By combining wallpaper and non-standard solutions, you can achieve original visual effects Combining wallpaper is not only a bold, but also a practical solution. Repair is rarely perfect, and due to the texture of the wallpaper, even not quite even joints of the ceiling and walls can be beautifully beaten. How to combine different wallpapers in the same room to make it look good?
Combining wallpaper of two colors
The same composition rules apply in the interior as in any other artistic space, for example, on canvas..
Combining wallpaper by highlighting horizons will harmoniously blend into any design style
What results can you achieve if you choose the right combi wallpaper?:
- Divide the space of the room into zones;
- Competently place accents in the interior;
- Highlight a niche or separate wall;
- Hide repair defects;
- To emphasize the stylistic orientation of the room;
- Make the room personal, special, bearing the imprint of the owner’s taste and character.
All interior details should either create a background or attract attention. In order for the guest, getting into the room, to immediately get the desired impression, it is necessary to clearly place accents on the walls. Combining wallpaper highlights one wall or part of it, and this plane becomes the main beacon of attention. The rest of the walls play a secondary role.
Examples of such a compositional solution:
- One wall – bright wallpaper, 3 other walls – light, neutral, no pattern wallpaper;
- Part of the wall is highlighted with brighter wallpaper than the edging.
Methods for combining wallpaper can include a variety of options, but it is necessary to follow the general design concept
If you use a horizontal division into wallpaper of two colors, the lower part should be darker than the upper one. With vertical separation, it should be borne in mind that light wallpapers visually expand the space, and dark ones narrow and make it heavier. Therefore, if the interior is built on contrasts, the vertical separation of the wall with wallpaper of two colors should be balanced in composition..
Examples of combining wallpaper vertically:
- The niche is covered with darker wallpaper than the walls;
- Wallpaper in the center of the wall is lighter than at the edges;
- Along the edge of a door or window opening – lighter wallpaper than in the rest of the room.
Before gluing the wallpaper, you need to choose it well. To do this, you need to imagine in advance how accents will be placed in the interior. To see this clearly, you need to take paper and a pencil, sketch the room and roughly estimate where and what wallpaper will be glued. To find the best compositional option, you need to try several different combinations..
Wallpaper companions in the interior (video)
How to combine wallpaper with each other: principles of compatibility
Wallpaper has color and texture. For the combination of the two colors to look good, the wallpaper must be of the same thickness. Vinyl wallpaper should be combined with vinyl, and paper with paper. Washable wallpaper is used for pasting a room from below, for example, in a nursery. In terms of the thickness of the canvas, they must coincide with the main ones, otherwise an ugly protrusion will be visible at the junction. In addition to color, the wallpaper can have a pattern.
What rules must be followed in order for the combination to look good, not only on paper, but also in the interior:
- Use no more than 1 bright pattern;
- Cover background walls with neutral wallpaper;
- If 2 or more patterns are used, they must be similar in style and color..
Vertical patterns visually lengthen walls and raise the ceiling
Horizontal patterns visually expand the plane of the wall, increase the volume of space. It is not recommended to combine vertical and horizontal patterns with each other, especially in bright and contrasting colors. If a guest with epilepsy enters such a room, he may have a seizure..
In order for all guests to feel comfortable, it is best to use not bright, only vertical or only horizontal patterns.
A successful combination of wallpaper in the interior
Some people get tired of the saturated color of the walls. The design in the interior is built on harmony and accents, so to make the room always cozy, you should focus on no more than 1 wall.
How to choose the main and background wallpapers:
- Wallpaper in two colors should be either warm or cold shades, for example, light blue and green, pale pink and peach;
- Wallpaper of two colors should be the same gloss, either glossy or matte.
Companion wallpaper should be of the same color direction, otherwise the design will be discordant
It is imperative to combine wallpaper of two colors in terms of shine, all designer wallpaper series are based on this principle. In the interior, matte combined wallpaper with a simple texture looks better..
How different wallpapers in the same room change the space
A room with an unusual arrangement of wallpaper should be in harmony with all the rest of the renovation in the apartment..
Where it is appropriate to use a combination of wallpaper of two colors:
- In a small room to visually expand the space;
- In the hallway, to protect the lower part of the walls from dirt;
- In the nursery, use washable wallpaper along the bottom edge of the wall.
In a narrow corridor or a one-room apartment with a small area, a combination of wallpaper of two colors will be very appropriate
Thus, it turns out that this is not only an interesting, but also a practical option for decorating walls..
Wallpaper combination options: harmony and contrast
The color and texture of the wallpaper is certain information about the owner’s taste, so you need to select the design in the interior in accordance with your own preferences. Then it will be pleasant to be in the room..
A striking contrast between saturated and faded shades of the same color is one of the actual principles of combining wallpaper in the interior.
