HOW TO CORRECTLY PHOTO WALLPAPERS (part 1)
For many decades, wallpaper has remained a popular and sought-after decoration material. They are affordable, with the exception of only wallpaper made of fabric. In addition, almost everyone is able to paste on their own. Many connoisseurs of wallpaper are attracted by the variety of drawings, textures, colors and images. The most popular photo wallpaper among them. Using the information presented in the article, you can cope with pasting without outside help. On how to properly glue the wallpaper, we will go further.
HOW TO CHOOSE
If you do not want to turn the room into the realm of kitsch, then think in advance about the color scheme of the photo wallpaper. If we talk about images of the jungle, landscape, night city or other similar expositions, then in any case they will ripple in their eyes, as well as from a village carpet hung on the wall.
As a rule, one color predominates in the wallpaper pattern, and the other, more contrasting, shades it. If golden autumn is shown on the photo wallpaper, then it will look beautiful against the background of brown furniture corresponding to the trunks of tree tones.
If red poppies on a black background were chosen as photo wallpaper, then the room should have an intensely red sofa with black pillows and curtains. Almost white or black shades will look harmonious with almost any image on the wallpaper.
The principle of manufacturing photo wallpaper is that an image is printed on the basis of the wallpaper. This can be an ornament, a landscape, a photo from a personal archive, an image, a reproduction of your favorite picture or an abstract picture with the effect of holography. If we are talking about photo printing, this implies the production of photo wallpaper on order. In all other cases, you have the opportunity to purchase ready-made material for pasting the walls.
With the help of photo wallpaper you can make a panorama if, for example, you stick them on two walls or one large wall. The image on them can be a composite picture or be a single whole. In addition, such products may have a 3D effect and glow in the dark (fluorescent wallpaper).
There are so many types of wallpaper of this type that listing them is not so simple. They are distinguishable by type of image, base material, gluing method, texture, purpose, etc.
ON THE BASIS MATERIAL
Wall mural can be classified according to the basis material:
Paper – the most affordable material. The cellulose base allows the walls to breathe, so condensation does not accumulate. However, such a base has low moisture resistance and burns out in the sun, as a result of which paper-based wallpapers have a short operational life.
Vinyl – is a polymer coating that is applied to a vinyl or paper base. The second option is easier to stick on the wall yourself, but the first is more resistant to moisture. The image on the photo wallpaper of this species will not change over time.
Non-woven. In this case, the vinyl layer is sprayed onto the non-woven backing. This material can be adjusted if placement is unsuccessful. Such wallpapers can be washed, they are insensitive to water, do not wrinkle and do not fade.
Fabric wallpapers are the most expensive, they are made from natural fabrics: linen, silk, cotton. Appearance is excellent, but the material is very moody.