When decorating a living room, it is necessary to fully take into account the functionality of this room. The whole family gathers in it in the evening, relax, communicate, receive guests. This is the largest room in the apartment, which should have a lot of light and air. By the appearance of the living room, they judge the taste and wealth of the owners. When creating a design, it is important to take into account everything, including the effect that the two windows located here create for the overall interior.
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So, you intend to create an original design solution for the main room of the apartment. In this sense, windows will largely determine your intentions and actions. In order not to be mistaken with the arrangement of the living room area, we will find out the advantages and weaknesses of the two windows.
The pros look like this:
- An excess of light allows you to give free rein to imagination on a well-lit area and not be afraid that when dark objects appear, you can come to gloom.
- Even a small living room is visually widened by two windows. And if you use such design techniques as mirrors, glossy surfaces, then the room will become very spacious.
- Windows involuntarily form the living room zones. Your task is to find a decent decoration for the parts of the room.
- A beautiful view from the windows can always be used as a feature of the overall design composition that will be planned for the hall.
Disadvantages of a living room with two windows are also available:
- The modest area of the main room with two windows limits the possibility of installing walls and other voluminous furniture.
- In the case when the view from the windows disappoints or they overlook the wall of a neighboring house, you will have to figure out how to drape the openings so as not to "attract" the glances of curious neighbors.
- If the windows are large, then in winter this can provoke a loss of heat in the living room. So it often becomes necessary to install additional heating batteries.
- When designing large window openings, you will have to adjust the materials, cut them and measure the curtains very carefully.
Usually, both windows in the living room are located on the same wall. The decision in this case will depend on how much distance remains between the windows. For example, if you have at least a meter, you can already safely fit a TV there, and not necessarily on a bedside table - to emphasize the spaciousness, the screen is mounted on the wall.
For those who find this option unoriginal, designers are advised to give space between the windows to more artistic objects - a fireplace, flowerpots, a tree in a pot, or a spectacular painting on the wall. They will look great, because the area between the windows in any case looks like an accent place in the hall.
Imagine that the windows are ordinary, not on the floor. Then armchairs literally ask for them. And opposite the wall, you should put a sofa and a coffee table - a classic arrangement of traditional furniture for a living room.
Designers, however, advise experimenting and believe that two sofas opposite each other along the walls in a hall with two windows will become an absolutely comfortable composition.
The arrangement of windows on different walls means that these walls are already occupied, and with the arrangement of furniture, the flight of imagination will have to be restrained. Experts suggest focusing the attention of the owners on the corner where the walls meet the windows. A corner sofa or corner chest of drawers will fill this space with great effect. Lovers of traditional furnishings in the "main" corner will prefer the TV. For the rest - the usual scheme of how to furnish the room: along the long wall - a sofa, on the side - armchairs, in the center - a table.
But fans of novelty will like a large aquarium in the corner, a beautiful tree in a tub or even a fountain, and such beauty as good light that naturally flows from different windows throughout the day, since these windows are on different walls.
Footage and color
In standard houses, living rooms are usually 25 square meters. m. This is a small footage, therefore, in order to avoid excessive darkening, light colors are used. Light, airy fabrics with a diffused print will be appropriate here. Nothing should overload the space, which is already small.
Furniture is purchased to a minimum. It is not logical to squeeze heavy cabinets into 25 square meters. Arrange headsets for relaxation - armchairs, sofas, a low table. For walls, a plain finish will be correct. Do not bulge in the color sense and windows.
In a small room, experts recommend changing curtains and curtains for blinds.
And if you decide to maintain a Scandinavian style in the living room, then the windows do not need to be covered with anything at all. They remain open. Here decorators suggest installing sofas facing the windows. In such a place it will be pleasant to relax, dream, looking at the street.
Another thing is a spacious living room of 30 or more squares. On such an area, you can safely use rich, bright colors of finishes such as burgundy, brown, and for the ceiling - black and white tones. A similar range will be diluted with natural light and air at a large footage.
It is appropriate to divide free rooms into zones., forming, for example, a recreation area and a dining area. Having a stock of square meters, the working "dining" area can be raised to the podium. To contrast the floor in the "dining room" with parquet, while in the guest area to cover it with a carpet.
Many owners of a chic living room in the house liked the sliding transparent partitions. They can easily and interestingly zone the hall. They can always be removed if necessary.
In a large living room, you can afford to "relax" when choosing the color of the curtains. They should be in harmony with the decoration of the room and can be bright, heavy, velvet, satin. After all, the place occupied by the curtains will "play back" the total illuminated free footage.
A completely different approach - when decorating a living room in a small or narrow "Khrushchev". Choose a calm, modest style - minimalism, modern. No unnecessary things, no fancy details. Actually, the living room in the "Khrushchev" can be limited to a seating area - a sofa, and the second area will be a corner for studies, work - place a table here.
