Stripes Stripes Stripes. I love them sooooo much. Most of these are done with wallpaper, but if you want to have something customized and cheaper, painting is the way to go. It sure takes a lot of patience, but the outcome it amazing and dramatic. Stripes are so universal and can be used in traditional or contemporary spaces. You don't have to over accessorize these rooms because the stripes do it for you.