3D wallpapers recently appeared on the construction market. Unusual three-dimensional images immediately attracted the attention of buyers, but many were stopped by their high cost. Currently, the number of companies involved in stereoscopic printing has grown significantly, which has led to a decrease in the cost of wallpaper and an increasing interest of consumers.
What is stereoscopic wallpaper?
First you need to understand what stereoscopic wallpapers are. The prefix “stereo” is more often referred to as sounds when they are heard from different directions and fill the ether with themselves. The stereo image also gives volume, but only visual.
Nature endowed people with a three-dimensional perception of the world. Each eye covers its part of the surveyed plane, because the image becomes voluminous only when two eyes look at the object. Using this feature of human vision, manufacturers have learned to create volumetric paintings using the latest technologies and materials. For example, entering a cramped entrance hall, you expect to see a blank wall, and in front of you can be a very realistic staircase that goes into a flowering garden, or a hole in the wall, and behind it - space. The brain remembers that it is on the eighth floor, but does not immediately understand why the staircase leaves the apartment and the garden leaves.
For people with non-trivial thinking, such wallpapers are just a godsend. However, the owners of small cafes initially fell in love with them. With the help of realistic images, they expanded the space, which gave significance to their small institution. In home interiors, 3D wallpapers are more often used for children's rooms, this contributes to the development of children's imagination.
If the interests of the child are taken into account when selecting a picture, staying in such a room gives joy to the little owner. Today stereoscopic wallpapers are used in any room and on any wall. The hall, kitchen, corridor, bedroom, study - wherever they appear, look appropriate.
When choosing a wall for 3D wallpapers, one peculiarity should be taken into account: the stereo effect is manifested at a distance of several meters, and upon closer examination, a plain picture is visible. Three-dimensionality is achieved through the use of special equipment: the pattern is superimposed in layers, light reflection and a sequence of tones are taken into account (dark color is automatically pushed into the background by vision). The basis of the coating is polyester, it provides the fabric with color stability.
Computer simulations create volume and depth. At the last stage, a finished drawing is printed, the basis of which is vinyl, non-woven or paper. The result is a three-dimensional image, the illusory nature of which is based on optical laws.
While it is impossible to boast that 3D-wallpaper firmly entered the life of a modern person. Not every store is able to present a wide range of these products, but you can order it at many printing companies.
Today there are quite a few types:
- Standard options can be with any pattern, it all depends on the wishes of the customer. Such wallpapers can help in zoning the room.
- Wallpaper with a large pattern. They are made in the form of fragments of a single image, they are offered only for one wall.
- Panoramic have an impressive size, the length of the canvas can be several tens of meters.
- LED wallpapers are equipped with LEDs and a remote control. With the help of light, you can change the image on the wallpaper. They look very impressive. The disadvantage is the high price and the need for periodic maintenance.
- Fluorescent are a canvas on which, using special technology, a special paint composition is applied, allowing the image to glow in the dark. During the day, this is an ordinary drawing, and at night, streaming light turns an ordinary room into a fairytale.
Stereoscopic wallpapers are proposed in a wide range of images:
- Geometric canvases have clear patterns. They look stylish, but with such wallpaper you should be careful: if you paste over all the walls, the person in the room will feel pressure and cramped. Furniture can help out a simple form of unobtrusive color.
- Flowers are good for the hall, kitchen, bedroom. Many love them. A huge flower the size of the entire wall is impressive, its tone is usually not bright, corresponds to the interior. Striking can be placers of small flowers. Only part of the wall is pasted with wallpaper with such a pattern.
- Nature is one of the most popular wallpaper designs. Entering the room, you can seem to be in a forest, garden, field.
- Interesting wallpaper with the image of an open door, beyond which a wonderful landscape is visible.
- The theme of the sea usually goes well with the sky, beach, forest. If the bulk floor is sand-colored, the feeling of being on the beach will be clear. Upholstered furniture, placed "on the seashore", has a rest.
- For fans of adrenaline, you can choose a wallpaper with a picture of a hole in the wall, from which a dinosaur bursts into the room or a car flies in.
How to choose for different rooms?
After studying the varieties of stereoscopic wallpaper, it becomes obvious that there is no room and such wall that they would not fit, you just need to choose the appropriate option. It is rare that they paste over the entire room with such wallpaper, more often one accent wall, and this is how space expands. The theme and color of 3D wallpapers are selected for the finished interior. A well-designed drawing should attract attention, so do not put these expensive wallpapers in a room overloaded with furniture.
The theme of stereoscopic wallpaper can support drawings on the floor or ceiling. For example, a poured floor with an image of an ocean surface smoothly transitions to a 3D wall depicting the sky. Such a space design is a real gift for children's imagination. By the way, for a children's room the themes of the sea, nature, animals, space are quite acceptable. They do not lose their relevance, even when the children grow up. But the pictures from fairy tales and cartoons will have to be replaced as the owner grows.
Any options will fit into the living room, the main thing is that they correspond to the idea of design of the whole interior. Suitable flowers, nature, sea, drops of water (especially in combination with gray furniture). Creative individuals can choose to imitate brickwork, railways, factory walls or the ruins of the Colosseum. If stereoscopic wallpapers are located on several walls, you can’t mix styles, otherwise you can get a tasteless set instead of a masterpiece. The bas-relief with huge flowers looks good in the large hall; it can support classic and modern themes.