Two windows in one main room of an apartment have their own requirements for their design. The classic style of the hall design suggests that the windows should be the same. If the actual size of the windows is different, it is all the more necessary to observe the symmetry of the decoration. The deviation from this rule applies only to the approaches of modernity.
The concept of identity primarily applies to fragments of textiles, tulle. Fabrics used to decorate openings should match in color, texture with pillows in the living room, upholstery, blankets, bedspreads, tablecloths. All this should be a single design ensemble, in which the window openings are, as it were, "recessed", and not striking like foreign bodies.
The same color range of curtains and pillows serves to achieve harmony. If someone likes the intimacy, privacy of the living room space or if the room is adjacent to the bedroom, then in addition to curtains, it can be installed on openings and blinds.
Unexpected but expressive design options for a window opening with its non-standard dimensions can be solutions such as, for example, decorating an opening for a sofa.
If you have set yourself a goal not to dim, but, on the contrary, to emphasize the windows, then for this you can use the following solutions:
- Placement on windowsills of bright, showy flowers in pots.
- Use curtains with 3-D print.
- Play on expressive fabrics and even make curtains of different lengths.
French openings give the living room an unusual effect. Such windows move apart like wardrobes and serve the effect of "entering" a garden, flower garden, sky, lawn into the house.
In some housing projects, the living room is connected with a small "addition" in terms of area - a bay window. In this case, designers advise using the main footage and the window for relaxation, and the bay window will perform well the functions of a mini-dining room. A convenient "appendage" of the main room can be easily turned into a buffet table or a bar counter, so as not to "belittle" dinner with lovely guests to the level of the kitchen.
Furniture becomes a very important moment in arranging a living room with two windows.
In this matter, it is important to highlight the following nuances:
- When buying furniture, start from the general architectural ensemble of the room being furnished. It is necessary to achieve an effect when the furniture does not contradict, but corresponds to the idea of the room.
- Furniture should not obstruct the passage and access to the windows.
- A competent option would be the same proportion between horizontal and vertical objects.
- You can not overload a modest living room with artsy and bulky specimens; better use furniture transformers. Don't sacrifice comfort for an extra closet.
When forming complex groups of subjects, you can be guided by the trend of the English style. It consists in emphasizing the central symmetry. Regarding the wall, which is decorated, for example, with a fireplace or a luxurious mirror, the space on both sides is furnished almost symmetrically and discreet objects: plain sofas, side tables, armchairs.
The French direction is the arrangement of carved romantic furniture along the elongated wall. Chairs with graceful legs surround tables with bouquets, coffee cups, and expensively bound books. The luxury of the parquet is emphasized by the soft carpet. A bit like not a room, but a stage decoration. But that is the artistic idea.
Closer to the doors, you can place a slide, a small antique sideboard or a mirror in an exclusive frame.
Since a living room with two windows almost invariably features a gap on the wall between them, interior science sees this place as a special accent. Experts offer a sculpture or light panel as its quality. A volumetric lamp made of metal looks very advantageous. It is ready to function as an art element and, thanks to the perforated texture, it provides lighting that emphasizes the elegance of hi-tech.
Considering that the room is constantly flooded with light through two windows, you can play on the effect of dark and bright-sounding notes in the decoration of the walls, ceiling, floor. Walls decorated under a stone or a tree will become magnificent fantasy finds.
In the area of a spacious living room, you cannot achieve coziness in blue or blue tones. It will be too cold. But the warm tones of the walls look very beautiful - orange, burgundy, ocher and peach. You can take pleasure in contemplating a room with high ceilings by equipping a hinged structure with stars. You will get the effect of a summer sky, incredible magic of colors.
The owners of living rooms with two windows will have to pay special attention to chandeliers.
The spotlight of ceiling lamps will also play an effective role. It is perceived as an avalanche of light from the ceiling. For a hall with a large area, this is a great way to make it happy. If you want a cozy illumination of specific areas, then you need to work in detail on floor lamps and sconces. They will prove to be indispensable elements in the design of soft corners.
The option when the windows are located on parallel walls looks unique and relaxed in a European style. This “light through room” design is usually popular in the design of modern country houses. It is realized for the second floors, where the space of attics is imitated. The purpose of the area is as follows: a home cinema, a gallery of paintings or photographs, a large bar counter.
Corner windows delight many designers. If the opening extends to the floor, then a glazed panoramic wall is obtained, which makes the living room delightful. Often, a glass door for access to the balcony is also designed here. There comes the effect of a special air space, visually "floating" in the garden of the room.
With such a layout, the furniture is placed "with its back" to the glass, otherwise the continuous lighting will "blind" the guests. A TV is provided in a shady corner. For accents, a backlit aquarium or waterfall is added also in the shady zone in order to visually balance the sun light opening.
Both a large and even a very modest living room with two windows provide space for designers, in the role of which the owners of the dwelling themselves may well act. And although it is rather difficult to arrange such a site, more and more enthusiasts are taken into account, taking into account every nuance of the project.
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