The apartment corridor is the first room where guests or the owners themselves come. The style of the interior can be any, as well as the amount of furniture. However, before repairing, it is reasonable to ask about the choice of wallpaper for the hallway and corridor, sometimes photos with interiors are not enough. You need to know how to choose not only the material that is attractive in appearance, but also practical, suitable for the characteristics of the room.
In the corridors, where there is little natural light, it is better to choose a combined wallpaper. On the bottom of the wall there is a darker finish, and in the upper part a light tone is used. In order not to see the ugly joint between the wallpaper, it can be hidden under the border in the tone of one of the parts of the wall or a contrasting shade. On the dark part of the walls stains are not so visible, but the bright top visually expands the space, making it lighter.
Covering a cold spectrum (blue, pale blue, mint, pearl gray) visually increases the space, such wallpapers are especially suitable for finishing a narrow corridor in the apartment. If the hallway is very large, warm and darker tones will visually reduce it, making it more comfortable. Visually reduce the room with the help of large ornaments on the walls.
Tip! A hallway that is too long can be visually divided into two smaller parts using differently colored wallpapers. The joint can be hidden by imitation of columns or arched passage, so the effect will become more noticeable.
If you paste over wallpaper not only the walls of the hallway, but also the ceiling, it will create an interesting effect of the space stretched upwards. Instead of wallpaper to finish the ceiling, you can use paint of the same color. What design wallpaper in the hallway is relevant in 2018, you can look at the selection of the photo below.
Types of wallpaper for the hallway
Finishing materials used for interior decoration of the hallway should be distinguished by high strength, practicality, as well as ease of maintenance. So, if you want to try something sophisticated, you need to be prepared for a long and painstaking care.
Differ from paper more density and thickness. Due to these qualities, they do an excellent job with leveling small surface imperfections. Vinyl wall-paper differs in high wear resistance, do not tear, are not afraid of moisture, and also easily wash.
During the repair, it is necessary to take into account one of their peculiarities - after applying glue to the canvas, it expands a little, and after drying it takes on the same shape. For this reason, small gaps between the joints may appear on the walls. Design options for a small hallway with vinyl trim can be viewed on the photo.
The canvas consists of two layers. The first layer consists of cellulose, and the second of textile fibers. These walls can not be washed, they quickly collect dust and dirt, so that the fabric wallpaper is not the most practical idea for a small hallway. Textile fabrics have one advantage - good thermal insulation of the room.
Before the advent of vinyl and non-vinyl analogs, paper wallpaper was the most popular material for wall decoration. They are easy to glue and affordable. Two-layered paper wallpaper is more durable in contrast to the usual, but in the hallway conditions it is better to choose them in combination with a more durable material that will be used to finish the lower parts of the walls.
Paper wallpaper is light and glued to any surface: plywood, drywall, and also over old wallpaper covering. Variants of using paper wallpaper in the interior of the hallway can be seen in the photo below.
This material is becoming increasingly popular for wall decoration in any room. Non-woven wallpaper durable and wear-resistant, they are great for such a room as the hallway. The paintings themselves are distinguished by an aesthetic appearance, which only favorably affects the interior. There are a lot of textures, colors and ornaments, so you can easily choose the material that corresponds to the general style of the hallway.
A relatively new finishing material, recently appeared on the market. Liquid wallpaper can be on paper or fabric basis, they are often sold in the already diluted form, but if you wish, you can buy the basic mixture yourself by adding the necessary dyes. According to the technique of applying to the walls of liquid wallpaper similar to plaster, but applied more lightly.
Unfortunately, the coating without additional protective varnish layer quickly deteriorates from water. On the other hand, there is a plus in this - the damaged area can be easily replaced with a new one. With the help of liquid wallpaper, you can create patterns on the walls, it is enough to use a grater after application. The material also conceals surface irregularities. How liquid wallpaper look in the hallway and other areas of the apartment in the Khrushchev can be seen in the photo.
Coating for painting
Wallpaper can be made on the basis of different materials - paper, non-woven or fiberglass. The texture and size of the canvases are also different, but more often they are solid so that it is easier to apply paint. They are easy to clean, and also well hide the irregularities of the walls.
Thinking through the design of the hallway, it is difficult to bypass the choice of colors for decoration and furniture. Often the choice of color or combination of colors depends on the perception of the entire interior. Incorrectly chosen tone can ruin the whole design, especially if we are talking about a small room. Traditionally, designers advise to use light wallpaper coverings for the corridor in the apartment, such as in the following photos.
In addition to your own preferences, you should be guided by useful tips that will help you correctly select colors:
- Warm shades (beige, golden brown, peach) make the room cozy and comfortable;
- Clear lines in the interior can be highlighted in bright colors, highlighting part of the room or doorways;
- White and light shades, of course, expand the space, making it airy, but for the hallway it is not the most practical solution, it is worth considering that there are no noticeable stains on the walls, the white background can be combined with the ornament of darker colors, it will hide minor imperfections of the walls ;
- Walls completely painted in dark colors will turn the hallway into a dark place, reducing its size even more. If you decide to use similar colors, you should take care of good lighting.
In addition to color, it is important to take into account the amount of light - with artificial light, some shades may appear paler or blend into each other. To avoid this, do not save on lamps. A chandelier with wall sconces will correct the situation by making the interior cozy, even if it is designed in dark colors. How to combine different colors in the wallpaper for the corridor in the apartment can be seen in the photo below.
