Have a thing for stripes? Go ahead and embrace them on your walls if you're looking for a way to have a little extra fun with paint. Stripes add so much energy to a space and can be painted vertically, horizontally, and in a zig zag shape, just to give you a few ideas. Plus, stripes look stunning whether they're thick, thin, or extend up onto the ceiling. You really can't go wrong incorporating them into your home. If you're not sure what style of stripe appeals to you the most, you'll find tons of valuable inspiration in the 18 spaces highlighted below.
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Sweet Yellow Stripes
Thick yellow stripes add tons of visual interest to this chic, contemporary living room. While yellow can often be seen as a loud color, this space proves that the hue can be styled to appear more subtle and neutral.Continue to 2 of 18 below.
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Simple stripes look darling in this nursery and are a popular choice for children's rooms. Painting the wall shelf in one of the same colors helps make this little nook appear nice and cohesive.Continue to 3 of 18 below.
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Stripes Behind the Sofa
Why stop with simple stripes behind the sofa? Keep going and let your design continue onto the ceiling for added flair and whimsy.Continue to 4 of 18 below.
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Purple and white stripes behind the bed are nice and soothing for a sleep space but still provide a dose of personality. If you'd prefer to skip a headboard altogether, note that a striped wall can provide the illusion of a bed frame.Continue to 5 of 18 below.
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Striped Living Room
Vertical stripes in the living room make for a fun accent wall design. Because this room has some unique architectural features, applying wallpaper may be a bit tricky — and that's where the power of paint comes in.Continue to 6 of 18 below.
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Painting stripes every which way doesn't make a room look chaotic, so long as you do it purposefully. When done strategically, it can look super sophisticated and glam. Black and white is always a no-fail color combo, too.Continue to 7 of 18 below.
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If you think you can't alternate between vertical and horizontal stripes within the same room, think again. This bathroom proves that mixing and matching can look stunning.Continue to 8 of 18 below.
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Think thick! Thicker, diagonal stripes like these are a great choice for a modern space. This sunny marigold yellow is full of cheer.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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On the opposite end of the spectrum, thin stripes can be just as fun. And there's np need to stick to just two paint colors if you're looking to experiment with several—here, five different shades play together nicely.Continue to 10 of 18 below.
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If you have an archway in your home, you can add a striped design there, too. This is a nice alternative to painting an entire wall if you'd prefer to keep things more subdued.Continue to 11 of 18 below.
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Stripes up the Wall
Here's another instance where striped extend beyond the wall and up onto the ceiling. Bonus points if you choose to decorate up there, too—hanging plants add lots of additional intrigue.Continue to 12 of 18 below.
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Stripes on the Ceiling
Why count sheep when you can count stripes? Colorful green stripes on the ceiling add a playful touch to this already colorful child's room.
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If your little one loves sports, paint some black and white stripes on the wall that are reminiscent of a referee's uniform. Even if their decor scheme changes down the line, the good thing about black and white striped walls is that they complement almost any other color.Continue to 14 of 18 below.
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Calming Green Stripes
If you don't wish to extend your painted stripes up to the ceiling, that's A-OK. In fact, smaller stripes like these give off an artistic, off the beaten path look.
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Pretty in Pink Stripes
Simple pink stripes add visual interest to an otherwise white wall and add some preppy flair to this living space. Varying the thickness of each stripe makes the design feel bespoke.Continue to 16 of 18 below.
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From far away, these blue and white stripes almost look like wallpaper. You can never go wrong with vertical stripes in a timeless color scheme, trust us.Continue to 17 of 18 below.
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Beachy Bathroom Stripes
Beachy colors are popular for the bathroom and these blues and greens are nice and calming, while complementing the room's wainscoting.Continue to 18 of 18 below.
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Beige and white stripes are an excellent choice if you're not looking for anything too bold but do want to have a little bit of fun. Natural tones like these are great for sleep spaces, whether they belong to kids or adults.