How to update the design of the living room, but do not do a major overhaul? The best option for this task is the frescoes. Technology allows you to transform any room beyond recognition and create an atmosphere of coziness and luxury in it. There are a lot of ways of drawing drawings on the walls, as well as advice on the use of frescos in the interior of the apartment. Consider the best of them.
Originally the fresco meant the technique of drawing a picture on wet plaster. After it dried, the pattern was covered with a protective film, which made it durable and resistant to burn-out. Over time, the term was transformed and began to denote any painting on the walls.
To date, there are three large groups of methods for applying frescos:
The most beautiful and expensive murals are painted with oil paints, they turn a conventional wall into a work of art. But, such work is able to perform only a professional artist who specializes specifically in frescoes, as the technology is very different from drawing on canvas.
In some cases, watercolor paints are used. They easily fall on the surface and anyone who can even draw a little can easily do this work. Watercolor murals need to be treated with varnish, otherwise the colors will quickly lose their color. In some cases, murals are made with acrylic, this is true if you want to see your living room in the style of futurism.
Frescoes for the living room with decorative elements appeared not so long ago, but quickly became very popular. Basic tricks:
The sand technique is called rather conditional, since in fact, sand has nothing to do with working on the fresco. Nevertheless, the drawing executed in this style differs from others in unusual light, especially under artificial lighting. This effect is achieved quite simply, either in the plaster, or in the paint, bright glitters are added. Choose them preferably under the overall color scheme of the future drawing. By the way, the addition of sequins to plaster is used not only for frescos, but also for the decoration of the whole room. As a result, in bright sunlight or electric lighting, the surface of the walls will brightly shine and shine pleasing you and amazes the guests. Despite the apparent simplicity, the technique is not common and is a wonder in domestic construction practice.
Crackelure is a more ancient way of creating original wall paintings. Instead of sequins, marble chips are added to the plaster. After drying, the pattern "grows old" and cracks, but the surface remains perfectly even without a single flaw. Although the murals made in this style look quite impressive, in everyday life it is suitable only for several design solutions, such as bos-ar, hi-tech and empire. This is due to the fact that craquelure in simpler solutions is too bright a spot, creating a contrasting contrast with the rest of the interior.
Another interesting solution is the use of mosaic elements in the drawing. It appears in two forms:
Decorative mosaic means drawing on the wall of an ordinary drawing, which is made in the style of a mosaic and consists of separate, multi-colored elements. It looks rather original, but not as spectacular as a real mosaic. To create it, individual elements of the pattern are replaced with colored glass, which is mounted directly into the plaster. This combination is common in England, but outside it is extremely rare.
To date, this is the largest group, which is represented by the following technologies:
Frescoes in the living room with the help of stencils are done most often. The work is very simple, does not require special skills, and a rich palette of stencils allows you to choose absolutely any solution. However, the stencils do not allow to create anything truly original, in addition, the area of their application is very limited. Suitable only for small living rooms or as additional decorative elements.
Non-woven fleecy frescos are similar to wallpaper. Only instead of a dull monotonous coloring on the top layer of paper is applied a certain pattern. Do not equate this concept with photo wallpapers, because the manufacturing technology is fundamentally different. Flizeline frescoes are glued to the wall with the help of ordinary wallpaper glue, the average width of the fabric is 1 m.
Elastic fresco has appeared recently, but has already become very popular due to its unusual appearance. The drawing is created using plaster, which is applied to the fiberglass mesh. This technology allows you to mount frescos on absolutely any surfaces, especially for angles and places of fitting the floor( ceiling) to the wall.
Inventive Italians in the sixteenth century invented to save on the services of the incredibly expensive, at that time, masters-masters, and replace the painting of the raw plaster with an ordinary host. Installation is simple enough:
Such paintings must necessarily be opened with varnish, otherwise they burn out in the sun.
Digital printing or wallpaper is a ready-made picture that you just need to paste on the wall. This is the cheapest and simplest option, it looks compared to real fresco, respectively. The canvas is made as a single piece, and individual rolls.
The use of frescoes is possible everywhere, it can be, as a separate art object, and a whole gallery. One of this element is enough to completely transform the room. But, if you want to achieve maximum effect, then the placement of frescoes should be the most thought out.
Designers advise several concepts:
In the global version, frescos in the interior are used on all walls, making a single monolithic painting. This approach is especially relevant for large living rooms, where the abundance of drawings will not create discomfort. For such design it is appropriate to choose specific scenes, it can be:
Compliance with the story line is the guarantee that the frescoes will perfectly fit into the interior and will please you.
For small living rooms( less than 20 square meters) this method is not suitable, because the grandeur of its scope does not correspond to the area. Consequently, the frescoes will irritate and look caricatured.
As the central element, only one drawing is made out. The location is chosen in such a way that it can be easily viewed from anywhere in the room. Fresco should be performed as brightly and spectacularly as possible, on the brink of shocking. This manifests itself both in the choice of the topic and in the technique of execution. Dimensions, however, do not matter much.
Wall mural in the interior is often used to highlight or divide different zones of the living room. A drawing is made out of one of the walls. In addition to the fresco itself, you need to think carefully around the surrounding design. Depending on the theme of the painting, it can be:
The choice of the option depends solely on taste preferences and fantasy, as in fact any fresco is very luxurious and spectacular.