When planning the repair in the room, modern designers use a huge number of options that involve the use of various materials and technologies. If earlier only walls were painted or pasted over with wall-paper, then now it is possible to create a soft panel that fits well into any interior and becomes a bright accent in the room. If you still do not know how to make a soft wall with your own hands, then you can read this article.
The advantages of the soft panel
Each bedroom will be original look wall, decorated with leather, with the shape of the panels can be completely different: rectangular, square, diamond-shaped, oval or non-standard. The relief pattern, which is repeated on the entire surface of the panel, can be taken from any style: classic, art deco, baroque, hi-tech.
When installing, you can use different textiles and other materials that are in the house, so as not to spend money on buying new ones. When choosing environmental materials soft panel will not carry any danger and does not emit harmful substances. In addition, the decorated wall will have heat and sound insulation properties. Easy installation will allow you to create a unique design of the wall with your own hands, without the involvement of specialists. If there are obvious defects on the wall, then in such a simple way you can hide them from prying eyes.
In order to successfully emphasize the depth of the pattern and the relief of the soft panel, it is worth complementing the composition with lighting in the form of side lamps or backlighting.
Soft panel trim will be successful if you choose the right material for the upholstery. The most common options are:
When choosing the simplest option - fabric - you need to take into account some of the nuances. So, textiles must be durable and wear-resistant, which will not be torn or damaged during installation. It is very important that the material withstand all the loads, in particular, the machinations of cats who like to climb soft walls. To be 100% sure, it is better to choose upholstery fabrics that are used for upholstered furniture.
Artificial leather is also considered a practical and durable material that is very easy to care for. It is important to first check its quality. But, during the installation, difficulties may arise, since the leather substitute is very heavy, so the style of the captain will not leave it.
Despite the large number of advantages of genuine leather, problems will arise during installation, as this material is capricious. If you are unsure of your abilities, then seek the help of professionals. Most often, small soft plates are formed from genuine leather, which are then mounted in one panel.
For the first development and installation of a soft wall with your own hands, it is better to choose the upholstery fabric for furniture, and the experiment is carried out in a small area, for example, at the head of the children's bed.
After the material for the upholstery is selected, you need to purchase a filler. Most often for these works use foam rubber or synthetic winterizer. If you need to create a thick soft wall, then stop your choice on foam rubber, but you should not use too much filler.
Nevertheless, experts work more with foam rubber, but for beginners it is better to do with padding polyester. Its advantages include leveling the surface or creating a specific relief pattern.
To fasten the fillers to the base, a construction stapler or small nails with large caps are sufficient.
Today, specialists who design and place a soft wall in a bedroom use the following methods:
This method is the most common and fashionable. It is based on a pattern formed by the use of buttons that tighten the material and upholstery at certain points. Some people call it a carriage curtain, as in past times, in this way, the inner walls of carriages were studded.
For the base use MDF panels, drywall or wood, on which holes are drilled in a staggered pattern at the same distance from each other. Fix the filler and pull upholstery fabric. Decorative buttons are fixed by means of a nylon thread, which is passed through the back wall in the prepared holes. After fixing each button, you must fasten the nylon thread with a construction stapler, and only then proceed to the next one.This option is used in the design of the walls beside the bed in the bedroom.
To perform the work, you will need slats from which you need to mount the frame of the desired size, and then it is fixed to the wall with self-tapping screws. A filler is inserted between the slats, which should fit tightly into the cell; if necessary, liquid nails can be applied around the perimeter. After that, you can proceed to the fastening of the fabric, which is cut with a margin. Fixing upholstery fabric produced using a construction stapler from top to bottom. This will avoid sagging or, conversely, excessive stretching of the material.
Drapery can not be called a full-fledged soft surface, as it is classified as a fabric wallpaper. Created canvas using several materials of various shapes are glued to the wall with liquid nails. It is possible to use both an integral cloth, and its fragments.
To create soft tiles, use the capitone method, which can be decorated with or without buttons. The result is a plate of different sizes and colors (optional). They are fixed on the wall in the planned order with the help of liquid nails.
In order to fix the canvas well, experts use a rail to smooth the material. If you use the soft tile method, it is worthwhile to pre-design the pattern and the number of parts to get the desired shape of the soft wall.
A soft wall is a simple way to complement the interior of the room with an original element, the shape and color of which can be in harmony with the main colors used for the interior, or, on the contrary, be a bright accent.
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