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Fashionable wall decoration under the skin: 5 answers to questions

Question number 1. Leather in the interior - where is it appropriate?

It is not necessary to live in a huge country house to use the “skin” in the interior: if everything is done with taste, neatly and concisely, then this texture will find a place in any typical apartment. Just do not do, for example, "leather" all the walls, one accent is enough.

The beauty is that leather surfaces will perfectly fit into almost any style. A classic living room, a loft studio, a dining room in Art Deco, a bedroom in eco-style or a bold bachelor's apartment - all you need is to find the right skin tone and degree of gloss.

Of course, it is important to be restrained, and use the "skin" only as one of the accents. It can be upholstered furniture, covered with eco-leather (and maybe even natural), to decorate the whole bedroom at once with a beautiful leather headboard.

But there are also non-standard very effective solutions - these are “leather” floors, ceilings or walls.Yes, it also happens! And if everything is clear with furniture, then it's worth talking about walls and floors separately.

Question number 2. What are the available materials "under the skin"?

We are so accustomed to glue the wallpaper in the room and the tile in the bathroom that we are amazed when we begin to wonder what other materials exist on the market. In addition to artificial leather, which can be used for upholstery of walls or ceilings, there are many more convenient options: ready-made "leather" panels, panels, plates, textured plasters and decorative coatings.

"Leather" texture can be obtained using the same wallpaper, but with a coating "under the skin." And about a tile for a floor from genuine leather did not hear? Chic material for the floor in the bedroom, by the way.

All these types of finishes have their advantages and disadvantages, but if you take as a basis the criteria of durability-aesthetics-price-versatility, then decorative plasters certainly go to the first place.

Question number 3. How does decorative plaster imitate the skin?

Decorative plaster "under the skin" - is essentially a mass, well-kept shape. With the help of special tools, stencils and methods of applying plaster, you can impart an invoice, and additional dyes, varnishes and coatings will bring the surface to a realistic look.And here you have to choose, do you want "cow skin", "crocodile skin" or "python".

Among the textured plasters from which you can make the effect "under the skin", you can find masses based on acrylic or vinyl with the addition of marble, sand and other natural components.

But the most unimaginable modern material is Loggia Plasma 3D (in the photo). The fact is that with it you can create absolutely any texture, including a very massive, with deep cracks, for example, and the resulting surface is so strong that this plaster can be applied not only on the wall, but also on the floor, or , on the table top or the cabinet's facades. It’s easy to work with this material, you don’t even need to prepare a wall - just imagine, it can be applied directly over a laminate, ceramic tile or on self-adhesive wallpaper.

Well, after creating a specific texture "under the skin" with the help of topcoats (varnishes, glaze) you can give the surface a very realistic "wild" color or, on the contrary, fantasy.

Question number 4. So what to choose in the interior: the skin or its imitation?

That is why we recommend using in the interior not natural leather, but materials imitating it:

  • more environmentally friendly: artificial leather is just humane;
  • more logical: let's say honestly - artificial material in a modest small apartment looks more adequate;
  • more practical to use: for example, decorative plaster can be wiped and washed, it does not tear, like leather, you can always repair a chipped piece (but the gap of a couple of centimeters on a piece of natural leather can not be repaired, you have to change the whole piece);
  • it is easy to choose a color: when the repair time comes, it will not work to buy a skin of exactly the same color - each skin responds to the dye individually, but with plaster you only need to remember the color number, you can repeat it after 10 years;
  • any area: genuine leather is limited to the area of ​​the skin, and with the same decorative plaster you can get huge surfaces without seams.

Question number 5. Why combine "leather" surfaces?

Initially, designers actively used leather in the decoration of hotel foyers, restaurants and luxury homes. Today, leather is increasingly used in decorating the living rooms of ordinary apartments, and the popularity of new comfortable finishing materials, of course, contributed to this.

Combine the surface "under the skin" can be with a variety of materials, implement in different stylistics.Natural materials (wood, stone) emphasize the skin, shine shiny metal and glass, make glamorous elements even more luxurious.

The main thing is not to create a feeling of satiety. Try to have the amount of wood, textiles, other materials prevail over the amount of “leather” coatings, because leather is already the “highlight” of the room, it is important not to drown it.


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