February 2, 2012

Stripes for kids

Perhaps the easiest way to bring drama to a space is with big, painted stripes.  Because stripes are playful from the start, they seem to fit in perfectly with spaces designed for kids.  Just check out these gorgeous gray stripes in this nursery created by Lindsay Anyon Brier for her son.  The tone on tone is so serene and I am in love with the gray walls paired with the natural jute rug…the impact is big yet still allows the pops of teal and orange to contribute their own drama to the room.

Conversely, this bold nursery design by Feathered Nest Interiors specifically relies on the bold contrast of the stripes to create drama.

If that’s too much drama for you, than consider this thoughtful use of a closet space in Lakeitha’s boy’s room.  The use of the bold stripe here as an accent defines the extra nook as a storage space with purpose rather than just a closet without doors.

Of course, one of the great things about stripes is their versatility.  One need not stripe an entire wall for there to be big impact.  Whether you use two stripes…


…or one…


…you can still infuse drama into your space.

I’m particularly enjoying this use of variated stripe widths on this accent wall in this room designed by Amy Lau.

And if you’re not set on painting your walls, you can always incorporate stripes in any number of ways.  These gorgeous headboards that Michelle at 4 Men and 1 Lady created for her boys truly make the room.

Whether you use stripes on the walls or in smaller details like curtains, they are sure give drama to any kids room.


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