Trend Alert: Horizontal Striped Walls

By Danielle Mahoney in Decorating, Walls on Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 15:00

We brought you the painted stripe trend a few weeks back in the form of painted stairs but today we're going to talk about the horizontal striped wall. When done right (and straight) this can look amazing in any room whether you choose bright bold colours or pale hues. Take some inspiration from the following and break out the level and masking tape:

We love these dramatic black and white stripes. These classic colours are modernised with the use of the horizontal stripes.

The complimentary use of light greys and whites make this look more calming than the bold black and white.

Returning to black and white this look mixes horizontal and vertical stripes for a different take on this look. Although trés cool this is making us a little bit dizzy.

This look is world’s apart from the previous with its narrow stripes but look closely and you'll see that this is in fact wallpaper. If the idea of trying to paint straight lines is too daunting for you why not choose striped wallpaper and hang it horizontally instead of vertically.

What do you think of this trend? Yay or nay? Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried it.

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