When you have selected your checked fabric or stripe fabrics you will need to select your colours for the rest of the room. Pick out one of the colours to use for walls and flooring. Using a selection of different stripes and checked fabrics for a collection of cushions work well as long as you ensure that they are all from the same colour palette. Use one of these fabrics for your window treatment and then keep the rest of the scheme plain. Further accessories such as rugs, vases and lampshades should be kept plain to avoid the scheme looking too busy.
Checks and stripes come in a wide variety of colours, from natural narrow stripes, colourful bold designs and pretty pastels. There is bound to be something to suit your taste and style.