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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Using Stripes Reflect Bold Outlook

Multiple uses of stripes in this setting including wallpaper and fabric - source posting on my pinterest board.
I love striped fabrics and my eye seems to be naturally drawn to spaces where stripes are used. I have about half a dozen upholstered pieces/sets in my Wydeven Design inventory link to website that feature striped fabrics because, again, I am drawn to them. This posting discusses how and where to use stripes in home decorating.

I googled "Decorating with Stripes" and found many articles and words of advice about using stripes in the home. First of all, from several sources, I learned:
Stripes in home decor are extremely popular with people who have a bold outlook towards life. source
This article goes on to describe some general rules about using stripes:
Why Stripes, and Where?You could use stripes on your walls, on your upholstery, on your window drapes, on the floor rugs, and even in the numerous decoration pieces that adorn any normal living room. What Kind of Stripes For Decor?One way to classify the stripes are the direction. There are the vertical ones, and there are the horizontal ones. You can even use slanting lines in your stripes.The next option is size - there are thin and thick stripes. In case of smaller rooms thick stripes look better as they add to the volume of the room, and vice versa.
Then there are the options in colors. You could use bold or light colors. Contrast colors do well in certain places, but for first timers it is best to stick to the same color family as the stripes themselves are less glaring. 
Vary Your OptionsWhen looking for a pattern, try to mix and match.  source
Love the vertical stripe on this wingback chair - source - my pinterest board - see above. 
This is a great example of how well strips coordinate with patterns - source - my pinterest board - see above. 
Upholstered pieces with same color rug stripe - very fresh looking - source - my pinterest board see above.
 Here are a few more articles about decorating with stripes that I found interesting - Fun With Stripes and Keys to Decorating Your Home with Stripes.

Here are some of my current inventory of striped upholstery pieces.  As I've said, I love stripes!


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