Decorating Crush: Horizontal Stripes

Wide horizontal stripes are hot in decorating right now, whether in drapery, wallpaper or paint. Get inspired by this look!

I’m loving the look of wide horizontal stripes in decorating at the moment. At first, the inclination started with fabric. Shortly after, it also moved on to painted and wallpapered walls.

Horizontal Stripe Inspiration

I love these tangerine striped drapes against the neutral walls in this living room. The muddied-down color is a little more subtle and doesn’t overpower the patterned navy rug.

Horizontal stripes seem to add an element of sophistication to a room that isn’t typically a formal living space, as apparent in this beautiful girl’s bedroom. The tiny stripe of green ties in nicely with the wall color. Agree?

When I saw this dining room I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. The soft grey stripes added to an almost entirely white scheme are the pièce de résistance of this room (not to mention the fantastic oversized lighting fixtures and soft blue dresser).

Want to paint horizontal stripes on a wall? It can easily be painted over if you grow tired of the look.

Another option is using wallpaper or decals to add horizontal stripes to a wall. Isn’t this pairing of mint and white fresh?!

Add Horizontal Stripes to Your Walls - Dana Decals

Dana Decals

I definitely plan on incorporating horizontal stripes in one of my upcoming room updates. I’m on the look-out for fabric to make new drapes for our living room, and I’ve thought of painting subtle stripes in the front entrance.

Of course I don’t want to get carried away, so I’ll probably do one and then consider the other. You’ll have to wait and see what I come up with!

What do you think? Do you share my decorating crush on wide horizontal stripes? Are you drawn to the subtle tone-on-tone or the bold and defined?

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Oh girl we are so on the same wave length!!  i just wrote a post on this the other day! its posting Tuesday, so you’ll have to check out what i did!

  2. I SO agree! Loving them right now too and those pics are fabulous. I just did some in my little boy’s closet. I’m turning it in to a reading nook!

  3. Love it!  After seeing this I definitely know what I’m using as window coverings in my dining room!  I never want anything plain and blah, so this is perfect and will add just the right amount of sophistication I need to that room!  Thanks for sharing!

  4. This post is just gorgeous – thank you, Shauna, for sharing this fabulous trend. And I totally agree with you – the photo with the light grey stripes on the wall made my jaw drop, too!

  5. I LOVE horizontal stripes. So much that I recently painted my hallway and am so happy with the results!

    Looking forward to seeing how you add stripes to your decor!

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