Design studio apartments has its own characteristics, where it is important to creatively approach the zoning of space.
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So from an ordinary small apartment you can make a studio where all the needs of the residents will be taken into account.
The layout of an ordinary small apartment cannot provide the necessary comfort, especially if more than 1 person lives there. Inside the studio apartment, in contrast to the classical, there are no internal partitions, except for the load-bearing walls, and the bathroom.
Studio apartment with one window
Design for a studio with one window to develop quite problematic. The point is not in the size of the room itself, but in the layout. The window in such apartments is located exactly at the short walls, and the room is extended in length.
To provide more free space, resort to the use of such a style as minimalism. This design is discreet in design, a certain rigor, which is achieved through the choice of functional furniture, the use of basic colors.
In the design of such premises it is important not only to furnish comfortably the surrounding space, but also to resolve the issue with the light. Due to the fact that the apartment has only one window, the world may not be enough, but this question can be solved, the main thing is to approach the issue correctly.
To fill the space with light use multiple light devices. You can hang one ceiling, add point to it light fixtures. You can use enhanced wall lighting. In the hall zone, on the kitchen extra lighting is used.
Finishing the surfaces of each zone should be more natural colors, they will help to expand the space.
The brightest room in the studio apartment is the living area. AT living room zone is placed sofa. Depending on the size of the room, the sofa can serve as a bed. If the space can accommodate a bed, then it is placed behind the partition to create comfort. You can protect the bed wardrobehaving mirror doors.By the way, visually increase the space can be due to the mirror surfaces.
In addition to cabinets, the storage system in the studio apartment can serve:
- suspended shelves;
- drawers in the bed;
- small dressers.
To create a cosiness will help decorative elements, such as:
- wall paintings;
- a photo;
But, the decor should be a bit, because If you overdo it, the room may seem cluttered.
If you need to place a workplace, it is better to use window openings. By the way, it is very convenient if there are no curtains. To organize this, it’s enough to set a wide countertop on the windowsill.
This focus will allow you to simultaneously expand the space visually, add light inside the room, filling it with lightness. These were the main nuances of a small studio apartment with one window. Each zone should be considered separately.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
The kitchen-studio is created by demolishing only one partition. This gives you the opportunity to get more space for cooking, family dining or hanging out with your guests. The one who cooks food will not be cut off from the rest. In addition, there is more free space.
It is worth remembering some rules in the creation of a studio kitchen:
The color scheme can be any.
But it is better to choose colors that are not very different from the shades of the living area. As in any other room, the main emphasis can be placed on the kitchen. These can be bright curtains, chairs or tile. And the effect of lightness, can give a glass tablethat at the same time will increase the visual room.
Smooth transition of the kitchen.
Kitchen should smoothly go into the living area for this purpose it is better to choose natural partitions, for example, contrasting trim, level difference sex or ceiling. Often this is achieved with the help of furniture, namely a dining table with chairs or bar counter. The fencing of the kitchen area from the living room is due to of furniture will not create unnecessary clutter and preserve the integrity of the kitchen-studio.
Greatly clutter the room with furniture, things are not worth it.
To save space, install built-in appliances. Hood, refrigerator, dishwasher can be hidden under the facade of the kitchen.
For kitchen trifles fit a spacious wardrobe with drawers, which will be in the same style as the kitchen.
Height should be used to the maximum.
Kitchen cabinets, shelves need to hang as high as possible. If the height of the kitchen zone is sore, there is still free space above the kitchen unit, you can fill it with wicker boxes, baskets or storage boxes. Having installed the microwave oven over the oven, there is more room for other things.
To create the illusion of large space you need to think about lighting.
The kitchen has several functional areas, each of them should be lit, without interfering with other highlights in the remaining areas. Light is better to choose warm, it can be small lampshades, lamps.
We think through every detail.
The only thing that preference is to give the technique of small size (stove just two burners, a small refrigerator, oven), of course, if not a large family lives in a studio apartment. To do without a large number of pans, pots, you can buy a slow cooker or pressure cooker.
In advance, you need to consider what functions the kitchen will perform, and then compare its dimensions and shape of the room.
- the location of such communication systems as sewage, gas pipe, water supply;
- the number of windows, doorways, their size, location;
- the number of people living in the studio apartment;
- the frequency of cooking, because someone can cook from morning to evening in the kitchen, while others only have breakfast or dinner together;
- take into account the nuances, wishes (the presence of the bar, workplace, TV, etc.).
