The studio apartment is a very popular modern home. Such real estate can belong to both the economy class and the elite sector. Examples of interior design of a studio apartment tell us that it is necessary to plan renovations in such a space with special care.
Features of the repair of the combined room
A studio apartment is a room without internal partitions. The kitchen, sleeping area and living room are located in one space. The toilet and bathroom are, of course, separate. There are large studios, where only the kitchen and living room are combined, and the rest of the rooms are separated by partitions. Such options can be found in the houses of "Khrushchev". Studios are bought either because they are cheap or to pay tribute to fashion. In the first case, the absence of partitions "expands" the boundaries of small apartments from 18 sq. m. In the second, it helps to create a modern and stylish space, where you can implement many relevant concepts of interior design.
Repair and design of a studio apartment is fundamentally different from repair in an apartment with a conventional layout:
- The absence of partitions creates the need to divide the room into zones. This can be done by changing the wall covering, installing screens, laying carpets. You can also zone the room with furniture, lighting fixtures, multi-level ceilings and floors.
- Repair in such an apartment is done at once. If, with a normal layout, this process can be divided into rooms, then here you will have to think over the design and carry out finishing work at the same time. You will also have to buy building materials for the whole apartment at once. And, of course, it will be very problematic to live there during the renovation.
- In addition to design, it is important to think over ergonomics: how it will be possible to move around the room, whether residents will touch the furniture when walking, where to find additional storage space. It is important to think over the exhaust system so that kitchen odors spread as little as possible in living areas.
To solve all these problems, it is advisable to hire a competent designer.
However, those who purchase economy housing often cannot afford such services. In this case, you can get inspired by various fashionable ideas and trends.
Ways to save space
Studio design is usually done in a modern style. The minimalist style will help save space, when there are only the most necessary things in the room, and everything that can be hidden is hidden from the eyes. The border of zones in a studio apartment should be either very thin or functional. For example, a sleeping area or a children's corner is often separated by a light screen. Japanese curtains are very suitable for this purpose.
In some apartments, designers implement modern ideas, for example, fencing off areas with thin perforated metal sheets.
An example of a functional partition is a slide rack, on which you can place books, vases, small items. In this case, the structure will transmit light and will not clutter up the room. The kitchen area is often separated from the living room by a bar counter - it serves as a dining table and is the physical horizontal border of the two parts of the room. Multifunctional furniture is very popular in studio apartments.For example, a bunk bed or a loft bed, when the sleeping place is located at the top, and below is a work area (computer desk), or a sofa.
If a family lives in the apartment, and it is advisable to put a full bed in the sleeping area, it makes sense to choose a model with a storage system below. Then it will be possible to arrange a lot of things under the bed, delicately removing them from the eyes. The most "popular" option for a bed for a married couple in such an apartment, of course, is a folding sofa. During the day, it takes up 2 times less space than at night. It is advisable to purchase the technique small and flat.
The TV must be placed on the wall on a special bracket. Cabinets for electronics will clutter up the room.
In a studio apartment with an area of 25 square meters or similar dimensions, the corners should not be empty. They can accommodate small cabinets or small corner shelves. A mezzanine can be designed as additional storage space. The shelves of shelves or cabinets may not be deep so that they do not take up space in width, but you can make them from floor to ceiling. This will allow you to make the most of your space. To use such a cabinet, a small household step-ladder will come in handy.
Tables and chairs (for both dining and work areas) should be selected so that the chairs move completely. For this, curly notches are made in the tables, or chairs without backs are purchased. Particular attention should be paid to the window, especially if there is only one. The best option is not to clutter up the window sill with anything and choose short curtains, or blinds or roller models. The tighter they fit against the glass, the more space will remain in the room. The windowsill must be open.
Small area design examples
A small kitchen area fits into 2/3 of the wall. Everything is provided in a small set: a sink, a hob with an oven and even a narrow hood. The room has a dining area for guests (table and chairs in the corner) and also a breakfast area behind the bar at the kitchen unit. The living area is separated by a sofa facing the kitchen. The design of the room is developed in two main colors - dark yellow and gray-black. Repeating in different details of the interior, these two shades link everything into a single ensemble
Lighting in each zone is different. This allows you to save energy and not interfere with each other, for example, when in the evening someone is having dinner at the bar, and someone is relaxing on the couch.
An excellent example of competent design in an apartment of 20 and 30 sq. m. From the hallway of this apartment, the visitor immediately enters the kitchen. It is separated by an "island" - a fairly wide table, which additionally serves as a work surface. Inside it, most likely, there is a storage system. Backless bar stools slide nicely under the table to clear the way. A cabinet and shelves under the ceiling allow you to store food
The recreation area is separated by a wardrobe partition. Books, sports equipment, souvenirs are kept on the shelves. An interesting detail: an open mezzanine is equipped under the ceiling and is additionally illuminated. If you buy storage cases, you can put a lot of things in there and it will look neat.
Here the room is divided exactly in half: part is occupied by a kitchen with a dining table, and part is a living area, which, most likely, also plays the role of a bedroom. A neat set with hanging cabinets and a refrigerator fit into the kitchen. The living area is separated by a decorative wooden partition and highlighted by a carpet. The zones are different, but since the space is open, they are color-related: the shade of the carpet echoes the color of the kitchen unit and the decorative elements on the canvas
Wooden partitions are in harmony with the table and chandelier.
Here, the recreation area is separated from the kitchen by a cozy partition with a brick finish.In the kitchen area, furniture is compactly located along the walls, in the center there is a table in the form of a bar counter. Each zone has its own lighting. Despite such an obvious distinction, the interior items in this studio are related by color scheme
How to plan space in a one-room studio apartment, see below.