Creative wall design solutions in the living room
Before starting work on changing your living room, decide what will change: only old wallpaper, upholstery, or completely the entire interior. The modified design of the walls in the living room will help in solving many issues: visually increase the space if necessary, add light to the dark room, set the tone for further selection of the interior.
Think about all the little things you need in advance so that any nuances do not spoil the final result.
The choice of colors
Choosing a palette of colors that will be used in the design of the living room, you should pay attention to the following points:
- on which side the room goes;
- estimated or existing furniture color;
- personal wishes of the inhabitants of the house.
The right color scheme, taking into account the side of the horizon, will give the room harmony. For the northern one, deprived of sunlight or shaded by trees growing on the street, the ideal option would be warm pastel shades of yellow, olive, peach and similar colors; for the south side a colder gamma is suitable.
If your plans put the main emphasis in the room on the furniture, then the walls should be arranged in a contrasting color to it. So, for bright furniture suitable bright colors for wall design, and for dark, on the contrary, calm light colors.
Tip: use for the accent unusual panels on the wall, the carpet on the floor. Such elements do not clutter up the design with a large number of colors.
If when choosing a basic color palette, family members did not come to a common opinion, use compromise options that would suit everyone, combine colors.
Photo: original glass table in the living room interior
Photo: decorating the wall with a bright mural
Photo: a grass imitation carpet combined with a brown floor will help you create an atmosphere as close as possible to the natural one.
What is better: wallpaper or paint
Even at the planning stage, it is necessary to ask the question, what to cover the walls and what materials from the proposed materials to prefer. The most popular materials used in the decoration of walls are paint and wallpaper. Choosing between them, you should consider the future decoration of the living room. So, under the wallpaper with a pronounced texture or with a print, the interior will also need an appropriate one.
Tip: choose monotonous wallpaper or white, designed, for painting, without a strong embossing, so that with the further interior design there are no problems and additional conditions.
Minimalism or expressiveness
To make the interior more expressive, a kind of aristocratic, use such an element of decor as molding. With their help, you can visually raise the ceiling.
If you want your living room to look light and weightless, decorate it in a minimalist style. To keep the lines clear, do not use stucco moldings, moldings and other decorative parts that load the wall in the decoration.
Photo: decorating walls with moldings
Photo: living room in a minimalist style.
From time immemorial the fireplace has been a symbol of home and comfort. It is good if the project of a private house allows you to plan it in the interior. And what about those who live in an apartment, where, as a rule, it is impossible to equip a real fireplace, but you want to.
The drywall will come to the rescue, from which you can build a structure where an artificial hearth is subsequently housed. Another option: do the drawing in the form of a fireplace on one of the walls.
This element of the decor will attract attention and be the center of attention. After all, it is known that looking at how a fire burns can be infinite.
Photo: falshka in the living room interior
Niches and other plasterboard decorations
Apartment layouts, especially in old houses, are usually not able to satisfy their owners. To make it more comfortable and modern will help drywall. One of the techniques that is most often used in the conversion of walls is the formation of niches. From this material create shelves on which you can place nice looking trivia, souvenirs or hollows in places intended for recreation.
Also, this material is used to form the base, where the backlight will be installed later, which will give the room coziness and mystery. Columns, bas-reliefs and similar elements decorating the living room are made from it.
Photo: illuminated niches
Glass structures and mirrors
Mirror walls perfectly cope with such a task as a visual increase in the space in the room. The living room, where the walls are mostly made of mirrors, looks fascinating and gives you the opportunity to dream. But the cost of such registration will be significant. To apply this material to the walls, it will be necessary to conduct additional preparation of the room. For example, you may need a significant increase in window openings, as the mirror walls are well combined with large windows and light tulle, modern furniture, made in high-tech style.
Photo: hi-tech living room
The color scheme should be made in steel, black and white, gray tones. As decorations, use crystal lamps, figurines of glass, tall floor lamps.
Tip: If you are a fan of soft home comfort, then this style is not for you.
Ecostile lovers can use natural materials as a finishing material for walls. Stone or wood in the interior of the living room will create a feeling of unity with nature, antiquity, since these materials were used in the old days to create a home.