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Monday, September 15, 2014

Considering Stripes On Walls

I love stripes on walls.
white and gray stripes on wall
I love horizontal stripes.

I like vertical stripes.
This entire house is beauuuuutiful, but I especially love the compass in the entry way
I like striped walls in offices.
Tiffany Blue is my favorite color!  Great pop of color for this office!
I think they look great in reading nooks.
I'm really diggin' on the striped walls and pattern of the matching pillow and bedskirt... could I get it in red please?
As well as in wee closets.

They are even better in bathrooms.
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When done right, they can look fabulous on ceilings.
26 Fabulous Kids Room Design Ideas That Will Delight You - ArchitectureArtDesigns.com
Right before we moved from Phoenix I found a bedspread for Sweet Guys room that he liked.
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You may remember I had just used some Rit dye on some bedding we already had for a temporary solution.
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But he loves stripes and the price was right on this Max Studio set I found at HomeGoods. (The back reverses to solid gray.)
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The stripe on the bedding made me wonder if it would be overkill to add a few stripes to his new bedroom walls.
stripes, painted ceiling
One of the elements of design is repetition.This photo is a good example as the stripe on the wall is repeated in the draperies and lamp shade. The circles are repeated as well.
Painting-Stripes-on-Wall.  I would add:  After placing your tape, paint the wall color AGAIN where the new stripe colors are being applied BEFORE painting your stripes.  Your stripe colors will be crisp and clean edged.
Orange letters in little boys room.  My son wants his room painted orange...this is how we will get around that!
I would pull colors from the bedding itself.
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What say you?
Laura

19 comments :

GSGreatEscaper said...

I think something on the order of the pic from SAS interiors (red and blue boys room) or the photo just above, in the colors from the spread on a neutral ground would look great! And I'll bet that Sweet Boy could paint them himself because he's such a good tool guy already.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I think the last two would look great in his room!!

Linda said...

I don't know that I like stripes on walls as much as I did back in the day, but my Dad has always been well ahead of his time - he painted light/darker green stripes on one of my bedroom walls for an accent back when I was a teenager in the early 1980s. It did look really cool then, I always had the best room thanks to him and his expertise painting (he was a professional painter). I'm sure that whatever you do with your new home, it will be equally lovely. : )

Terri Steffes said...

I like stripes, but PLAID makes me happy!!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I would add a few stripes to the wall for added interest! I hope you are there by now!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the last three pics and one stripe as a focal point. This would look fabulous. Glad you are there safe and sound.

The Arts by Karena said...

Laura, I think stripes would be perfect and take the room well into his teens. I do like the colors on the pic with the planes hanging, blue/gray/ white and deep red!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Auntie Em said...

Loving the stripes. What about a series of stripes to match the stripe pattern on his bedspread on on feature wall about one third of the way down? I am sure he will have some ideas on how he would like his room done at his age though. Have fun while figuring it all out! :)

Merlyn Corcoran said...

Horizontal stripes in different widths in lieu of crown molding?

Vicki said...

I say go for it! haha Can't wait to see what you decide.

Vel Criste said...

Go for it! My son and I love the stripes in his bedroom a lot, but we didn't do the whole wall, just an accent. :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new bedding you found for your son's room. The stripes are great and I say go for it with putting some on the wall in his bedroom.

Gypsy Heart said...

I love horizontal stripes and they can certainly be done in a tasteful manner so the room isn't overwhelmed. When do we see the house? :)

xo
Pat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have used stripes many times and love them! They are always stylish. I love horizontal and vertical ones. You can't go wrong!

xoxo

Sheila's:-)

Lana L. said...

I love stripes! But, what is the secret to getting them so straight and perfect? I've tried tape, but the paint always bleeds. I end up touching up the edges, but they aren't as sharp as the pictures you showed. There must be a better way!

Brandi said...

I love stripes painted on the wall. We added stripes to a small hallway in our house not too long after we moved in. Lately I've been thinking about painting them a different color. It was so much work though. Not sure if I want to go through that again. LOL!

Angela said...

Do it!

Lory Owens said...

Laura, I say Go Big or Go HOME! LOL. I think some stripes on the wall would look GREAT!

Consider It All Joy said...

I'm just getting ready to do stripes in my hallway where I will rehang my family photos! I can't wait, especially after seeing all of these great ideas!! Go for it!!! Blessings, Cindy