12 creative ways to use polystyrene wall paneling in decor

Uma forma de agregar personalidade ao ambiente é colocar o boiserie de EPS como moldura para um papel de parede. Assim, você pode incorporar texturas e cores diferentes, mas sem competir com o boiserie. Nesse caso, você pode pintar a moldura boiserie na mesma cor que a parede para evitar o excesso de informação. No entanto, também pode pintar em uma tonalidade diferente. Se essa for a sua opção, para evitar o risco do ambiente ficar sobrecarregado, sugerimos uma cor sem grande contraste com a parede, ou com a estampa do papel de parede escolhido.

Chances are, by name, you don't know what a polystyrene wall paneling is. But, we are sure that you have already come across it in some environments.

The polystyrene wall paneling is a type of frame that provides the environment with the charm of classic decor, however, it is not limited to just this style. Any style can incorporate this element, which has become a versatile decor trend.

Want to understand what a wall paneling is, its origins and benefits? You're in the right place. Continue reading and also see 12 amazing ideas for using wall paneling!

What is a wall paneling?

The wall paneling is a type of ornament widely used due to its versatility. It can be used to adorn doors, walls, paintings, and provides more elegance to the decoration of the environments in which they are applied.

Its origin can be dated to around the 18th century, France, by the french elite. The material provided thermal comfort and could also be used to decorate spaces.

Time has passed and it is still common to see this ornament in projects of different styles and in different environments. Currently, wall paneling can be found on the market in various materials such as wood, cement, plaster and polystyrene.

Why use polystyrene wall paneling?

Although nowadays it is more common to see plaster wall paneling, it is possible to find it in plastic materials as well. In other words, there are different types of wall paneling.

This is due to sustainable solutions and, in general, plastic wall paneling are lighter, easier to install and more economically viable.

Polystyrene, or EPS, used in the manufacture of Santa Luzia's wall paneling, is ecological and sustainable, as it is produced from recycled STYROFOAM®. In addition, this material can be used in humid environments. Thus, it presents more flexibility and versatility in its use.

How can I use polystyrene wall paneling in decoration?

Despite being an item traditionally associated with classic and ornate decorations, it is possible to use the polystyrene wall paneling in different decor styles. Just use creativity and harmonize it with the environments.

In addition, you can find these frames in different formats, and bring more sophistication and elegance to spaces.

Below, check out 12 practical tips for using the wall paneling in decoration.

1. Define your decoration style

Before starting to decorate an environment, it is important to define what the dominant decoration style will be, as it is important that furniture and ornaments are in harmony with one another.

In other words, although the wall paneling is traditionally an element of classic decor, it is possible to use it in other styles.

However, it is essential to think about the harmony between the moulding and the rest of the environment's decoration.

If you choose a classic decor, for example, you can use the polystyrene wall paneling with sophisticated and ornate furniture. But, if the idea is a contemporary decor, combine the symmetrical lines of the wall paneling with minimalist furniture, with clean and simple lines.

2. Create a set of volumes

Polystyrene boiserie application in a living room decorated in shades of gray.
Mostra Artetacto 2015 — architecture: Barbara Paiva foto and Renato Elkis.

By using overlays, color contrasts and light play, it is possible to enhance the decoration, thus, giving a new air to the environment. For example, a white wall with a black wall paneling surrounding a painting or a mirror can bring a sense of depth and amplitude to the space.

The use of framed mirrors is a creative idea for those looking for functional elements and who, at the same time, want to expand an environment in an elegant and bold way.

3. Vary the designs of your polystyrene wall paneling

In addition to the traditional symmetrical, rectangular and square models, it is possible to find and apply polystyrene wall paneling in other formats.

Therefore, create shapes by combining different sizes and styles. Using a larger rectangle with a smaller one inside, for example, is a good way to use this classic ornament, create modern structures and make the environment more charming.

4. Bring modernity to the environment

The wall paneling's raw materials weren't the only thing that changed since their first uses. Nowadays, you can find them in different styles, colors and formats.

The most common and safest thing for modern environments is to invest in pieces with straight, simple, minimalist lines and in neutral colors. However, if your idea is to dare in the decoration, using strong and vibrant tones in the wall frames can be a great option to harmonize the colors of the environment.

