Interior design is a kind of puzzle that is assembled into a single, seamless picture. It is great if it turns out beautiful and harmonious. The design of the walls in the kitchen is an important part of this puzzle. From the correct design of the surface, the coordination of colors and materials depends largely on the atmosphere that will prevail in the monastery of each hostess.
What materials are used for wall decoration
Any kitchen is divided into several functional areas. Separately, it is worthwhile to touch upon the theme of the design of each of them, as well as to get acquainted with design techniques, interesting solutions, and suitable materials.
Each owner, if only the designer does not work for him, is necessarily faced with the problem of choosing finishing materials. Indeed, a lot of options, but even more difficult to combine them. In short, for decoration can be used:
- Ceramic tile;
- Decorative plaster;
- Artificial and natural stone;
- Plain and decorative bricks;
- MDF, PVC panels;
- Natural wooden lining;
- Plastic lining;
- 3D tiles.
The choice of colors is primarily a matter of individual perception. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to get acquainted with the conclusions of psychologists about the effect of color on a person and his mood, before making a final decision.
Making an apron
The kitchen apron is not only clothes with color strings and gastronomic patterns. It is also an important part of the kitchen - the wall between the worktop and the upper cabinets. Even 20 years ago, no one thought that it could somehow be distinguished in the general interior, why is it even necessary? Modern aprons are so diverse in performance that it is difficult to make a choice.
What should be your kitchen apron: a bright accent or unsightly work surface. It will complement the marble worktop or create a contrast with the finishing material. The apron must be expensive and presentable, or you can save on this part. By answering these questions, you can already navigate. You can finally decide what it will be like, by reviewing all possible options and looking at the photo on the Internet.
For the arrangement of the working wall, you can use the following materials:
- Ceramic tiles;
- Natural or artificial stone;
- Tempered glass;
- PVC, MDF panels;
- Plastic lining (can be used for budget repair).
Wall decoration near the dining table
The dining area is desirable to allocate from the working, without violating the overall style. Materials to use such that do not get dirty or easy to clean. Although, if desired, the finish can be any: decorative plaster, textiles, brick, vinyl, washable and photo wallpaper, wooden lining, mirror tiles, painted surface. It is interesting to isolate the dining area wall trim with entry into the ceiling. The color may be darker or lighter than the pitch specified in the interior. Less often, the zone is accentuated, a completely different color is chosen.
Mandatory attribute of the wall in the mini-dining room is the decor. The options are many: painting, poster, photographs, decorative plates, mirror, wall clocks, sconces, wooden cutting boards, decorative trays, a slate or cork message board, decorative stickers, empty frames.
Decorative brick in the interior
Once were very popular embossed wallpaper in the form of bricks. Fortunately, those times and materials have long been forgotten, they were replaced by new decorative solutions. For interior decoration usually use decorative brick. It is much thinner and lighter facing. There are different types and colors. In the line of some manufacturers are artificially aged material. To brickwork looked organically worth knowing in what interiors it can be used and in what form.
Decorative brick blends well with wood and glass. It looks good against the background of plastered walls. Masonry can be seen in the area of the working wall or dining area. Originally looks arched entrance to the kitchen in the form of a brick vault. Imitation masonry is widely used in the style of loft, country, high-tech, English. Harmoniously complement the brick wall with fresh flowers.
Brick in the interior should be used in reasonable quantities, only then it will look stylish, emphasize the individuality of the situation, and not make it look like an old basement.
Modern decorative plaster can be ideally smooth or rough, it allows you to create a surface that imitates fabric, paper, suede, metal, wood, stone, leather. It is painted in any color. Other original options include decorative art concrete and craquelure coating. Very beautiful in the kitchen looks "Venetian". The cover of a business card is a smooth surface that shimmers in a pearl shine on light. Modern mixtures have antiseptic and fungicidal elements in the composition, therefore, prevent the formation of mold in the kitchen.
Tip! Before decorating the walls of the kitchen with decorative plaster, it is advisable to see how it looks firsthand, and not in the photo.
Textured plaster is rarely used on all walls. Usually it allocates one wall or dining area. You can decorate the working wall with decorative plaster and close it with transparent glass from above. In addition, it is customary to supplement the plaster with other decorative elements: artificial stone, decorative brick. The most appropriate solution will be in the style of minimalism, loft, shebbi-chic, country.
It is impossible to say which decorative plaster for the kitchen would be better. It all depends on the interior and personal preferences. Those who are going to do cosmetics, it is worth considering that it is removed very difficult. It is literally cut off from the wall by the grinder and perforator. And it is almost impossible to apply it beautifully without experience.
