Currently, the strip is not just a fashionable trend in clothes, but also the main trend in interior design. It is used very often simply as a decorative device that sets a certain rhythm, making the interior more dynamic and lively. A strip in the interior is an alternation of contrasting colors that attracts attention.
Such “strokes” on the walls, as well as strips can be used in almost any interior. Neat stripes on the main wall in the room or on all walls not only look exquisite, but also allow designers to experiment with the visualization of space.
The stripes can be completely different – moderate, sophisticated, intricate, fantasy. The most important thing at the same time is to choose a design that is suitable for your room, so that each detail looks harmonious like a painting by one artist.
One of the most common design solutions is the use of blue stripes in the bedroom. This graphic linearity is very well combined with the straight lines of the furniture. Also, you can use striped patterns in bed linens.
Broad strips will bring the spirit of modernity to the interior of the room. You can use matte or metallic shades with such strips.
The success of any design project, in which the striped walls participate, depends on the correct choice of color. Here is an example of a very effective combination – olive greens and a light emulsion of a gray metallic shade perfectly complement each other.
- In order to achieve an even “line of separation”, you can use a mounting tape.
- First apply metallic shine, and then paint. When painting, brush from the center of the tape to the center of the strip, but not vice versa.
Choose strips for walls
Vertical stripes on the walls will bring symmetry into the room, and also visually “stretch” it to the height. Horizontal ones, on the contrary, will make the room wider, but the ceiling will visually appear to be lower.
Broad and at the same time, the contrasting stripes look not just elegant, but also exquisite and fresh. And the more their width, the more insignificant will be the visual “compression” of space.
Remember that narrow strips at a certain distance can merge into one color, so they may not be noticeable. Wide bands, on the contrary, will attract attention, will look spectacular and fashionable. In this case, the colors of the stripes can be either from the same color scale or from contrasting colors.
If you want to use the wallpaper for painting, then your walls should be perfectly even, otherwise you will only emphasize all the shortcomings with such approach.
In order to implement such an idea as a striped wall in an interior, remember that they are combined with almost all interior items, except for those few styles that do not support straight even lines by default.
If you want, you can “decorate” only one wall (the strips must be wide and not contrast). This arrangement will make your interior more solid. Interior will look harmonious, if there will be present wallpaper in the same color or stylish accessories.
How to Paint the Walls in Stripes
- In order to make your walls striped, you will need: paint tape, matte varnish, paint, a narrow brush, and a roller.
- To begin with, you need to mark the wall a pencil where you will have strips, then paste the paint tape so that the pencil marks are subsequently painted over.
- After this, apply a matte lacquer with a thin brush. This is done to fix the tape. Also, the varnish will help to avoid getting the paint under the tape.
- Then you can safely apply the paint with roller between the strips of tape.
- Do not hurry! Remove the scotch only after the paint dries completely, so that there is no staining.
Striped walls – photo in the interior: not Every Stripe is Equal
When creating your own interior, do not be afraid to experiment. You can change the direction, thickness and color of each stripes’ layer, making really unique decorations on your walls. Of course, more daring fantasies entail bigger challenges. However, this is genuine way to bring something absolutely new to the interior of the whole apartment. Sometimes, the most daring design solutions look especially refined and beautiful!