If there is one design trend that expresses this summer’s fashion forward style, it has to be stripes.

From Gucci miniskirts to Spiritual Gangster rainbow track pant, stripes are making a full-on spectrum statement.

Embracing this trend into your home is an easy way to brighten and update your home’s décor without busting the budget. Don’t think this is just a summer trend. I expect to see stripes dominate the fall and winter scene as well.

Stripes are More Than Just a Summer Trend
Bright stripe indoor/outdoor rug brings a splash of color to a busy foyer. Rug by Annie Selke.

Annie Selke has designed a rainbow of beautiful striped rugs to provide any décor a pop of freshness. Switching out rugs is simple and stress-free. Her collection makes it fun and affordable.

Brighten your entryway with a bold, tingling striped rug. Full of rainbow colors. Perfect for high traffic areas. This indoor/outdoor rug It can be scrubbed, hosed off and even bleached. The Bright Stripe rug is available as a runner or in a variety of standard sizes.

Stripes are More Than Just a Summer Trend
Up the stairs with bold colors and texture. The Mellie stripe rug is by Annie Selke.

Stair décor is often overlooked. But it provides a blank canvas for color and texture. Replace a solid color runner or carpet with an audacious, path of color. Vertical stripes lead the eye up and make you think, if the stairs are this joyful, what lies ahead.

The Mellie Stripe Woven Cotton Rug by Selke is available in varying shades of citrus, blue, orange, pink, and green stripes. It is offered in stair runner size 2.5’ x 12’ and standard rug sizes. If you’re a DIY decorator, check out their video on how to install a stair runner.

Stripes are More Than Just a Summer Trend
Hampshire Striped rug in navy and white. A fresh update to a transitional living room. Rug by Annie Selke.

Two color stripes are very classic, especially in blue and white. A stripe rug conveys a casual feel to a formal or traditional décor. Works beautifully with white walls and trim moldings. If you have dark hardwood floors you’ll be amazed at how easily it is to lighten the entire room by using a blue and white striped rug.

By just changing the colors of the stripes the entire mood of a room can change. For example, a red and white rug conveys a cozy, relaxed space. It mixes beautifully with denim pillows, floral prints and pottery.

Stripes are More Than Just a Summer Trend
Hampshire Striped rug in Red and Bisbane from Annie Selke.

If committing to cheeky, rainbow stripes or a traditional stripe consider a woven Herringbone pattern. The basic character of this weave pattern has the appearance of stripes but is judiciously calming and easy to live with.

A striped rug can certainly stand on its own but including well-chosen accessories to the mix, transforms a space. Stay away from mixing more stripes. That’s the rugs job. Instead work with the colors. If it is a bold rainbow of stripes choose two or three of your favorite shades for pillow and throw colors.

If your rug is a traditional two color mix introduce florals that match the main color. Woven tapestries, ceramic objects, jugs and vases in the same two colors but a fun pattern. Try a splash of style by adding a single, daring accent color. Yellow with blue, orange with green.

Bold, colorful stripes are joyful and promise to make you smile.

Stripes are More Than Just a Summer Trend
Herringbone French Blue rug by Annie Selke.