You can love or hate them, but there is no denying that stripes can add drama to any room. Adding stripes is an easy an effortless way to add a bold punch to any room. As in fashion, striped walls have the same effect on a room. Stripes have the power to redirect your eye and your interpretation of space. Wearing horizontal stripes makes you look wider. Horizontal stripes in a room have the same effect – they can widen a narrow room. On the other hand, vertical stripes can elongate a space and make ceilings appear higher than they actually are.
When using stripes on walls, you need to choose the stripe width based on the expanse of your room. A very large room needs very wide stripes, especially if they are vertical. A very thin stripe in a large room would offer little visual impact. If you are worried about vertical stripes looking like a circus, then muted tone-on-tone stripes are a good choice.
If you are nervous about committing stripes to a large space, stripes in a foyer of powder room are great place to experiment. They are small rooms that people do not stay in for long. Striped walls add drama to your small spaces as your guests are passing through.
Mixing wide and thin stripes work really well in children’s rooms or game rooms. They can add a playful punch to any space. When painting with stripes, use either complementary colors or contrasting colors on the color wheel.
If you have striped walls, solid fabrics on furnishings are the way to go. The solids give your eye a place to rest. Stripes and florals are a winning combination as well.
Please weigh in: Do you LOVE or HATE striped walls?
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