Design stripes or delimit areas using a taping technique

Stripes can change an entire room. Vertical strips can make a room look higher, horizontal strips look like a border, making a room appear broader with visually less height. The width of the stripes can also affect the overall effect. Wide stripes have a more calming effect than a lot of narrow stripes, although a mix of both can appear very vibrant. 

Our room shows how different colours and different widths of stripes can be used to create geometric patterns, creating a totally new sense of space.

Prepare by apply a wallcovering a less heavily defined texture to the wall. The more heavily defined the texture, the more likely the paint is to run under the masking tape. This will make the stripes appear blurred. Paint the entire wall in a colour of your choice. Now you can start being creative.

We are customising Vlies-Rauhfaser Romantic in our example.


List of tools

List of materials

Step 1: Wallpaper the wall, leave it to dry and paint the wall in a colour of your choice (our first layer is white, which is why the stripes also appear white).


Step 2: Use making tape to divide the wall up into stripes or areas. Press the masking tape firmly onto the wall so that no paint runs under the masking tape when you come to paint.


Step 3: Paint the different areas in one or several colours.


Step 4: Remove the masking tape when it is still damp – you’re done!


List of tools

  • Ladder (optional)
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • Paint tray

List of materials 

  • ERFURT-Vlies-Rauhfaser Romantic or another texture that is not too heavily textured
  • Paste for the new wallcovering
  • White paint and at least one additional colour of your choice
  • Masking tape

Striped wall design