When choosing wallpaper for a bedroom, one should not forget about its purpose. This room is needed for rest and sleep, therefore, when choosing 3D wallpapers, you need to pay attention to their energy. Movement, activity and vibrant colors are more suitable for a hall or a nursery. The bedroom will harmoniously look clouds, starry sky, waterfall, pond, nature, flowers. You can select a sleep zone with unobtrusive geometric patterns.
Good stereoscopic wallpaper for the kitchen. They increase the small space of the room. Properly selected colors improve appetite. Large fruits, berries, coffee beans are perfect for this purpose. Next to the dining area, you can put an image of a terrace overlooking the sea or the forest, create an imitation of a summer French cafe with access to a cozy street. An interesting accent is the 3D wallpaper used as an apron in the work area.
For the bathroom, the marine theme is a classic of the genre. You can try to break the stereotypes and choose, for example, an image with a sunny meadow. Geometry within reasonable limits is also suitable.
As for the hallway, the corridor, the choice of 3D wallpapers is more complicated here. If it succeeds, you can deliberately expand the space. The drawing of an open door with a leaving road or steps looks good. Graphic images also create volume.
How to choose?
When choosing a 3D wallpaper, you need to adhere to several rules:
- take into account the style of the interior;
- select a drawing that will delight for many years;
- pay attention to the emotional component (wallpaper colors should not put pressure on the psyche or cause stressful conditions).
When deciding to buy expensive wallpapers, you need to carefully consider which wall they highlight and what will be depicted on them. Compatibility with repairs and furniture is required. Sometimes stereoscopic wallpapers are given such significant weight that they are put “at the forefront” of the entire room, that is, they select the image first, and then make repairs with it in mind and select furniture. It is worthwhile to carefully understand the size of 3D wallpapers. If the wall does not match the standards of products offered in stores, you need to think about an individual order. When deciding which wall to place the models on, you should not forget that the stereo effect works at a distance of more than two meters and can be disturbed if the wall is not perfectly straight.
The next step is to select the material on which the image is applied. The paper is cheaper, but it’s more difficult to stick it, it is soaking, tearing. It is easier to spoil during operation. Flizelin in this situation has an advantage, since it is more durable. Choosing 3D wallpapers is an extremely crucial step, because you have to look at them for many years. If you pay attention to quality, then the products will look great, even when annoying to all households.
Before buying, you need to evaluate the picture in the interior by looking at photos, exploring brands, scrolling through reviews of such a choice by those who have already made it (it is always better to learn from other people's mistakes).
Advantages and disadvantages
When choosing stereoscopic wallpapers, you should study all the pros and cons of such a purchase. The main advantage of 3D-wallpapers is that they are able to expand the space of the illusory and, if necessary, even make a closet a spacious room. Such wallpapers will always be a decoration of the room. They are resistant to light and moisture, wash well and are not easy to scratch. Among the advantages can be noted environmental friendliness, fire safety and durability. Sticking them is no more difficult than regular wallpaper.
The disadvantages include high cost. In the case of stereoscopic wallpaper, the feeling of novelty is quickly lost, so it is better to hang them in a low-visited room to reduce addiction. In rooms that are too small, the 3D canvas will look like a normal picture, a distance is needed for the stereo effect.
Where can I buy and how much?
Wallpaper with a three-dimensional image can be bought in specialized stores that sell building materials. They are represented not only by classic stationary points of sale, but also on the Internet. Drawing on the wallpaper of your own sketch can be ordered from companies working with printing.
Stereoscopic wallpapers are expensive. Their price depends not only on the meter, but also on a number of factors: the complexity of the drawing, the basis on which they were printed. Options with a glossy texture are cheaper than matte, resembling a natural canvas. Significantly higher prices for wallpapers that simulate fabric, murals or stucco molding. Antique bas-reliefs look amazing in the interior, but they also cost more. Now many companies have equipment for the production of stereoscopic wallpapers, which reduces their cost. Today, samples of such a plan can be bought at a price of 500 rubles per square meter and above.
How to glue?
Stereoscopic canvases are produced in separate squares. In principle, they are no more different from ordinary wallpapers. But still, it is worth considering some nuances. When wallpapering such a plan, helpers are needed: someone must follow the docking of the squares from the side, because the slightest discrepancy will ruin the picture. Work on 3D wallpapers cannot be postponed, since the glue that has seized will not allow the picture to properly dock.
Sockets and switches are not mounted on the wall under stereoscopic wallpaper. It should be perfectly prepared, any irregularities will be reflected in the final picture. When choosing glue for walls, it is better to rely on the recommendations of the manufacturer of the stereo sheet. Usually use a thick and quick-drying option.
A well-prepared wall is coated with glue. Wallpaper is left dry. Attached to the wall, they are well pressed. While working with wallpaper and at the time of drying out in the room there should be no drafts. If there is no self-confidence, it is better to entrust the work to the masters, because the inconsistencies of the seams will be visible even in one millimeter.
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