Have you ever entered a room and feel like as if the walls are talking to you? If you have not then try painting your room in stripes; whether vertical horizontal or even diagonal- one thing is for sure – striped painted room are simply striking.
As opposed to bare walls, different lines give a room a different version of a story. Horizontal lines give the illusion of width while vertical lines create the appearance of height. There are different types of stripes that can be integrated into a room to give a unique décor that is needed.
In the same way fashion designers tell us that vertically striped pants make your legs look longer, vertical stripes on your walls will make them appear longer as well.
They are an excellent effect to use in a room with a low ceiling where you would like to visually add more height. The size of the room should be able to guide you on the size of the stripes to be used in that particular room. If the room is large, then your stripes should be wide. This will keep the room from looking too busy and cut down on the amount of stripes you have to paint.
You can decide to paint pinstripes or alternating thin and wide stripes around the room for a more formal look, or evenly spaced stripes for a casual effect.
Horizontal stripes make a room appear larger. This is true whether you paint one large stripe around the center of the room, a series of stripes, or stripes from the floor to the ceiling. A point to note is that wide stripes will visually lower the ceiling while thinner stripes may create extra height in the room as well.
Bold stripes are great for children’s playrooms, recreation rooms, or any room you want to appear lively and fun. Bold stripes also work well in formal rooms. For example, bold green or red stripes are often used in the dining room. To make your stripes bolder, use contrasting colors in your design.
Stripes add color, texture and pattern to a room, creating visual interest. In a mix you can add colorful, striped throw pillows in an assortment of different striped patterns to create visual interest and balance. An oversize rectangular picture establishes a focal point in a room adds drama and gives the illusion of more space through its vertical lines.
Hanging picture groupings in vertical arrangements creates vertical lines. Sofas, accent tables, beds and dining tables are furniture pieces with inherently horizontal lines. Chair rail and wallpaper border exemplify horizontal room lines. Breaking up the horizontal lines with vertical lines achieves aesthetically pleasing balance in the room.
Stripes give the effect of expensive design, but this is not as true. In addition, stripes can affect the way you perceive a room. Vertical and horizontal stripes affect how you view the size of the room, while bold and subtle stripes affect the mood of the room.
If you want to change the look in your home, try using stripes in one of the rooms and enjoy the satisfaction that you will get in creating a unique décor style in your home.