spending a fortune.