border-image-repeat

The border-image-repeat CSS property defines how the edge regions of a source image are adjusted to fit the dimensions of an element's border image.

Syntax

/* Keyword value */
border-image-repeat: stretch;
border-image-repeat: repeat;
border-image-repeat: round;
border-image-repeat: space;

/* vertical | horizontal */
border-image-repeat: round stretch;

/* Global values */
border-image-repeat: inherit;
border-image-repeat: initial;
border-image-repeat: revert;
border-image-repeat: unset;

The border-image-repeat property may be specified using one or two values chosen from the list of values below.

  • When one value is specified, it applies the same behavior on all four sides.
  • When two values are specified, the first applies to the top and bottom, the second to the left and right.

Values

stretch

The source image's edge regions are stretched to fill the gap between each border.

repeat

The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Tiles may be clipped to achieve the proper fit.

round

The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Tiles may be stretched to achieve the proper fit.

space

The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Extra space will be distributed in between tiles to achieve the proper fit.

Formal definition

Initial valuestretch
Applies toall elements, except internal table elements when border-collapse is collapse. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inheritedno
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

[ stretch | repeat | round | space ]{1,2}

Examples

Repeating border images

CSS

#bordered {
  width: 12rem;
  margin-bottom: 1rem;
  padding: 1rem;
  border: 40px solid;
  border-image: url("border.png") 27;
  border-image-repeat: stretch;  /* Can be changed in the live sample */
}

Results

Specifications

Specification
CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 4 (CSS Backgrounds and Borders 4)
# the-border-image-repeat

Browser compatibility

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See also