- №3.Decorative plaster
- №5.Wooden paneling
- №9.Ceramic tile
- №10.Soft wall panels
- Unusual options
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Living room provides the most extensive opportunities for interior design, in particular the choice of finishing materials for walls. In fact, any decoration will fit in here, and all that remains is to carefully consider what the living room should look like after renovation. You need to take into account your own preferences, interior style, practicality and cost of both the material itself and the work on its application. It is also important to take into account living room use scenarios: simple gatherings in a circle of relatives, receptions, organization of a dining area or a play area for children. Possible options for wall decoration in the living room weight, and on the most popular and interesting, we will stop.
Wallpapering is a traditional solution that many already fed up with. Nevertheless, despite the emergence of new finishing materials,
wallpapers firmly hold their high positions in terms of the popularity of
, for several reasons. This is an easy-to-install material that amazes with a huge assortment of colors, patterns and colors. In addition to the usual paper wallpaper, today you can choose textile, vinyl, non-woven, metallic, cork, glass wallpaper, or
linkrest wallpaper. There are lots of different options, and with their help you can create an interior in any necessary style in the living room.
The wallpaper can be combined with the between them by zoning the living room or simply diversifying the interior of the living room. So, you can combine wallpaper with the same texture or pattern, but in different colors, or wallpaper of the same key, but with different patterns. photo wallpapers occupy a special place among all types of wallpapers: they become the highlight of the living room interior, setting the mood for it. Under the wallpaper it is better to give one of the walls and try not to close it with furniture much, and in the interior use several details that will be a continuation of the theme of the photo wallpaper.
Painting walls - another classic option, which is distinguished by such advantages :
- simplicity in performance;
- preservation of the useful area of the room;
- the ability to use any of the thousands of shades, combine several colors, creating an accent wall or even whole drawings;
- damage such coverage is difficult, so it is used in those homes where there are children and animals;
- in the presence of complex elements in the living room to paint is much easier than, for example, pokleit wallpaper;
- low cost.
The accent wall looks very impressive in the interior of the , with the help of which you can visually make a room larger, zoom in or out the selected wall. When choosing a paint color for walls, it is important to consider not only the living room style, but also its size, as well as its orientation relative to the cardinal points.
For the small room it is better to use light colors, for the living room with windows facing south - warm colors, to the north - cold. Among all types of paints for painting the walls of the living room, are excellent; they dry quickly, do not smell, can be tinted. adhesive and silicate paints also perform well, and it is better to refuse to use oil paints.
Among the shortcomings of of a similar finish is the need to carefully prepare the original surface, because it should be flat and smooth. If you are going to use gloss paint, then the alignment of the walls must be approached even more carefully.
Plaster is the best suitable for the walls of the living room. Its appearance may be completely different depending on the type of composition used: silicate, silicone, mineral, acrylic or Venetian plaster. In any case, the result is a unique surface with shine or small volume. In addition to the excellent decorative qualities, plaster has other advantages:
- seamless coating;
- air permeability;
- durability and practicality;
- ease of care;
- the ability to mask small defects in the surface of the walls.
Plaster, like paint, is easy to apply to any architectural form in the living room, and do not have to suffer, like wallpaper or panels. The cost of such coverage is not the lowest, but it is fully justified by durability. Among all types of decorative plasters, Venetian looks particularly interesting, which forms a smooth glossy surface resembling marble. This finish will fit perfectly in the living room in a classic style. Textured or structural plaster harmoniously looks in the interiors in a modern minimalist style.
Drywall You can use to level the walls in the living room , if plastering and plastering work seems too tedious and time consuming. In addition, it is drywall that allows you to quickly and inexpensively create interesting interior solutions in the living room: arches, niches, partitions and other elements that can later be further highlighted.
Among the shortcomings of the use of drywall , the most significant is the reduction in the living space of the living room, since it will be necessary to additionally install the batten. It should also be noted that the drywall needs a decorative finish, and it is often painted or plaster.
# 5.Wooden clapboard
If the budget allows, the living room can be made as environmentally friendly as possible by using natural wood in the decoration. For the manufacture of wooden wall paneling use different types of wood. For residential premises where there is no high humidity and strong temperature differences, it is advised to choose pine wood: this is one of the most inexpensive options, which has a pleasant warm shade. Among the advantages of this method of finishing can be identified:
- environmental friendliness;
- chic appearance, which makes a special comfort in the living room;
- heat and sound insulation properties;
- durability with proper care;
- ease of installation.
But there are some disadvantages:
- high price;
- the need for careful care to protect the wood from moisture and pests;
- reduction in the area of the room.
