Many people think that a small apartment cannot become a place in which to live comfortably. The size of the space is a relative concept. It is necessary to take into account how many square meters are per person, how exactly the furniture is located in the room. It is by these criteria that it is necessary to determine the space in the room.
A small apartment also has significant advantages, it is more economical. It is much easier and faster to clean it, you have to pay less for utilities.
In order to have enough space for everyone, it is necessary to correctly zone the room.
Separation - what is it?
A standard apartment has no more than 40 sq. m. useful area. Visually, such a limited space creates a feeling of tightness. There are methods available to help expand the space and add more air to the room. The main trick is the division into special zones.
It is advisable to exclude interior partitions. They hide the desired square meters. It is best to use sliding doors. If they are open, they are almost invisible. If the sliding doors are closed, this is an excellent partition.
Sliding doors are used in fully open studios and standard one-room apartments. Mobile partitions are a modern solution for room zoning. Stylish curtains, for example, made of satin or bamboo, can play their role. Use this solution at home.
To increase the space, furniture that can be transformed is suitable.
The lack of a lot of furnishings makes the room more free. Today you can order custom-made pieces of furniture for your individual sizes. It won't be difficult.
To highlight some area in the room, you can create a podium in this place. This will separate a bed or, for example, a work area for a child. The podium is considered a modern solution in the interior of a one-room apartment. To save space, you can mount different drawers in the podium. They can store a lot of things that you often don't need.
Another way to divide the space is the ceiling into several levels. In small rooms, this technique is used quite often. The zones can be highlighted with the color of the walls. This is one of the secrets of designers.
For the effect of lengthening the wall, you can paint opposite sides in contrasting colors. To highlight one wall, an original lighting is hung on it. Experimenting will help you get creative and divide your room into separate zones.
How to organize it correctly?
You need to know how interior zoning is performed in standard apartments. The preservation of family happiness and well-being is facilitated by the presence of a separate corner for each family member. Ideal when everyone has a separate room.
Unfortunately, for many Russians this is an unaffordable luxury that can only dream of.
Zoning can partially satisfy the need for personal space. The development of the interior of a standard apartment offers zoning within one room. An open plan means the joining of two rooms when the interior partitions are dismantled.
Zones in spacious rooms are most clearly distinguished when they are sufficiently remote from each other and separated by decor, architectural details or decoration.
In a small apartment, this method can lead to crushing, which has the opposite effect. Families with small children will prefer separate rooms. For bachelors and childless families, the development of a design with a division into zones will be the most optimal option. This will help save and make the most of every centimeter of apartment space.
When fulfilling an order for the development of interior design, specialists use various methods of dividing into zones:
- Furniture zoning involves the choice of various shapes (from the fancy outlines of the countertop and the bar counter to the corner sofa).
- Another method involves highlighting individual areas using lighting. The combination of wall lamps, table and floor lamps, spotlights, wall lamps, floor lamps and busbar systems creates a sense of privacy in individual corners.
- Economical methods include the use of transformer partitions. Interior design development involves the use of all kinds of functional screens. Made of wood, silk painted in oriental style, they give the interior individuality and special charm.
- Another option for partitions can be curtains and sliding partitions structures. The partition on a roller support or hanger can go with the canvas into the wall or move along the outer side. The disadvantages of this method include violation of the integrity of the floor covering and the transfer of sockets, switches, furniture from the movement area.
If you want to divide your apartment into separate zones, plan their location before renovation begins.
The distribution of the zone must be done deliberately. So you can increase the space, there will be optimization, ergonomics, harmonization of the house.
For information on how you can make zoning in an apartment, see the next video.
Don't be afraid to make bold decisions. To transform the room, you can demolish the extra walls. You can safely combine a kitchen and a living room or, for example, a bathroom and a toilet.
In a modern interior, you can combine a living room with a bathroom. Such a stylistic solution will suit people who live on their own. If you have a large family with children, this would be a bad idea.
Furniture and interior items
Designers recommend choosing furniture to match the color of the walls. It is advisable to choose light colors. This helps to visually expand the space. Furniture must be installed in a minimum amount so that you have somewhere to hide all the things in the room, while the furniture does not clutter up the room.
Furniture helps to divide the room into several zones. So one room can become multifunctional; you do not need many square meters for a comfortable life. The main problem in most apartments is the lack of space to store all the necessary things. The basic rule is not to throw trash on the closet: this way you make the room sloppy, you might think that the hostess in this house does not like order.
Modern designers are advised to buy cabinets up to the ceiling. You can choose a wardrobe with a mirrored door. This will help to visually expand the space, but such a mirrored door will often have to be washed with special products. You can fit a large number of things in a closet of maximum height. Your sweaters and jeans will fit here, and there will be a place for a vacuum cleaner. This is quite convenient.
Also choose a sofa with a special drawer: you can put bed linen in it.
Tips & Tricks
It is necessary to take into account the interests of all residents of the apartment. Each family member should find a personal inner space, for this you need to clean the room. First, you need to plan the zones and only then translate your ideas into reality. Some helpful tips:
- Use built-in furniture. Most often, in modern interiors, a built-in wardrobe is used, which is desirable to order according to individual sizes.
- Get rid of the doors. This technique will help to significantly expand the usable space.
- Create a podium in the room to highlight specific areas.
- Equip the steps of the podium with additional drawers.
- Get rid of unnecessary walls.
- Order a ceiling-high cabinet with a mirrored door.
Successful examples and options
With your own hands, you can create the perfect apartment for your family, take into account our recommendations. Competent organization of the place will help visually expand the space. Check out some ideas: