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How to choose the right wallpaper: 5 tips and recommendations for the pros

How to choose the right wallpaper? How to avoid problems with the footage? What is the basis for wallpaper greener? What you need to know about the wallpaper, so as not to get trapped? These and other questions were answered by our wall design experts. If you abandoned the luxuriously brutal decoration of walls with brickwork or hooligan graffiti, then you have a direct road to the wallpaper salon. With the help of our experts, we have prepared several recommendations that will help you choose the right wallpaper for your house and withstand the onslaught of an helpful consultant.


When you buy clothes, do you try it on? And so the wallpaper is clothes for the house. So feel free to try on the wall wallpaper. Look at the wallpaper should not be in a roll, but roll it one or two meters along the wall. You can attach the sample to the wall and move a few meters to assess the overall picture. If you still like some wallpaper - buy a trial roll and test it in the "field conditions", that is, at home. Pay special attention to lighting. In the cabin, it usually does not match home: the fluorescent lamps are colder than the lighting in the apartment. The color of the wallpaper and the feeling from them in the rooms facing the different directions of the world change significantly. So, light cold wallpaper can get a dirty shade in the "southern" room, and in the "northern" one sometimes very much wants to add heat and brightness with wallpaper of warmer shades. It will not be superfluous to "try on" the wallpaper separately in sunny and rainy weather - sometimes you can not believe that these are the same wallpaper! Look at how the room is lit and how the wallpaper looks on a sunny day.

Wallpapers of collections and flowers

Try not to buy wallpaper from different collections. Choose one collection - this will allow you to make the interior more harmonious and less variegated. You have to live with these wallpaper for at least three years. Of course, if you like to take risks and adoreExperiments, you can choose wallpaper from different collections. But all the same it is better to study all available proposals. Professional designers worked on them, taking care that the combination was stylistically correct and at the same time not trivial. Elena Kukharskaya, the general director of "Ar-project": - As in any case, when choosing wallpaper, it is important to clearly define the task. Wander in search of something that just or suddenly like it, it's useless - the choice of wallpaper is huge, and the process can drag on. Decide on the style of the interior of the room for which you choose wallpaper - classic, provence, modern, modern style, avant-garde - this will narrow down the search. An important point in choosing wallpaper is the zoning of the future interior of the room, this will help determine if you will single out one or more interior zones. Modern collections offer a huge selection of wallpaper-companions. To determine the color scheme, it would be good to have an idea of ​​the future filling of the room. If the furniture already lives in your house, take photos of it. If you are planning to purchase furniture, doors, etc., store in veneer furniture samples of veneers or stains, this will help you not make a mistake in choosing the shade of wallpaper for your room. Ar.arproject Having decided with the general style, you can easily choose the design for each room separately. Do not hurry. Your home is just your project. To be faithful, visit several salons. Do not neglect small shops. They are often resellers of well-known companies that do not work for the mass market, but supply capsule collections. By buying a wallpaper from them, you can be sure of the exclusivity and quality of the selected product. In our opinion, the most interesting companies from the premium segment with a large number of capsule collections are the firms Zoffani, Morris & Co, Designers Guild. Elements of some collections of these companies we used to illustrate the article.

Wallpapers by type

Wallpaper wallpaper by type. For each room - its own type of wallpaper. For example, it's better to cover children's wallpaper with eco-wallpaper on a breathable basis, and vinyl wallpaper or wallpaper on nonwoven can be used for the living room. If in doubt - choose your choiceClassic collection from a well-known and respected manufacturer. Classic is always quality and fashionable. Natasha Lomeiko, architect-designer, coach, managing partner of the studio "Elizabeth Interiors", author and lead trainer in the field of VIP-interiors design: - Of course, using the right type of wallpaper is very important. So, for children's rooms, we recommend using paper wallpaper. They are very environmentally friendly, and their quality is very high now. Paper wallpaper is also great for finishing the living room and bedroom, because in these rooms we spend quite a lot of time. We can recommend vinyl for such premises as kitchen, hallway ...


Be sure to ask for a certificate. Quality wallpapers necessarily pass several stages of different tests (hygienic standards). And all this is scrupulously documented. If your favorite collection is not accompanied by a long list that starts with the word "Tested ...", then look further, for it is not your wallpaper. Wallpapers occupy a large area in our homes andApartments and can significantly affect our health and the environment of the surrounding area, so it is important to know exactly what materials they are made of and what colors were used in the production.

Olesya and Elena Stasov, heads of the studio "StasovySisters":

- If we talk about serious copyright projects,It is better to trust your designer. Because this is the person who knows this market. He leads your project and takes into account all your wishes, finds the best option for you (both in price and quality performance). If nevertheless you buy the wallpaper yourself, consider when buying the number of rolls. You will secure yourself by buying one roll over and above the required one. When wallpaper is applied, a part of the roll can be cut to fit the specified rapport (repeating pattern element). And even if your child feels like an artist and portrays his masterpiece on the wall, or "creative talents" wake up at the cat, you can easily return the wall to its original appearance. If you go back to buying wallpaper later, their color may be different, it has tonal differences in each lot. The batch number must match on each of the purchased rolls. From the editorial office: we express our gratitude to Natasha Lomeiko for her participation in the preparation of the material.,,