Home décor trend watch: How to paint stripes on walls

Horizontal striped walls in the living room

Photo source: Lushome re-Design Kaleidoscope

They’ve got the ability to create personality, elegance and they have a magical way of making rooms appear more spacious. It’s the latest trend in home décor that every designer seems to be jumping for: chic stripes.

What’s the draw? Stripes can awaken rooms and provide a feel of sophistication. They can be simple and clean.

As we’ve found, the options for stripes are endless! Yellow shades are welcoming colours that work well in the front entrance way of the home. Teal coloured stripes with room accents such as pink pillows and patterned fabrics can add excitement to a little girl’s room. Shades of cream can work well in the master suite or guest room where they’ll provide a calming effect.

Lately, more clients have been asking us about striped walls, while they think about ways they’ll prepare their homes for sale or when they are planning to renovate or decorate rooms in their new homes.

We tell them painting their own room stripes is easier than it looks!

Today, we’ve put together a step-by-step how to guide that will have your walls looking effortlessly glamorous:

1. Apply your base coat. The base coat will work as one of your stripes. Make sure to let the base dry at least 48 hours before you start painting your stripes.

2. Mark walls to determine how wide you want the stripes to be. You can use a level to ensure your marks are straight.

3. Apply tape from the ceiling to the baseboards around the room.

4. Apply the paint making sure to cover the entire area of the stripes.

5. Remove tape carefully.

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