The ceiling can be the perfect place to try out a dramatic color or pattern or—in the case of this kitchen—both! The wide stripes draw the eye up and have the added effect of making the room seem larger.
This living room uses color and pattern so elegantly: Wide stripes on the bottom half of the curtains pick up the rug's blue and lime green. The armchair fabric, accent pillows and houseplants continue the color scheme.
This powder bathroom is a friendly mix of practical and stylish: Wide horizontal stripes bring a sense of movement to the walls. A square vessel sink and simple sconce are straightforward and efficient.
Burnt orange tile makes a bold statement in this traditional bathroom from HGTV Green Home 2010. A wide green stripe trails the wall, matching a whimsical mirror. Orange and white bath towels coordinate with the color scheme.
Wide yellow stripes on the wall add flair to this small home office. A simple pseudo trestle-style desk sits beneath two blue graphic prints and a cushioned chair provides a comfy spot from which to work or study.
The playroom has a decidedly sassy feel with bold graphic patterns and wide horizontal stripes sweeping across the back wall. A thin dark blue stripe outlines the larger turquoise ones, an unusual move that ties in with the denim blue sectional.
This cozy settee was chosen by the homeowners to be a comfortable spot for reading to their daughters. Bought at Crate and Barrel, designer Stephanie Rossi customized it with pale linen upholstery and a wide central stripe of dark purple wool.
This beautiful bedroom proves that pairing different patterns can look fancy-free and so fun. The trick here is using different scales: a wide, easy stripe for the rug and a small, more contained print for the chaise and accent pillows. White walls are a serene foundation.
Wide wall stripes in black, white, gray and pink turn a teen girl's bedroom into a flirty, fun space for her to hang out with friends. An Art Deco-style wall mirror and mirrored dresser reflect the space's strong colors and patterns.