The fresco today is the magnificent examples of paintings that adorn ancient palaces, and the original wall painting of the modern home, made with the help of various materials and technologies. Anyone can afford such decoration of their apartment or house. How the frescoes look in the interior of a modern living room, you can find out if you read our article and pay attention to the presented photos.
Modern frescoes in the living room interior are not worse than hand-painted
What is a fresco
Murals - is an ancient painting technique, when the master, decorating the walls, painted on a dry plaster. The basis for such a painting was not the mixture that is used at home today, but a certain ratio of hydrated lime and sand. The image was created with natural pigments, soluble in ordinary water. Such paints applied to a wet surface, when dried, are fastened together with the wall, covering it with a thin protective film. This painting remains fresh for many years.
The word "fresco" comes from the Italian Affresco, which means fresh
Since lime dries quickly, it is applied only to a small section of the wall that needs to be painted during the day. Subsequent correction or finishing work is unacceptable. If the drawing fails, the rules require you to completely remove the dried lime and apply a fresh layer.
Japanese-style fresco in the living room interior
That is the real classic technique of creating frescoes. Fine examples of such works can be seen in temples and ancient palaces. For example, in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, one of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s most famous works, The Creation of Adam, is preserved. And the frescoes of Guriy Nikitin, a famous Russian icon painter, can be admired on the walls of the Transfiguration Cathedral in Suzdal. Today, almost any painting applied to the walls in various ways and all kinds of paints is called fresco. Often, this does not require much time and talent of the painter. It is almost impossible to create classic samples, but it is possible to make an imitation of any image with modern materials, and at an affordable price.
Fresco in the living room with the image of Venus de Milo
Types of frescoes
Do you want in your apartment walls covered with antique drawings or paintings by Raphael himself? Or do you prefer the lovely landscapes of native nature and the portraits of your family? To order or buy murals with any image today is quite accessible to almost everyone. And it is better to choose what type of painting or finished materials, it is up to the owners of the premises to decide personally.
This type of frescoes combines natural materials and talent of the master. On the canvas of the desired size, the primer is first applied, and the top is manually painted with natural paints. If necessary, such a picture is aged with the help of special compositions, which form attritions and cracks in the picture. The finished image is glued to the wall. The extra waxing helps keep the paint fresh and bright for many years. An example of a fresco in a baguette on the wall in the interior of the living room, look at the photo.
Mural on canvas in the interior of the living room
Murals with such a foundation are similar to wallpapers and require absolutely smooth walls without any defects. The thinnest layer of plaster from the treated river sand mixture is applied to the self-adhesive sheet, and the desired image is created from above using the digital method. Such an image is mounted on the wall independently due to the glue base. In the following picture is impossible to age.
Considerably popular are frescoes on the self-adhesive basis for the living room.
Murals on non-woven base - one of the most successful and inexpensive ways of applying the image on the wall. In terms of quality, they can be compared to drawings on canvas, but they are created industrially and in large quantities. Therefore, you will not be able to boast of individual work. Typically, the picture is applied to non-woven fabric printer. Such frescoes are glued with a composition for non-woven wallpaper, and the joints are practically invisible in this case.
Fresco in the interior of the living room on the non-woven
Murals and on hard foundations. For this, various coatings can be used, such as wood, ceramics, plastic. Acrylic paints are usually used, which dry quickly and do not smell. If it is necessary to age such an image, the cracks and chips are applied directly to the substrate, and the drawing itself is coated with a special compound.
The mural depicting a tiger fits perfectly into the eastern interior of the living room
This type of frescoes is close to the classic, when the paint was applied to the raw mixture of lime and sand. Today, modern technologies and materials are used that allow plaster to remain raw longer. This increases the time required for the master to complete the drawing. Additionally, the fresco is strengthened by the mounting grid. This image depends entirely on the talent of the artist and differs from other types of high cost.
With frescoes, the living room interior literally comes to life.
Note! Do not confuse the frescoes with other types of wall paintings. Only they are applied to the raw mixture. All the rest are done with paints on a dry surface.