The painted surface can be used in the kitchen in almost any style. Preference should be given to detergent paints, for example, latex or silicone. After drying, they form a film that protects against moisture and abrasion. It is important that the surface is well prepared before painting. The end result depends on how smooth it is.
Paints are matte, glossy, monotonous, gradient. With the help of paint and stencil, you can create the most incredible drawings on the wall. The paint can highlight the lower part of the wall at 2/3 from the floor, and also completely paint the surface to the ceiling.
Tip! The mainstream of modern kitchens is the use of graphite paint on one wall. The surface becomes a kind of blackboard on which you can write notes, hang pictures, draw.
What wallpaper paste
Wallpaper is not used on the work surface, in the rest of the room they will be a great solution. For the kitchen, it is customary to choose washable vinyl, non-woven or glass wall paper. Many of them can be painted and maintain 6-7 updates. One of the most popular types of vinyl wallpaper is silk screen printing. The drawing has a pleasant silky shine and does not fade in the sun for a long time. With the help of glass cloth wallpaper, you can create a beautiful texture or a perfectly flat surface.
Luxurious textile wallpaper with embossed perfectly complement the wood. Silvery shades will be reflected in the surface of household appliances or cladding. As for the drawings, the most popular are floral and floral ornaments. They refresh the traditional ambience and bring individuality. Wallpapers can be an invisible addition to the interior or a key accent.
Wall mural once were in each apartment and apparently so tired that today they pay little attention. In addition, the price of such a finish bites a little. In defense of modern photo printing, it’s worthwhile to say that in a small room panoramic images look great, they decorate and visually enlarge the space, playing the role of a “window”.
Wallpapers can be combined if they belong to the same segment, and differ only in color and pattern. For these purposes, manufacturers produce a line of models of companions. Most often, floral ornaments complement the stripes. The wallpaper may not match the color of the facade, but must certainly be in harmony with it. Bright, with an unusual pattern, they will dilute the monochrome setting. Patchwork technique looks very unusual. It is one of the most difficult to perform, but the result is impressive. The finish of the wall looks like a patchwork quilt.
Interior with tiles
Tile is most often used in the work area. This is a great solution for lining the apron. On the walls of the kitchen tiles are used carefully, so as not to turn the room into a kind of bathroom. For this reason, the material is very rarely used for cladding free walls, but still present in some designs. The tile should correspond to modern design, ceramic often goes into the background, giving way to ceramic granite and glass.
For walls in the kitchen is more suitable tile, imitating wood or 3D with an interesting volume texture. The size of the tile should match the area of the room. In small rooms, large-sized tiles do not look very good, but in large kitchens, on the contrary, small ones will not be the best choice.
By means of a tile create imitation of a bricklaying or wooden lining. A real decoration of the kitchen can be a tiled panel. Very interesting in rustic interiors looks lining in patchwork style.
Mirror tile in the interior design
Modern mirror surfaces are made on the basis of acrylic, glass and polystyrene, which is also called mirror plastic. The role of the mirror in the room is huge. It visually increases the space, enhances lighting, decorates and complements the interior. There are many materials with a mirror surface, and there are even more ways to use them in the design of the kitchen.
Sheet panels are most often used to decorate the facades of furniture or kitchen aprons. By the way, the mirror apron is an original thing, but not very popular. In addition to the unusual appearance and visual increase in the kitchen, he has no more advantages. The lack of low practicality, such an apron is easy to damage, it will be difficult to keep it clean, it will look misty, and the amount of dirty dishes will be at least doubled. What can not be said about the mirror surface at the bar, here it will have just the way.
The interior of the kitchen uses a mirror mosaic, tiles of different sizes and shapes. In addition, the mirror can be plain, color, frosted, chrome-plated, aged, patterned under amalgam or sandblasted image.
Important! Use mirrors in the interior should be careful. Some people find it difficult to be in a room with a reflective surface of a large area.
Wall panels, PVC and MDF panels
Wall panels do not have to be a masterpiece. This is just a decorative spot to give the final touch. It can be of any shape, size, made of a wide variety of materials. In the role of the panel in the kitchen serves fabric appliqué, embroidery, graphic images, wooden, ceramic, mosaic paintings, metal sculpture, stucco plaster or textured plaster, 3D panels. The panel can be capital, when, for example, gypsum panels are mounted on the wall, or removable.
The main thing that needs to be taken into account is that the kitchen has functional rooms, particles of fat are deposited on the surfaces, therefore the decor elements should be easily cleaned or thrown away after contamination. Have the decor in the place that they want to visually highlight. This may be an apron, dining area, a wall at the bar. The main thing that needs to be taken into account is that the kitchen has functional rooms, fat particles are deposited on the walls, so panel elements should be easily cleaned or thrown away after contamination. Have the decor in the place that they want to visually highlight. This may be an apron, dining area, a wall at the bar.
