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Trend Report: Scandinavian Summer Stripes

It’s not summer without stripes!  Explore our twist on the most classic Scandinavian sign of summer.


Scandinavian Stripes


A Stripe Lover’s Summer Dream

Scandinavians adore their summer homes and the ritual of getting them ready for the summer season. And nothing evokes that summer home feeling more than stripes. Here we’ve chosen three fresh, striped colourways to bring you this summer trend. Stockholm Stripe in Zinc Grey/Sand Beige is a timeless combination of colours that works in every style of interior. Stockholm Stripe in Soft White/Mineral Blue is a fresh update on a classic look. And Gotland Stripe in Jet Black/Zinc Grey is an instant dose of sophisticated elegance. All three of these striped fabrics in summer earth tones are yours to combine for a relaxed yet classic update to any home.


How to get the look

Stripes are an integral part of the Scandinavian design heritage and have been a part of the Bemz design story since our very beginning - in fact, the first pattern we launched over 10 years ago was Stockholm Stripe. Our Scandinavian Summer Stripes look has an artistically bohemian twist. There’s a simple recipe for getting the look right. Simply combine at least three different types of stripes – such as bolster stripes, block stripes or pinstripes - in the same space. Be sure to mix in dark wood and a blend of different textiles such as rugs, cushions and blankets to form a stylish, cohesive look. Add decorative touches that are heavy or rough in weight and texture, such as ceramic pots, vases and lamps. Then bring that summery feeling inside with plants and greenery to complete the look. This unexpected yet artistic combination creates an inviting and relaxed atmosphere in your home – perfect in every way for summer. For textile lovers, the Scandinavian Summer Stripes look creates the perfect platform to mix and match your favourite fabrics of various styles and dimensions in one space. As always with Bemz, the only limit to getting this look right is your own creativity.