Wall panels (MDF) for interior decoration. TOP-7 applications in the interior + 165 PHOTOS
How to clad the interior surfaces of premises using modern MDF wall panels, to achieve the striking stylish design shown in Photo, consider in this article.
Material for MDF panels
Anyway, with panels MDF everyone came across more than once because it was often used in the decoration of vestibules, carriages, office and other public premises.
For any room with a pattern or texture
In residential buildings and apartments, their use was limited to the decoration of hallways and loggias. The design of MDF panels was not very diverse and therefore this material was considered a budget option for the official restrained style..
Budget option for a room
Nowadays, MDF products are used for wall cladding, which are sometimes difficult to attribute to this material. They differ not only in their quality, but also in their varied appearance..
Light shade panels
But let’s first take a look at what these products actually represent. Wall panels MDF is a decorative finishing coating of wood origin, made from wood waste, crushed to a dust fraction, with the addition of organic binding elements.
Decorative finishing material of wood origin
That is why the abbreviation MDF means “fine fraction”. In the manufacturing process, the raw material is subjected not only to pressure, but also to high temperatures, as a result, the processed product in the form of panels is obtained with a dense homogeneous structure.
Used for furniture and decoration materials
In terms of the possibilities of further processing during installation, such products surpass even natural wood and are not inferior to it in terms of technological and environmental requirements. Installation of panels is carried out either by fixing them to a frame made of wood or a galvanized profile, or by gluing them to the wall surface with “liquid nails”.
Wood-based decorative topcoat
TOP-8 types of MDF wall panels
By their form, panels are:
oneIn the form of rails (narrow panels) having a groove connection: groove – ridge. They are easy to assemble by yourself and are widely used for cladding.
Narrow panels with groove connection
2In the form of sheets of various sizes. A sufficient area of the sheet allows you to use different techniques for its design: photo printing. 3D images, panels and graphics.
Panel sheets of various sizes
3In the form of slabs, similar to large tiles. For fastening in the structure of these products, as well as in the rack panels, a “groove-comb” lock connection is provided..
Plates similar to ceramic tiles
In appearance, they are produced:
4With veneered surface, when the top layer consists of a thin natural wood coating called veneer. The product has a look that is completely identical to a natural wooden board and a significantly lower cost.
fiveWith laminated surface, representing a thin coating with a special film, with an imitation of various natural materials, color or monochrome patterns. A wide variety of designs makes laminated products the most sought after MDF wall cladding products..
The most sought after laminated panels
6With painted surface, when the lamella is painted on top in a variety of color shades. The paint has a protective and decorative function.
Painted wall panels
7Panels with photo printing. The image is applied from the front side of the panel. From above it is covered with acrylic colorless varnish, which protects from external damage..
Panels with photo printing
eightPanels with a pattern or drawing that has a 3D effect. These products have been developed recently and are a novelty in design. The surface of the products, which depicts abstract volumetric drawings, geometric shapes that imitate various types of relief, looks unusual and very impressive.
3D effect on printed panels
TOP-7 options for using modern MDF panels
Now, having such a variety of MDF products, you should not limit yourself to finishing only the corridor, balcony or loggia, although they can be decorated in a completely new way by choosing the appropriate design option. You can successfully decorate walls with such sheets. living room, hallway, kitchen, as well as ceilings, entrance doors, sides of stairs.
You can successfully decorate the walls of the living room with such sheets.
Let’s look at how to decorate with panel MDF rooms and places that have different purposes..
Decorating the hallway with MDF panels
Veneer hallway not as easy as it seems at first. This is a problem room because there is little light in it. It usually contains several doors, making it difficult to install panels. Here, the walls are most exposed to pollution because the entrance hall is a common area and it is not as large as the living room..
In the hallway, the walls are exposed to more pollution
Given these features, it is better to finish the hallway with slatted panels. They are convenient for facing the hallway, since they are small in size and can fit into any problematic place.
The appearance of the surface of such products should correspond to the style of the hallway and its characteristics. For cladding a small hallway, light monochromatic products are better suited, they will visually enlarge this room.
Slatted panels for a small hallway
It is successful to use vertically arranged panels of yellow and white, which alternate with each other. The doors are upholstered with brown lamellas to match the elements of the furniture located in the corridor.
Vertical MDF panels in two colors in the hallway
You can not completely decorate the walls in the hallway with panels. The corridor looks interesting, in which the walls are sheathed with MDF only from below, and from above they are pasted over with wallpaper that matches the tone.
This design can be used for a medium sized hallway or large space..
Using MDF panels to decorate the living room
Everything walls in the living room rarely revetted with MDF panel elements. An interior in which this material is used only in fragments will be attractive..
