The 12 best striped sofas to make your home at least 95% more cheerful

The best striped sofas are playful and fun, evoking the vacation vibes of a deckchair or the joy of a circus tent. A little hit of euphoria in your decor

yellow striped sofa and black striped sofa
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Striped sofas may conjour up images of outdoor deckchair prints or nautical interiors, but there's so much more to them than that. Of course a blue and white striped sofa is as much a part of coastal style as shutters or a coir rug, but stripes are a versatile style.

From Kelly Wearstler's low linear Durant sofa, with its 70s style diagonal print upholstery to Fendi Casa's on-trend curved Welcome! sofa accentuated in a delicately lined ivory bouclé, stripes are loved by designers for different looks. 

Striped sofas can create an eye-catching focal point in a design scheme. However, not all of the best couches with striped upholstery require deep pockets and designer names, there are affordable models at the best home decor stores too. 

1. Best designer striped sofas

2. Best coastal striped sofas

3. Best classic striped sofas

4. Best modern striped sofas

How much do striped sofas cost?

As with any sofa, it depends where you shop. However you are likely to have to pay more for a striped sofa, as it will either be made-to-order, or produced in smaller volumes than those with plain fabric upholstery. 

Designer striped sofas can run into thousands of dollars. However, there are some good models online between $1,000-$3,000 - and at lower prices on occasion. 

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.