Plasterboard figures in the hall and other rooms

Plasterboard is produced on the basis of gypsum – a material that is strong and fragile at the same time. With careless installation, it easily breaks, but a properly made structure can withstand a lot of weight (books, equipment, construction tools are displayed on the shelves). Decorating rooms with figured drywall seems fantastically mesmerizing. He will turn any boring room into a fairy tale.

Features, advantages and disadvantages

Drywall is an amazing building material. You can easily create interior masterpieces from it. With his participation, fabulous plots for children’s rooms, stylish furnishings of living rooms and bedrooms are possible. This material has many advantages.

  • Communal pipes are hidden behind plasterboard partitions, with its help radiators, niches and meters are masked.
  • Amazing ceiling structures hide wiring and lighting fixtures, illuminated multi-level ceiling looks magically beautiful.
  • Plasterboard hides irregularities in walls and ceiling coverings.
  • Drywall sheets are used to create furniture.

Among the shortcomings, one can note the fragility of the material during installation. However, if it is folded in several layers, it becomes strong enough and can withstand heavy loads. Drywall is afraid of moisture.

If necessary, you should purchase a moisture-resistant material with special impregnations.

Nuances of work

It is better to start working with drywall by performing simple shapes on the wall. Ceiling design requires some effort and experience. Using your imagination, you can create real art canvases on the walls in a three-dimensional image. With the help of patterns, the surface is stretched or expanded. Complex abstract designs make the room rich and rich.

How to bend?

Getting started with drywall, it becomes necessary to bend the material. This is not at all difficult to do. Rigid flat sheets are bent in several ways.

For the wet version, it is initially necessary to prepare a template (pattern) with the help of which the transformation will take place. For dry bending, a frame is prepared from a metal profile.

Wet method

Drywall is gypsum sandwiched between two sturdy sheets of cardboard. To bend such material, it is necessary to wet it. And they do it from the side of the fold. Before moistening, one of the gypsum board surfaces is pierced with a needle roller to a depth of several millimeters of gypsum. In the absence of a roller, similar work can be done with an awl, placing a stopper on it so as not to go deeper into the plaster of more than 2 mm.

Using a sponge, the prepared surface should be evenly moistened. It is important not to overdo it: the material is easily destroyed. When the drywall softens, with the help of a template, it is given the necessary shape. Then the material is fixed and left to dry. The dry form is retained.

Wet folding is not suitable for moisture resistant drywall. This must be taken into account when choosing a material..

Dry method

The method is quite simple, for it you should choose a thin arched drywall (6-8 mm), which bends easily. The material can take the required shape, bending up to 10 cm. Before you start working with drywall, you should prepare the frame on which it will be mounted. For this, cuts are made on one of the sides of the profile and bent in the form of an arch, giving the required shape. Plasterboard elements are screwed to the profile with self-tapping screws at a distance of 25 cm from each other, gently bending along the frame.

Working with drywall should be extremely careful. If it is necessary to bend the material more than 10 cm, V-shaped cuts are made on the back of the bend. The bending of drywall occurs only along the width of the sheet. If it is necessary to bend the material along the length by 90 degrees, a triangular cut is made. To create a more durable model, connect two sheets of arched drywall. Double material parts are especially durable. They can be used to make shelves for work tools or a TV stand..


Drywall is easy to process, even a beginner can handle it if he is going to make simple products. It is better to leave complex multi-tiered structures to professionals. Before starting work, you should prepare the necessary materials and tools.. To create figures on the walls and ceiling, you will need the drywall itself, as well as:

  • several types of profiles;
  • fasteners, screws;
  • circular saw;
  • drill;
  • screwdriver;
  • Bulgarian;
  • roulette;
  • scissors for metal;
  • knife;
  • glue;
  • sponge;
  • needle roller.

There are 2 ways to create structures on the wall: using glue and on a frame basis. Having cut out the figures from drywall, they are mounted on the prepared wall with the help of silicate glue or mortar. For volume, you can build up the figures in several layers. To decorate the plane in one level, simple geometric shapes, abstract elements or artistic blanks (for example, flowers, butterflies) are cut out of drywall sheets.

First, a sketch is made on paper, transferred to a sheet of drywall, and then the structural elements are carefully cut out with a knife and jigsaw, cleaned with a hacksaw. All parts, using construction glue, are placed on the wall plane. The second method is somewhat more complicated; it requires the manufacture of a frame. The thickness of the profile for the base depends on the massiveness of the drywall.

The ceiling requires denser sheets, the profile for them is chosen with a section of 75-200 mm. For thin arched wall material, the frame profile can be 50-75 mm.


One of the simple examples of a frame design is an arch in a doorway. The metal profile is bent using cuts on one side. For the outer bend, straight cuts are made, for the inner one, triangular cuts are made. Then they form an arch and attach it to the walls..

The product has a large radius, so drywall does not require special preparation. It is enough to moisten it from the side of the bend, bend it in the desired direction, install it on the frame and fasten it with self-tapping screws. The resulting structure should be putty and painted. You can paste over it with wallpaper or apply artistic plaster to the surface..


The volumetric flower will be an amazing decoration of a hall or bedroom. But it should be borne in mind that a multi-tiered structure is not suitable for a small room. To create it, you need a wall with dimensions of at least 4 m in length and 3 m in height. Chamomile can be made in one level and installed on the wall with glue. When creating a rose, you will need to mount all three tiers, cut out the required number of petals, and form a bud inside.

To create a flower, you need to prepare templates, with their help, transfer the drawing of parts to drywall. The volumetric image of a rose is obtained due to three circles, each of which is one third smaller than the previous one. The petals should not be perfectly shaped. This is unusual for roses: soft irregularities will make the flower more natural.

When the drywall parts are ready, you should mark the ceiling or wall, marking the locations of the supporting fasteners. The distance between the tiers and the ceiling must be at least 8 cm for ventilation and installation of lighting fixtures. The wiring for the lamps and the frame from the profile are mounted at the same time. Flower petals can be made volumetric (indented from the first tier) or in one plane, it all depends on design decisions.

Beautiful examples in interior design

With the help of drywall, craftsmen create real miracles of design. It is easy to verify this by looking at the photographs of the interiors..

The entire design of the apartment is made with the participation of drywall. Zonal division with arches, shelves, ceiling – everything is beautifully made of this material.

Original interior partitions with decorated through openings create a feeling of lightness and openness.

Stylish niche arranged in a partition.

The recreation area is highlighted by an arched structure.

Golden plasterboard rose – amazing three-dimensional design.

Beautiful multi-tiered ceiling with the participation of several types of materials.

Intricate sophisticated partitions.

The sunny children’s room is beautifully made of plasterboard.

Original solution: chamomile passing from wall to ceiling.

Abstract designs in the interior.

Baroque living room with plasterboard.

Delightful room for a girl.

Ceiling, arches, partitions, niches for statues – the entire interior of the hallway is made with drywall.

Tiered ceiling design.

Butterfly connecting ceiling and wall.

Chamomile theme in ceiling and room design.

Plasterboard wood in the interior of a children’s room.

The delicate airy interior of the bedroom in combination with the decor of the color of fresh greenery looks spectacular.

Black and beige drywall bedroom.

Colonial-style office with an archway adorned with decorative shelves.

Abstract curly designs on the wall and ceiling.

The wall is made of plasterboard, imitating masonry.

Drywall has been used in the global construction business for over a hundred years. In our country, it has been known since the end of the last century. In such a short time, he deservedly gained great popularity. Now it is difficult to imagine repairs without the participation of this material..

For how to make figures from drywall with your own hands, see the next video

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