I'm kind of over the wall decal trend, even though I myself was guilty as charged about two years ago. They're a bit gimmicky, especially those with a trompe l'oeil effect. But I must admit, the wall décor is a great option for renters. I was delighted to come across a more sophisticated alternative, these Room Stripes Wall Decals ($40) from Walls Need Love.
Available in a couple dozen colors and your choice of width, the stripes look just like painted stripes, but they're removable and reusable! So they're perfect for renters and anyone planning to move in the near future. You can mix up the colors and widths if you like, and perhaps even make a plaid pattern . . . and you won't have to worry about paint leaking or dripping. They couldn't be easier and they're mess-free!