Wall cladding with light panels
For example, you can focus on one wall by revealing it with 3D panels with a pattern that matches the style. The photo shows a variant of the living room design, in which one wall is lined with 3D elements in the form of waves. Such a panel is well suited to the overall interior of the living room..
3D waves in your living room
Designers often use panels for cladding one wall to play up a piece of furniture, for example, decorating the wall on which the TV hangs..
The accent for the wall is a picture or TV
If you nevertheless decide to cover the walls in the living room completely with panels, carefully consider their location. The longitudinal arrangement is suitable for rooms with low ceilings. This visually increases the height of the room..
Longitudinal arrangement of panels for low ceilings
The transverse arrangement is suitable for large spaces.
The transverse arrangement of the panels is suitable for a large room
Bedroom walls as well as in the living room, MDF is rarely faced. If you plan to use this material for wall cladding in this room, you should approach this with caution. Despite the safety of its modern manufacture, it is wiser to use soft breathable wallpaper for the bedroom in the apartment. But for a private house or summer cottage, where the room is not heated in winter, it is quite suitable.
The best MDF panel solution for a private house
MDF is not afraid of large temperature fluctuations and does not undergo deformation from this. It is also better to sheathe the walls in the living room in fragments. Often they trim the wall at the head of the bed with such material..
Finishing material at the head of the bed
The wall cladding behind the berth looks interesting with 3D panels with an imitation of a carriage banner of the canvas. This design looks especially modern..
Imitation of Capitone at the head of the bed
Application of MDF panels in bathroom and toilet decoration
Modern MDF wall panels can be successfully used for bathroom and toilet decoration. Nowadays, many types of such products are produced with moisture resistant qualities..
A beautiful and unusual solution for the bathroom
With the help of them, you can successfully imitate ceramic tiles, without fear of destruction of the material from moisture. Moreover, it will cost much less than tiles. At the same time, the variety of design decoration is much wider than ceramics. It is possible with the help of panels, with fragments of the picture applied to them, to create a whole panel in the bathroom.
Panel from MDF panels in the bathroom
Having picked up the products in the form necessary for the implementation of the conceived style, you can decorate your bathroom in a completely original way..
Moisture resistant panels for bathroom decoration
The bathroom is finished with dark colored protective lacquer panels. Walls look magical with a white bathtub and sink.
Dark room with white fixtures
Using a design in light colors, you can get a completely different look of the bathroom..
Bright bathroom with black accents
Such walls will last long enough. They also wash well from dirt without losing color brightness. The only drawback is that you cannot use aggressive cleaning agents so as not to scratch the protective surface.
Environmentally friendly material for comfort
Protective and decorative layer of MDF must be protected from damage so as not to reduce the resistance of the material to moisture.
VIDEO: Finishing MDF panels
Cheap and practical solution for wall decoration in the toilet
Loggia wall cladding design
For wall cladding of balconies and loggias MDF products are the most demanded. Considering the varied designs of modern panels, these places can be turned into a wonderful space for relaxation by completely finishing all walls with such materials..
The most demanded material for finishing the balcony
They are easy to install, wipe off dust and not be afraid of color change from sunlight.
Looks calm and natural
Finishing the kitchen with MDF material
In the kitchen, this material is often used for wall decoration. They are usually paneled half the wall from below. The upper part is either pasted over with washable wallpaper, or decorative plaster or other materials are used.
Wall decoration in the kitchen with MDF panels
But the main area in the kitchen for finishing with MDF panels is apron. For this, modern panels are used that are not afraid of water and are well protected from fire..
Apron made of waterproof panels
Given their vast design potential, represented by all kinds of surfaces from imitation of wood, stone and other natural structures to photo printing and 3D images, you can arrange an apron at will for any style of kitchen. It will cost much less than finishing with tiles, and the work is carried out much faster without any problems.
Photo printing to accent the apron from panels
You can choose products that are identical to the surfaces of kitchen work tables, especially since MDF boards are often used for the manufacture of furniture..
Furniture from MDF panels
Facing the ceiling surface with MDF panels
MDF panels can be used for ceiling decoration. They are identical in characteristics to wall products. For cladding the ceiling surface, mainly rack materials are used, which have a lock for fastening elements to each other of the “comb-groove” type.
Rack panels on the ceiling
For their installation on the ceiling, the same technology is used as on the walls. First, a frame of wooden bars or a galvanized profile is installed on it. MDF panels are fixed perpendicular to the frame using special hangers.
The laying technology is the same as for the walls
With such a cladding, in addition to leveling the ceiling, it becomes possible to disguise the electrical wiring for ceiling lamps.
Facing the ceiling with panels in the country
Traditionally, this is how the ceiling is trimmed on loggias and in the corridor. Nowadays, often in the bathroom and toilet, they also use MDF ceiling panels..