Opening the lock of the front door of your apartment, you find yourself in a dark room with inexpressive wallpaper. This is your entrance hall. Yes, the usual room, where everyone leaves outerwear and shoes. What could be the ideas for its design? You usually do not stay in it. Swiftly overcome a small distance from the front door to the kitchen, living room or bedroom.
But the first picture of your home may be completely different. After all, this room, which begins to acquaint guests with your home, sets the tone for the style of the whole apartment. A variety of finishing materials will help you create a modern design of this small, but such an important room. Wall decoration in the hallway can be an exciting experience for its owner. And then from the first steps you will always be met by home warmth and comfort.
Still, no sophisticated design and decor will allow the zealous hostess to forget about practicality in the interior. When choosing a coating for the walls of the corridor, we put two criteria at the center: beauty and functionality.
How to combine the criteria when choosing the color of the walls? The color of your first room will be affected by the design of the entire apartment and furniture. Give an advantage in the interior of the hallway to light shades. They are versatile, expanding the small space of the corridor and fill with light. An excellent solution is to create a color contrast of the front door and openings with a common background or to combine similar paints and patterns. Although modern design is entirely contrasted, moreover, sometimes completely incompatible colors and designs oppose each other. But it looks cool, combined experience of the designer. You, on the contrary, can choose the color scheme for the corridor by yourself and realize your own ideas in the hallway. Any fresh ideas are welcome. And to help embody them finishing materials.
Materials for registration
This is one of the most common coatings. But the store often has the feeling that manufacturers want to confuse a customer or scold him with relatives. So diverse is their choice. Which wallpaper is better?
This is the most popular option. There are many reasons to create a modern design in the interior of the hall with the help of vinyl wallpaper:
- PVC spraying allows them to be washed;
- they are durable;
- you can paste over the walls with your own hands;
- have a large variety of drawings and textures;
But you cannot call vinyl an eco-friendly material, because it releases toxins and does not let air through.
They will be a natural alternative to vinyl wallpaper. It is easy to care for them, but not all owners can be attracted by their uniform colors, they usually lack any decor. It is better to use them in the interior of a spacious, not small hallway.
The winner in the nomination "The most practical wallpaper." Perfectly fit for the corridor, as there are many corners, openings and jambs.
Another coating of natural origin: non-woven or paper base covered with quartz sand or crushed stone. But all its advantages, and they are many, can be crossed out by one drawback: the high price.
Fiberglass-based wallpapers are more accessible to the average buyer. It is possible to apply paint or a painting of any color to a natural, strong covering.
Do not be afraid, in the middle of your corridor will not appear a waterfall with a stone or a palm tree. On the contrary, you can once again show your creativity, embody your own ideas, ordering the printing of any image. This will be a modern decor that looks better in front of the front door. You can make modular pictures that look very nice based on your photos.
A stylish solution in the interior of the hallway is a brick wall. The design of a brick wall should not be elaborate. It is better to keep the natural shades of brick or cover with white paint. Designers are advised to decorate the wall in such a way not along the front door, but along the corridor. Carefully choose the decor for the brick wall. Is it worth it to hang pictures, watches, mirrors that can close all its unobtrusive beauty?
Making the corridor with natural or artificial stone looks impressive. But it is unlikely that it will be possible to decorate the walls with stone with your own hands, it is better to turn to experts, as well as when creating a brick wall. With a stone, on the contrary, we will decorate not one wall completely. It will be a decor in the form of small patches. They can be around the front door and vice versa - so that at the entrance they immediately pay attention to the design.
A practical choice would be the trim panels, which are made in the form of rails, tiles or solid sheets. The material from which they are made, the most diverse - from wood and glass to plastic and drywall. It may be modular parts that are assembled into a whole. Mirror design in an interior effectively looks: mirror panels on walls, the list can decorate them. If you glue over the entrance hall with such tiles, you will not only facilitate the care of the walls of the corridor of your apartment. You will be able to realize the most daring ideas. This may be a combination of small tiles or painting. There are no boundaries. Of particular value to your work will be the realization that you will do it yourself.
We are accustomed to the combination of wallpaper. A real explosion of creativity can be a combination of materials. Wallpaper with stone, plaster with brick, plastic panels with a stone on the front door - ideas may be different. If you decide on this risky step, then you should remember about the fine line between taste and bad taste. Moreover, the corridor is usually a small room. Abundant decor, painting, modular elements here will be superfluous. Therefore, brick with stone is hardly worth combining. But a good design can be a brilliant embodiment of the idea. For such a synthesis, experience and knowledge are needed, so contact your designer better.
Light and accessories
Say a loud "yes" to the light in the hallway interior. The light here is not a decor, but, on the contrary, an urgent need. Hang on the walls sconces, lamps - and the room will immediately seem spacious. It is necessary to hang the mirror. It also helps to visually increase the space.
The design of the walls in the interior of the hallway will be incomplete without decorations. Do you have any idea what to hang? It is very convenient when the clock hangs. Photos and modular pictures will do.
Gradually, the hallway will acquire a modern look. It will be comfortable and cozy.