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Some people use stripes to create an illusion in their home while others simply choose them because they are classic. Striped rugs are an excellent choice to increase the feeling of space in a room. For example, if horizontal stripes are used in a room that is long and narrow it will seem bigger, while vertical stripes can make a small space, like small entrances or hallways, look longer. A striped rug is also an excellent choice if you have a low ceiling because the stripes draw attention away from it.
I have heard people say, in a negative way, that they think the blue and white striped rugs make their home feel like a beach house. It all depends on the blue shade chosen and the size of the stripes. Just look at Frédéric Malle's former dining room further below or the bottom image with a space designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. Nothing in those two rooms reads beach style; on the contrary, I would say they look sophisticated.
I think the website of NW Rugs sums it up neatly when they say that "the crisp lines and straight edges" of striped rugs "have a way of bringing about a modern element of sophistication to a space."
|Decorator and stylist Michael Penney for Canadian House & Home|
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|Perfumer Frédéric Malle's former dining room in New York City|
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The classic beach-style look.
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This space is a Jeffrey Alan Marks design. There is something sophisticated about the striped rug.
A wide-striped rug. The space is an Emily Henderson design.
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As I mentioned before, I have a crush on the striped rug above, a reversible flat-woven dhurrie. I have the perfect spot for it in my own home. The one in the image below is a Moroccan rug and I think these dark wide stripes (they could be dark navy or black) give a room such a classic look. This space is a library and an office in a farmhouse in the Loire Valley in France, which the designer Jean-Louis Denoit helped his sister renovate.
1: Felix Forest for Inside Out/Homelife | 2: Angus Fergusson for Canadian House & Home Makeovers 2009 via Michael Penney | 3: Brittany Ambridge for Domino via Le Fashion | 4: François Halard for Men's Vogue, February 2008 via Pinterest | 5: Michael Mundy for Elle Decor, August, 2002 | 6: Porchlight Interiors via DecorPad | 7: Simon Upton for Elle Decor via The Adventures of Tartanscot | 8: Bjorn Wallander for Country Living | 9: Derry Moore for Architectural Digest, May 2013
- All individual rugs via NW Rugs