How to add an apartment interior with stucco?
For each person it is important how the room looks like in which he spends a large amount of free time. Starting to repair your apartment, you want every little thing to bring joy and lift your spirits. Now on the construction market you can find anything for creating an interesting interior. One of the ways to give the room a zest and highlight the style is to use various stucco details. Stucco decor in the interior will help visually straighten the proportions of the room, divide the room into separate zones.
Stucco in the interior appeared in antiquity and was considered a sign of wealth. In tsarist Russia, stucco decorated the palaces of St. Petersburg and Tsarskoye Selo. Nowadays, even with a modest budget, you can decorate your house with stucco decoration. It is possible to use such a decoration option both in a classic interior and in a modern one. The main thing is to follow some rules:
- do not use the stucco in small rooms - this will create a feeling of clutter, visually reduce the room;
- it would be inappropriate to look like stucco decoration in rooms where the ceiling height is less than three meters;
- furniture, colors and finishing materials should be combined with each other, the design of the room should be appropriate.
Photo: stucco in the interior hallways
Material for the manufacture of stucco
Fretwork in the interior can be made of plaster and polyurethane. Polyurethane stucco is most often used for zoning rooms, decorating the ceiling or walls. The advantages of polyurethane stucco mass: this material is durable, durable and lightweight, it can be painted in any color, it does not crack and does not turn yellow, perfectly tolerates the temperature drop. Installation of polyurethane stucco does not require much effort, is made using mounting glue or liquid nails.
Tip: products made of polyurethane can be coated with paint that mimics gilding, for this they should be pre-primed. Imitation of old bronze can be obtained by applying gilding on top of marsh paint.
Gypsum is a natural material, so plaster moldings have a number of advantages. Gypsum is resistant to moisture and temperature, does not contain harmful impurities and toxins. However, gypsum products are quite heavy and very fragile, therefore the installation of such molding should be done by professionals. Nevertheless, gypsum stucco is a classic option for decorating a room and has been in demand for many years. Choosing this material for the interior, the end result will not leave anyone indifferent.
Photo: decorating the living room with polyurethane stucco
Photo: stucco coating paint imitating gilding
Design stucco in the interior
Stuccoing in the interior indicates the owner’s desire to give his home a personality and unique style. It is important not to allow the room to become cluttered with stucco decoration and to remember that there is a place for each element.
Most often used in the repair of the cornice, which is located at the junction of the wall and ceiling. Ceiling cornices of any strength and flexibility, smooth or convex, are on sale. If you choose the cornice correctly, the room can be visually increased or reduced, to hide irregularities.
Another important part of the finish is the floor plinth. This element will hide the joint between the wall and the floor, keep the bottom edge of the wallpaper in good condition and help remove the wires. When choosing a plinth you need to take into account the texture and color of the floor and ceiling. In addition, polyurethane skirting can be painted in almost any tone, thereby bringing to life any design idea.
Fretwork in the interior is also used in the form of moldings. Moldings are attached to a flat surface, representing the overhead decorative strips that can give the room a finished look. In addition, with the help of moldings, you can decorate the ceiling or walls in a peculiar way, select a particularly important object.
Photo: polyurethane skirting on the ceiling
Photo: wallpaper inserts framed by moldings
Tip: to change the color of the molding is best to use acrylic paint. Subsequently, the molding can be cleaned and washed.
No other material will decorate the room as molded elements. However, you should be careful, because not in any style stucco will look appropriate. It is best to turn to a professional who will help you come up with an interesting solution and implement your ideas.