Manufacturers of finishing materials constantly improve the execution of various options for creating finishes in modern premises. New types of raw materials, improved properties, improved characteristics, a wide choice of options. But, whatever the actual ways of creating the decoration in the living room were not offered by manufacturers, wallpaper was and will remain the most popular design option for rooms with different functionalities. Modern wallpaper fabrics have high technological properties, they can be used in rooms with high humidity, temperature changes and a high risk of contamination, mechanical effects. Wallpapers can be washed and cleaned, even using household chemicals. And to talk about a wide range of color and texture solutions is not at all necessary - the choice is so great that it is time to get lost in the store of finishing materials. In this publication, we would like to acquaint you with current ideas on creating finishes using wallpaper in the most diverse rooms of a modern home - from the hallway to the bedroom.
The advantages of using wallpaper for decoration
For good reason, wallpaper for many years occupies the highest places in the top lists of current finishing materials. Whatever the options for creating finishes are not offered to us by manufacturers, and wallpaper canvases have a sufficient number of advantages:
- the widest choice of color palette, designs, ornaments and various prints;
- the possibility of choosing an textured surface;
- ease of application of finishing material, the possibility of self-assembly, even in the absence of experience;
- with wallpaper, you can quickly refresh the interior of the room or change its appearance completely;
- highlighting the accent wall is not difficult; using a combination of wallpaper and other finishing materials, you can create interesting, unique interiors;
- high aesthetic qualities;
- the ability to create finishes in rooms with a high level of risk of contamination - wallpapers that can be washed and even cleaned;
- modern canvases do not fade in the sun, can withstand temperature changes and relatively high humidity;
- the possibility of using completely eco-friendly materials (natural fabrics, paper and cork wallpaper);
- Photographs with any image can be applied to wallpaper canvases to create a truly unique design;
- using wallpaper you can simulate various surfaces - from wood to brickwork;
- a wide range of costs (the ability to find an option for any repair budget).
The choice of material performance wallpaper
The choice of wallpaper for a particular room is influenced not only by the color palette and interior style chosen by the owners, but also by many other factors. Given that the choice of wallpaper paintings in modern stores is incredibly wide, it is necessary to prepare for the march for the finishing material and weed out at least the inappropriate options. So, the following criteria will influence the choice of wallpaper for pasting a room:
- the choice of technological properties of the paintings will depend on the functional purpose of the room and the characteristics of its microclimate (it is obvious that for the bedroom and the hallway you need to buy wallpaper with different characteristics, but there are also universal options suitable for rooms with the most diverse functional potential);
- the size and shape of the room (in a small room it is not advisable to use canvases of a dark color or with a large print);
- natural light level - the number and size of window openings, the location of the room relative to the cardinal points (affects the choice of color palette);
- the style of the interior and selected colors, the presence of accent surfaces.
Wallpaper cloths are made of various materials and may differ significantly in their technological qualities. The most common among our compatriots are the following versions of the wallpaper:
Vinyl and non-woven wallpaper similar in their properties - equally durable, wear-resistant, durable. Most often for pasting the walls of a variety of premises purchased vinyl wallpaper on non-woven base. Such canvases can be produced either for painting or contain a drawing or ornament. The rational price-quality ratio pushes most Russians to give preference to this type of wallpaper - the ability to clean surfaces allows the use of fabrics in rooms with a difficult microclimate and the risk of contamination of walls (hallways, kitchen and dining rooms, corridors and even bathrooms).
Walls with vinyl wallpaper can be repainted up to 5 times, refreshing the finish or drastically changing the image of the room. Even after many manipulations, surfaces do not lose their aesthetic qualities. Another advantage of vinyl and non-woven wallpapers is that they do not need to be applied glue - only walls are covered with them. This approach ensures maximum ease of installation. The risk of breaks of cloths or smearing of the pattern, damage to the texture of the material is practically excluded.
For the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms are often used textile wallpaper. High environmental quality and luxurious appearance compensate for the relatively high cost of the material. But significant shortcomings in the form of the inability to clean the surfaces of the walls impose a certain ban on the use of textile cloths in rooms with a high level of risk of contamination. In classic interiors, most often you can see velor, velvet wallpaper used to create accent surfaces or to glue all the walls of a room. To create a design in modern style, cotton and linen fabrics are more suitable, which become the embodiment of "comfortable minimalism".
Wall mural have not lost their popularity. Most often, canvas with photo printing is used to create an accent wall. The variety of themes and high image quality allows you to create a unique interior space of any stylistic direction. Photo printing can be applied to almost any material - the canvas can be textured, matte or glossy, have a protective film from moisture, dirt and mechanical damage.
Also in a separate view, you can select all wallpaper with metallic lusterwhatever basis they are produced. The luxury of gold, silver or copper luster can bring a touch of luxury even in the most trivial interior. Therefore, cloths with a metal pattern are used both to create an accent wall and to finish all vertical surfaces of a room.
