Decorating With Stripes
Both hip and retro (a hallmark of Art Deco design), horizontal stripes on walls have an edgy, irreverent vibe. They can make a corridor feel longer, a ceiling lower (and cozier), and a room wider. They also add definition to oddly shaped spots, like the area under the stairs, making them seem more roomlike. In varied colors and widths, horizontal stripes can feel fresh and playful.