Wallpapers - the most common material for wall decoration. They are used to decorate different rooms, including the living room. This room is designed not only for relaxation, but also for spending time with guests. It is the poet who is especially careful about the choice of wallpaper for the interior of living rooms, the photos of which are presented below.
Living room - the heart of the apartment, so it is very important in what the "dressed" walls
Types of wallpaper for the living room
To date, the market of building materials has a large range of wallpapers. Before choosing a particular type of wall canvas, you should be familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
This type of wallpaper can be called traditional. They are made of plain paper, fully ecological and cheap. But at the same time, they are short-lived, they can easily wrinkle and tear when sticking, demonstrate all the flaws on the surface of the walls, quickly become dirty, are afraid of moisture and sunlight. Photos of paper wallpaper with flowers in the interior of the living room are presented below.
Laconic, gray paper wallpapers with flowers perfectly fit into the expensive interior of a small living room with a fireplace
Represent a layer of vinyl, deposited on a base of paper or non-woven. The advantages of vinyl wallpaper include durability, strength, ease of cleaning. The main disadvantage is a low level of environmental friendliness. Vinyl does not pass air, so it is not recommended for use in rooms that are rarely ventilated.
Vinyl wallpapers have a paper base and look just great in the living room.
Made from natural and synthetic fibers. As a basis usually use paper. Non-woven wallpaper durable, breathable, not afraid of moisture and sunlight, easy to clean, mask the small defects of the walls. Among non-woven wall coverings are specifically designed for painting.
Fashionable wallpaper on non-woven base is always bright and practical.
This type of wallpaper is similar to vinyl. However, acrylic, unlike vinyl, is applied not as a continuous layer, but as a point. Therefore, such a wall material passes air. In addition, the acrylic surface is practical and durable, not afraid of moisture and mechanical damage. Below you can see photos of fashionable acrylic wallpaper for small living rooms.
Acrylic wallpapers are great for living rooms
Such wall coverings are made of fabric: jute, silk, flax, velor. The basis is paper or non-woven. Fabric wall-paper can be made in the form of seamless cloths 3 meters wide. Textile wall material looks gorgeous, expensive. They require special care, as they accumulate dust and are afraid of moisture.
Fabric wallpapers add a living room a frill and elegance
Glass wall-paper made of special fiberglass will look fresh and stylish in the interior. Their advantages include: practicality, fire resistance, moisture resistance. When sticking glass wallpaper requires the use of very strong glue, respectively, they are heavily removed from the walls.
Glass fiber is very practical and long
Tip! Very often glass wall paper is purchased for painting. This material is able to withstand up to 10 stains without losing its texture. This option makes it easy to change the interior design without capital expenditures.
Glass fiber look very stylish. At the same time, they are very easy to maintain.
Features of the use of photo wallpapers
Visually resize the space, distract from the drawbacks of the room and create a unique style with the help of photo wallpapers. They are produced on paper, non-woven and fabric basis. Use in the production of large-format printing presses provides good color reproduction and maximum accuracy of the pattern. Modern technology makes the image on the wall realistic.
Modern photo wallpapers - real wall masterpieces
Attention! If one of the walls in the living room is lined with photo murals, the other three should be plain or with a dim pattern. Large contrasting patterns are poorly combined with photo wallpapers.
Photowall-paper in a drawing room in east style
Choosing wallpaper for the living room you can choose one of the following topics:
- Flowers - create a romantic atmosphere conducive to peace and tranquility;
- Seas, lakes, rivers, fountains - bring freshness, coolness to the interior;
- Natural landscapes (birch grove, meadow, rocky peaks, parks) - they are pleasant to the eye, help to tune in to the rest and forget about the bustle of the city;
- Cityscapes - add dynamics;
- Images of glamor girls, frames from the cinema, comics - such themes are popular in the style of pop art, they make the interior more modern, suitable for youth parties.
An interesting idea of photo wallpaper for the living room will be canvases depicting the depths of the sea and space, but they are recommended to be used only in spacious rooms with large windows facing south.
The choice of wallpaper, taking into account the color of furniture
When choosing wallpaper for the living room, as in the photo, you must consider the design of other elements of the interior, and especially furniture. Wall covering should be combined with the coloring of furniture.