5. Decorate various environments

The wall paneling can be explored a lot due to their versatility. Therefore, a tip is to use colors and combinations that refer to the personality of the room and whoever stays in the environment.

For example, for a children's bedroom, it is possible to create a colorful and cheerful environment by painting the wall paneling in a bright and exuberant color. For a living room, use the polystyrene wall paneling on the walls to add depth and eliminate the flat effect, which can be a visual nuisance after a while.

A good tip for this environment, especially if your decoration style is contemporary or industrial, is to combine wall paneling with strong colors or textures, such as burnt cement.

For an office or home office space, you can still use it as a means of organization, and create an ideal climate for an environment that refers to concentration, without leaving the style aside. To do this, use the wall paneling to frame pictures, niches and spaces for reminders.

6. Use wall paneling in classic decor

Those who like the classic style can take advantage of its charm and use the wall paneling in all the decor.

You can use the adornment to create frames on doors and walls, use it with rounded edges and arabesques and, as in other styles, get creative with the colors without sacrificing the environment's harmony.

7. Adopt polystyrene wall paneling in commercial environments

The polystyrene wall paneling is a good option to bring a different decoration to your commercial establishment. This is because the material is easy to clean, as well as being immune to pests, mold and moisture.

Therefore, you can use it to bring a classic personality to the room. For example, a restaurant can place wall paneling where the customers go to eat to make the space more beautiful and cozy.

In turn, a traditional clothing store makes its personality more visible. Meanwhile, if the style is different, it is possible to use the material in a more playful way, creating rectangles and using different colors.

8. Make your wallpaper stand out

One way to add personality to the environment is to place the EPS wall paneling as a frame for a wallpaper. Thus, you can incorporate different textures and colors, but without competing with wall paneling.

If this is your chosen option, to avoid the risk of the environment being overloaded, we suggest a color without great contrast with the wall, or with the pattern of the chosen wallpaper.

In this case, you can paint the wall paneling moulding in the same color as the wall to avoid excess information. However, you can also paint it in a different shade.

If this is your chosen option, to avoid the risk of the environment being overloaded, we suggest a color without great contrast with the wall, or with the pattern of the chosen wallpaper.

9. Use wall paneling to decorate stairs

Have you ever thought about using the wall paneling on the stairs of your home or business? Just place it along the hand rail to bring an elegant, classic and, at the same time, fun look.

10. Use the wall paneling as a picture frame

As strange as it may seem, you can innovate in the frame of a painting. By using the polystyrene wall paneling, you can bring in new shapes, textures and colors. This is because it is possible to follow round or straight lines and still add arabesques.

To create contrast, opt for a monochrome design and place a highlighting color in the frame. Another option is to opt for burnt cement, in order to create the industrial decoration style.

Just take caution of the flattening sensation. Therefore, avoid the contrasting division of materials and colors, if the wall is normal size. If the ceiling is double or high, it is worth placing the wall paneling lower to create a intimate and cozy atmosphere.

11. Choose different colors instead of the traditional white

Vibrant colors are a way to escape the traditional and break that air of sobriety that often appears in the use of wall paneling. Therefore, choose different shades to create a more provocative, playful or even innovative environment.

The strong and striking colors create modern and sophisticated environments. In turn, to leave a classic personality, opt for neutral colors. You can also use modern shades to complement traditional objects.

12. Give the mirrors a distinctive touch

The polystyrene wall paneling also serves as a frame for mirrors. This option is valid for both residential and commercial environments.

It is possible to do something simpler, but you can decorate with mirrors of different sizes and shapes, forming a type of mosaic.

This creates a different look and is ideal for smaller environments, as it gives a sensation of amplitude. You can also innovate in other ways. It all depends on what you want and the style you want to convey to the environment.

With all these tips, it becomes easier to apply the wall paneling in your decor and use it in creative ways. In addition, this is a way to improve your interior decoration project, making the environments more beautiful.

See how the polystyrene wall paneling can be much more versatile than it looks? And the best part about it is the possibility of contributing to the natural environment, acquiring it in ecological materials, such as those offered by Santa Luzia, to create a sustainable decor!

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