Decorating a wall with stripes is a change to the usual and creates a visual impact. However, in order not to overload the environment we must bear in mind that a series of modifications of the rest of the decoration will be essential.

Decoration with vertical stripes

Before deciding definitively on the use of stripes, we must take into account the rest of the decoration, make an evaluation of it and make sure that the fusion between the stripes and the already existing décor will result in a harmony. In addition we must also take into account the direction of the stripes, the width and the color.

As I said at the beginning, a wall painted with stripes is a strong visual impact, for this reason our freedom at the time of decorating will be limited in a certain sense, especially in adding decorative details and accessories. If the details are not appropriate or are not well placed in the decor the result can be an overloaded and perhaps overwhelming environment.

When decorating a space with stripes, we must bear in mind that we are "saturating" the visual in some way, so it is advisable not to paint the entire space. Perhaps the best thing is to paint one or two walls with stripes, or for example, to stick to an area such as a frieze on the lower part or on the upper part. In this way we lighten the visual impact.

Keep in mind that the sense, width and color of the stripes determines the visual effect:

  • The vertical stripes will cause a visual effect of altitude, making the space appear higher, while the vertical stripes will cause precisely the opposite effect.
  • As for the width, the thick stripes in general tend to recharge more the environment.
  • The fine lines and pastel colors are somewhat more subtle and go unnoticed.

The stripes on the wall tend to "tire" in a short time. I would advise you to avoid putting them in the kitchen, the living room, in general in any space in which you spend too much time or that is of greater transit, thus you will avoid getting bored of the stripes.