Together with decorative columns the fresco makes an inseparable composition.
Plots of frescoes for the living room
Choosing the right story for your living room, pay attention to the design and decor. And do not forget about your desires. For the main premises may be suitable such images:
- Landscape. The best option. It will always smoothly fit into the living room interior, visually increase the space and create an atmosphere of freedom and freshness.
- Still life. Such a choice will be successful in the living room, combined with a kitchen or dining room. The frescoes with the works of old masters, which very naturally depicted game, fruits, and flowers, look great.
- Plot. The picture with the development of a plot will help to feel like a witness to this situation. Usually, an image is selected that matches the style and epoch of the design of a particular room.
- Portrait. Images of people must carry a message. For energetic people, this can be a portrait of a successful person, for a creative person - a famous musician, dancer, and more.
- Ornament. This image is suitable for any living room. Only it is necessary to choose patterns that are suitable for a particular style. With an unobtrusive nature of the ornament will give the living room an unusual look.
- Abstraction. It is selected by the nature of the owner of the room, since here the emphasis will be placed on the color scheme.
In order to create a proper interior, the fresco drawing, by its orientation and manner of execution, must fit the design style of the living room. Then this decoration will emphasize the originality of the room. Some mistakenly claim that such things are intended only for living rooms, made in the old directions: Rococo, Classicism, Gothic. Of course, in such interiors imitations of paintings by venerable artists look great.
But modern styles will benefit from the presence of such drawings. The main thing - to choose the right option. For example, images of city streets are perfect for the interior of minimalist living rooms, murals with posters and graffiti for a loft, and savannah landscapes and portraits of African girls decorate an African-style room.
Independent installation of frescoes
Only an artist can create real frescoes. But if you do not have such a talent, but you really want to decorate the walls with a stylish image, then modern materials will allow it. We get the picture you like on a non-woven base, a special glue and we start the work.
If the selected fresco has one canvas, then you need to do the following:
- Prepare the wall under the wallpaper. To do this, align it and apply a primer. Before pasting, close the doors and windows.
- Apply glue to the back side of non-woven fabrics and carefully treat the walls with them.
- Attach the image gently to the wall and smooth to remove glue and trapped air.
If the fresco consists of several canvases, then it is glued to the wall in the above manner, taking into account such actions:
- First you need to collect all the elements of the image on the floor, so that during the gluing not to confuse the individual parts;
- All parts of the figure have serial numbers; work should begin with part number one;
- Glue adjacent canvases butt, but you should make sure that the details of the picture match perfectly.
Self-adhesive murals are even easier to apply. It will be sufficient to carefully remove the adhesive layer and firmly press the canvas against the wall, simultaneously removing air bubbles.
Tips on decorating a living room with frescoes
Modern technologies of creating frescoes will help not only to decorate a room in a stylish and unusual way, but also add missing elements to the interior, for example, height or space. There are several tips for choosing the right frescoes:
- Murals with a pattern located vertically, visually raise the ceilings, for example, canvases with tall houses, flowers on long stems. For the same purpose, images of stone vaults, bridges and skies are used.
- Another way to increase the height of the living room with the help of frescoes will be an image that smoothly flows to the ceiling from the wall, erasing the border.
- For small rooms, do not use bright images, because some colors can create a visual sense of the proximity of objects. An unfortunate choice in this case will be murals with large drawings.
- For rooms that are limited in area, murals are applied in bright colors. Images with perspective will look perfect: a path, a road leaving into the distance, a forest glade, the sea coast or a cozy patio that looks like an extension of your room.
- A darkened room with low lighting will help out canvas with warm tones and texture, which will give the image softness and volume. And for a cozy and homely atmosphere, yellow-orange shades are better suited.
Important! Murals are also used for zoning large spaces. A small image in the living room, combined with the kitchen, will help to unobtrusively highlight one of the zones.
The modern fresco is a little exaggerated, but very stylish interior decoration. It can be used as the main background of the room or serve as a separate part of the design. She will make any living room unique, giving it an original look and an individual character. How the frescoes look on the walls in the interior of the living room can be seen in the photo.