You can never go wrong with blue and white stripes ...always fresh, always beachy. Dress them up in navy and white and stripes can look chic and sophisticated or play them down so they look coastal and rustic. The stripes above all have a lovely beach cottage feel to them ...honest and humble in linen and cotton. Stripes are great for adding a splash of colour with slip covers, scatter cushions, crockery and table linens. Even a simple tea towel can make a statement in stripes!