Manufacturers of finishing materials tirelessly improve the execution of various options for creating finishes in modern premises. New types of raw materials, improved properties, improved characteristics, a wide range of options. But, no matter what actual ways of creating a finish in a dwelling were not offered by producers, the wallpaper was and will remain the most popular option for decorating rooms with different functionalities. Modern wallpaper wallpaper has high technological properties, they can be used in rooms with high humidity, temperature changes and a high risk of contamination, mechanical effects. Wallpaper can be washed and cleaned, even with the use of household chemicals. And there is no need to talk about a wide range of color and textural solutions – the choice is so great that it’s time to get lost in the finishing materials store. In this publication, we would like to acquaint you with the current ideas for creating decorations with wallpapers in the most diverse rooms of a modern dwelling – from the hallway to the bedroom.
The advantages of using wallpaper for interior decoration
Not for nothing, wallpapers for many years occupy the highest places in the top-lists of actual finishing materials. Whatever the options for creating a finish are not offered to us by manufacturers, and wallpaper sheets have enough advantages:
- the widest choice of color palette, drawings, ornaments and various prints;
- the possibility of selecting an invoice surface;
- ease of application of the 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, with the combination of wallpaper and other finishing materials, you can create interesting, unique interiors;
- high aesthetic qualities;
- the possibility of creating a decoration in premises with a high level of risk of contamination – wallpapers that can be washed and even cleaned;
- modern canvases do not burn out in the sun, they can withstand temperature changes and a high enough humidity;
- the possibility of using absolutely harmless materials (natural canvases, paper and cork wallpaper);
- on wallpaper canvas can be applied to print with any image to create a truly unique design;
- with the help of wallpaper, you can imitate various surfaces – from wooden finishing to brickwork;
- a wide range of costs (the ability to find an option for any repair budget).
Selecting the material for the wallpaper
The choice of wallpaper for a particular room is influenced not only by the color palette chosen by the owners and the style of interior decoration, but also by many other factors. Given that the choice of wallpaper in modern stores is incredibly wide, you need to prepare for a hike after the finishing material and weed out, at least, inappropriate options. So, the choice of wallpaper for gluing the room will be influenced by the following criteria:
- the choice of technological properties of the fabrics will depend on the functional purpose of the room and the peculiarities of its microclimate (it is obvious that for the bedroom and hallway one needs to buy wallpaper with different characteristics, but universal options suitable for rooms with the most diverse functional potential exist);
- size and shape of the room (in a small room it is not advisable to use dark-colored cloths or with a large print);
- the level of natural illumination – the number and size of window openings, the location of the room with respect to the sides of the world (affects the choice of color palette);
- style of interior design and the chosen color scale, the presence of accent surfaces.
Outer cloths are made of different materials and can differ significantly in their technological qualities. The most popular among our compatriots were the following versions of wallpaper:
Vinyl and non-woven wallpaper are similar in their properties – equally durable, wear-resistant, durable. More often for vinylating walls of the most various premises are bought vinyl wall-paper on flizeline basis. Such canvases can be produced both for painting, and contain a drawing or ornament. A rational ratio of price and quality pushes most Russians to prefer this type of wallpaper – the possibility of cleaning surfaces allows the use of paintings in rooms with a difficult microclimate and the risk of contamination of walls (hallways, kitchens and dining rooms, corridors and even bathrooms).
Walls with vinyl wallpaper can be repainted up to 5 times, refreshing the finish or cardinally changing the image of the room. Even after many manipulations, the surfaces do not lose their aesthetic qualities. Another advantage of vinyl and non-woven wallpaper is that they do not need to be applied with glue – they only cover the walls. This approach ensures maximum ease of installation. The risk of tearing or blurring patterns, damage to the texture of the material is virtually eliminated.
For decoration of living rooms and bedrooms are often used textile wallpaper. High environmental qualities and luxurious appearance compensate for the rather high cost of the material. But significant shortcomings in the form of the inability to clean the surfaces of walls impose a certain prohibition on the use of textile fabrics in premises with a high level of risk of contamination. In classic interiors, you can often see velvet, velvet wallpaper used to create an accent surface or pasting all the walls of the room. To create a design in a modern style, cotton and linen canvas are more suitable, which become the embodiment of “comfortable minimalism”.
Photo wallpapers have not lost their popularity. Most often, paintings with photo printing are used to create an accent wall. The variety of subjects and high quality of the image allows creating a unique interior of any stylistic space. Photo printing can be applied to almost any material – the canvas can be textured, matte or glossy, have a protective film of moisture, dirt and mechanical damage.