Dark color furniture
If the color of the furniture in the living room is black, dark brown, wenge, then the walls must necessarily be light, preferably monochromatic or with a small dull pattern. Large patterns and dark walls in combination with dark furniture will make the room gloomy, small and uncomfortable.
For a dark living room wallpaper suitable in these colors: olive, yellow, peach, apricot, sand, vanilla.
Light colored furniture
If the furniture has a light color, then for the decoration of the walls, you can choose one of several options:
- Dark wallpaper, photos of which in the interior of the living room are presented below - they can arrange the vertical surfaces of spacious rooms.
- Bright wallpapers - they can be used if the furniture is old, has visible flaws, at the entrance to such a living room the eye will attract bright walls, distracting attention from unpresentable furniture.
- Light wallpaper in the living room, as in the photo - together with light furniture, they visually expand the space of the room, this option is ideal for small living rooms.
Tip! Walls and furniture should differ by several tones, otherwise they will be lost against each other.
Particularly versatile white furniture that goes well with all other colors and shades. In the interior with white furniture looks beautiful combination of two different types of wall coverings, for example, wallpaper and wood panels.
Wallpaper in different styles of interior
Wallpapers should fit harmoniously into the living room interior. To do this, they must fit the chosen style.
In the living room of a classic style will look good wallpaper calm colors: sand, cream, beige, soft pink, light blue, olive, ivory. On the wallpaper for the living room in the classic interior can be large patterns: Damascus, monograms, floral ornament, royal lilies. The picture is applied in gold, silver, burgundy. If the walls are plain, they are decorated with baguettes, cornices, stucco and moldings.
This luxurious palace style is suitable exclusively for large living rooms. Wall decoration should demonstrate the pomp, grandeur of the interior. On the wallpaper for the living room in the Baroque style, as in the photo, ornate patterns in the form of monograms, wreaths, leaves and flower garlands. Primary colors: gold, silver, emerald, burgundy, sapphire.
This style is different femininity, tender pastel colors are used in the decoration. Patterns on the walls should be elegant, graceful, creating an atmosphere of lightness. For the interior of the living room of the Rococo style, expensive Italian textile wallpaper, as in the photo below, or their cheaper counterparts - silk screen printing. The walls are decorated with white or gold stucco.
One of the ways to stylize a semi-antique room is to make wallpaper in retro style. It uses bright geometric patterns and floral patterns. In the interior of the retro living room are appropriate wallpaper in a cell, strip, with the image of circles, squares and lines. The main colors of retro-style: white, black, orange, purple, green, mustard. To implement the design ideas of the past, it is not necessary to use old technologies and to finish the walls with paper wallpaper, which quickly fade in the sun and deteriorate from water. You can glue the walls with modern materials - vinyl or non-woven.
The walls in this light, infantile style should not be bright. The colors of the style are dominated by gray, brown and lilac colors. There should be no sharp corners, no clear lines. On the walls there are floral ornaments with thin graceful lines.
In the Art Nouveau style will look beautiful wallpaper, imitating a variety of expensive natural materials: stone, brick, plaster, wood, leather.
Modern minimalism suggests conciseness, severity, simplicity and functionality in all elements of the interior. Walls should be plain. Suitable colors: white, gray, black, beige, dark blue, metallic. One of the walls can be distinguished by wallpaper of bright color, for example, red, or with a large pattern on geometric themes (rhombuses, circles, squares). Wallpaper for the living room, expanding the space in the interior minimalism can be seen below.
Wallpapers in this style are made from natural materials: silk and rice paper. The main background they have a calm, pastel shades, conducive to rest: cream, sand, beige, milky. The drawings on the walls are specific to Japanese culture: hieroglyphs, reeds, cherry blossoms, fire-breathing dragons, cranes. The drawings are mainly depicted in black, white, pink and brown colors. Wallpaper material with imitation of bamboo texture can be a beautiful decoration material.
Thus, wallpaper is a universal finishing material used for finishing rooms of any size and any style. A wide range of material, colors, textures and patterns allows you to choose wallpaper for any living room.