Stripes on their own are bound to make any room the center of attention but we've always liked to pair this pattern with something extra.
Hanging artwork on top of a set (or wall of stripes) tends to make the artwork pop from the wall. In addition, stripes seem more vibrant and full of life when they receive a little friendly competition when paired with artwork. We also like the lovely balance created when stripes and artwork are incorporated in one space--a look definitely worth repeating.
(Images: 1. House Tour: Rebecca and Roger's Relaxed Wabi-Sabi Modern, 2. Jailbird Striped Hallways, 3. Close-Up: Stripes or Semi-Commitment to Color, 4. Flickr Find: Graham's Inspiring Stripes 5. Prison Break: Black and White Stripes, 6. East #47: Logan & Joey's "Tiger Stripe")