Why stripes?

Classic stripes in uplifting shades of blue are the interiors equivalent of a Breton shirt – both are reliable staples that recall the coastal retreats we long to escape to. Mix up stripes in complementary shades and textures for a fresh 8 look that is cohesive and easy on the eye.

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The best striped fabrics

These traditional choices will lend colour and personality to your upholstery projects...

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The delectable Coast collection by Ian Mankin will be our substitute for a summer spent beside the sea. Stripes, zig zags and geometrics from £39.50 per m – deck shoes optional. ianmankin.co.uk

The delectable Coast collection by Ian Mankin will be our substitute for a summer spent beside the sea. Stripes, zig zags and geometrics from £39.50 per m – deck shoes optional.
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Ticking fabric in Old Violet, £34.95 per m, anniesloan.com

Ticking fabric in Old Violet, £34.95 per m, anniesloan.com
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Burford fabric in Laguna, £72 per m, romo.com

Burford fabric in Laguna, £72 per m, romo.com
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Papias fabric in Rockpool, £84 per m, romo.com

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Scallop Stripe cotton fabric in Navy, £45 per m, torimurphy.com

Scallop Stripe cotton fabric in Navy, £45 per m, torimurphy.com
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Tablecloth in Norfolk Stripe, £29.50 per m, seat cushions in Oxford Stripe in Peony, £34.50 per m, both ianmankin.com

Tablecloth in Norfolk Stripe, £29.50 per m, seat cushions in Oxford Stripe in Peony, £34.50 per m, both ianmankin.com

The best striped trims

Life on the edge: colourful trims in seaside shades will add personality and style to your upholstery projects...

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Monaco braid, £16.20 per m, fabricsandpapers.com

Monaco braid, £16.20 per m, fabricsandpapers.com
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Poole braid in Cobalt, £12.50 per m, ianmankin.com

Poole braid in Cobalt, £12.50 per m, ianmankin.com
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Antoinette ribbon trim, £POA, james-hare.com

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Preston silk striped border, £38 per m, samuelandsons.com

Preston silk striped border, £38 per m, samuelandsons.com
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Sorrento striped cotton border, £38 per m, samuelandsons.com

Sorrento striped cotton border, £38 per m, samuelandsons.com
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Red and White striped woven cotton tape, £4 per 5m, thestripescompany.com

Red and White striped woven cotton tape, £4 per 5m, thestripescompany.com

The best striped cushions

A twist on the classic Breton, these colourful choices will freshen up a plain sofa or armchair

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Stretch Scatter cushion in Red French Stripe, £45, loaf.com

Stretch Scatter cushion in Red French Stripe, £45, Loaf.
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Angus Stripe small cushion in Red, £40, ianmankin.co.uk

Angus Stripe small cushion in Red, £40, Ian Mankin
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Orange striped cotton cushion, £260 a pair, katherinepole.com

Orange striped cotton cushion, £260 a pair, Katharine Pole at Decorative Collective
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Woven Stripe bolster cushion, £16, and cover in Red, £65, conranshop.co.uk

Woven Stripe bolster cushion, £16, and cover in Red, £65, The Conran Shop
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Gingham Chindi rectangular cushion, £80, libertylondon.com

Gingham Chindi rectangular cushion, £80, Liberty London
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Charcoal Stripe cushion, £35, grahamandgreen.co.uk

Charcoal Stripe cushion, £35, Graham & Green
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Ezra plaid cushion, £68, anthropologie.com

Ezra plaid cushion, £68, Anthropologie
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