Well, stripes anyways. I’ve noticed that painting vertical or horizontal stripes seems to be a hot trend these days. I see it all over online and on HGTV. Horizontal stripes help stretch a room and can make a small space feel much larger whether the stripes go all the way floor to ceiling or just one or two stripes in the middle. Vertical stripes can also add visual interest and make a room feel more cozy. Even a floor can be painted with stripes to jazz it up a bit. Here are some examples of some wonderful spaces that have been livened up with stripes.
This one is a really fun space with all the different colors. The furniture and curtains are kept more neutral so as not to compete and clash with the walls.
You can visit Young House Love for a tutorial on how to paint stripes like the room below. (This is the blog formally known as This Young House, shhh don’t say that out loud or they might get in trouble. Head on over to their site if you don’t know the story yet)
I don’t have any rooms I’m planning to paint stripes in right now, but it’s something I have considered trying whenever we get around to makeover our office space.