Wallpaper for walls: views, catalog (80 photos)
Despite the huge variety of wall decoration materials, wallpaper continues to occupy a leading position. They surprise with their decorative variety, and the use of different types of raw materials for the production of canvases makes it possible to choose the most durable material for any room. In our article, we will consider various types of wallpaper for walls, as well as ideas for their use in the interior..
Why choose wallpaper?
In many ways, the popularity of wallpaper is due to the relatively low cost of many types and the ease of working with canvases. For example, in order to decorate walls with decorative plaster or ceramic tiles, in addition to the materials themselves, it is necessary to take into account the financial costs of the work of the corresponding qualified craftsmen. It is quite possible to glue the wallpaper yourself, even without having special skills..
Modern canvases have a high density, which not only ensures their durability, resistance to various kinds of influences, but also is able to hide wall defects, which is completely impossible in the case of painting or plastering.
A significant advantage in favor of choosing wallpaper for wall decoration is a huge variety of textures and colors of paintings, thanks to which you can create a unique design by combining types.
Types of wallpaper for walls
When choosing wallpaper for walls, it is necessary to focus not only on external characteristics, but also take into account the properties of the material from which they are made. Among all the variety, you can find canvases that easily tolerate conditions of high humidity. Some types can be used for painting, and there are those that fascinate the eye with their luxury. In order to choose the right wallpaper for a particular room, you need to know the main pros and cons of different types, and also take into account that the material must be bought immediately in one batch (it is better to take with a margin), since the shades in the future may differ slightly.
The most “ancient” type of wallpaper, but still in demand. He finds his fans thanks to the cheapness of paintings. Here the name speaks for itself – paper wallpapers are made on the basis of cellulose with an admixture of glue, which, by the way, is absolutely harmless. This type of material does not differ in durability – the canvases are exposed to moisture, ultraviolet radiation, quickly get dirty and torn, but they have a wide range of colors and patterns.
The inability of paper canvases to resist moisture suggests that you need to avoid sticking them in bathrooms, kitchens, hallways. As for living rooms and bedrooms, here they can decorate the walls, presenting in all their glory, and they have a lot of variations in performance: from bright canvases with children’s themes to classic designs. Often in rooms, paper wallpapers are combined with a more durable material, placing them on the upper planes of the walls in order to avoid abrasion and dirt..
Now the combination of “non-woven wallpaper” is found on the market of finishing materials quite often, but you need to understand that under it there are two types: the first is canvases made entirely of non-woven (material from cellulose fibers impregnated with polymer), the second is wallpaper with a non-woven base and vinyl covering. The first ones, most often, are designed for repeated painting, which is a significant advantage – at any time, the design of the room can be radically changed by taking a roller with the paint you like. In addition, the canvases have a textured finish that imitates decorative plaster or ornaments. There are also ready-made tinted canvases with a pattern or embossing that do not need further decoration. Non-woven wallpaper is resistant to abrasion, tolerates moisture well, retains its original shape for a long time, has reinforcing properties.
Vinyl wallpapers on a non-woven base cope with high humidity conditions much better, since they have an additional protective coating, so they can be glued with peace of mind in the kitchen, in the bathroom or in the hallway. They have a dense decorated surface that allows you to hide small defects in wall surfaces. When installing, it is important to choose the right glue for the weight of the canvases. It is advisable to heed the manufacturer’s recommendations indicated on the roll packaging.
Non-woven wallpaper for painting can be the best option for decorating the walls of rooms made in a minimalist direction, where sophisticated patterns and prints are not welcome. You can leave them white and paint the accent wall in a brighter palette. At the same time, there is always the opportunity to change the geometry of the room by painting the walls in different ways. Vinyl wallpapers initially come in a wide variety of designs. Their volume, an incredible choice of textures and patterns make it possible to choose canvases for any style solution.
Pasting walls with fabric canvases is one of the most effective ways to drape them. In the production of canvases, different fabrics are used, the quality of which determines the final cost of the product. There are four main types of textiles included in the structure of wallpaper: linen, felt, silk, jute. The fibers of these materials are mixed in the production process with synthetic ones, as a result of which not only respectable, but also durable fabrics with a high level of wear resistance are obtained. Of course, the cost of textile wallpaper is high, but its durability balances this disadvantage..
