Wallpaper for the hallway and corridor - what is the fundamental difference between them? It would seem that in the conditions of Russian small-sized rooms, there is no difference: one room usually continues another. Therefore, wallpapers are needed equally indestructible. A popular misconception when comparing room focal points.
WALLPAPER IN THE HALLWAY
Opening the front door, we see at first only one wall with a doorway into the room (example in the photo). The entrance hall is usually designed along the axis " entrance door - interior door - window " : a person always "comes into the light" into the room - this is psychologically more comfortable. If the layout is different, designers always strive to achieve an entrance to the light.
How does it help to choose wallpaper in the hallway?
- We save on the number of rolls. When decorating hallways, it is the accent wall with a door and a window looking through it that is key in decorating. It is enough to effectively paste over only one of it with wallpaper to achieve a wow effect. And make the other walls basic, background.
- Choosing ornaments differently. In the afternoon, we look at an accent wall against natural light. The backlit wall appears to be a dark spot. That is, the drawing on it should be as contrasting and expressive as possible so that it really works.
Example with a photo: the designers achieved a " light entry " by placing a lamp (most likely, it turns on from movement) and a spectacular wall with photo wallpaper opposite the door. The rest are designed as a neutral background
Another example. We look at the plan: the light of the window from the only room acts as the light to which the entering person goes. We involuntarily turn our heads towards the light and the only part of the wall enters the field of view - the corner of the bathroom and a fragment in the living room above the sofa.
Above the sofa in this project, we hung a picture with a receding perspective. What about the wallpaper in the hallway? See the frame below
The wall near the bathroom is pasted over with spectacular floral wallpaper, which flows from the hallway into the living room. And the wall by the door (with a chest of drawers) is white, the simplest. We saved material wisely and made an accent wall at the entrance!
WALLPAPERS IN THE CORRIDOR
Unlike the hallway, even tiny, in the case of the corridor we have a narrow transit room. A person hardly lingers in it. There is no open door effect, no stop for changing shoes. And a reason to linger on the wallpaper.
Therefore, transit (side) walls in corridors are usually decorated in a neutral manner. And the role of the accent is assigned to the wallpaper on the wall at the end (end) of the corridor. In the example in the photo, the accent is rather the decor of the interior door.
Squint and look at the photo: even the most spectacular optical pattern will be perceived as a background. Especially if the bathroom door is closed and the lights are off
So: in order to pick up wallpaper in the hallway, it is important to decide on the focal point. For the focal point, take the most spectacular wallpaper.
- If the corridor leaves the hallway (as in the project in the photo here and earlier), we use the same wallpaper. But at the same time we try to "add light" to the room. For example, in this project, the illumination multiplier is a mirror, which was hung directly opposite the opening to the room and windows.
- If the hallway goes straight into the room and there are no adjoining corridors nearby, it is permissible (and reasonable) to glue only one accent wall opposite the front door. And thereby save on finishing the rest.
Let's check ourselves: the wallpaper is in the hallway, which is shaped like a corridor. Here we have two accent points - for the person leaving the room (wall with a hanger) and for the person entering (the wall opposite the front door). We paste over them with expressive wallpaper
The wall at the front door is painted: it is guaranteed that dirt from boots gets on it, and so it is easier to remove it
What should be the material of wallpaper for the hallway
Hundreds of speculations on this topic wander from blog to blog: they say, wallpaper for the hallway should be strictly anti-vandal, washable, etc. It would seem, what's the catch? Indeed, it is a problem zone: children throw off their shoes where they flew, the dog shakes off after a walk, strollers-bicycles roll along the walls ... But! As we have already found out, it is not at all necessary to wallpaper all the walls. And it is not even necessary to glue them on the wall entirely. For a small hallway, it is enough to choose a spectacular accent on a part of the wall (as in the example in the photo). In this case, the remaining walls can be decorated with panels and painted with a washable compound: ideal to simply keep it clean.
Only use wallpaper at the top of the wall, above the wood paneling. And you don't have to think about your preferred material at all: even the most delicate paper wallpapers will do. Not to mention the common non-woven fabrics.
But if you select wallpaper in the hallway only according to the criterion of "indestructibility" of the material, as would-be bloggers advise, you limit the range of available options to almost the only washable (environmentally questionable) vinyl or liquid wallpaper (option for institutions). What for?
