Kitchen decoration should be treated with special attentionKitchen in an apartment is not only a place where food is prepared. In most cases, this is also the dining area. The whole family gathers at a common table, where they share impressions, problems, communicate, and, of course, eat.
Types of kitchen decor
Therefore, the decor of the kitchen is important and necessary, because it is here, in this part of the house or apartment, where guests are welcomed at the table, new tastes are born here, and traditional dishes sometimes acquire a new name..
If you decide to decorate the kitchen with your own hands, then you can do this using:
- Pictures, photos, panels;
- Subject wallpaper (photo wallpaper) or tiles;
- Vinyl stickers;
- Collages (frame combined with tableware, fancy-shaped bottles, barrels);
- Decorative plates;
- Art painting, etc..
As a rule, the most common types of decor are paintings and panels.
It should be said that DIY wall decor in the kitchen provides a lot of room for creativity and the disclosure of artistic talents. And even if you do not have a pronounced talent of an artist, then, subject to the basic rules and with a certain amount of patience and accuracy, you can paint the wall under a stencil with acrylic paint in a very original way or buy a wonderful vinyl sticker in the form of a funny kitten or a cup of steaming coffee.
Such a picture or a sticker on the wall will be guaranteed to cheer up everyone entering the kitchen..
You can decorate the kitchen using your own photographs or collages based on them.
In addition, as components of wall decor in the kitchen, you can use everyday items at hand – old tableware (spoons, forks), your own successful photos, reproductions of paintings by famous artists, embroidery, panels of dried plant flowers, etc..
DIY wall decoration (video)
Choosing a location for decorative elements
Of course, so that the kitchen in the process of decoration does not become like a small store full of variegated little things, you should not overload this room with decor. The best option is to choose one area to decorate, such as a dining area. As a last resort, you can decorate two zones – a working and a dining area, however, in this case, the decor should be subordinate to the general leitmotif (i.e. the plot and coloristic solution should be the same).
When choosing options for jewelry, you should, first of all, take into account the material of the surface on which you plan to apply the decor and its functional purpose..
When decorating the work area, it should be remembered that the decorated surface should be easy to clean and wash.
In general, for the walls in the kitchen, you should choose decoration options that will be easily washed and cleaned without losing their appearance. So, for the working area, plot ceramic tiles are relevant. For dining areas with washable wallpaper or plastic (wood) panels – drawings with waterproof paints, etc. Another option for decorating is to decorate the refrigerator with a mural or vinyl decal. A similar ornament or plot can be repeated on heating equipment – a boiler or a column.
As for the choice of a plot for a wall painting in the kitchen, then, naturally, natural colors and shades and a kitchen theme are preferred here – vegetables, fruits, dishes, in general, everything related to food and increases appetite. But there is one unspoken rule here – the drawing must correspond to the general design of the kitchen..
Drawings on the walls in the kitchen: options
If the decor is chosen in the form of drawings on the walls in the kitchen, then they can be performed in the form of artistic painting or stencil painting. Of course, you should take up painting the walls if you have certain drawing skills. If there are none, you can safely try your hand at painting under a stencil. For both painting options – with and without a stencil – acrylic paints (including balloon paints), epoxy paints, incl. balloon and alkyd paints.
With the help of a stencil, you can easily apply any pattern to the walls
The choice of paint is also determined by the surface on which the coloring pigment is planned to be applied..
So, if the base is paper, plastic or wood, then paste-like acrylic, vinyl or latex paint can be used as paint, and if ceramics or glass are used as the base, then epoxy enamel is needed. Alkyd paints are suitable for painting metal surfaces..
Drawings with acrylic paints using a stencil
If a picture using a stencil for the wall is chosen as a decor in the kitchen, then, as a rule, washable smooth wallpaper, as well as wooden or plastic panels.
First you need to purchase or make a stencil. The following materials are suitable for this – thick paper (whatman paper is suitable), cardboard, foam board. Other options are possible – fabric, foil, film, plain paper.
On the chosen basis, it is necessary to draw a drawing on the chosen kitchen theme:
- The contours of a cup of steaming tea or coffee;
- Fruits, flowers, butterflies;
- Funny animals – kittens, puppies, etc..
In addition, the motives of an expanding “stream” or “vortex”, for example, a swarm of butterflies, flowers, etc., are always relevant as wall paintings. As a rule, such drawings are monochromatic – black on a light background, i.e. the drawing itself is a monochrome silhouette. Color options are also possible.
A mug of steaming coffee is a great idea for a stencil pattern
When making large stencils (formats A0, A1), cardboard or whatman paper of different formats is suitable. Draw a drawing on them, and then cut it along the contour. To make a small stencil (approximately A4 size), you can use plain paper (not cardboard).
Then you need to cut out the contours of the drawing, then glue the work path with tape (you can on both sides), and then re-cut all the contours with the blade. Scotch tape is needed so that the stencil is reusable and its surface is smooth. After that, you should attach the stencil to the wall using masking tape or spray glue (aerosol glue).
The best option for wall covering for applying acrylic paints is wood, plastic or paper, i.e. plastic, wood panels or wallpaper. To avoid ink flowing under the stencil, it is necessary to use masking tape or contact aerosol glue (spray glue), for example, Spirit 5 spray glue, etc., which allows the stencil to be fixed several times. Spray glue should be used according to the instructions for use. To remove the adhesive, you will need a suitable solvent (type “Spirit 6”).
For coloring stencils, both acrylic pasty and water-dispersion acrylate paints are suitable..
However, acrylic pastes are more convenient to use. To work with pasty acrylic paint, you will need a set of brushes or sponges, possibly a roller, spatula, plastic plates. The paint is first squeezed onto a plate or spatula, then the brush is dipped into the paint with a corner. Excess dye should be blotted on a clean part of a plate or spatula. When working with a stencil, small details are painted over with thin brushes, and large ones – with large.
If the area to be painted is significant, a roller must be used. Excess paint from the roller should be removed by pressing it against an inclined surface so that the paint is glass. The main method of staining is from the edges of the stencil to the middle. The strokes should be applied smoothly and smoothly. The stencil should be removed after the paint has dried. If the paint is still numb under the stencil, then you should wait until it dries, and only then use a universal solvent to correct the pattern..
How to apply a drawing on a wall using a stencil (video)
Drawings in the kitchen with other types of paints
In addition to acrylic pastes or water-based paints, you can use more expensive aerosol spray paints. If the surface of the base is ceramic, glass or metal, then the base must be cleaned and degreased with alcohol before applying spray paint..
If the base is wood, plastic or washable wallpaper, then the surface just needs to be cleaned of dirt. When working with spray paints, use paint goggles, rubber gloves and a respirator. In addition, turn off all heating appliances in the kitchen and open windows. It is necessary to apply paint from a distance of 25 cm perpendicular to the surface.
The drawing can also be applied with spray paint
If it is necessary to apply a second layer, you must wait until the first one dries. And, of course, to create a picture, it is necessary that the paint fits well on the base, i.e. was designed to be applied to a specific type of surface.
Drawing on the kitchen on the wall (video)
Drawings on the walls of the kitchen (photo examples)