Not all homes are made of the same frame, shape or size, so why must all walls be of one color? Consider spicing up your living, dining, cooking or sleeping space with some vertical or horizontal stripes to add flair. You can add stripes to just one wall or all of your walls to create a unique and inviting atmosphere. Whether you want a fun or eclectic aura or a sleek and sophisticated space, there are various stripe designs that can help create just what you want.
First, there is the typical two-toned stripe pattern. Most opt to do one color matched with white or brown to maintain a grounded feeling. It also allows for more color combinations with accent pieces and furniture. This would be great for a focal wall or all around a room.
Another option is for a multi-color theme for your stripes. This may be best as a focal wall, but if you find a theme that you feel can stretch throughout your entire room, then feel free to do it. It is your home after all! For this, you may choose a bold color, like the image to the left, with other neutrals interspersed throughout the design. Or, you may choose to do a neutral color as the main part with bold, bright or interesting colors throughout to add vibrancy. You can have the stripes be of equal or varied sizes.
Who wants the typical vertical stripes, when horizontal can be a nice change to that norm? Large, bold horizontal stripes are a great way to add continuity to a room, especially one with varying layouts like the one pictured to the left.
Making use of varying sizes is a fun way to add personality to any room. It can also make for a great focal wall and play on the height or length of a room. They can be shades of the same color, two-toned, or multi-color. Whichever you feel captures your home and personality the best will make this room truly one-of-a-kind.