There are many ways to decorate with stripes. If you do not want them to overpower the room, use them as a jumping-off point for your room´s color scheme, you can than add patterns and accents in darker and lighter shades of your main color.
If you do want stripes to be the focal point of your room, make them the main focus. Cover large surfaces in stripes, like a wall or the floor that way eyes will be guided toward that space.
If you are not looking for bold impact, consider adding a striped detail like a striped pillow, box or lampshade.
Where a vertical stripe is a more traditional way to go, they create the illusion of height, horizontal stripes are edgier and more modern, the make a room feel wider and elongate spaces.
Stripes are an easy and safe way to add a graphic touch to a room.