Traditional Striped Wallpaper Is Fresh Again — Here's Proof

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Let's face it: Stripes will never go out of style. But there are always subtle changes — whether in relation to style or color or form — that can make stripes feel new again. Our most recent obsession is with vertical striped wallpaper, which is rooted in traditional design, but is starting to feel fresh again when used unexpectedly in contemporary interiors. Take a look:

We love this combo of earthy, neutral colors, and textures to make striped wallpaper in a kid's room feel muted yet cool:

Varying stripe width is a great way to make the motif feel more avant-garde:

A bold cabana-like stripe wallpaper might fit in with its art deco surroundings here, but we could definitely see this inspiration translate to a dining room or hallway:

Loving this thin-stripe wallpaper? It's by Danish design company Ferm Living:

Don't feel like your striped wallpaper has to be the star — it's also a great background to gallery walls:

Matching trim to the color of your stripes can really amplify the look:

Stripes can also serve as the backdrop for bohemian bedrooms:

This thick-meets-thin stripe wallpaper by Work + Sea feels hand-painted:

Obsessed with the Memphis Group look of the '80s? Try Jupiter 10's Ettore Sottsass-inspired wallpaper.


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