Each house has a central room in which the whole family gathers for heart-to-heart conversations, watching their favorite films, or just for a pleasant stay. To make the stay in this room pleasant for everyone, it is important to think about the intricacies of decoration. They will depend on various factors, including the stylistic direction in which you want to see your home or a specific part of it. The style of new technologies is now one of the most popular, we will dwell on it in more detail.
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If renovation or redevelopment is expected in your living room, it is important to weigh all the options, and then get down to work. To understand what exactly you want to see in the renewed space, you need to think over all the functions that the interior composition should carry. If there are few details, they are all practical, it will be interesting to make your room with the latest technology in high-tech style. A characteristic feature of this design technique is restraint and the absence of a lot of details.
If there is a need to divide the space into functional sections (zoning technique), glass partitions are made, which help to cope with this task and leave the space intact.
If you wish, you can dilute the interior with metal structures.: they are appropriate if practical. The basis of the style is the correct geometric shapes throughout (smooth walls without decorative effects, furniture of the appropriate shape). The style is called Hi-Tech, which literally means "high technology", there must be something like that in the room. The newer the items of technology are, the better you convey the style features.
The lighting of the living room is also important. Instead of the main chandelier, traditionally located in the center of the room, it is better to provide all kinds of LED backlights and dividing the space with light. Table lamps, sconces, ice-backlighting harmoniously fit into the interior, if they are made with an emphasis on manufacturability. This design option is available not only for a large area: it can be used in apartments with small dimensions.
The main thing is to correctly arrange the furniture and leave only the essentials in the room.
Once having seen a high-tech room, a person remains impressed for a long time. Often he hatches the idea of such a design solution for his home. With all the advantages of this direction, it is not suitable for everyone. The spectacular space of the room after a while for some becomes familiar, and someone begins to be weighed down. If you are thinking about making a hall in this direction, weigh the decision several times.
Young people, full of energy and enthusiasm, adapt best to the high-tech style. Such an environment encourages action and gives you a boost of energy for the day. A certain challenge and provocation that is felt in a high-tech room will delight the eyes of those who strive for it. This is the choice of those who are used to being in the spotlight and appreciate the unusual in style.
Recent trends indicate that modern style is moving from apartments to country houses, bringing in them an abundance of plastic and glass, bizarre shapes and maximally unloading the space. This direction is appropriate in apartments and houses of different sizes: if you wish, you can create such a design even in a small apartment, changing the aesthetic perception of the space. Minimalism and restraint are inherent in this direction, this is manifested in everything. The shapes of the premises have strict outlines, the furniture is laconic.
Partitions are a necessary element, which are best made of glass, but metal can also be used, dividing the room into zones, while leaving the space intact.
When planning a renovation, it is important to choose the right color scheme, which differs in many respects from the usual one used for the living room. The most popular colors are black, gray, white, sand and beige. Due to the desirable presence of metal parts in the interior, you can use the metallic color for some elements in the room. If you want to emphasize selective details, you can highlight them with a small spot of color.
To make a good modern renovation, you need a lot of money. This is due to the fact that high-quality beautiful materials and special furniture cost a lot, the latest technology innovations will take away the bulk of your budget for the design of a new living space. If you have the opportunity to devote the lion's share of the family budget to creating a stylish living room, then go for it. However, if finances are not enough, it is better to stay on something else, less demanding.
Once you've decided on creating a stylish and modern space, it's important to decide on a stylistic idea. It is easier for this to view photos of rooms in this style and choose for yourself what you like. It's important to start with the ceiling. You can create something versatile and interesting, for which it is worth using metal suspended structures, or a stretch ceiling that will organically fit into this room design. There should be niches in the ceiling covering in which various lighting will be located.
Lighting devices (lamps, bulbs and LED strips) should be selected according to size, color and lighting power. Since the style is designed to make life easier for its owner, modern lighting can be turned on and off using a special remote control. Usually this applies to additional lighting options, and the main luminaire is most often turned on with a switch. When the ceiling is completely ready, you should tackle the walls.
The design of the walls does not imply any drawings, stucco moldings or other elements. The surface is often even, the texture is as smooth as possible. Color solutions are selected in light colors (white, gray or beige shades of the palette). So you can expand the space, make it visually airy. The most popular finishes are plain wallpaper or paint. If you decide to paint the walls, then you can choose from glossy and matte options.
If you want to make decor on the walls, you can use mirror or glossy panels, which are placed in the most suitable places. You can complement such elements with lighting to add additional emphasis to them. When the walls are finished, you should proceed to work on the floor.
For the Hi-Tech style, the following coatings will be most suitable:
- linoleum (can be glossy, matte);
- laminate (colors and textures are selected in contrast to the walls);
- ceramic tiles (the color scheme is close to the general tone of the room).
Carpets should be completely absent from the room if you are creating it in the style of modern technology. For convenience and comfort, you can put a small rug with a small nap next to the sofa, which will serve as a decorative element, do not overload the space with such details. As for the windows, you can decorate them by placing blinds on them. These can be vertical, horizontal options, but always made in light colors. If the interior is too restrained and cold, you can add curtains to it.
They should not be too dense, mostly monochromatic, with a simple texture.
We select furniture
For high-tech style, practicality is important, because furniture in the room is placed exclusively for specific purposes. If you want to diversify the space, you can add transformable pieces of furniture. These can be mobile coffee or side tables, racks with shelves for accessories (including built-in ones), metal chairs, modular sofas and armchairs. If we talk about upholstered furniture, its color scheme should be predominantly light, although sometimes bright shades are allowed to create a contrasting image.
Besides the fact that furniture must be practical, it must be modern. This manifests itself in the forms, materials and textiles from which each element is made. Another important feature of high-tech furniture is unexpected possibilities. Glass shelves, which are practically invisible, but carry a practical load, will fit well into the interior. It is these characteristics of furniture that distinguish the style of new technologies from all others.
Colors and prints
Since high-tech involves the use of solid colors in the interior, it is important to be able to use shades correctly so that they do not merge into a monotonous boring picture, but interestingly pass from one to another. For example, a suspended ceiling is best done by combining a light and darker contrasting shade, which creates the effect of volumetric space. When it comes to color schemes of furniture, everything is about the same here. The texture of the fabric should be fairly simple. It is better not to use upholstered furniture with a print: this is important for maintaining the style. If you want to highlight a certain area, this can be done with a bright color spot.
One of the sofas can be red, the chairs can be brightly colored.
If you want to make your wall designs interesting, you can use photosbut they must be black and white. Pictures can also be used, but it is worth placing them in metal frames. If you don't have anything suitable, you can use any printed wallpaper that is important to frame. The decor can also be used on glass partitions, decorating them with a small backlight and thinking over an interesting print that will emphasize your style, give it softness and warmth.
Beautiful examples in the interior
If you want to create a stylish and luxurious interior, using a combination of light and dark colors will be the most suitable option. To unload the color scheme, you can use accent spots, for example, yellow pillows on the couch or decorative elements in the form of a green glass bottle.
For those who want to make the interior lively and juicy, it is better to use paintings. It can be one or several pictures that are continuation of each other. This technique will be a bright accent in the room. The use of colored textiles in the form of pillows on the sofa to match the carpet next to the furniture creates a special comfort in the room.
You will learn more about how to decorate a living room in the style of new technologies in the following video.