How to Beautify Your Home Using Striped Curtains

17th March 2022

Striped curtains can instantly transform the look and feel of any style of interior. You can never go wrong with stripes – they make brightening up any room an absolute doddle. If you’re stuck for choice with bold stripes, candy stripes, pinstripes, ticking stripes and multi-stripes, then read on for additional tips and inspiration.

green striped curtains

Different Types of Striped Curtains

Here at Ian Mankin, we have an extensive range of striped fabrics suitable for curtains in various colours, designs and materials. Before ordering any striped curtains, it is important to understand that horizontal striped curtains can make a room feel bigger and vertical striped curtains are perfect for rooms with low ceilings and wide, low windows.

Bold Striped Curtains

Ultimately, the bigger the stripes, the bolder the statement! Our timeless Devon Stripe Black fabric brings a harmonious vibe to this black and white monochrome kitchen. A two-toned striped pattern in contrasting colours will spark life into the plainest of schemes while adding depth and interest. Consider combining bold striped curtains with accessories in ticking stripes, florals and plains in a single colour palette for a cohesive scheme.

Black and white striped fabric curtains

For something subtler, try bold striped curtains in warm neutral tones. Neutrals may very well be understated but should never be underestimated. These fabrics don’t disturb the eye, and you can be sure they will match almost any room’s design. Our Lulworth Stripe Oatmeal fabric provides this restful living room with a refreshing coastal vibe that’s bright and airy. The elegant accessories in rich cobalt and indigo hues finish the look perfectly – sometimes, a lively splash of colour is all you need to bring a room to life. For more ideas on bringing seaside hues into your home, visit our blog ‘How to Layer our Coast Fabrics in Your Home‘.

natural striped curtains

Candy Stripe Curtains

Classic narrow-striped curtains such as our Candy Stripe Peony fabric are incredibly adaptable and work seamlessly alongside a range of geometric, floral and checked fabrics. Bold yet simple, these lovely cotton fabrics are very appealing to small, cosy rooms. They work effortlessly on narrow windows and create a focal point that attracts attention.

Delicate Pinstriped Curtains

Stripes don’t need to be big to be noticed! Our lining stripe fabrics feature an understated coloured pinstripe design that lends formality to any space. They work particularly well in studies and hallways but can be used in almost any interior. Consider using pinstriped fabrics as curtain linings for adding a luxury finishing touch to any curtains and blinds. Curtain linings don’t have to be plain!

blue lining stripe

Ticking Stripe Curtains

Traditional ticking striped curtains are a fantastic way to create an elegant, laid-back look throughout any home. All you need to do is find the perfect colour and width of stripe to suit your scheme. Their classic design style and hard-wearing nature allow them to endure changing trends, making them a favourable choice for every home and window. Take inspiration from one of our stockists, Samantha Todhunter Design, who has used our Ticking Stripe 01 Black fabric to make the most beautiful entrance in this country home in Dorset (below).

Multi-Stripe Curtains

If you’re looking for striped curtains that will give your room an instant wow factor, then our multi-striped designs might just be what you’re looking for. Look how wonderful our Panama Stripe Seagreen/Sage fabric looks in this contemporary bedroom alongside our Kew Floral Mint Wallpaper and accessories in our classic sage fabrics. Best of all, our multi-striped fabrics are sophisticated while lending a playful appeal that will stand the test of time in all infant, teenage and adult bedrooms. For additional inspiration, explore how Ingrid Abramovitch has made a real design statement using multi-stripe curtains in our Empire Stripe 01 Airforce fabric in Elle Décor.

Green striped curtains

Ultimately, quality handmade striped curtains accompanied by a lining are an investment that can turn a simple room into something extraordinary. With this in mind, remember to order a swatch and explore how your favourite striped curtain fabrics will look in different lighting – you don’t want your curtains to overwhelm the whole décor! To find your nearest curtain maker to make curtains in our striped fabrics, simply input your postcode in our stockist locator.

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