Idea from the photo: wallpaper under the furniture facades in the hallway. In this two-room Khrushchev near Serebryany Bor , plaster and wear-resistant paint were used for wall decoration. But the cabinets along the wall have a decorative " trick " : any substrate can be placed under the glass facades. The designers suggested using wallpaper with an active pattern and changing it from time to time, updating the interior.
Idea with a photo: the Swedish way is to paint the entrance area and at the same time paste over the walls with spectacular wallpaper at some distance from it
How to choose the color of wallpaper for the hallway and corridor
Shades are always chosen in combination with others in the room. At least these are the colors of the floor and furniture. And since natural wood and beige and brown colors in decoration are traditionally loved in Russia, two colors clearly dominate in domestic projects: gray wallpaper and brown.
1. Gray wallpaper
Recommended option if the hallway has furniture and / or flooring like oak and beech (yellowish tint) and you want to slightly dim its brightness. For this, just take the gray wallpaper.
2. Brown wallpaper
The color of the wallpaper usually matches the color of the environment. In this project, brown wallpaper is combined with a tiled carpet shade. Please note: the accent is the carpet, and the wallpaper was assigned the role of the background. One room - one accent.
3. Dark wallpapers
It is important here to correctly combine them with the floor covering. In no case should they be "equal" in intensity. Or the floor and furniture are noticeably lighter than the dark wallpaper - squint, look at the photo.
Or the flooring is a few shades darker (ground effect underfoot). Furniture in such a chamber setting can already be bright and serve as an accent itself.
4. Light wallpaper
Light wallpaper is ideal for a small hallway and corridor-type hallway. The usual rule for a narrow hallway is to choose neutral shades and patterns (for example, as they did in this Moscow Khrushchev in the photo) . As in an ordinary corridor, a person does not pay too much attention to the walls.
But, like any rule, this can also be broken. The photo shows an example of how a completely freaky wallpaper with flowers successfully settled in a narrow corridor. It would seem that everything is not according to the rules - the background is black, the print is bright, large, just “ pluck out your eyes ” . And even in a tight space. But in the white interior, filled with light, with high ceilings and a spacious hall, there is so much air that the unusual solution creates a pleasant ironic contrast. It deprives the narrow corridor of all despondency.
Which ornament to choose
Modern wallpaper - most often a geometric or tropical floral motif. These are universal ornaments: they are suitable for both classics and modern interiors in any variation from Scandinavian to Art Deco.
Geometric wallpaper ornament
Openwork ligature on the walls, which is based on geometric shapes, is a persistent trend in the wallpaper theme. The hallway and corridor are exactly the places where you can use such wallpaper without fear that your eyes will get tired from the annoying regular rhythm.
This type of wallpaper combines everything you need: an expressive contrast, a rhythmic pattern that " gathers " the space, and transparency, which allows you not to feel the pressure of the walls even in a small room.
Through the geometric pattern, you can set the mood of a certain style. For example, in this hallway from New York, the ornaments, colors and choice of textures clearly refer to Art Deco.
And even the classical style can be interpreted through geometry. And also to achieve additional "volume" on the walls: agree, the wallpaper in this hallway seems to be convex.
The calmer the ornament, the more "neutral" the wallpaper shade is perceived. If you are looking for a background option, there is no better thin vertical stripe. If you need wallpaper with a pronounced pattern, the strip should be wide.
Another trend that is not losing ground is the tropics. Not everyone dares to glue bright palm leaves or colorful wallpaper with flowers in living quarters. But in the walk-through or technical rooms - quite.
Pay attention to how bright wallpapers are used in Scandinavian interiors: paired with a white floor, a solid white fragment under the ceiling and white furniture. We repeat: there is only one accent.
Photo wallpaper with perspective
Any realistic panels with a perspective receding into the distance work to expand the space. The look goes into the distance, through the wall.
Reception can be enhanced by sticking them not on one wall, but on two adjacent ones. This angle creates a more realistic illusion of extra space. Important: do not add unnecessary details to this corner - the decor should be as laconic as possible, otherwise you can easily ruin the expressive accent (example in the photo below).
1. Combining wallpaper on the wall
For many years it was customary to combine wallpaper of two ornaments on the wall: the bottom was decorated in a neutral way, the top was made ornamented, and on the border there was a border. This combination of wallpaper is out of fashion. Now, if the wallpaper is combined, then only along the walls - some on the accent wall, others on the background.
2. Wallpaper for brick and stone
Good imitations can be counted on the fingers, and a roll is quite expensive. Cheap rolls under a brick look vulgar and morally outdated. If you are making renovations in the hallway, pass by such options in hardware stores.