Choice of ornament
If you look at the photo of 2018 with images of different corridors in the apartment, you can see that for decoration used wallpaper with a variety of ornaments. The choice of drawing depends on the rest of the decoration, the style of the interior and the tasks that confront the owners. With the help of different patterns you can change the proportions of the room.
Wallpapers with a classic strip are popular for many years. The striped walls will fit well into the light hallway, but it is important to consider the direction of the strip. Horizontal stripes expand the room, but visually make the ceilings lower. Vertical stripes, on the contrary, stretch the walls upwards and visually narrow the space even more; they cannot be used to finish the end walls of long corridors.
Striped wallpaper for the hallway in an apartment in Khrushchev look harmoniously in combination with panels or their imitation. This pattern looks better in the light version. If necessary, the severity of the strip can be softened by selecting an ornament that resembles, for example, vertical or horizontal wavy lines. Options for the use of striped wallpaper in the interior hallway in the apartment can be seen in the photo.
These panels are made of natural wood, but in the hallway you can use wallpaper that imitate them. This is an element of classic style, well combined with wallpaper of other colors. Panels are functional and practical due to a darker color. They can be monophonic, then the upper part of the wall often has an ornament in the form of a strip or flowers. To the patterned panels, on the contrary, is selected monophonic top.
If the upper part of the wall is monotonous, it can become a favorable background for various interior decor. On a neutral surface will look good items that bring diversity to the interior of the hallway:
- Photos in beautiful frames;
- Beautiful wall clock;
For the lower part of the wall it is better to use moisture-proof coatings that can be washed, for example, vinyl wallcoverings. The upper finish can be any, it is less likely to be subjected to various influences. Various ideas for the design of the hallway can be viewed on the selection of photos below.
Abstract patterns are suitable if necessary to hide minor imperfections of the walls. In addition, scratches, stains, etc. are not so noticeable on such a surface. Abstraction does not allow the eye to focus on a specific area, as a result, small defects simply fall out of sight.
The easiest option, however, requires a perfectly smooth surface. Monochromatic walls well emphasize decor and furniture and bring the right atmosphere. For variety, you can choose not one color, but two, pasting one of the walls with wallpaper of a contrasting or complementary shade. These wallpapers are well suited for a small hallway in the apartment, how it will look you can see in the photo.
This finish looks beautiful and stylish. You can choose any image, modern wallpaper in the hallway in the apartment are very clear and realistic, you can order canvases even with your favorite photos. For large rooms, any images will do, but to finish a small hallway you will have to follow a few rules:
- A large image or 3D effect will visually make the room smaller;
- If you choose bright wallpapers, they need to be balanced with softer pastel shades, so the abundance of colors will not irritate and put pressure on people’s psyche;
- Dark shades visually make the corridor even;
- The mirror on the wall opposite the photo wallpaper will expand the space;
- Do not use wallpaper with too small details, such as flowers - such ornaments require good lighting.
Large images of photo wallpaper can be combined with other types of wallpaper coatings. Saturated images are well combined with liquid wallpaper, apparently they look like plaster. Variants of the walls of the small corridor wallpaper with photo images can be seen in the photo below.
How to combine wallpaper
If for one reason or another it is not possible to glue all the walls of the hallway with waterproof wallpaper that is easy to clean and wash, you can combine them with others. This technique is often used in interior design, allowing you to diversify it. Most often, the combination occurs on the principle of "bright top, dark bottom."
Down are more durable and non-marking coatings, since it is these areas of the walls that are most susceptible to dirt, dust, or mechanical stress. If there are animals at home, the lower part of the walls can be plastered with anti-vandal wallpaper that is resistant to the effects of the sharp claws of pets. This design option is most successful, ideas for combining different wallpapers in the hallway can be peeped on the photo.
Bamboo wallpaper combination
This type of wall covering is very popular with modern designers. Despite the fact that they are difficult for self-sticking on the walls, bamboo wallpapers absorb moisture well, the harmful effects of water they are not afraid. Bamboo can be easily combined with other materials, which creates a huge number of possibilities for creating stylish hallway décor. Bamboo cover can be combined in color or texture by choosing similar or contrasting materials. In the photo of the interiors of the hallway, you can see how the combined wallpaper looks in various combinations.
Important! Bamboo cover can be used for zoning the hallway, when a whole wall or part of it is used for specific purposes. Cloths of lighter colors should be glued away from the door and the pereobuvaniya zone. The use of coatings with different performance characteristics in suitable areas allows you to create a practical and beautiful interior.
A good option to diversify plain walls. Such a finish allows you to apply the remnants of beautiful wallpaper, which is not enough for a whole wall. Often this decor is characteristic of classical styles. Inserts may differ from the main background color or ornament, they are additionally highlighted moldings or stucco, repeating their contour.
Such details of the wallpaper can be chosen not only for the decoration of the walls, inserts look good on the ceiling with a harmonious combination with the rest of the decor elements. Inserts with volumetric images such as a dome or even a cloudy sky will visually lift the ceiling. Ideas for the use of modern wallpaper for the hallway and corridor can be seen in the photo.
Wallpapers are one of the most popular wall finishes, so the overall impression of the entire interior depends on their choice. The covering can act as a background for a decor and furniture or play an independent role, drawing attention to itself.