Stripes are an amazing way to decorate a room. Not only can they make a room feel larger, they can also make it seem taller too. Stripes give a tailored look to a room. They make a great under layer for an all over pattern, giving it a wallpaper look, but without the seams. The great thing about painting stripes as opposed to wallpaper is that you can fit them to your room perfectly. Typically, you will see vertical stripes, but horizontal stripes bring a modern flair to a room. Stripes can be solid or have an overglaze which softens the look. Add a metallic pinstripe for a little zing.