Before homeowners who decide to refresh the interior of the living room or perform repairs from scratch, it is not an easy task to choose the right wallpaper for the common room. The complexity of the dilemma is that it is necessary to take into account a considerable number of factors that ultimately influence the final image of the living room. Choosing wallpaper, we keep in mind a few basic questions – how they will be combined with furniture, textiles and decor, what they will look like in daylight and artificial lighting, whether all household members like their colors and textures.
Currently, an unimaginable number of wallpapers of different types of production is available for sale in terms of technology, the entire spectrum of the color palette, all kinds of textures and sizes. The harder it is to make the right choice, because wallpaper is not a decor or textile, which we can easily change, in the case of an unsuccessful purchase. As a rule, homeowners do not have the opportunity to experiment with different colors and textures within their own housing. And the wallpaper purchased in the living room is exactly that wall decoration that will be observed by all family members for several years.
We hope that our collection of interiors of living rooms of various stylistic trends, sizes, shapes and content will help you decide on the choice of wall decoration for your common room. Considering possible combinations of shades and prints of wallpaper with textiles, furniture, carpeting and all sorts of decor, it will be easier for you to imagine your own design of the family room.
Neutral colors palette for wallpaper – the best background for decor
For small rooms with low ceilings, light, neutral shades of wallpaper will do the best. Also, the choice from the pastel palette of tones for the wallpaper print will advantageously convey the image of the room if the furniture, textiles or the living room decor have a sufficiently active coloring, rich color.
The small living room looks fresh and at ease, thanks to the light wallpaper and several bright spots in its surroundings. Minimal decor and simple furnishings allowed to leave free space in the room, giving it a sense of freedom, even at modest sizes.
This small-sized living room with an abundance of decorative elements needed an unobtrusive print of wallpaper with a cool, like the entire palette. Against the backdrop of the neutral colors of the wallpaper, art works in a monochrome version look the most advantageous.
Another example of a modest room in size, the space which could be visually expanded, thanks to the light walls, mirror and glass surfaces and almost white upholstery soft furniture.
This spacious living room is literally flooded with natural light, piercing through huge glass doors and windows. Light wallpaper supported the overall pastel palette of the room.
To create a contrasting interior, the light tone of the wallpaper is suitable as a background for dark decor elements, frames for paintings, lamps and appliances.
Light wallpaper with a discreet but interesting drawing came at an opportune time in this warm living room in yellowish tones, with upholstered armchairs, ideally suited to the design of walls and window openings.
The wallpapers of light wood shades perfectly blend with the wooden beams on the ceiling and wide frames for mirrors, echoing the coffee table of light wood.
The wallpaper without a brightly expressed pattern became a beautiful background for the panel, assembled from parts of the map.
Wallpapers with an animated print on a light background have become a worthy addition to the interior in the Art Nouveau style, smoothing out some bright and contrasting elements.
Wall Mural – revival of the old trend
A couple of decades ago in our country was very popular decoration of one of the walls of the room with the help of photo wallpapers. At present, the design of a modern living room with a picture of a waterfall or coniferous forest on one of the surfaces is unlikely to be met. But this does not mean that the wall-papers have sunk into oblivion and are no longer used as decoration of the walls of living quarters. We bring to your attention several variants of modern design projects of living rooms with the original application of the forgotten trend of the end of the last millennium.
For such dark wallpaper with the image of book shelving, of course, you need a spacious room. In this living room there is enough space, besides there are several large doorways with glass inserts, which allows the room to appear even more.
Another example with "book" wallpaper, but already in a lighter living room and as an accent wall, can be an excellent option for owners of a spacious room with high ceilings.
Photo wallpapers for a luxurious living room with bohemian furnishings have been continued in the textiles for windows and upholstery of comfortable seats in the Rococo style. All together, it was possible to create an atmosphere of a comfortable and royally luxurious living room.
An interesting addition to this small urban living room was the wall, decorated with wallpaper in the idea of a map of the city. Unobtrusive, but original accent made the interior more personalized.
A non-trivial design of the modernist living room was complemented by wallpapers featuring tree trunks on a dark background. Bright spots of textiles, carpeted furniture, rich colors, looks incredibly festive on such a graphic background.
This small living room can not refuse originality and all thanks to an unusual print of wallpaper used to decorate one of the walls and doors. Disguised in this way, the door hides the entrance to the dressing room.
Accent wall in the living room – choose the suitable wallpaper
With the design technique, which consists in decorating one of the walls of the room with contrasting color or print in relation to other surfaces, many homeowners are familiar and capable of implementing such a design solution in their own living room without the help of professionals. Consider several examples of interesting options for applying accents using wallpaper for a common family room.
For the almost snow-white walls of the living room, the accent surface has become a bridge connecting the decoration of the room with furniture and decor items. One wall requires a small amount of wallpaper, so the cost of the material can not be stingy and make the accent truly luxurious.
As an accent, you can draw not the whole wall, but only a part of it. For example, the space near the fireplace or a part of the wall behind the sofa. Thus, not only the space is zoned, but the center of focus of attention, an object that tenants can be proud of, stands out.
Another example of design space near the fireplace with a bright print accent wallpaper. In this case, the fireplace, as a focal point, is also highlighted constructively.
The accent wall can be not too bright and differ from the general wall decoration only the presence of a print. But even the absence of bright spots does not prevent this part of the living room from attracting glances.
An interesting variant of the selection is not the whole wall, but only its parts behind the sofa. As the main piece of furniture in the living room.
For interiors that use active, rich shades in decor and furnishings. It will be better to use accent wallpaper of neutral tones, without pronounced drawings. Then households and guests will be visually easier to appreciate the whole situation of the room.
These wallpapers for the accent surface were chosen because of the "natural" pattern. Vegetable ornament is better suited for decorative items and furniture made of natural wood.
For a minimalist living room environment with a pair of bright accents, you can use wallpaper for one wall with an active print, monochrome or with several colors.
The accent wall can look like one huge bright picture, in case all other surfaces are finished in neutral and very light colors.
Textile wallpaper – a luxurious material in a traditional setting
Textile wallpaper with embossed or not, have a number of advantages over their counterparts made of synthetic raw materials. They are non-toxic, safe for people and the environment, easy to install and maintain, not to mention the luxurious appearance. Among the shortcomings of this type of material for decoration can be called only a fairly high cost.
Textile wallpaper can add a little luxury to any living room interior. And if they also perfectly match the carpeting, textiles for windows and soft areas, the furnishings of the room will turn out to be royal comfortable.
The interesting ornament of textile wallpaper became the key moment when creating the design concept of the living room and remained its brightest part.
Luxurious living room in light colors requires appropriate decoration of the walls. These embossed stripes visually stretch the room in height and expand the space thanks to a light, pastel background.
Another example of chic and luxury in the living room, the walls of which are decorated with wallpaper with gilding, reflected in the design elements of the decor.
Bright print of wallpaper – interesting interior of the living room
Some family rooms with traditional furnishings, light color scheme of furniture and decor simply need an invigorating factor. And such a catalyst for mood can be wallpaper with an active, catchy drawing.
Dark wallpaper for aesthetic variety of interior
Many homeowners are not afraid to use dark shades in the color palette of wallpaper to decorate one or even several walls of the living room. And designers are happy to offer wallpaper variants with a dark pattern or background for emphasizing the design features of the common room.
The accent wall using dark wallpaper tones creates a stunning effect, such an interior is unforgettable, non-trivial and has the individuality that many homeowners are eager for.
Dark wallpaper with an animalistic pattern is literally created for this eclectic living room with many interesting decor items of unusual shapes and colors.