Striving for beauty is not unique to creative people. The desire to decorate and personalize living space is one of its manifestations. Interior prints are one of the most simple and affordable decor options that can transform the interior and bring it in line with the owners’ ideas of harmony. With their help, it is easy to create the right mood, correctly place accents and make square meters unique. After reading this article, you will learn about the current trends in the world of print fashion and simple rules that will help you create a dream interior that meets the style canons.
This is a zigzag strip that designers use very actively. It is used in both horizontal and vertical variations. Gives the room dynamics, making it distinctive. Combines with different materials and textures, in harmony with other prints. Does not involve the use of many bright colors. Bitonal zigzags look perfect, in which one stripe contrasts or shades the second, being a few tones lighter / darker than the other. Giving preference to horizontal lines, it is easy to visually expand the boundaries of the room, and with the help of vertical lines, to increase the height of the ceilings.
Plants are one of the most fundamental themes in a decor context. People used their images in rock art, decorating their caves from the inside. Modern interpretations are much more sensual and aesthetic. They are able to fill a home with genuine comfort and special warmth. Tenderness and a spring mood are characteristic of such prints, so creating interiors with their help should be balanced – there is a risk of making the space exclusively “feminine”. Designers working in this direction take into account thematic and color reference to other interior elements, achieving balance and harmony. With a well-chosen combination, floral prints can be used in all rooms, decorated in almost any style, including a brutal loft or ultra-trendy hi-tech.
The design direction originates in the sewing business, whose representatives created an original style many centuries ago, stitching various rags into variegated canvases. The patchwork got its second life in the seventies of the last century. Today “patchwork” print is used not only in textiles, it is actively embodied in vinyl on wallpaper, ceramic tiles (both wall and floor), other materials / textures, enlivening the space. Design, furniture and interior items decorated with such a print become non-trivial, emphasizing the originality of the owners. At the same time, the room looks homely, cozy and pleasant.
Oriental motives have long become popular far beyond Asia. This is largely the merit of the Syrian masters, who created a unique drawing and named it after the capital of their homeland. It is used everywhere: from living rooms and bedrooms to bathrooms and hallways. It can be used over the entire area, filling the free space on the wall, interior items, accessories. The most advantageous damask ornament looks in the frame of noble shades: blue, wine, purple, black, rich emerald. Looks perfect in combination with contrasting textures (wallpaper / tiles, textiles / gloss). This print is perfect for those who want to combine luxury and style. With the help of oriental charm, this can be done without significant effort.
Initially, it was a special technology for the production of fabric on hand looms, which was dyed in a special way. This is a kind of hand-made, the history of which goes back more than one thousand years (there is documentary evidence of the existence of such fabrics in India as far back as the 5-6 centuries BC). Ikat patterns have stepped, but somewhat blurred outlines, often they are ornamented with mythological plots or scenes from life. In Japanese variations, medallions and original geometric inserts are used, often on a striped background. The complexity of production made ikat an expensive material, so fabrics were available only to wealthy people. Today, the interclass frameworks have been erased, but such a print will perfectly emphasize the security of the owners (subject to the appropriate setting and framing). The traditional colors of the design are red, yellow, blue. Looks good on bed linen and handmade carpets.
The cell is another favorite theme of designers. Hardly anyone can surpass in this direction the Scots, who are recognized experts and connoisseurs of this kind of decor. Tartan is their creation, which is the opposite of a floral print. If the plants are mostly tender and touching, then the cell is charismatic and courageous. Its use is most appropriate in the format of large parts: furniture, wall backgrounds, classic blankets, blankets, and other textiles. The color scheme is varied: from the classic red-white-blue “plaid” to stylish monochrome tones, black and white interpretations and a solid gray palette. Tartan wall decoration is carried out as an accent. Most of the areas should be monochromatic; in contrast, you can achieve maximum effect.
