Red Ticking Stripe Matching Wallpaper Fabric Interior Decor

4 Ways to Freshen Up a Bedroom with Ticking Stripes

Traditionally used in colonial days for its ability to keep feathers inside pillowcases and bedding, mattress ticking is back in the bedroom, and in a much grander way. Take a look at these beautiful ways to use the stripe in your bedroom:

Floor to Ceiling…to Bed!

Carrying the same ticking stripe pattern throughout a room (i.e. on the walls and bedding) gives the appearance of a larger space in a narrow room. The key here is in the details in order to tie the look together. Trim the top and corners of upholstered walls with cord, echoing the same trim pattern on solid linen drapery. Here, the pillows on the bed are made into a square pattern by sewing together 4 triangular pieces of the same ticking stripe used in the room. Add a little paisley in a similar color family to break up the stripes.

Red Ticking Stripe Matching Wallpaper Fabric Interior Decor
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Fabricut Fabric - Biarritz - Rural Red 1787903
Fabricut Fabric – Biarritz – Rural Red
Clarke & Clarke Fabric - Sutton - Red
Clarke & Clarke Wallpaper – Sutton – Red
Threads Fabric - Jarah - Cream ED85084-120
Threads Fabric – Jarah – Cream ED85084-120
Scalamandre Trim - Giverny - Wine C14-069
Scalamandre Trim – Giverny – Wine
Robert Allen Fabric - Raleigh Tavern - Mandarin
Robert Allen Fabric – Raleigh Tavern – Mandarin

Mix Widths & Modern Accessories

If you’re not quite ready for a matching ticking stripe look, mix two different ticking stripes! Choose patterns that are different enough in width to distinguish the two from a distance, but similar enough in color for the them to make sense together. To modernize the look, add in some contemporary pieces, like an art deco-inspired sunburst mirror and red floral pillows with a crisp white background.

Master+Bedroom+Ticking+Stripe
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Robert Allen Fabric - Ticking - Caviar
Robert Allen Fabric – Ticking – Caviar
Schumacher Fabric - Barnes Ticking Stripe - Blue 3468001
Schumacher Fabric – Barnes Ticking Stripe – Blue
Greenhouse Fabric - 98838 - Apple
Greenhouse Fabric – 98838 – Apple

Shabby Chic with Checks

This guest bedroom has a cool lived-in charm with a combination of colorful distressed checks and ticking stripes. Antique furniture covered in a variety of colors and degrees of pigment add shabby chic dimension to the room. To top off the look, adorn walls with pieces of toile fabric in vintage frames.

Ticking stripes in a bedroom mixed with checked fabric
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Kravet Ticking Stripe Fabric 32131 - 424
Kravet Fabric 32131 – 424
Stout Fabric - Bowery - Coin BOWE-15
Stout Fabric – Bowery – Coin
Fabricut Fabric - Pleasant - Blue 2246903
Fabricut Fabric – Pleasant – Blue
Duralee Fabric 32283-397 Blue Multi
Duralee Fabric – 32283 – Blue Multi
Greenhouse Check Fabric - A1189 - Nest
Greenhouse Fabric – A1189 – Nest

Native Flair

In early American colonial days, Native American patterns and designs influenced some of the decor used by settlers. Swathe a canopy bed in ticking stripes with tribal touches, accenting with deep red fringe trim at the top of the frame. Build volume with a solid linen in a golden color.

Canopy Bed Ticking Stripes Interior Decor
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Kravet Fabric - 32151 - 1619
Kravet Fabric – 32151 – 1619
Robert Allen Fabric - Quarterpath - Mandarin
Robert Allen Fabric – Quarterpath – Mandarin
Greenhouse Linen Fabric - 97978 - Butternut
Greenhouse Fabric – 97978 – Butternut
Robert Allen Trim - Villa Fringe - Borghese Red
Robert Allen Trim – Villa Fringe – Borghese Red

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