The combination of two colors in one room should be built according to 1 of the following principles:
- Contrast between saturated and desaturated color;
- Arrangement of colors close on the palette, shades of the same color;
- Variations within a warm or cold scale;
- Wallpaper similar in color or of the same color with a different pattern.
On sale you can find not only flat, but also embossed wallpaper. The relief enlivens the walls, however, in order for the composition to look good, there should be 1 or 2 reliefs maximum in one room. If 2 reliefs are used, the wallpaper must be the same color.
Combinations of wallpaper on the walls (video)
Turnkey solution: paired wallpaper for walls
Many collections immediately provide a line of options for a combination of wallpaper.
What are the advantages of paired wallpaper from one manufacturer:
- There is no need to doubt your taste, you can use an already selected combination of two colors;
- There is no need to think about the composition, the designer has already calculated everything in advance;
- You can proudly show your guests the renovation and be sure that everyone will appreciate it.
Combining wallpaper with ready-made canvases allows you to save time and get a guaranteed good result
Often paired wallpaper is cut in advance in the right way, and an allowance is indicated so that the seam is even. The instructions show how to properly glue the wallpaper, how the canvases are located on the wall relative to each other. The only drawback of this option is the lack of a creative component..
Practical wall decoration with wallpaper in different colors
Washable wallpapers serve for a long time and pleases with ease of care. Therefore, if the question arises of how to decorate the lower part of the wall, the best solution is to combine wallpaper with a washable texture. In the hallway, kitchen and nursery, horizontal separation using a washable bottom sheet will save a lot of effort, nerves and money.
In order not to update the repair every 2-3 years, you can make your life easier in advance and think over not only the design, but also the everyday part of the issue
Beautiful washable wallpaper can close the space 1 – 1.5 m from the floor plinth. It is this part of the wall that most often gets dirty, scratched and worn out. It is always better to think over wallpaper combinations in advance on paper, and only then to embody in the interior.
How to glue combined wallpaper: the subtleties of craftsmanship
Smooth joints between the canvases are a prerequisite for a neat and attractive appearance of the walls. It doesn’t matter how the wallpaper is combined, vertically or horizontally, if you plan to use 2 or more canvases on one wall, you need to do the markup. Using a tape measure, a level and a pencil, you should demarcate the zones.
It is undesirable to glue the wallpaper with an overlap, gradually the seams can move away, swell and lose their attractive appearance.
Smooth docking along the markings on the wall is performed in four hands, with an assistant. First, you need to clearly mark the canvas itself, cut it to the required length. The most difficult option is a horizontal arrangement, because you need not just glue the wallpaper from the corner or from the ceiling, but exactly from the central part of the wall.
Some wallpapers stretch when impregnated with glue. If the repair is really expensive, and there is little experience in gluing, you need to first find out how much the canvas stretches, and how much it will shrink later
Sticking in order:
- With a horizontal arrangement of two colors – first the top, then the bottom;
- With vertical – first the left canvas, then the right;
- Pasting a niche – first a niche, then walls;
- Diagonal pasting – top first, then bottom.
Between the horizontal joints, a gap of even 0.1 mm looks bad, so an accurate calculation is the basis for a high-quality repair. Before gluing, you need to carefully read the instructions for the wallpaper, use a suitable glue, try to take into account the allowance. If there is no experience in such a matter, and high-quality repairs are needed, it is better to entrust the complex pasting of the room to professional builders.
Combination of wallpaper and wall painting: convenient and original
Painting with tinting is actively used on smooth walls. But what if the renovation is not perfect?
Using a combination of paint and wallpaper, you can hide all defects and give the room a stylish and attractive look
Combining paint and wallpaper of two colors, ideas:
- Contrast, light paint, brighter wallpaper or saturated paint, background wallpaper;
- Harmony in color, similar coloring of wallpaper and paint;
- Pasting one wall with wallpaper, painting the rest of the walls;
- Highlighting the wall by painting, pasting the rest of the walls;
- Vertical or horizontal division of the wall into a painted and pasted part.
The room can look different under artificial and natural light, so it is better to try on an inconspicuous wall, evaluate the result, and then apply it throughout the apartment..
To successfully combine paint and wallpaper, you need to use either a glossy or matte gloss texture.
Carefully combine paint and wallpaper only if there is a gap of 1.5 – 2 cm at the seam. The paint should go under the wallpaper so that the canvas can hide the joint evenly and without flaws. It is convenient to arrange arches, niches and slopes of a window opening in this way.
Combining wallpaper: designer tips (video)
The combination of wallpaper and paint gives room for creativity, because you can beat even the standard layout of an apartment in an original and fresh way. Decorating with two types of wallpaper or wallpaper and paint is suitable even for walls with a non-ideal surface.
Combining wallpaper in the interior (photo)