Layer on the Stripes

Since 1961, stripes have been a staple for Sunbrella, and over the years, we have continued to reinvent this classic design. It’s no surprise that we have a wide variety of striped upholstery fabric, ranging from more nuanced takes to a classic cabana. Stripes provide stability to any space and can be dressed up or down. Step up to the style challenge and don’t be afraid to layer! 


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Stripes pair well with many different patterns, solids, and textures.


Timeless Classic ​ 

There is a reason that Sunbrella has been doing stripes for so long! From our classic bar stripe and vertical stripes to more unique color use, the stripe remains a constant.​ It’s a timeless style that complements many other designs and fabric patterns, from florals to solids. Sunbrella has developed collections throughout the years that have included stripes as an ode to the pattern that has always felt right “in-line” with the other fabrics in the collection. While stripes may be simple, they can work with any style and aesthetic. 


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When paired with complementary colors, stripes can be mixed with solids and patterns for a playful addition to your décor.


How to Layer Striped Fabric 

Don’t be afraid to mix scale and color but do maintain a consistent element throughout. ​This can translate to keeping different stripe layouts in the same color family or layering different colored stripes with the same layout. Try adding in chevron or herringbone patterns or take a bolder approach with paisley and plaid. 


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Another style tip? Mix up colors when using the same colorway!


Stripes aren’t just limited to the classic cabana. Sunbrella offers creative takes, like Perception, a peacock-inspired pattern that provides a subtle stripe. 


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Stripes are more than just a classic cabana look. Designer Dabito chose to use Perception, a style reminiscent of a peacock feather for his outdoor sofa cushions.


While it might seem intimidating at first, you’ll look like a design pro when mixing stripes with patterns. The trick is simply to make sure the stripes and patterns are in the same color family. Check out how Sarah Vickers used this tip while styling her front porch. 


Sarah Vickers smartly combines a classic cabana with a fun tropical pattern in the same colorway.


Find Products with Striped Sunbrella Fabrics 

It’s easy to find stripe patterns with these retailers who have put their own spin on the classic stripe. 


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Sien+Co takes a modern approach using neutral colors and textures with CINTA.​ 
Terrain refines a ribbon stripe that has a classic, yet global appeal to it, making it a versatile stripe that would fit in seamlessly with different aesthetics. 


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This fabulous umbrella from One King’s Lane combines a textured fringe with the classic Brittany stripe for a look that’s coastal chic. 



Serena & Lily stays sleek and classic with a Lido Sunbrella stripe on their sling beach chair.​

Explore More​ 

No matter the stripe you choose, this classic style can still bring a new flair to your space. Browse our full line of stripes to create your next design!