The panel does not have to be flat or abstract. It may be a three-dimensional picture of materials that are found daily in life, but it is better if they are of a kitchen theme: plates, cups, pasta or herbarium on burlap in a frame. It can be decoupage on an egg-shell, a letter from wine corks, a picture made of wood.
Not to mention the panels of PVC or MDF, which in recent times are increasingly used for the walls of kitchens. In appearance and method of installation, they resemble plastic lining, but are more durable. Appearance qualitatively imitate a tree. A great option for those who want a wooden kitchen, but are not able to allow the lining of the array. Panels can cover the wall to the ceiling or only 2/3 of the height. They can be fixed both horizontally and vertically.
Pictures and accessories
Anyone who has never seriously wondered about the decor of the kitchen will surely be surprised how many options there are. First of all, this is, perhaps, paintings and wall clocks. The honorable second is the dishes: decorative plates on the wall or shelves, earthenware, a beautiful service behind the glass facades. The option of hanging dishes on a perforated board is becoming increasingly popular. Not the last place in the design of the kitchen is occupied by products from coffee beans: paintings, topiarii, sculptures. Will bring a highlight smart installations from tableware.
The decoration of the kitchen can be anything, including children's crafts. Often craftswomen make a decoration with their own hands. On the Internet you can find a lot of master classes in decorating bottles, cups, chairs and windows. On the kitchen windowsill, there may be a place for fresh flowers. Very interesting are the gardens of succulents, which are often decorated with small fabulous houses made of natural materials.
Of course, the decor should match the overall style of the interior. If the kitchen is the embodiment of high-tech, then it is unlikely to be appropriate bundles of garlic and colored still lifes. But a good addition will be an abstract painting or a forged holder for wine glasses and wine bottles.
Kitchen Accessories is a whole world of accessories designed to make life easier for the hostess. They make the environment more practical and functional. These are dispensers for soap, detergents and food products, cutting boards, baskets, a colander for a sink, trays, bins, breadbaskets, trays for appliances, baskets for dishes and of course rails. All these items can be made of solid wood, metal, plastic, tempered glass.
Making modular pictures
Modular pictures, they are also polyptychs, are created by dividing an image into several separate parts. They appeared relatively recently, but due to their originality and low cost, they quickly became popular. For the kitchen, you can choose a ready-made picture or print any selected picture. The image can be transferred to canvas photo paper, wood, glass. It can also be aged using a special gel craquelure.
Modular paintings in the interior of the kitchen should be used correctly, then they will be helpers, not pests. Choose the decor should be in accordance with the dimensions of the room. Small posters look on narrow walls, and large on wide and high. The width of the picture is no more than 75% of the furniture standing under it. The theme should complement the interior, create a mood. For the kitchen most often choose images of flowers, fruits, landscapes. The most popular modular paintings consist of several parts that are placed horizontally, but there are also more complex models that combine several forms. The most harmonious picture with an odd number of elements.
They are hung by the same rules as ordinary canvases: the center point is at eye level. For the dining area, you can make an exception: hang a picture below.
Stickers in the design
Kitchen stickers - a great way to diversify the interior, without making a lot of effort and material costs. Usually they are used when you need to allocate some part of the kitchen, making it a bright accent, mask the damage on the furniture or the wall, update the interior. Most modern stickers look like a drawing on the surface, due to the fact that they do not have their own background.
Preference is given to high-quality vinyl stickers. Regardless of the place of application, after removal, they leave no marks on the surface (with the exception of paper wallpaper). Stickers are easy to glue on their own, following the instructions.
Vinyl stickers for the kitchen are usually decorated with:
- Painted walls, wallpaper, tile;
- Window glass;
- Kitchen cabinets;
If you liked the idea with the stickers, and you are going to bring it to life, pay attention to some tips:
- The sticker will stick even on a relief surface, but it looks better on a smooth one.
Before gluing, the area under the sticker should be washed and degreased.
- When the sticker decorates a textural surface, it can be warmed up with a hairdryer to better take the relief.
If you need to cover the damage with a sticker, you must first align the surface. Otherwise, a thin film will emphasize what they have tried so hard to hide.
- In order to better remove the sticker, it should be warmed up with a hairdryer.
Stickers for the kitchen are very diverse: small and large, black and white and color, single or a whole series of drawings of the same subject.
Wall decoration in the kitchen is a complex, multifaceted work that requires from the designer not only artistic literacy, but also knowledge of construction, market opportunities and imagination. If you set a goal, you can create your own, unique interior based on existing projects.