My friend is doing some renovation too. She recently painted her wall in a collection of stripes. Below are photos, videos, and in her own words, a description of the process.
In her own words "I'm not sure how I feel about the stripes as some notes that it looks like gift wrapping paper. I've used 6 colors- a metallic copper with reddish undertones from Valspar, raspberry, two shades of pink, a terrcotta that is a subtle 50% darker than the wall color but it is the beautiful bright grasshopper green that pops it all. My intention was not to create wall paper with paint but to add a graphic element and color that would add visual interest, add Roz's "ooh, ooh ah and make the room appear larger. I now have a pattern and I think that I need to "relieve/rest the eye" by painting wider strips of the actual wall color subdue the pattern. My painter said he likes it but now he thinks it too much color. I'm not sure. Still living with it.'
I am so impressed, it looks beautiful.