Paper wallpaper recently used less and less. Despite their excellent eco-friendly qualities and the ability to "breathe," paper canvases are not very popular. After all, they can not be used in rooms with high humidity or temperature changes. Drawing on paper wallpaper quickly fade, and the finish itself is rarely able to serve more than 3 years without loss of aesthetic properties. But the low cost of paper canvases allows you to create an updated or radically changed the appearance of the room for a fairly short time and with minimal financial losses.
Actual ideas in the creation of modern decoration premises
The modern style of interior design tends to simple and concise solutions. It is not surprising that most designers prefer a monochrome finish. Light neutral tones are ideal for small rooms, the accent elements of which are the furnishings. Darker, deeper shades will become a luxurious backdrop for rooms with a large area and a somewhat dramatic atmosphere. For those who are just taking their first steps in creating modern interiors, designers also recommend using a single-color finish - versatile color options that will look harmonious in any space design.
Black and white print on the walls - the trend is not a new season, but still relevant. Graphicity, dynamism and often originality of such a design of the walls makes it possible to create an uneasy nontrivial room design, and to decorate a room with a truly unique character.
A large geometric print that has been popular for several seasons has not lost ground. Most often, a catchy contrast pattern is used to design the accent surface. But in really spacious rooms, you can use wallpaper with a geometric print and to finish all the walls. In such a picture, only two contrasting tones or a whole palette of colors can be used.
Another current trend is a dark accent wall. It can be either velvet or velor wallpaper in dark color, and vinyl canvas with a slight metallic luster. Obviously one thing - a similar design technique allows you to bring into the interior not only notes of drama, but also a touch of elegance, elegance and luxury.
Not less popular among modern designers are wallpapers that imitate certain surfaces. It can be an illusion of a concrete wall, wood panels or brickwork. Stone or wood, ceramic tile or mosaic - any kind of imitation can be on your walls. The main thing is that such a device should be used to create a harmonious image of the room.
Modern wallpaper - ideas for use
The obvious use of wallpaper in the creation of modern interiors - pasting all the walls of the room. As a result, you can get not only a sufficiently reliable protection of surfaces against various factors, but also an attractive appearance of the room, an excellent background for furniture and decorative elements. With the help of wallpaper, you can quickly change the image of the room, select a particular area, emphasize a significant piece of furniture or a whole ensemble.
The use of design techniques to create an accent wall is most convenient with the use of wallpaper. In order to create a harmonious combination of accent and the rest of the walls in the room, you do not need to “reinvent the wheel” - ready-made solutions are sold in the shops of finishing materials, perfectly matched in color, texture, pattern. But if you feel in yourself the opportunity and desire to make a choice on your own, then at your service is a rich choice of a wide variety of colors, prints and patterns. The main thing is that the result corresponds to the chosen concept of creating an interior, does not violate the harmony of the atmosphere of the room and help create a comfortable room environment.
You can not create an emphasis on the entire surface of the wall. In the bedroom, you can arrange a niche or strip over the head of the bed, thereby highlighting the main subject of the interior. You can also focus on the dressing room area or thus zoning the workplace, dressing table. In the living room, you can use accent wallpaper to allocate space around the fireplace, video zone. You can also create conditional zoning in a room that combines several functional segments, drawing attention to one zone and distracting from areas of the room that are unsuccessful or incorrect in terms of geometry.
Using wallpaper, you can highlight in color or pattern the space inside the niches, in the depth of the open shelves and racks. You can also paste over the back wall of the closet with glass doors with bright or simply contrasting wallpaper and not only diversify the color scheme of the room, but also give a “second life” to the old storage systems of family value.
Wrapping the ceiling with light (almost always white) wallpaper is a long tradition of Russian homeowners. This is an inexpensive and fairly quick way to create a reliable finish (provided that the surface has no flaws). But in modern design projects, experts recommend leaving behind stereotypes and afford brightness, contrast and even diversity in the design of the ceiling. But it is necessary to take into account that for such experiments it is necessary to have the height of the ceiling in the room above the average, otherwise it will be difficult to avoid the feeling of "pressing" the arch on you.
Combining wallpaper with other finishing materials for a long time and quite successfully used when creating design projects of the room with the most diverse purposes. In the hallways and corridors most often you can find a combination of wallpaper with wall panels. Wallpapers pasted over the upper part of the walls, not subject to mechanical stress, moisture and other unpleasant factors. In bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and canteens, the so-called apron is most often drawn up - the surface with the highest level of risk of contamination, exposure to high temperatures and moisture. Such zones are tiled or tiled, wall panels, painted or covered with decorative plaster. The rest of the surface can be decorated with wallpaper.