Television, magazines and the Internet are replete with numerous photos and stories about beautiful interiors, fashionable designs and different styles of indoor decor. In everyday life, many are faced with the problem of decorating a small room. A living room on a tiny square can be beautiful and fashionable, and this article will tell you how to bring it to life.
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If you are the happy owner of a 20-25 meter living room, there is a huge field for imagination. Living room design 12-15 sq. m. forces to resort to various tricks, somewhat limits the possibilities of decor and requires a careful choice of each element of style. Initially, you must decide on the shape of the room. If it requires adjustment, this will need to be taken into account when choosing a finish in the future.
The room can be square, rectangular, long, narrow. Additional difficulties are added by various niches and ledges, corners. To increase the area, you can combine the living room with a loggia or balcony.
An important point in the layout is the functional purpose of the living room. This could be:
- place for receiving guests;
- rest zone;
- dinner Zone;
- creative space;
- game Zone;
- working corner.
These are all kinds of plasterboard partitions with decorative design, sliding and folding screens made of weightless plastic and glass with stained-glass windows and ornaments. Even fabrics can be skillfully used for fencing. In the usual case, there is a concept of zoning for different corners. It can be applied using lighting fixtures, colors and decorative elements. Mirrors placed on the walls, ceiling or cabinet doors will visually increase the space.
A common room can combine any of these functions, it is important to consider this at the first stage of planning. It is now popular to combine the kitchen and living room. In a small area, this will complicate the task of a beautiful and comfortable repair.
If you need to divide the living room to arrange a permanent bed for you or your child, there are many options.
In the interior design elements can be different techniques. In small rooms, it is recommended to use light and pastel wall shades. If you like a bright color, you can highlight one side of it. Now there are all kinds of photo wallpaper, companion wallpaper and other wall materials. Beige, pale pink, light blue, white and grayish walls will expand the space, add lightness to the atmosphere.
Wallpaper can be chosen with a pronounced horizontal or vertical pattern, for example, a strip. The vertical one will visually raise the walls, the horizontal one will expand them.
The color of the wall decoration depends on which side of the world the windows are facing. If they face north, it is better to give preference to warm shades. If you have a warm apartment, you can use turquoise, mint, yellow, silver tones to add freshness. Many materials have been developed to decorate the space (for example, decorative plaster, paintable wallpaper, glass and liquid wallpaper).
If you are a fan of rolled materials, you should pay attention to non-woven fabrics. They hide minor flaws in the walls, are environmentally friendly, and have a huge selection of colors. To highlight areas, you can take a closer look at natural wallpaper (textile, wood, leather).
For small rooms, it is preferable to choose light shades of the floor. If you opted for a dark color, it should be several tones darker than the walls, but not too contrast with them. It is better to avoid large and contrasting ornaments: they can visually narrow the room. As for materials, budget options will be laminate or linoleum, upscale - parquet or self-leveling floor.
In this case, it is advisable to choose a high-quality high-class coating. Considerable loads are envisaged in the living room, poor floor finishing may suffer. If you prefer carpet, if you combine the kitchen and living room, it will not work. To delimit the kitchen and dining areas with the resting space, you can combine different types of coatings of the same shade.
When the ceiling has a flat surface without defects and drops, you can limit yourself to plastering or painting. But if this is not the case, choose wallpaper or stretch ceiling with a glossy or satin texture. Glare will add a sense of volume and height. It is better to abandon multi-level suspended structures.… They will visually squeeze the walls, overloading the overall view. Colors should be predominantly light (white, milky, beige).
The less natural light in the room, the lighter the ceiling should be.
Furniture and appliances
The amount of furniture in an area of 15 squares should be strictly limited by the functionality of the room. No unnecessary items. Sofa, armchairs, you can choose a solid, regular shape with no frills. Otherwise, they will hide the entire volume of the room. It is better if their color does not contrast with the rest of the finish.… A miniature coffee table is ideal.
If you need a work area, it should be compact and versatile. The table, drawers, shelves should be placed in comfortable accessibility so that they do not take up much space. It is better to refuse from a wall with a mezzanine, a cabinet and a sideboard, to which we are accustomed. Plasterboard structures, TV stands, or miniature walls with a prevailing decorative function will take their place.
If there is a need for a berth, it is better to take a folding sofa. It is worth placing it away from the front door so that guests or the household themselves can sleep comfortably.
If the presence of a wardrobe in the living room is important to you, it is better to opt for a wardrobe. Opened doors are inconvenient in tight spaces.
Technique now allows you to conceal space. Televisions and computer screens today are flat and can be hung from a wall. On the walls, you can place speakers of acoustic systems, air conditioners, all kinds of air humidifiers. A real find for a small living room will be transforming furniture, including a folding coffee table. As transformable objects, you can use a panel for work that can be folded against the wall, a bed disguised as a wardrobe with shelves.
If you do not work from home, it will be enough to purchase a folding table for a laptop.
Luminaires are better zone delimiters. A central chandelier can be a real art object, a place of rest or work should be highlighted with a pair of wall sconces or a strict table lamp. For lovers of modernity, recessed lighting systems are suitable, which can be adjusted using a remote control. You can give your living room a different mood by using different lighting colors.
Of the many styles, we will single out some that fit best into small areas.
The minimum amount of furniture, laconic forms and simple colors are the ideal design option for the modest dimensions of the living room. There is no better design for young people. Budget finishing in light colors is allowed, it is important that there is no additional decor.
Habitual classic styles like baroque or empire styles in a small room will look ridiculous. Patterns, an abundance of gold, velvet and carved surfaces are best left to decorate a huge hall. The design of a modern living room with limited space allows the use of classic elements for austerity and luxury. Choose a centerpiece (sofa, classic chandelier or modular seating area).
Add the rest of the setting in accordance with your thought center. You will be assured of harmony and respectability.
High-tech will fit into the hall as well as possible if you are a bright and extraordinary person who follows modern trends and new technologies. Clear lines, balanced proportions, a real abundance of technology and materials such as glass, plastic and metal will emphasize your individuality and ensure the versatility of your home.
The Scandinavian style with its restrained decor, light walls, wooden furniture and calm colors will increase the space, bring coziness and comfort to guests and hosts.
Loft and Eco
The trendy Loft and Eco styles are also applicable in the 15-meter living room. Finishing for concrete, brick, wood or stone is extraordinary, but your guests will definitely remember it. It is easy to fit the technique and various furniture options into these directions.
The dark accents on the walls and the echoing shade of the floor are complemented by white ceilings and furnishings. A minimalist TV shelf, combined with a plasterboard construction and an air chandelier, make the environment lighter.
The white interior is successfully diluted with an armchair of an interesting shape and an unusual metal lamp. A wooden low table and an openwork chandelier in a classic style add coziness and softness to the austere interior.
Monochrome design is suitable for extraordinary and broad-minded people. Red curtains can become the centerpiece of the situation, which gives a share of positive. Three shades in such a design will be enough.
Closeness to nature does not necessarily have to be manifested in the abundance of wood finishes. A niche with a picture of bamboo and a carpet with green splashes will tune in a calming mood, add a share of southern ethnic motives.
You can decorate the kitchen-living room by borrowing the ideas of the loft style. The main element is a bright brick wall. The kitchen set is chosen dim. An extraordinary chandelier is placed in the dividing area. Classic furniture and carpet soften the picture.
You can find out about the design trends of 2018 in the following video.