The life of a modern person cannot be imagined without household appliances that surround us in all corners of the apartment. We are accustomed to these things and often just do not notice how they look in the interior of our home. But the fresh glance of the guests sometimes stumbles upon a truly depressing picture that can, in one fell swoop, negate all efforts aimed at creating beautiful design and comfort. You must admit that it often happens that a device necessary in everyday life (for example, a refrigerator) does not fit into the general ensemble and with its presence spoils the whole type of room? Today we will tell how to organically include appliances in the overall design of the apartment.
Masking technique with furniture
So that household appliances are not conspicuous, they are often hidden in furniture: kitchen appliances are built into kitchen units, small devices are placed inside lockers and shelves, cute doors or decorative facades are installed for large appliances. Televisions, washing machines, microwaves and even air conditioners can hide in unexpected places, completely or partially covered with furniture.
However, it is not always possible to hide the equipment inside the shelves and cabinets: in some cases it is in plain sight, and it is impossible to remove it somewhere in a secluded place. But even in such situations, the problem can be solved by changing the appearance of home appliances. We will talk about some of the most popular ways to do this.
1. Choose a style that fits
The easiest way to fight for beauty is still at the stage of buying household appliances to choose it not only in terms of performance and price, but also to foresee how it will look in the interior. For example, the technique of modern design from glass and metal will perfectly fit into the high-tech style. But for Provence it makes sense to look for something more refined and original. Now, many manufacturers produce products "antique" - such kitchen appliances will not just look great in the interiors of kitchens in the style of Provence, country music, chebbi-chic and classic, but even decorate them with their presence.
2. Disguise with color
Another great way to divert attention from household appliances is to pick it up or decorate it so that it blends in color with the surrounding space. For example, a bulky refrigerator, chosen to match the color of kitchen furniture, will visually dissolve in the rest of the headset and will not attract attention to itself so much. A very important condition: it is necessary that the color of the equipment ideally coincides with the color of the surfaces against which it should "dissolve" - only in this case, the disguise will work and the entire interior ensemble will look perfect.
3. Make an emphasis
Paradoxically, it sounds, but sometimes in order to successfully disguise household appliances, it is easiest to act according to the principle: "if you want to safely hide - put it on the most prominent place." In order for various devices not to blister eyes and annoy with their unsightly appearance, it makes sense not to try to hide them, but, on the contrary, to attract attention by focusing on them with the help of a beautiful decor.
Technically, this is achieved by applying a decorative coating to the visible areas of household appliances that correspond to the overall style and design of the room. There are several types of such coatings, differing in the method of application and cost.
The easiest and most affordable option is decorative vinyl stickers. They are on sale in a wide range, they are very easy to glue, and if necessary remove. Stickers usually do not cover the entire surface of the product, but only decorate its individual parts.
Special polymer film closes the entire product. With the help of such a decorative coating, you can change the appearance of any device beyond recognition, not just successfully fitting it into the interior, but literally turning it into a work of art and one of the main decorative accents in the room. In order to apply a decorative film, the product is thoroughly washed, the accessories are removed from it and the surface is treated with alcohol. Stick the film, gently smoothing it with a special plastic spatula to avoid the formation of bubbles. If the bubbles are still present, they can be carefully punctured with a thin needle and smooth out the surrounding surface. The remaining material at the edges is carefully cut with a sharp scalpel or clerical knife.
The most expensive decoration option for household appliances - airbrush or professionalart painting. Many airbrushing dealerships undertake to perform such unusual work. Art paintings are ordered to master artists who specialize in this type of work. To fulfill such orders, it is required to have a certain experience and knowledge so that the resulting decorative coating is reliably kept on the surface. The advantage of individual decor is its originality and the ability to bring to life any wishes.
There is another way to get beautiful home appliances at the same time simple and difficult to implement - this purchase of finished equipment with decor from the manufacturer. The simplicity of this solution lies in its cost-effectiveness: the finished appliances, decorated by the manufacturer, do not differ much in price from their usual counterparts. The paint coating is applied in the factory, looks good and keeps firmly. The difficulty lies in the fact that, unfortunately, this technique is very rare in the sale, and the choice of available decors is very limited.