Historically, striped designs in textiles were not appreciated from feudal times to the second industrial revolution. The only thing considered acceptable to wear anywhere near the skin was white or un-dyed cloth. In the 13th and 14th centuries the wearing of stripes was a frightening transgression from plain fabrics as they signified someone not to be trusted – village mocks, disloyal knights, clowns and jugglers used to wear fabrics with a stripe design. Later on, lawbreakers were made to wear striped fabric so they were easily recognisable as social deviants. Thus bed sheets, chemises, underwear etc. only became striped, as one of the first patterns, in the last hundred years and only then very gradually. At this time they become associated with hygiene with the association of animal dye drained from the fabric.
Nowadays, patterned fabric has become a fashionable statement to use and there are many patterned styles available, generally used to create a relaxed feel to your home. Solid simple fabrics and floral designs are also popular and these may be mixed with stripes as they are such a versatile style of pattern. In bedding, they may vary from natural styles of zebra or other animal print, to brighter colours providing an eye-catching statement to the focal point of ones bedroom.
Stripe design is extemely popular within home decoration and there is no limit to how one may experiment with their versatility. You can add that zing and zeal to your bedroom by using a number of colours within striped bedding design as it is chic and diverse with understated contemporary elegance. Coordinating your entire bedroom with harmonious décor complementing the decorative accent pillows can be simply beautiful and stylish. (more...)