Adding Directional Lines to Your Walls for a Big Change

Everything can be a texture. All surfaces have one. In fact, the word texture is nothing more than the translation of texture, that is the appearance of the subject’s surface. No matter the subject, it has some sort of texture. What we’re really talking about then is the degree of texture as perceived by the human eye.

Texture really gives the eye direction, it tells where to look. Lines on a wall gives texture and tells our eyes where to look. So using lines can dramatically affect how a room feels to the occupant. Let’s look at some examples how lines could be used in our spaces.

Horizontal or vertical lines? 

Here is a way to make the room appear taller: vertical stripes. The walls appear more slender and the distance between floor and ceiling seems to increase. Choosing horizontal lines, on the other hand, helps to make narrow spaces, such as the hallway, appear larger. It could also make narrow spaces look longer. Subway tiles in a kitchen, particularly with step colored tiles creates the illusion of longer length.

Wide or mini stripes? 

The size of the strips affects the final effect, as you can see by looking at the two images below: the larger line makes the wall seem wider too! Being very decorative. Using the stripes in small doses and limiting them to a single wall, to combine with a neutral tone for the rest of the room. A water-based paint or easy to apply film in shades of blue, alternating with white, makes the atmosphere very light and fresh. Alternatively, you can use the light blue navy wallpaper, which is easier and faster to make.

Uneven Lines? Why not!

Your lines don’t need to be straight. We more often see in nature uneven lines in animals and plants, so it gives a more organic grounding. Zebra stripes are a common motif in art, and their shape and color are considerable. Veins in plants, stone and wood could also serve as inspiration for something grounded and original.

Uneven lines will allow you to play in any direction you want, from a formal space or an artistic flair.

Striped wall: how to combine it? Which wall to choose?

Let yourself be guided by the architecture! Follow the structure of the room and focus the decor on an entire wall (don’t stop in the middle!), A niche or a wall overhang. You don’t need to hire a painter to make sure those lines are perfect; you have the option to apply a film over tiles or another surface. Remember to respect the surrounding furnishings by coordinating colors, particularly if space is more formal. You could play with shape and color if the surroundings are also playful.

You can combine the predominant color with a home decor and, if your spirit is pop, it dares to combine strong and unusual combinations with other graphic motifs such as alternating thick and thinner stripes.

Small bathroom with no personality? The wall of the washbasin, even if small in size, gains strength when decorated with decision. The vertical lines, of proportional width to the compartment, in intense shades, or two-tones,  immediately make it very special. Behind the bathroom cabinet, it uses wrap film material that resists water and is waterproof. The wrap film is available in a very wide range of colors but, if you really can’t find the perfect color, you can have the color custom made to your specific application.