Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasWallpaper is BACK and it’s only going to get bigger in 2017. I, for one, am thrilled about it and I’m busy exploring striped wallpaper design ideas and options as I plan to paper my entryway in the coming months. In what feels like perfect timing, Swedish wallpaper company Sandberg is set to release RAND – which is what they are calling an encyclopaedia of striped wallpaper. Consider my interest sufficiently piqued! You wanna know more too, right? Thought so. Essentially, the RAND collection is a series of 41 different wallpapers that offer striped wallpaper design ideas for every room in the house. Given my recent bedroom makeover it will likely be no surprise to read that I’m totally digging light, Scandinavian colors right now. I’ve always been drawn to simple graphic design and contrasts in room designs, especially when they take a classic pattern, such as a stripe, and make it feel fresh and original. Above is Magnus – the first of ten different striped wallpaper design ideas I’ve rounded up in today’s post. I love the monochromatic color palette that continues out of the wide stripe wallpaper and into all of the other elements in the space. This creates a timeless, chic look – love! Click through after the jump for nine more inspiring striped wallpaper design ideas.

Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasOne of the reasons I love having a stripe as a backdrop is that it gives you endless opportunities to create rooms with different styles. Whether you want to introduce a new trend, a favorite vintage piece or a design classic, you can! I like how this bedroom uses Fabian wallpaper and contrasts its thin stripe with blush linen bedding and a dash black and white pillow.Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasGradually narrowing stripes, just like with the Fjordbyen design, is a perfect way to add visual height and interest to a smaller space.Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasWallpapering a series of different transitional spaces, such as a staircase and entryway, in the same Kristina paper serves as a way to unify all the spaces.Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasThe split stripes of the Kallio design are perfect for creating an off-the-cuff and unexpected use of pattern in a cool and all-white Scandinavian space. This is a great approach to decorating with stripes if you want to avoid a traditional look and feel in your space.Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasAlternatively, if you do like a more traditional look then a thick, classic stripes such as Magnus is perfect for your desired aesthetic.Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasThere’s definitely nothing expected about this use of the Osterbro wallpaper at half-height in a bathroom. I love the optical illusion feel created by hanging a mirror over the wallpaper.Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasA thin ticking stripe like Fabian is perfect for a home office when used in a soft, faded shade; if the color were too bright or strong in tone it would be too distracting for such a room.Striped Wallpaper Design IdeasI love how the varying Kristina stripe pattern on the walls of this kitchen lead through to the William stripe in the dining room, which serves as an echo to the kitchen design. This is a smart way to tie the two spaces together visually without using an identical pattern. I love those wishbone chairs paired with the thicker striped wallpaper (below), too. Which of these different striped wallpaper design ideas do you like best?Striped Wallpaper Design Ideas// Photography by Sandberg; published with permission


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. They’re all gorgeous. I think my favorites are the living area with the Magnus and the kitchen in Kristina. The Osterbro in the bathroom is certainly eye-catching with the subway tile. It could be a bit hard to take if you’ve had a few too many cocktails. ?

  2. Fabian is the perfect stripe for a guest bedroom I’m working on right now. Thank you!

  3. Is it bad that I want a house with enough rooms for all of them?! 😉 Great post Will!

  4. I especially like Magnus and Fjordben! What is that fantastic chair in the Magnus image? Thank you!

  5. Definitely number 3- For some reason, I thought of you.

    Have a great week, Will 🙂

  6. I love that the beautiful wallpaper in first photo brings your eye up to the also beautiful crown molding but I think I want the gradually narrowing striped paper! Can’t wait to see your entryway Will.

    • @Mary Beth – Yes, I love that moulding as well. The graduating stripes are really eye-catching, too. Can’t wait to share my entryway makeover! Have a lovely week!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.