Almost all of us, sooner or later, start to carry out repairs in our apartment. Do not deprive such attention and the corridor of the apartment. However, not everyone knows how to properly repair the hallway. After all, you need to consider a huge variety of different parameters, especially if it is a complete styling of the room.
And today we will share with you the main secrets of repair in the corridor of your apartment. In particular, we will tell you everything you need to know about the choice of wallpaper, about their use and design capabilities. Indeed, it is the wallpaper that is the most popular option for finishing due to its qualities.
Wallpapers - what they are
If earlier the choice of wallpaper was extremely modest, then today it has become truly impressive. After all, you can choose not only a wallpaper model and their material, but also a huge color gamut. However, in the corridor not all the wallpaper will look good, because the room is quite severe. In the sense that it is there that there are big changes in temperature, humidity, periodically there is a pollution, and sometimes a close interaction with the walls.
In addition, it is necessary to take into account not only the above parameters, but also to remember that it is necessary to create a high-quality interior design that will perfectly blend in with the overall style of the apartment. This is what should be given more attention. So, what are the options to consider:
- Wallpaper for painting.
- Bamboo wallpaper.
- Liquid wallpaper.
- Use of photo wallpapers.
- Combination of wallpaper with panels.
- A combination of wallpaper with a decorative stone.
- Drawing wallpapers.
Perhaps, here are the most popular today's options for using wallpaper in the design of the corridor. You just have to study the positive and negative sides of each of them, and then make a choice. The main thing to remember is that not only the quality and reliability of the material is important, but also a harmonious combination with the other design and interior of your apartment. After all, it is the corridor that mediates between all the other rooms and it is very important that it clearly perform this function.
Wall-papers for painting
One of the simplest options that allow you to create almost any picture of the interior, is the use of wallpaper for painting. Such a solution is not only easy to implement, but also one of the most budgetary. So if you started repair in the corridor, then this approach is definitely worth considering. Moreover, a sufficiently wide choice of the final design of such wallpapers allows you to realize almost any interior.
In total, there are three common types of wallpaper designed for painting - paper, non-woven and glass wall paper. Each of them has its own unique manufacturing technology. Because of this, each type of wallpaper has its pluses and minuses.
First, consider the classic option - paper wallpaper for painting. The main advantage of such wallpapers, as well as the two following options, will be ease of operation. After all, any wallpaper for painting does not have any drawings, so that they can be quickly and easily applied to the walls. And the process of painting such wallpapers does not stand out as special. You can apply these wallpapers not only on the walls, but also on the ceiling, thus creating a single composition throughout your corridor.
Next are nonwoven wallpaper. Their distinctive feature is that due to their structure they are able to easily mask all flaws in the walls. And it does not matter, whether it's simple irregularities or whole cracks. Yes, and the design of non-woven wallpaper is quite unusual, in
comparison with the classical version, which gives quite a wide scope when creating a corridor interior. In addition, the process of pasting such wallpaper is somewhat easier, because there is no need to spread wallpaper with glue - one wall is enough. Among other things, it is flizeline wallpaper that is more reliable after pasting and painting. As in the previous case, non-woven wallpaper is often used for finishing the ceiling.
Then go glass wallpapers. They, more often than not, are used in original interior solutions, because, due to their manufacturing technology, they can have a wide variety of textures. From the most smooth, to any possible reliefs - spiders, rhombus and other. It is worth noting that the glazing is glued just as easily as paper or nonwoven, but tearing them off the wall is much more difficult. Such wallpaper is well suited not only for decoration of walls, but also for the ceiling.
All these wallpapers must be painted with water-dispersion paint. Depending on the chosen paint, you can give the wallpaper and appearance - they will be silky or matt. Most often, the wallpaper for painting can withstand up to 15 layers of staining. And it is on this factor and the resistance to moisture of these wallpapers depends.
In the harsh realities of the life of the big city, natural materials, in particular bamboo wallpaper, are gaining popularity. Because of their naturalness, they are not only safe in their structure, but also perfectly fit into any sophisticated interior. A large selection of such wallpapers will allow you to easily select them, based on your own preferences.
In general, today almost everything is made from bamboo, and wallpapers are not an exception. However, the process of making bamboo wallpaper is quite complicated, for this reason they can not be called a budget option. On the other hand, due to their physical properties, such wallpapers are quite simple in courtship and do not require special conditions. They can be cleaned as a simple vacuum cleaner, and wipe with a damp cloth.
As for the decoration of the room with such wallpaper, then there are some nuances. In particular, bamboo wallpaper is a fragile enough material, so bend it on corners like a classic wallpaper, it does not work. And the requirements for the evenness of the walls are serious.
