Walls have a great influence on the perception of room design. The use of different wallpapers in the living room and their combination allows you to create a beautiful interior, which can be seen on real photos in catalogs and on designer sites. However, to look different in color and texture wallpaper harmoniously and advantageously, you need to follow a number of rules. The interior of the hall can combine several colors, different textures, plain and patterned wallpaper, etc. The range of available material is large, which in itself is room for creativity and new ideas.
Wallpaper can be a highlight of the living room
Why you need a combination of wallpaper
The use of different shades and textures has not only aesthetic value in the interior design of the living room. Sometimes these or other combinations of wallpaper can fix minor imperfections of the walls or visually align the room. In what cases are different ways of combining appropriate:
- Small room with high ceilings visually looks like a box that looks uncomfortable. With the help of a properly selected combination of wallpaper on the walls this can be corrected.
- If it is necessary to divide one room into several zones or separate rooms from each other in the absence of doors.
- Too long living room can be visually made wider or shortened.
- In the presence of an empty wall, which does not have furniture, the different colors and texture of the wallpaper on it will give the speakers.
- To highlight the accent wall or its site. Often this is combined with the zoning of space, for example, the selection of the wall from the side of the bed or sofa.
Wallpapers in one color can be successfully combined
Of course, these are not the only situations where it may be necessary to combine wallcoverings with each other. A little imagination and a sense of style - and the living room will turn into a masterpiece.
Green wallpaper with floral print will make the dining area very bright and cozy.
How to combine wallpaper
Before the start of the repair, it is important to remember that without preliminary preparation and certain knowledge a beautiful interior cannot be created. It is necessary to take into account everything - how the texture behaves in this or that light, how colors and different materials are combined with each other, which is appropriate for the living room and what is not. Therefore, it is necessary to determine in advance the criteria for choosing wallpaper for the living room walls:
- Determine the basic tone of the walls, the further amount of decor, additional colors and the general atmosphere of the room will depend on it;
- Choose which texture you want to see (as a rule, the choice is between smooth and embossed wallpaper);
- Consider whether there will be ornaments on the walls, and also whether you plan to combine them with each other (the patterns can vary in size, be
- Vegetable, abstract, to have strict geometric forms or even whole plots);
- Selected wallpapers should be combined with the decor in the interior, curtains, furniture.
Yellow pastel wallpaper with floral designs perfectly complement the living room furniture
Having well thought out the plan and made a few sketches, you can proceed to repair itself. Options for combining wallpaper a huge amount. Various combinations of color and texture of the combined wallpaper in the interior of the living room can be seen in the photo below.
Textured gray wallpaper with white ornaments fit perfectly into the cabinet with open shelves
Color affects not only the perception of the interior as such, but also the psychological state of a person. Different colors are perceived by people differently, but there are a few general rules. Red, orange and bright yellow are very energetic colors that should be used with caution, for example, in the form of individual accessories or part of a wall. Blue tones are soothed and tuned to the working mood, and the green gamma is different cheerfulness.
Wallpaper with large red poppies make the living room interior very bright and fresh.
From the choice of colors depends on the perception of the living room. In typical apartments, rooms are often very small, so it is better to use mostly light colors in the decoration of the walls and not overload them with a large ornament. Bright finish and stripes visually expand the space. At the same time, dark tones will help to make too large a room warmer and more comfortable, visually reducing it.
Horizontal stripes expand the space and bright colors make it fresher and easier.
Important! Dark colors can be used as accent in rooms of irregular shape. If the end walls are made darker than the long walls, this will visually make the room shorter.
Proper combination helps not only to zone the room, but also to add bright notes
Regardless of the size of the living room wallpaper in pastel colors will be a win-win option. The neutral background acts as an empty canvas, which can be decorated as it pleases. To make the interior of the living room not look too pale and boring, you can dilute it with a couple of colors or use bright accents. It is important to remember that the wallpaper should be combined either by type or by texture. If you plan to use different ornaments, the background should be the same color and vice versa - one pattern on the wallpaper of different shades. Contrast combinations look good, they give the interior dynamics and brightness. The combination of wallpaper two or more colors in the living room can be viewed on the photo.
Combining wallpaper in blue colors
Types of combination
With the help of competent combination trellis with each other and other materials, you can create a unique interior. This finish is not only able to visually brighten up the shortcomings of the room, but it is also beneficial to emphasize the theme of the interior of the living room and the taste of the owners of the house. Wallpapers can be combined not only by color, texture or patterns, but also combined with other finishing materials - plaster, stucco, wood.
The use of vertical stripes is an old technique with which you can visually extend the space and raise the ceiling. It is easy to glue strips of different colors one after another, especially if these are companion shades. Difficulties may occur with a combination of contrasting colors. Contrast stripes cut the eye and in large quantities such decor should not be used. Stripes can be the same shade, but have different textures.
