Decorating the walls with children's wallpaper is a unique and creative process. It is from him that the mood of the whole room is set, its atmosphere and comfort. If same-sex children live in the room, there are no problems with the choice of wallpaper. However, when the children are heterosexual, the situation is completely different. How to choose a wallpaper in such cases, having designed the nursery as harmoniously as possible, we will consider in more detail below.
The first thing to consider when choosing a wallpaper is their color: no matter how you want to decorate a nursery at the same time with pink and blue tones, it rarely looks beautiful. Moreover, more or less, it can still be perceived normally when the children are very young. Both pink and blue colors are diametrically opposed colors. They bring completely different emotional coloring to the design of the premises.
One cannot ignore the fact that not every boy is comfortable in a nursery decorated in pink. Girls, on the contrary, feel great in a room, the main tones of which are shades of blue. However, this does not mean at all that it is necessary to glue on the walls the wallpaper of exactly boyish tones. Not at all: you can find a middle ground if you deliberately approach the choice of colors suitable for heterosexual children.
To decorate the walls of the children's room, you will have to choose one general version of the panels, which can be supplemented with two accents suitable for both the boy and the girl. That is, you will have to buy three types of wallpaper: one general, the second - to highlight the girl’s zone and the third - to emphasize the space of the boy. Such a technique will make it possible to introduce an unobtrusive organization into the room and clearly delimit the area of each child, in addition to the common space.
What to look for?
To design the room was stylish and appropriate, it is important to choose the right wallpaper. You can not do without plain or monochromatic textured wallpaper, since they are a softening link between the emphasis on areas of heterosexual children.
There are several nuances that are important to consider:
- huge drawings are excluded, they spoil the interior of the nursery;
- if there are a lot of small objects in the room, a strip is also undesirable - it will create ripples in the eyes and add a cluttered effect;
- there are enough household items in the room for two children, so an abundance of variegation in the form of a print is undesirable;
- too bright colors will compete with each other, such a combination is aggressive and divides the room too sharply;
- you can not use different styles of interior design in the choice of wallpaper, highlighting the space of each child;
- dark and gloomy tones of the color palette are undesirable - such wallpapers can fill the nursery with an oppressive atmosphere.
There should be no rivalry in the design, only general wallpapers can dominate the wall decoration. Otherwise, it will seem that one space is larger than another. It is important to understand that there should not be many accents, otherwise they can lose expressiveness. Therefore, to highlight the space of each child, it is enough to buy one roll of contrasting wallpaper that will be combined with each other. So that at the same time they look stylish, it is worth paying attention to the texture and theme.
We are looking for a compromise
A floral idea is good, but it tends to be more like decorating the walls of a girl’s room. If you want to take plant themes as a basis, you should pay attention to options with a variety of leaves or even branches. Today they are quite popular, and they will look better on the walls than flowers.
Considering the topic suitable for both children, it is worth identifying several options. In addition to textured monophonic wallpaper for painting, wallpaper with a geometric print will look beautiful on the walls of children of different sexes. The pattern should be selected so that it is neutral.
To make the room look holistic, it is possible to identify separate small zones in the space of each child.
For example, it could be:
- a small picture gallery of cut out fragments of the original wallpaper;
- a certain part of the wall, indicated simply by another plain color and decorated in molding;
- imitation of a poster on the entire wall or a certain part of it;
- option in the form of a world map located above the work area;
- several small inserts in the niches of the working rack of each of the children.
There may be many design options. It is important to initially choose the right color, correlating it with the location of the children's windows, the available interior elements and the location of the lamps, because of which the original color of the wallpaper often after gluing seems completely different.
To make it easier to calculate the required number of rolls, you should first determine the places for pasting the paintings, not forgetting about the allocation of space for each of the same-sex children. An excellent solution that emphasizes the integrity of the room and does not create competing accent areas is the option of using two companions. For example, you can take monophonic wallpaper with embossed or simple surface relief as the basis. Accent wallpaper can designate the design features of a child’s room.
It can be niches or, conversely, protrusions, work areas above desks. A good technique would be the allocation of a game zone that unites the room. If the beds are nearby, you can designate them with wallpaper prints. You can issue contrasting wallpaper ledge with the transition to the ceiling. You can designate the features of the layout in different colors, using different plain wallpapers of the same texture. Good colors for two floors will be light shades of green, light gray, beige, warm blue and light brown.
You can highlight the bright wallpaper and the existing corner with two beds, wardrobes. If the corner itself seems bright enough, it is better to designate the playing area with contrasting wallpaper, but for the integrity of the design, cut out individual fragments of the picture and paste them, say, on the cabinet doors or on the facades of the cabinets or even drawers. Such a technique will unite the room much more than its visual fragmentation into two different colors.
For adolescents, on the contrary, sharing space is important. At this age, boundaries are especially important, so some creativity is allowed. And yet, you should not sharply differentiate the room: it is better to leave a single background of the wallpaper, designating your space, for example, with posters or wallpaper with photo printing. However, visual protests in the form of aggressive drawings are undesirable, as they contribute to the discomfort of both children in the same room.
The nuances of choice
Choosing a wallpaper in the store from a huge assortment, it is worth initially excluding too thick and non-breathing products from the list. Of course, the best choice for the walls of the nursery will be paper canvases. They are easier to glue, not so expensive to change if necessary. At the same time, the buyer has the opportunity to choose a pattern and shade. Of course, not all such products have a surface relief, which somewhat simplifies the appearance of the paintings themselves. However, it is not practical to take vinyl or woven wallpapers to decorate a children's room. Someone gets special options for gluing for painting a meter wide. They are convenient in that, if necessary, imply painting up to 20 times.
Such canvases are unique, because if the parents are not satisfied with the result of the color combination, you can always adjust the color. The disadvantage of such wallpapers is that not all of them have a breathing structure. The advantage of these paintings can be called their chaotic textured pattern, which looks stylish and impressive on the walls.
You need to buy wallpapers in such a way that they look holistic and at least approximately match the texture. For example, pimpled vinyl options do not combine with smooth, cheap wallpaper. If you really want to apply a similar effect, it is permissible only in the form of a panel decorated in a baguette. Such a picture can look against the background of textured wallpaper. However, as an independent wall design, this combination is undesirable.
Wallpaper does not look beautiful in one room, the pattern of which varies significantly by age. In this case, it is better to choose something neutral. You can paste the walls with plain wallpaper, emphasizing the accent zones of both the boy and the girl in the same neutral tone. The rest of the distinction is better left to household items. For example, bedding, color of furniture, bed mats can indicate gender and age.
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