Add Inches & Interest with Vertical Stripes

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:

Bathroom by Kerrie L. Kelly
Dining Room by Edwina Drummond Interiors
Living Room by beTM interior design & project management
Dining Room by Hann Builders

(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:

Nursery by Steffanie Danby Interiors

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:

Living Room by Shane D. Inman
Jaclo Lumiere Rain Canopy
Missoni-inspired stair runner (design by Palmerston Design Consultants)
Ronbow Hampton Double Vanity with Wood Striped Doors
Arteriors Talia Electric Orange Wavy Stripe Glass Vase

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):

Photo credit: Hoi Ning Wong
Kitchen by Brunelleschi Construction
Nursery by Anita Roll Murals
Rendering by 88 iç mimarlık
Bedroom by Globus Builder
Bathroom by International Custom Designs
Kitchen by Normandy Remodeling

Your home actually can change its stripes!