Stripes of wallpaper that are different in color or texture should not be glued to the wall as they should, certain proportions should be used for harmonious combination. So, if you use companion shades, for example, herbal green and light green, the combination of 2 to 1 will look most harmonious when a strip of one shade alternates with two strips of another. Contrast wallpaper will look more advantageous if they are applied the same pattern.
Tip! A combination of vertical stripes of different shades, but with the same pattern, will look appropriate if the area with the pattern is not too large. It is enough to paste over in this way only one of the walls or its part, otherwise the similar interior of the living room will look tasteless.
In contrast to vertical combination, horizontal is somewhat more difficult. At the same time for a similar decoration of the living room walls, you can complement the wallpaper with other finishing materials, for example, wood panels or MDF panels. This combination will fit well into classic interiors, especially in English and Victorian styles.
With the help of a combination of different textures and materials, specific details can be distinguished in the living room setting, furniture looks especially beneficial against such a background. It should be borne in mind that the horizontal stripes will make the room slightly lower visually, but they can expand the living room.
This is the most creative option of combining wallpaper on the walls in the living room. With the help of contrasting in color wallpaper, you can select any interior details - furniture, window and doorways, niches, projections. However, this finishing option requires a competent approach and impeccable taste, otherwise the interior risks turning into a ridiculous cartoon. Such a technique is appropriate in modern styles, such as pop art or modern.
As for the previous types of combination, the same rules work for patchwork panels. Wallpapers should be in harmony in color with each other and be combined with the rest of the interior. Finishing can be selected for furniture, specific accessories, textiles or choose neutral colors that are in harmony with any shades and styles.
Patchwork decoration of the living room walls with proper selection of colors and textures looks stylish and beautiful. In the photo below you can see the options for the combined wallpaper in the finishing of the wall in patchwork technique.
Separate room and zoning
If you decide to merge rooms into one or, conversely, divide the living room into zones, this simple method will help you to delimit the space. Partitions may look too bulky in the interior, so you can use different wallpaper to zone the room.
Each of the rooms or zones can be pasted over with different color and texture of wallpaper, but even then you should be careful. Try to choose colors similar in spectrum, so the interior will look more harmonious.
If the colors are too different and are not very compatible with each other, you can correct the situation with the help of curtains, carpets, and bedspreads. Shades of textiles or furniture upholstery in one room should overlap with the color of the walls of another.
Decorative inserts of bright beautiful wallpaper diversify any interior. It is not always possible to purchase wallpaper with very interesting ornaments and a rich palette of colors. In this situation, there is a solution - buy one roll and use it as a decor against the background of more neutral decorated living room walls. Inserts can serve not only the usual wallpaper, but also wallpaper, fabric, murals.
If you plan to diversify the interior of the living room with bright inserts, the first thing to do is to take care of a suitable background for them. You can use paint, plaster, plain wallpaper to decorate the walls. The inserts themselves should be more dense than the background material used in the decoration of the living room walls.
Important! The inserts will look brighter and brighter if you additionally highlight them with slats, molding or stucco.
With the help of large inserts you can divide the living room into several zones. Inserts of wallpaper and other materials can decorate not only the walls, but also the ceiling. Often such a decorative element is located in the center of the ceiling. However, it should be borne in mind that such decor visually reduces the height of the room. How it will look combination of wallpaper with inserts in the interior of the living room can be seen in the photo below.
Decorating living rooms and other rooms with wallpaper with a voluminous photographic image applied to them began almost half a century ago. Since then, the technology has changed, and at the same time the quality of the photo wallpaper - the images have become incredibly detailed and realistic. Such decoration of one of the walls or the ceiling of the living room will allow dividing the hall into zones or, conversely, merging different parts of the room into one.
Photowall-paper and the image on them are selected depending on the style of the interior. Such an image is recommended to stick on the wall from the side of the recreation area or on the wall opposite to it. Images may be different. So, in the styles of country and Provence, pastoral landscapes are appropriate, or the view from the window to the coast or the garden. For ethno fit images of wild animals in the savannah or jungle. And photos with industrial images will fit into the living room in loft style.
Option with the effect of 3D is becoming more popular. With the help of three-dimensional images, you can visually make the living room space almost endless. Wallpapers with perspective have the effect of increasing the space by 1.5 times or more. However, despite this amazing result, the wallpaper is not recommended for use in small rooms.
At first glance, the wallpaper seems quite ordinary material, in which it is difficult to find something interesting and original. However, the combination of different types of tapestries in the decoration of the living room will give the interior brightness and individuality.