Back in the sixties and seventies of the last century in the Soviet Union it was often easier to acquire housing than to make a decent repair in it. Against this background, citizens often covered the walls with newspapers, preferring black and white variety to dull gray walls. This trend continues today, but not for practical reasons. Newspaper print is an easy and inexpensive way to personalize your living space by making it original. It is used for decorating walls, floors, furniture, textiles and any other household surfaces. Can be used as local accents. To do this, it is enough to frame the spread of an old newspaper or stick a thematic poster on the wall. It looks equally perfect on matte and glossy textures, harmoniously fits into the interior design, decorated in industrial, minimalistic,
Animals, fish, reptiles and birds are perhaps the most common decor trend in the context of designer prints. Decorators on five continents use colorful and monochrome images of our smaller brothers to decorate interiors in all kinds of styles. No less in demand are the characteristic features of their appearance, such as a tiger stripe, spots inherent in giraffes and leopards, snake, crocodile and ostrich skin, all kinds of variegated plumage variations. This print is appropriate for the decoration of all surfaces: from textiles of any texture and purpose to wall posters, kitchen aprons, self-leveling floors and stretch ceilings. He is able to spiritualize any interior. The color palette is determined by the general stylistic direction and aesthetic preferences of the owners. There are no taboos and restrictions
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Not everyone knows, but the ubiquitous French created a thematic print that laid the foundation for a whole stylistic direction. Depicts historical subjects, often in monochrome variations. Gives interiors nobility, respectability and sophistication. Ideal for decorating traditional designs in Provence, Classicism and sometimes Rococo styles. This print looks most beneficial on textiles and tapestries. Combines with white furniture and conservative interior solutions – stucco molding, candelabra, figurines. If you prefer graceful thin lines, unique French charm and medieval sophistication, this print is the perfect choice for you, reflecting aesthetic aspirations. The color palette is all shades of brown, purple, gray, burgundy, graphite, black.
The most versatile theme. Choosing a direction, it is easy to adapt the print to the design of any interior. Classical styles will complement images of medieval streets or courtyards, modern – urban or space jungles. The variety of choices is limited only by the imagination and preferences of the owners: hot tropics, snow-covered plains, African shroud or underwater ocean marinas – it’s up to you. The only condition is the compatibility of images and the style in which the room is decorated. If you do not have artistic taste and in-depth knowledge in the field of interior design, it is advisable to entrust the decoration to professionals, having previously voiced your wishes. The main advantage of the direction is the absence of thematic restrictions. There is a suitable landscape for every project,
Print Selection Rules
Professionals are able to realize almost any wishes of the customer, combining them with fashion trends and stylistic canons. Therefore, it is more advisable to entrust the tasks of choosing a print and decorating to professional designers. In their work, they are guided by a number of principles, which will be covered in more detail below.
If you intend to combine different patterns, ornaments or patterns, you should adhere to a single color concept. Playing with shades, you can create an original solution that will not go beyond the refined taste. Appropriate use of bright accents suggests their metered use. In such cases, contrasting and isolating are encouraged with well-matched colors. When mixing patterns and palettes, it is not necessary to resort to bright and rich colors, pastel colors in the context of prints can look no less mesmerizing.
With the exception of landscapes, every design style works well with matching prints. Various kinds of geometry are applicable in industrial and urban areas (pop art, loft, modern), and the floral theme is applicable in more conservative ones, such as shabby chic, baroque, and Provence. To achieve general harmony, this should be taken into account and applied in the process of their selection and design.
It should be understood which prints are used as a basis and which ones are used to emphasize attention. When developing a stylistic concept, you should choose a dominant. If there is no complete understanding, it is necessary to add elements with a print gradually, using the principle of “from more to less”. This means that at first they integrate dimensional prints – curtains, posters, tapestries, and then less noticeable ones (interior items and accessories).
Dimensions And Scales
Another rule that designers pay a lot of attention to. Too sweeping zigzag, insufficiently pronounced cage or inappropriate fragmentation can ruin everything, distorting the design idea. It is difficult to choose a perfect solution without minimal artistic knowledge. This is another good reason to go to the professionals.
The human brain is so arranged that it strives for harmony, and the subtle mental organization – for beauty. Prints allow you to fully meet these aesthetic needs in the context of interior design. Therefore, their demand is growing every year.