Also in a separate view, you can select all the wallpaper with a metallized gloss, on whatever basis they are produced. The luxury of a golden, silvery 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 the vertical surfaces of the room.
Paper wallpapers have recently been used less and less. Despite the excellent ecological qualities and the ability to “breathe”, the canvases from paper are not very popular. After all, they can not be used in rooms with high humidity or temperature differences. The picture on paper wallpaper burns out quickly enough, and the finish itself is rarely able to last more than 3 years without loss of aesthetic properties. But the low cost of paper cloths allows you to create an updated or radically altered appearance of the room in a relatively short time and with minimal financial loss.
Topical ideas in the creation of the decoration of modern premises
Modern stylistics of the decoration of the premises tends to simple and concise solutions. Not surprisingly, most designers prefer a one-color finish. Light neutral tones are ideal for small rooms, the accent elements of which are furnishing. Darker, deeper shades will become a luxurious backdrop for rooms with a large area and a somewhat dramatic atmosphere. For those who are just making their first steps in the field of creating modern interiors, designers also recommend using a one-color finish – universal color options that will harmoniously look in any design space.
Black and white print on the walls – the trend is not a new season, but still relevant. The graphics, dynamism and often originality of such decoration of the walls make it possible to create a non-trivial design of the room, but to decorate the room with a truly unique character.
Popular for several seasons, a large geometric print does not give up its positions. Most often a catchy contrast pattern is used to decorate the accent surface. But in really spacious rooms you can use wallpaper with a geometric print and for finishing all the walls. In such a drawing, only two contrasting tones or a whole palette of colors can be used.
Another actual trend is a dark accent wall. It can be as velvet or velor wallpaper in dark colors, and vinyl canvases with a light metallic luster. Obviously one thing – such a design technique allows you to bring to the interior not only a touch of drama, but also a touch of sophistication, elegance and luxury.
No less popular with modern designers are wallpapers that simulate those or other surfaces. It can be an illusion of a concrete wall, wood panels or brickwork. A stone or a tree, a ceramic tile or a mosaic – on your walls there can be any variant of imitation. The main thing is that this method 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 from various factors, but also an attractive appearance of the room, an excellent background for furnishings and decorative elements. With wallpaper, you can quickly change the image of the room, highlight a particular area, emphasize a significant piece of furniture or a whole ensemble.
The use of a design technique for creating an accent wall is most convenient with the use of wallpaper. In order to create a harmonious combination of the accent and other walls in the room, you do not need to “reinvent the bicycle” – in the finishing materials stores, ready-made solutions are sold, ideally matched to the color, texture, pattern. But if you feel the possibility and desire to make a choice on your own, then at your service the richest choice of a wide variety of colors, prints and patterns. The main thing is that the result should correspond to the concept of creating an interior chosen by you, do not violate the harmony of the atmosphere of the room and help create a comfortable environment for the room.
You can not create an accent on the whole surface of the wall. In the bedroom you can draw a niche or strip above the head of the bed, thus highlighting the main subject of the interior. You can also focus on the area of the dressing room or zonirovat thus the workplace, dressing table. In the living room, you can use accent wallpaper to allocate space around the fireplace, video zone. It is also possible to create conditional zoning in a room combining several functional segments, drawing attention to one zone and distracting from unsuccessful or incorrect parts of the room from the point of view of geometry.
With the help of wallpaper, you can select the space inside the niches, in the depth of open shelves and shelves, with color or pattern. You can also cover with the bright or simply contrasting wallpaper the back wall of the cabinet with glass doors and not only to diversify the color scheme of the room, but also to give a “second life” to the old storage systems, family value.
Sealing the ceiling with light (almost always snow-white) wallpaper is a long tradition of Russian homeowners. This is an inexpensive and fast enough way to create a reliable finish (provided that the surface has no flaws). But in modern design projects, experts recommend leaving stereotypes behind and allowing themselves brightness, contrast and even variegation in the design of the ceiling. But it is necessary to take into account that for such experiments it is necessary to have a ceiling height in the room above the average, otherwise it will be difficult to avoid the feeling of “pressing” on you the vault.
Combining wallpaper with other finishing materials has long been used quite successfully when creating design projects for a room with a variety of purposes. In hallways and corridors, you can often find a combination of wallpapers with wall panels. The wallpaper covers the top of the walls, not subject to mechanical stress, humidity and other unpleasant factors. In the bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and canteens, the so-called apron is most often designed – the surface with the highest level of risk of contamination, exposure to high temperatures and moisture. Such areas are tiled or mosaic, wall panels, painted or covered with decorative plaster. The rest of the surface can be decorated with wallpaper.