Design and Architecture

Fashionable wall decoration under the skin: 5 answers to questions

And here is another cool idea for repair: trimming under the skin. A very fashionable solution now and at the same time "eternal classic". This, of course, is not only about furniture - in the interior you can come up with a lot of interesting things! See photos and read tips, much will become clear!

In the interior fashion now they are betting on luxury and ecology. And while the design catalogs are full of jungle, monstera and crocodile prints, we will tell you about the most universal texture - “under the skin”. Universal because, despite all the trends and trends, leather surfaces in the house will always be relevant and solid.

And yes, leather in the interior is always a hint of modest luxury, refinement and non-standard design of a usual, seemingly city apartment.

Of course, no one would sheathe all the walls with the skins of unfortunate animals - an eco-friendly approach forced manufacturers to create modern and comfortable materials that only imitate natural leather.

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-style studio, an art deco dining room, an eco-stile bedroom or a bachelor's daring apartment - all you need is to choose the right skin tone and gloss level.

Of course, it is important to be restrained, and use the "skin" only as one of the accents. This 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, it’s worthwhile to tell about the 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, which amazes us when we start to wonder what other materials exist on the market. In addition to artificial leather, which can be used for upholstering walls or ceilings, there are many more convenient options: ready-made "leather" panels, panels, plates, textured plaster 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 we take the criteria of durability-aesthetics-price-versatility, then decorative plaster, of course, come out on top.

Question number 3. How does decorative plaster mimic 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 give the texture, and additional dyes, varnishes and glaze 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, for example , on the countertop or cabinet fronts. It is 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 cleaned 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 can change the whole piece);
  • it is easy to choose a color: when the repair time comes, it will not be possible to purchase 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: natural 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. What is the combination of "leather" surface?

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.