Like any fabric, textile wallpaper is afraid of moisture, easily absorbs odors and dirt, so it is better to refuse them in rooms such as a kitchen, bathroom or hallway. Textile wallpapers look best in living rooms and bedrooms, especially in classic interiors, emphasizing the luxury and richness of the finish. They can partially decorate the wall and ceiling area above the head of the bed, or a certain seating area in the living room..
This category includes bamboo, cork, leather fabrics, which are absolutely environmentally friendly material. Bamboo planks are made from plant-based planks fixed with glue on a fabric surface. The basis for the production of cork wallpaper is the bark of cork oak. Such material is not only harmless, but also useful for the body, has a unique natural pattern and excellent technical characteristics..
Leather wallpaper remains one of the most exotic and expensive types of wall decoration. They are made from bovine skins that have undergone a special treatment with the subsequent application of paint and ornaments. Such canvases have not only high decorative properties, but also heat and sound insulation. They are easy to care for, and canvases serve for a long time..
Bamboo and cork wallpapers are most often found in interiors made in eco- and ethnic styles. They look great on loggias and balconies, decorate the walls of the cafe. Due to their high moisture resistance, they can be used as decoration for saunas and baths. Cork canvases will perfectly complement the design of the study, living room, creating a calm atmosphere where it is easy to think and create.
Leather wallpapers are quite rare in interiors, which is quite understandable by their cost. Basically, they decorate separate zones, highlighting, for example, the area at the head of the bed, part of the wall in the living room, combining with other materials. It is worth remembering that leather should become a highlight of the interior, therefore it should be significantly less than other types of finishes..
This is one of the new types of finishing materials, which contains glass microfibers. Such wallpapers are available in two types – for painting and already having their own color palette. Glass fiber is resistant to any external influences, as well as hypoallergenic, therefore it is suitable for all types of premises. Among all the variety, there are smooth canvases, which are most often glued to the ceiling, and embossed ones, having patterns and ornaments (such canvases are almost impossible to tear).
The endurance of this type of coating allows it to be used in any, even the most extreme conditions. This means that they can be the best option for cladding a corridor, kitchen or bathroom..
The liquid wallpaper
The so-called liquid wallpaper, in terms of its characteristics and design method, is more similar to decorative plaster. This is a composition of cellulose fiber and glue, to which silk, cotton, various dyes are added to create relief and colorful design. The canvases have excellent thermal insulation, they are not afraid of ultraviolet radiation and temperature changes. Their main enemy is moisture, so it is not recommended to finish with liquid wallpaper in the bathroom or in the kitchen..
The variety of colors and textures allows not only to decorate a monochromatic finish using liquid wallpaper, but also to “paint” whole pictures, enlivening the interior and bringing all your design ideas to life. Mixing several types of mixture, adding glitters or fluorescent paint to the composition, which will give the canvases a delicate shimmer, can be a good solution..
This is a stunning kind of wallpaper. With their help, you can not only decorate any room, but also change the perception of space, which at the visual level will acquire completely different dimensions. Images are applied on various substrates: non-woven, paper, fabric (we considered their properties earlier, so we will not repeat ourselves). Canvases can be smooth, textured like plaster, sand or canvas.
It is worth looking at the photo to appreciate the artistic beauty of the wall decoration with photo wallpaper. 3D-images look especially original, creating a feeling of infinity of space. But it should be borne in mind that this effect can be observed only in spacious rooms. Photowall-paper can have pictures of various subjects, the choice of which depends on personal preferences, functional load of the room and style. In the bedroom, most often canvases are found that have a calming effect on the psyche: landscapes, images of animals, flowers. For the living room, you can use more dynamic paintings, for example, images of megacities or abstractions, and in children’s rooms, cartoon characters, fairy-tale castles or sea spaces are most often found.
Wallpaper for walls – photos and ideas
The world of wallpaper for walls is huge, but there are even more ways to use it in the interior. To learn more about wall decoration with wallpaper, the possibilities of combining materials to create a unique design, expanding the space, we suggest visiting the photo gallery, where we tried to collect the best examples. Happy viewing!