- Large room, small room – working with the volume of the room
- Approaching or removing walls
- We compensate for the shortcomings of a narrow room
- Approaching the front wall
- Expanding the space of a narrow room
- We take advantage of the “rhythm” of the picture
- Color is the main visual tool for working with space
- Working with the visual “height” of ceilings
You should know that wallpaper is not just a finishing coating of walls, it is an important tool in working with the interior, with which you can visually enlarge the space, raise the ceilings, etc. This article provides designer’s advice on how to hide room imperfections with wallpaper.
Large room, small room – working with the volume of the room
First, you need to determine what is a drawback in the room in order to correct it. For example, in a small room, you need to expand the space. The primary task is to understand: which wall needs to be removed in order to expand it.
Note: a large room is also a kind of disadvantage, because in it the residents will feel like on a football field, where there is no place for comfort and variety..
To “eliminate” the lack of small or extra space, one of the design rules should be remembered: proportionality emphasizes the like. In other words, the smaller the pattern on the walls, the smaller the space appears. Large prints, on the other hand, make the room look bigger. Therefore, when expanding the space, use a large drawing (not a giant one).
Tip: with today’s variety of wallpapers, you should not dwell on only one color, take immediately a collection with partner pattern options. Use at least 2-3 types of wallpaper, combine them so as to visually “break” the space.
Approaching or removing walls
Walls that need to be removed – we blur, whiten, “carry away” outside the room. All that needs to be brought closer – we make it accent and dominant in the interior. That is, if the front wall needs to be “pushed back”, use a large wallpaper pattern on it, but not the dominant one. It’s great if the drawing is on a very light background, creating a veil effect – this trick will create a sense of space behind the drawing..
In no case should the wall being pulled back be dominant, its task is to “dissolve” the background of the space.
If there is furniture against this wall, arrange it in the form of an exquisite frame for a beautiful headset, emphasizing the interior decoration. If there is not enough furniture, then a photo wallpaper with a perspective effect is your option, they will visually expand the boundaries of the wall and the room.
We compensate for the shortcomings of a narrow room
While many make a mistake in planning the space of a narrow room, lining up furniture along the wall with a “train” and turning it visually into a corridor, the designer’s task in working with such a room is to visually bring the back wall closer and dissolve the side walls.
Approaching the front wall
To bring the front wall closer, you need to make a large emphasis on it. These can be chic curtains with a pattern that expands to the sides. Pictures will do, but without the use of three-dimensional space, focusing on yourself.
Expanding the space of a narrow room
Expanding the space is ideally done with zoning: create two zones in a long and narrow room. For example, by the window there is an area for the desktop, in the rest there is a bed. Do not line up furniture, think over the trajectory of movement within the zones so that you get 2 conditional squares, and not a chain. Now we visually divide these zones along the walls: in one we glue some wallpaper, in the other – others. You can divide by color, texture and pattern.
We take advantage of the “rhythm” of the picture
Everyone subconsciously loves the rhythm – it is the main beauty of nature. If you have a large room, then it is just the rhythm that creates the unification of space. Play with proportionate use of texture and color, use nuance.
A banal mistake: striped wallpaper is used on a long wall or pictures alternate rhythmically, which visually increases the length of the wall. An unwanted corridor effect is created. It is better to “break” long walls visually. But inside, use the rhythm of ready-made design solutions.
Color is the main visual tool for working with space
It is the color that creates the first impression, therefore, when choosing it, designers focus primarily on the compatibility within the color composition..
The most common is the theory of “seasons”, which manufacturers keep track of when creating collections. This principle is also based on the fact that in nature, color rendition is always good, regardless of the season..
So, when choosing wallpaper for the kitchen, it is best to use spring colors. The paints used are light and transparent, as if washed with rain. The same goes for wallpaper for the nursery. Be sure to use yellow color, it will warm the room. Blue, heavenly shades, will visually expand the space. A pure sandy beige shade will dissolve the walls.
Need accents? Appetizing colors in small accessories: the color of May greenery, a variety of flowers from tulips: yellow, orange, scarlet, you can use the color of poppies and brown-chocolate shades of tree bark. The proportion is expressed in the smoothness of the forms: round and oval, without sharp corners and sharp transitions. Spring is also good in gloss where smooth surfaces are used.
In the wallpaper for the bedroom, you can also use the spring range, but the summer combination will be more harmonious. All the colors seemed to have faded and faded in the sun. Use lilac shades, which are practically absent in spring, but many in summer, bottle green, slightly dusty white and silvered. Blue and beige unchanged – conservative shades can be safely added to any color scheme. Gloss is not appropriate, fibrousness is better, soft comfort and transition from one state of color and texture to another.
Winter color scheme with its sharp and cold accents, large spaces, it is better not to use in the apartment, you will get tired and irritated.
The hall can become sophisticated if autumn gold and yellowness are added to the color scheme. Add ocher: oranges give way to saturated pumpkin, brown becomes burgundy-eggplant, blue turns into plum, scarlet into thick tomato. Apply oriental motives, many, many things, but from one style.
Working with the visual “height” of ceilings
The belief that the ceilings should be white, since dark ceilings “press” is mistaken, it is the dark glossy surfaces that expand the ceiling space best. The mirror effect creates an additional illusory 20-30 centimeters of the viewed space.
But, before choosing the color of the ceiling, you must again evaluate the geometry of the space: is it necessary to increase the space upward? For example, if you increase the space upward in the toilet, the room will become narrow and well-like..
So, when working with a ceiling, use only one visual tool to “raise” it: either make it glossy, or visually raise the walls by drawing. Do not combine different options, it is better to use the maximum, but one thing.