Every fashionista knows that vertical stripes are slimming (though many will avoid them so as not to look like they’re trying too hard). But did you know that adding vertical stripes to your walls can make it look taller? Besides for adding an element of interest to the room, vertical stripes have the power to elongate virtually any room. So if you’re afraid to pattern a low-ceilinged room, don’t be! Those stripes will give it the illusion of height.
Try subtle, tone-on-tone stripes for just a hint of character:
(Can we all agree that that is the coolest ceiling ever?)
Edging the stripes makes them stand out even more and creates the opportunity to use more colors:
If you don’t want (or need) to stripe the walls but still love the look, try a striped piece of furniture, accessories, or even carpeting:
Or go all out with those stripes! Mix them up with different widths, colors, textures, patterns, or application (like an ultra-cool resin bathtub surround or a typical mosaic backsplash turned on its side for stripy goodness):
Your home actually can change its stripes!