Santa Luzia rescued this ornament and reinvented new ways to apply it, making environments more eclectic and sophisticated. Check it out!
Do you know what a wall paneling is? Created in France between the 17th and 18th centuries, this frame has crossed the centuries. Originally made of wood, it adorned the environments with class. This elegant feature was one of the reasons for Santa Luzia to redeem it for the present day. After all, its charm and beauty add to new trends for the 21st century.
Just as the wall baseboards, door casings, chair rails/ trims and crown mouldings, the wall paneling have been reinterpreted. Therefore, new styles were incorporated to create eclectic and sophisticated environments with sustainable materials.
Following the same reference as the other products that Santa Luzia manufactures, wall paneling are produced with recycled raw material. They can also be reused as they are made with recycled Styrofoam® (EPS ) residues which are usually used trays, coffee cups and other products.
In other words, Santa Luzia's polystyrene wall paneling is a way to maintain sustainability and have a conscious consumption. These should already be reasons for you to be interested in the concept of the brand's wall paneling. It still has more advantages. That's why we created a full post on the subject. Continue reading!
What is wall paneling?
The wall paneling is a technique of inserting wall paneling frames on the wall. They are of different formats and serve to decorate the environment. Therefore, they are widely used in the classic style. However, they are increasingly adopted in contemporary environments to bring a touch of elegance.
Advantages of applying wall paneling in environments
The main benefits of including these frames in the environment are versatility and customization. That's because it complements the style used and favors its use in different ways.
Explaining: wall paneling can be applied in different rooms. For example, living and dining rooms, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, etc. It is also used in various items such as doors, walls, furniture and more. It all depends on your needs and desire.
Thus, it comes to personalization. First, because you can paint the frames, age them, highlight them or keep them discreet. Secondly, because you can adopt them in full, in pairs or in the way you prefer.
Different geometric patterns are still accepted. This way, it becomes easier to highlight the area you want to highlight and strengthen the identity of the interior design project. As a result, there is project appreciation.
How to apply wall paneling in decoration?
This decorative element is widely used by architects and interior designers. It can be implemented in different ways. Here are some ideas to apply it to your project.
Choose your decor style
More than knowing what wall paneling is, it's worth understanding that it transits between various styles. Therefore, anyone who thinks that it is exclusive to classic or contemporary environments is wrong.
Whatever the dominant decoration style, it is possible to adapt this element to the space. Just identify what predominates and consider the harmony between environments. For example, in a contemporary room, use furniture with current lines, which bring a modern and light atmosphere.
Creates a set of volumes
Here, the idea is to work lights, colors and overlays. Thus, it is possible to create a new personality for the environment. For example, the frame can be in another color to highlight a mirror or a large painting that takes up a large part of the wall.
This is even a way to create a mosaic in the environment with several smaller mirrors composing the space of the frame. Another option is to put a black wall paneling on a white wall. This creates the feeling of spaciousness.
Vary the designs
As we highlighted, the element can be used based on various geometric shapes. So, if you want to dare, leave the symmetrical models. Go beyond squares and rectangles and create new shapes and designs.
For example, place a larger rectangle with a smaller one inside it, or combine a square with rectangles below, closer to the wall baseboard. This practice helps to create a very elegant design.
Use in classic decor
Traditionally, wall paneling is used in classic decor. You can stick to this rule if you'd like. In this case, you can include it in all the decor through:
- frames on doors and walls;
- rounded edges;
How to install wall paneling?
These frames are simple to install. However, they need attention when distributing them on the desired surface. There are no rules. At the same time, the smallest details make a difference.
Therefore, it is important to know the best practices. See what they are in the following step by step.
- With a pencil, mark the wall at the height you want the wall paneling to be applied. Using a level and a chalk line, mark so that the height is constant around the chosen surface.
- Decide on the desired spacing between the wall paneling. Using a measuring tape, indicate where you want each of them to be. The spacing can be from 3 15/16" to 5 7/8", depending on individual taste and the amount that will be used.
- Use the wall paneling size of your choice and apply it at the predetermined position. For this, use the Santa Luzia Double-Sided Tape and the Super Adhesive to install it on the surface.
- If any leveling imperfection is detected between the surface and the wall panleing at the end of the installation, we suggest using the Santa Luzia Premium Caulk or Sealant for caulking the place to be corrected.
The 4 new models of Santa Luzia's wall paneling
The new wall paneling formats come in four sizes:
- 31 1/2" x 23 5/8";
- 35 7/16" x 23 5/8";
- 31 1/2" x 11 13/16";
- 27 9/16" x 23 5/8";
In addition, there are four different moulding models. They already have the white finish. However, they can be painted according to the project or the need of each client.
As the frames are already cut to predetermined sizes, they can be used to create decorative panels on surfaces, door finishes, etc. Now you know what a wall paneling is and how to add this material to your projects.
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