Striped Rugs Lay It on the Line

There’s a reason you see a lot of guys wearing striped tops and pin-striped suits: Stripes are a timeless pattern. And they are not only sartorially chic; striped patterns are a great choice for the home as well. They are a particularly nice choice for area rugs and carpets, which may be a major investment.

A striped rug is frequently a sensible choice. A patterned rug is obviously better at concealing stains compared to a solid-hued carpeting. Plus, a striped rug will match with a number of other patterns and will still be in fashion a few years from now. Stripes may also be used to draw attention to or away from elements you wish to highlight or hide in a space.

Stylewise, stripes underfoot can be a bold selection or a subtle one: Broad bands of white and black make a statement, while subtle tone-on-tone stripes blend into the background. Have a look at these 13 rooms to get a dose of striped-rug inspiration. Perhaps you’ll come across this perennially fashionable layout is just right for your house.

Tara Bussema – Neat Organization and Design

A white and black rug is a powerful choice in this nautically inspired room. This striped version is comparable to Madeline Weinrib’s Black Buche carpets and Ikea’s Stockholm Rand rug.

SchappacherWhite Architecture D.P.C.

In this enchanting cabin, Steve Schappacher and Rhea White added some picture appeal to the usual beach-house aesthetic with a black and white palette and ample usage of stripes.


Set against a dark stained hardwood flooring, this blue and cream coloured rug defines the dining area of an open-plan kitchen and dining space. Coupled with aluminum Navy chairs and a rustic farm dining table, the look is country contemporary.

Richard Bubnowski Design LLC

The subtle cream and tan runners lead the eye through the transitional space enclosing the staircase in this house by Richard Bubnowski Design.


Bright, bold stripes enliven a upper stairwell within this house by Vanillawood. You may easily create a similar look in an unusual space with carpet tiles in Flor.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

All colors of whites and blues match within this living room by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design. The Dash & Albert rug acts as a canvas on which the designer has put many other striped fabrics.

Scot Meacham Wood Design

Striped rugs aren’t only for inside your home. With a weather-resistant outdoor area rug, you may enjoy a pinch of pattern in your patio as well.

Schranghamer Design Group, LLC

An attic space becomes an airy escape when painted white and accented with calming blues. This white and blue rug is a mild, soft covering for the floor.

Studio Marcelo Brito

A striped floor covering is also a energetic choice in this den. The pattern of these stripes echoes the wall therapy, which resembles the exterior siding of a beachfront cottage.

Patrick Sutton Associates

A barely there stripe is a calming choice within this airy bedroom. The subtle layout enhances the space without drawing attention away from showcase beams like the floating vessel and wall-hung oars.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Section of Tobi Fairley’s layout for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s designer show house, this unassuming hallway readily becomes a focal point with its own striped rug and red accents.

Palmerston Design Consultants

You may also stripe right up the stairs using a vibrant runner.


Putting a striped rug within this low-ceiling room gives the illusion of more space by drawing the eyes outward, rather than around the narrow eaves overhead.

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