There is something deeply soothing about the simplicity of striped wallpapers. They are great at adding a peaceful look to a bedroom or dining room and can be particularly useful when decorating halls, stairs and landings where you need a discreet pattern without overpowering the space. They also look good when hung with pictures – something which is more of a challenge with patterned wallpapers.
Colefax and Fowler have a great selection of classic stripes, including Ellen Stripe (main picture) £60 a roll from John Lewis; Tealby Stripe (£60 a roll John Lewis); Woodcote Stripe (£58 a roll Wallpapers of Distinction); and Elwick Stripe (£60 a roll John Lewis). GP & J Baker also do a great range of stripes with a hand brushed look (£79 a roll Wallpaper Direct
Some of my favourites are also from Farrow & Ball who do a Plain Stripe £62 a roll that comes in 13 different colourways.
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