Design and Decor

How to choose an ornament for wallpaper: 8 tips and an expert look


How to decide on the style, why collectClippings from magazines, look at the wallpaper at dusk and in what case it is worth asking for help - read in our today's material. Using the right wallpaper ornament, you can set a dynamic rhythm to the whole interior, create a powerful accent, connect disparate objects into a single composition or simply dispel boredom. Whatever goal you pursue, a simple approach to the building store will not solve the problem, and most likely, in addition to the hole in your budget, you will also leave a deep dissatisfaction. In order to avoid such an undesirable development of events, we propose to prepare in advance and, after spending a little time and effort, choose the perfect "clothes" for your walls.

1. Assemble the collection

We start with simple and quite distant fromDirect repair of actions. Collect photos of the most appealing to you the interiors (with wallpaper, of course). It can be photos from the Internet, clippings from magazines, but at least screenshots of your favorite TV shows. If they help you decide on the color, texture and just the direction of further searches, feel free to use any sources.

2. Decide on the style

This refers not only to the style of the interior, inwhere you live or are going to live. It is important to choose your own style that resonates the most with your own idea of ​​wall decor. Many people cannot come to terms with birds and flowers, and even living in the snow-white realities of the Scandinavian interior, they trust only wallpaper with a classic ornament. With a certain skill, almost any ornament can be entered into the interior of the most unexpected direction. Therefore, close your eyes to the existing environment and answer yourself to the question - what exactly do you want.

3. Select the intensity level

Another important point, which few peoplepays attention. Ornaments are thin and transparent, only slightly declaring themselves, as well as thorough, contrasting and accentuating. In different conditions, rooms and interiors, they can work quite differently, so you do not need to choose a wallpaper of the general intensity degree. Try to develop a separate system of requirements and preferences for each room separately.

4. Live with the sample

Paradise birds, jumping on the colors of the lotus, canCharm you in the store and start annoying already on the second day after the repair. Therefore, do not be too lazy to collect a few samples and live with them for several days. Note for yourself how shades vary, and even the impression itself at different times of the day and under conditions of artificial lighting.

5. Follow the Goal

Do not fall for the trick of the "beautiful picture". Follow the goal that you have already determined and do not give up on it, even if the "same model" is very good, but "slightly does not coincide" with the idea.

6. Do not be limited to drawings

Perhaps, it is in your case that the usualClassical, picturesque or geometric ornaments will not be able to solve the tasks set. In this case, it is worth paying attention to the wallpaper, imitating its texture and pattern of natural materials - wood, stone or even textiles.

7. Consider other premises

If the doors in the decorated room will often remain open, it is very important to choose a wallpaper model that matches the already existing decor of the adjacent room.

8. Get the advice of a professional

If all of the above seems to you impassableThickets, in which you once or simply do not want to climb, ask for help from a specialist: a decorator, a designer or an architect. It will solve the problem much faster and more professionally and convince you of its correctness. Mito Melitonyan, architect - Honestly, Inever chose wallpaper, always preferring painting the walls. But let's imagine that I was still asked such a task and I need a wallpaper with a pattern. Purely intuitively, I would not take wallpaper with a very small or, conversely, a very large pattern. I would choose a pattern if the width of the roll fits 1.5-2 repeats, although this, of course, depends on the size of the room. The presence of strict geometry, in my opinion, should visually make the room taller, and its volume, accordingly, will be perceived completely. If you take wallpaper not with regular geometry, but with chaotic, for example, horizontal and oblique lines, when it is not clear where the pattern begins, where it ends, then the volume of the room will seem smaller. I would recommend dividing a room into two types of wallpaper according to the classic pattern only in those tending to a square in shape, and with an area of ​​more than 30 meters. In smaller dimensions, such exercises seem inappropriate, especially given the fact that the top of the wallpaper will usually be with a strip of medium width. Since we have already started talking about the strip, it should be noted that it visually precisely stretches the rooms in height, but at the same time it is not worth making it small. 10 centimeters in width with a height of 2.5 meters is quite acceptable, if less - consider that you have hung a mattress on the wall. Here the color itself is also important. An ideal classic drawing will always be made in the same color scheme: brown with beige, dark green with olive, etc., although there are beautiful options with different colors, but they will be of the same intensity. I also like various plant patterns, leaves, flowers and stuff like that. They are just cozy.,,,,,,,,,