MDF panels are a budget alternative to wooden wall paneling, but this material can perfectly imitate the surface of any kind of wood or stone, leather. Such panels can be sheet, tiled or slatted, and the latter are very similar to wall paneling. The basis of the material is MDF plate, which is laminated or veneered from above, less often - painted.
The main advantages of MDF-panels:
- a huge range, so choosing the right option for the living room in any style is not difficult;
- reasonable price;
- is environmentally friendly, since epoxy resins are not used in the manufacture of MDF panels;
- ease of installation and maintenance;
For the living room, this way of finishing the walls can be called virtually ideal, especially since with its help you can create a very interesting interior. However, before choosing such a finishing option, the should also take into account several shortcomings of the material: this is a high weight of the panels and their low fire resistance. In addition, when using accessories and hanging furniture will have to use special mounts.
Ordinary laminate can be used instead of MDF panels for wall finishing, and you can choose the simplest one, since its high strength or wear resistance will not be needed. With the help of laminate you can create an interesting finish to the walls or parts thereof, since this material perfectly imitates the texture of any wood, as well as stone and some other materials.
Installation of laminate on the wall is simple, the coating is interesting, durable, durable and easy to clean. The disadvantages of this type of finish are few .You can find fault with the fact that it is not a completely natural material, as well as the fact that it is susceptible to moisture, but because of its combination of qualities, it is excellent for decorating living room walls.
Natural stone - it is beautiful, durable, but very expensive and hard, so this option is quite rare. When they talk about the use of stone for wall decoration, it is often that is meant as an artificial stone, : it is similar to natural stone, has a lower weight and a more affordable price. Conscientious manufacturers use a lot of blanks in the manufacture of artificial stone, so the same elements in the decoration will be very rare, which brings the material closer to the natural counterpart.
The advantages of the artificial stone include its strength and durability, ease of maintenance, excellent appearance. Of course, in some performance qualities it is inferior to natural, but in the living room the difference will be practically insignificant. If the stone fits into the interior of the room, then you can safely use it and not worry about the durability of the repair. The only thing to consider is the need for to combine stone with other material , otherwise the living room can turn out to be rough and cold. Stone is usually trimmed part of the wall, the area near the fireplace, TV, arches, you can also select in this way the dining area.
# 9.Ceramic tile
If you are a fan of non-standard solutions, then the use of tiles in the living room should interest you. Of course, in this case, you need to select a material other than the bathroom or kitchen. Attention can be paid to the tile, which has not the highest rates of resistance to chemical agents and moisture, because the living room does not have constantly high humidity, and there is a drop of fat here, rather, a rarity than a normal phenomenon.
For the living room, you can choose the most unusual tile that will have an interesting pattern, imitate brickwork or something else. This material is better to use in combination with other methods of wall decoration .So, you can, for example, highlight the dining area.
Ceramic tile is interesting for its with excellent operational properties of : it is easy to clean, is not afraid of moisture and fire, is hygienic and eco-friendly, strikes with a wide choice of colors. Nevertheless, this way of finishing will not fit into any type of interior, and it will look particularly successful in Provence style. The process of installing tiles is not the easiest, and this is its only significant drawback. Instead of tile, you can use mosaic , creating real art panels on the walls.
No. 10.Soft wall panels
Wall panels, decorated with textiles or leather, fit well into the living room in a classic style, but it is better to use them for part of the walls. The panel consists of three layers of : plastic, sound insulation and an outer decorative layer. The material has a soft surface with a pronounced relief. With such panels, you can create a unique interior, increase the sound and heat insulation of the living room , hide the irregularities of the walls. The installation of this material is relatively simple, and feels very pleasant to the touch. is great for decorating the seating area in the living room.
Nevertheless, soft panels are still in low demand, which is explained by some disadvantages of : high price, the need for careful regular maintenance, reduction in area, and damage to such material is simple, and if that happens, this element must be replaced.
In addition to the standard methods of finishing there are very unusual. The most interesting of them:
- glass .Glass blocks are used, which can be transparent or frosted, have an engraving, pattern, be silver plated, etc. This finish looks very unusual, and is already gaining popularity in Europe;
- Fabric .Cotton or other natural fabrics are used, with or without a pattern, depending on the type of living room interior. The room gets soundproofing, it looks cozy and interesting, but it will need regular frequent maintenance, as the fabric strongly attracts dust;
- inserts from different materials : under glass you can mark pebbles, shells, corks from wine or other objects, setting the mood of the living room;
- mirror tile is not only an original design solution, but also a great way to visually enlarge the living room.
A modern range of finishing materials allows you to create any kind of interior, it is only important to connect the imagination and clearly imagine what should be in the end. You also need to correctly calculate your budget and strength, if you intend to do repairs with your own hands, and with the proper approach in any living room and with any budget you can create a unique interior.