It would seem that it could be more familiar and simpler than wallpaper on the walls! A very common finish for a wide variety of rooms. But wallpaper for the kitchen continues to raise questions, around them there are many conjectures and myths. Our advice site decided to deal with the most common.
The myth of the firstth – you need to choose special wallpaper specifically for the kitchen
If you are talking about drawing, for example, with fruits, dishes and other “tasty” prints, then yes. In another room, such wallpaper will look out of place. The rest is just a marketing ploy! Yes, there are many types of wallpapers. But there is no wallpaper on which it would be categorically written – “Only for the walls of the kitchen.” So choose just beautiful wallpapers that will definitely decorate your kitchen.
WTO mythswarm – wallpaper for the kitchen must be exclusively washable
And how often do you wash your walls? Yes, washable wallpaper is a must in the bathroom and toilet, in the hallway and corridor, where they are often overwritten. In the kitchen, only the apron in the working area needs special protection, the portal devoted a separate article to the choice of materials for which. The rest of the walls can be pasted over with ordinary wallpaper, not necessarily moisture resistant.
The third myth – paper wallpaper in the kitchen will absorb odors
Have you personally checked this? Sniffing the wallpaper-papered walls of your friends’ kitchens? As a rule, paper wallpapers don’t smell like anything, believe me.
Myth four2nd – wallpaper in the kitchen wears out faster than in other rooms
In fact, the wallpaper on the living room sofa can be much more worn than on the kitchen wall. What’s so special you will be doing, for example, in the dining area where the dining table is? Of course, if there are small children in the family who like to scatter food at breakfast, then the wallpaper may be damaged. But in such a situation, everything around can suffer, you do not make a completely “washable” interior for the sake of the baby. Wallpaper serves in the kitchen as long as in other rooms, on average, as statistics show, they are changed every five to seven years, carrying out cosmetic repairs.
The fifth myth – nand kune can’t use textured wallpaper
Yes, more dust accumulates on them. But in the rest of the rooms too – there is no more dust in the kitchen than in the living room or the nursery. As for the soot, which, according to the advocates of cleanliness, will settle on textured wallpaper, then in modern kitchens with powerful hoods there is a minimum of it. It is advisable to vacuum the walls covered with textured wallpaper from time to time, but it is not necessary to wash even in the kitchen.
Myth shewait – it’s better not to use natural wallpaper in the kitchen
Why? Natural wallpaper, of course, has its drawbacks, but in general there are no restrictions on their use in the kitchen. The same bamboo wallpapers, for example, are superior in strength to ordinary ones, they absorb odors no more than paper ones and will look very stylish in the kitchen.
Myth seventh – dark wallpaper and a large drawing in a small kitchen should not be glued
This statement is partly true. If you completely cover all the walls of a small kitchen with wallpaper with a large print, then the interior will turn out to be too intrusive, “oppressive”. But to highlight one of the walls, which will become a focal point, an accent, such noticeable wallpapers are great.