But a rich range of colors and stylistics of bamboo wallpaper will allow you to fit them into almost any interior created. Do not think that once the material is natural, it also has one color. Rather, the color palette of bamboo wallpaper is very large, but at the same time, all colors are natural and natural.
Not many people have heard of such a thing as liquid wallpaper. However, recently they are gaining popularity. Because of its extremely unusual technology of manufacturing and application, it is possible to glue liquid wallpaper even in the most inaccessible places. And the unusual design of such wallpaper gives you a chic possibility to realize your creativity.
They have a lot of pluses. First, these are high antistatic properties. Secondly, liquid wallpaper does not contribute to the collection of dust, which will have a very positive impact on the health of any person. Thirdly, they have no seams, which allows you to create a truly unique interior. And among other things, they perfectly hide all the flaws in the walls. They also have good thermal insulation and sound insulation properties.
The process of applying such wallpaper is quite simple. The only thing, before the beginning of the process, the walls must be well primed. Otherwise, nothin
g complicated in the application of liquid wallpaper.
As for the prices for these wallpapers, they are quite wide. It all depends on the very structure of the wallpaper. The color scheme and texture of liquid wallpaper is also quite diverse. That allows them to easily fit into any interior of the corridor you create.
Use of photo wallpapers
Classic wallpaper is not the most popular option, because their use is already pretty boring. But the wallpaper - an excellent solution for creating a good interior design. Moreover, in our case of repair and finishing the corridor, they can be used both on the whole wall and combined with other finishes.
The name, like most other wallpapers, here speaking. And this means that the choice of photo wallpapers is wide enough. Moreover, these wallpapers can be made to order. This is an undoubted plus, especially if you conduct a complete design of the room.
The method of pasting photo wallpapers does not differ from the classical case. That's just the process is complicated by the fact that for high-quality repairs you must comply with the extreme accuracy, otherwise you will create flaws in the picture of wallpaper. The price category of these photo wallpapers is also different, most of it depends on the texture and material of the wallpaper itself, as well as on the fact whether you buy them or perform them on order.
Combining wallpaper with panels
Often, it is conducting repairs in the corridor, combining various techniques and materials. One of the striking examples is a combination of wallpapers and various panels. This approach is not suitable for everyone, for example, if you design your corridor in the style of minimalism, then the combination will be extremely inappropriate. But in the case of the classical style it is used very often. Even if you do not strive for complete styling of the room, this approach will allow you to create a rather original design of your corridor.
The main advantage of the idea of combining finishing materials is that it is due to the use of several types of decoration that you can make certain emphasis on styling the room. It would seem that simple walls can be distinguished so that they become the main element of your interior. And this greatly extends all the boundaries of design.
As such, there are many options for combining wallpapers and panels. Most often, trim the panels of the lower part of the walls, about a third, leaving the rest under the wallpaper. Although other options are possible. For example, in certain styles often insert small panel inserts on the walls, thereby highlighting them among the general interior. There are many options for such a combination, and for the most part they are limited only by your imagination.
Combination of wallpaper with decorative stone
As in the previous case, the decoration of walls with decorative stone is used, most often, in combination with other types of decoration, in particular with wallpaper. This approach allows you to create a truly unique interior or to conduct a very original stylization of the entire corridor. Especially because the decorative stone is cheap enough, but at the same time it is able to give your corridor a special look.
Most often, decorative doors or corners in the corridor are allocated with a decorative stone, while leaving the bulk of the free space of walls for wallpaper. It is possible, as in the previous case, to use a decorative stone trim on a third of the wall. But no more, otherwise there may be an impression of the coldness and severity of the whole corridor. Which, of course, is not desirable, because the corridor is the main conductor to other rooms. And it should be friendly and cause the desire to move, so try not to overdo it with decorative stone, use it in moderation.
To carry out furnish by a decorative stone of work does not make. The main thing is to pick up all the materials and, directly, to do the finishing work. With proper approach, decorating a decorative stone in conjunction with wallpaper in the corridor will serve you faithfully for many years.
Separately it is worth noting special wallpaper for drawing. They are very similar to wallpaper for painting, but unlike them, they are meant for drawing with various graphic tools. Such a decision is often used in corridors where there are small children. After all, not every apartment has a separate room for the child, and every child needs to realize the creative potential.
One of the main advantages of wallpaper for drawing is their easy replacement. That allows you to periodically update your corridor, without grandiose repairs, and give new scope to young artists. Although not necessarily young - if you yourself love and know how to draw, you can bravely tackle the most adventurous works, thereby not only satisfying your creative hunger, but also giving your corridor a certain charm.
To glue such wallpaper on the whole wall of meaning does not matter, unless you yourself are not an artist. And in the case of children, it is enough to manage the third part of the wall or half. The upper part can be pasted with classic wallpaper. The main thing is to choose light colors with bright inserts, for complete harmony with the future painted bottom of your wall.