It is from the hallway that the acquaintance of guests with the house or apartment begins. Despite the fact that this is the smallest area in terms of size, its decoration must be treated with great responsibility. The most common material for decorating the hallway and corridor is wallpaper.
On the modern market there is a huge variety of these products, which differ not only in price and appearance, but also in performance characteristics (thickness, density, resistance to dirt, and much more).
Further in the article we will talk about how to choose the right wallpaper for the hallway and consider modern decorating ideas and fashion trends this season.
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Wall decoration material is of great importance for design. It sets the basic tone for the room. Coloring influences the atmosphere of the room and the mood of the tenants. In accordance with the tone of the wallpaper, their texture and patterns, pieces of furniture and various decorative elements are selected. Various types of wallpapers are presented on store shelves. Design experts are advised to abandon standard wallpaper and choose vinyl or non-woven samples for the hallway.
Given the wide assortment, it will not be difficult to find the ideal option depending on material capabilities, preferences, apartment size and other parameters.
Combined options are currently popular. This decorating method is ideal for hallways and corridors. For spacious rooms, you can choose wallpaper with a large and expressive pattern. If the hallway is small, the best choice is plain models or with a neat pattern.
Brightness and uniqueness are at the peak of popularity this year. Extraordinary solutions give special expressiveness to the interior. Designers have developed a number of diverse options that are ideal for decorating the hallway in the current season. Among them:
- Stripes. Wallpaper in vertical or horizontal stripes is used to visually change the scale of the territory. To make the ceiling higher, vertical options are suitable, and to make the walls wider, horizontal options. Bright colors are suitable for modern styles.
- Geometry. Materials for decoration, decorated with rhombuses, triangles, squares and other patterns will dilute the dull atmosphere.
- Colors. Colorful and juicy shades are in trend. Raspberry, light green, bright blue, red, orange and other tones are in demand. This palette comes in handy when masking specific elements.
- Photo wallpaper. The fashion for wallpaper with prints is back. It can be an image that copies a certain texture (stone, wood, brick), landscape, abstraction.
- Classic. Despite the fact that bright shades have taken the leading positions in the season, classic and soft tones do not lose their relevance. A palette of white and various light and soft colors is the best solution for small hallways. In order to keep up with fashion trends, experts recommend choosing options decorated with patterns and stylish prints.
The combination is actively used for more than one season. This year it comes in handy more than ever. The combining technique is used in various rooms of residential and office premises. During the decoration of the hallway, you can combine wallpapers of various colors and textures.
In addition to the decorative role, with the help of the harmony of various finishing materials, you can adjust the layout.For example, if one color will end not in the corner of the room, but in the middle of the wall.
The most common combination is a combination of two contrasting shades. They will emphasize the expressiveness of each other and create an original duet. With such wallpaper, the hallway will look unusual and attractive.
Designers use the above technique to achieve a specific effect. With the help of an extraordinary combination, you can focus on a certain area of the room or object (painting, mirror, photograph, etc.). A common case is when, after renovation and wall decoration, the interior seems dull and faded. This can happen if you overdo it with neutral shades. Adding bright colors and patterns will dilute the decor and brighten it up.
The combination technique is used for visual zoning of the room. Tones can be used to divide the room into a relaxation area and a practical one. In this case, two colors are selected that are different in temperature, brightness and saturation. Classic options: black and white, brown and beige, light and catchy shades.
How to match the color?
When choosing wallpaper colors, remember that the entrance hall creates the first impression of the home, especially for guests. Considering that colorfulness is in trend now, you cannot overdo it with it. Otherwise, a riot of colors will turn out from a bright and stylish design, which will annoy and negatively affect the mood and general psychological state.
Dark and thick colors are often chosen when decorating hallways in classic styles. These colors will look appropriate if the area is large enough. With a standard layout, the hallway is the darkest place in the apartment. The walls, framed with dark wallpaper, will narrow the already limited space. To make it comfortable to be in this area, take care of a sufficient amount of artificial light.
The most practical option for a hallway is washable wallpaper. The market of finishing materials offers a huge range of them. Vinyl wallpapers are widespread in this segment.
Due to the special texture, dirt does not fit into the material, but settles on the surface and dries, after which they can be easily removed with a simple rag.
You can also use a variety of non-aggressive detergents.
Given the active development of the industry, updated varieties of coatings appear in stores, more reliable and durable:
Imitation. For the decoration of the hallway, wallpapers that imitate tactilely and externally various natural materials, such as wood, leather, wood and others, are great. Expensive models qualitatively copy the natural texture, creating an atmosphere of naturalness and environmental friendliness
Glass fiber. Many users have appreciated glass fiber wallpaper. Their main advantage over other options is their resistance to solvents. Due to this parameter, they can be repainted several times, changing the color scheme of the room. Also, fiberglass wallpaper is easy to clean from various types of contaminants. Stains and dust can be removed with a brush without fear of damaging the surface of the material
Liquid. Another option that has become widespread is liquid wallpaper. Experts highlight a number of advantages of such a material: tight and reliable contact with the wall, pleasant and delicate texture, resistance to mechanical damage, the possibility of repeated repainting. It is non-toxic and safe material. Due to its unusual composition, liquid wallpaper fills in grooves, cracks and other defects on the wall, as a result of which the surface is smooth and neat. They are easy to refurbish when needed, for example if a pet scratches the wall
Which ones are suitable for a small room?
There are a number of colors that are recommended for decorating a narrow hallway, especially if there is a lack of lighting in this area. Pink, yellow, peach or beige wallpapers are perfect here.
It is better to paste over the wall next to the door with wallpaper several shades darker. This is beneficial from a practical point of view. Wallpaper with a projection effect or decorated with a small pattern will help to visually expand the volumes.
The floral ornament will perfectly fit into the Provence style. When decorating small rooms, you need to use the free space as competently as possible. Everything should be thought out to the smallest detail.
How to choose?
Before you go to the store for wallpaper or place an order on the site, you need to decide on some parameters. The first is the general style of the room. It must be taken into account when choosing the texture and color of the finishing material. If you choose wallpaper after you have bought the hallway furniture, you should consider its appearance.
Also, don't forget about the ceiling and the floor. The materials used to decorate them should be in harmony with the wallpaper in this part of the house. Only with the right combination of all parameters, the hallway will look stylish and elegant.
Once you have decided on the style, furniture, floor and ceiling finishes, it's time to select the wallpaper. The color of the product may vary depending on the lighting temperature. If the store has cold white lamps, and in the hallway they have a warm temperature, then the same wallpaper will look different in a particular room.
Before buying, calculate exactly how much material you need. When in doubt, it is better to buy with interest. They will come in handy when restoring. The same wallpaper may look different in different batches. When buying, you may not notice it, but on the wall the difference will become obvious.
It is better to buy a sufficient amount at once, but from one batch.
The roll must be marked accordingly. She has all the necessary data about the product. When choosing, it is recommended to consult with the seller, who will help you choose a specific option among the rich assortment. Also, a specialist will help to decipher the signs on the marking.
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