Design studio-bedroom depends on the size of the room. If several ways how to place a bed in a studio:
Rest area fencing can be made integrated or portable. The best options for zoning in the bedroom of a studio are transparent, mobile, light in weight partitions. As well as screens, racks, curtains, curtains, sliding doors that will not hamper the space, and close the light. Additionally, you can mark the sleep area with textiles, decor.
Wall niche is an affordable solution for rooms of different sizes. It is worth considering that any such partition will reduce the space, therefore, for narrow, cramped rooms, this option is better not to use. To visually limit the bedroom area and highlight a bright accent in the interior, you can apply bright paint or a drawing on the inside of the opening. Of course, the bedroom will complement comfortable lighting.
The easiest, economical way to put a bed in a studio is to buy a sofa, which in one easy movement will turn into bed. In today's market a lot of furniture that is transformed into a bed, for example, a sofa, an armchair, a table, a wardrobe.
This option can be attributed to the transported furniture, only it will be hidden in the wall, ceiling or floor. Lifting or built-in bed is much more difficult to install.. But, with such a design, free space will be added and it will look spectacular.
Having built a bed-podium in the apartment, you can perform two tasks at once. The bedroom area stands out, there is a place to store things. In the podium can be embedded drawers, which saves space. If you want to hide the bed, then you can attach small wheels to it, and in the daytime hide under the podium. Then from above appear free space that can be used with advantage, for example, under the work area.
If the ceilings in the apartment are high, then the option of erecting a second tier for a berth is suitable, or you can simply lift the bed up. This design looks interesting, and significantly saves space. Need to worry about lighting in a bed.
Such complexes are made not only for children's rooms.You can combine a sleeping area with a workplace, wardrobe or a place for receiving guests. Having thought out all your wishes, you can order a complex according to an individual plan.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Design studio hall
The lack of walls does not mean that there should be no border between the living room and other areas in the studio. The hall area also needs to be limited.
You can select zones only with lighting, for example, hang one or several lamps on a chain over the dining table, and install spotlights in the living room area.
The hall from the kitchen can be smoothly separated by a dining area or a bar counter. In places of transitions of other zones in the hall can be placed:
In order to save space television can be placed on a hanging shelf or, as many do now, hang on the wall. Beneath it remains a free space, which can be filled with advantage by placing a dresser or a small locker.
Living room with the hallway You can arrange the same, it will look interesting. Or, as a light zoning, put a different floor covering, for example, in the hallway to lay laminate, and in the hall carpet. The same design from the hallway visually expands the living area.
In the living area, combined with the hallway is better to put low furniture, it is a chest of drawers, shelves. At the entrance is placed a large mirror. It can hang in a frame or on a cabinet. By design, the hall and hallway should be similar.
The organization of the working area in the studio
For some, the working area is an important area. It is necessary to compactly fit into the interior and equip.
There are several rules of workplace organization:
- determine how much space should occupy the work area, depending on what should be there (computer, laptop, books, etc.);
- choose a place for arranging this corner;
- think over the lighting so that it is sufficient for work, but it did not interfere with the rest of the family members in other zones;
- interior design should be similar to other areas.
You can place the work area in any part of the apartment.
- Living area. In the area of the hall you can freely place your workplace. It can be located near the rack, which, by the way, will serve as a partition. You can organize a zone near the window, and protect it with a cabinet without a back wall or curtains.
- Sleeping place. What could be quieter and more quiet than a bed. This may be an ideal option for work. In the corner where the bedroom is located, you can organize an area for work. Limiting the bed only curtain or canopy.
- Kitchen area. It must be remembered that the kitchen area is not strongly combined with documents and a laptop. And in order to combine this, you can use the desktop shelving or a double table, where in one part it will be written, in the other kitchen.
- Balcony. In studios' apartments, the balcony is usually combined with the living room, which can be advantageously used for the working area. It is enough to place there a table and a chair, to fence oneself from the rest with a shelf or textiles.
If there is not much space in the studio apartment, then there are a few tricks that will help in this case.
Planning a studio apartment
Studio apartment without separate rooms requires careful planning and zoning. Regardless of who will live there and what dimensions of living space, here are a few highlights in creating a studio apartment plan:
For the sleeping area, you just need to select the angle. It is not necessary to put massive partitions. Fencing can be used to a minimum, just to have a sense of privacy, comfort. There are lots of types of partitions and how to do it. It can be like:
- removable partitions;
- open shelving;
Such a fence will create comfort in the sleep area, moreover, if guests come, the zone can be covered.
Enable all available space
When planning a studio apartment you need to take into account high ceilings, niches, wide corners, a balcony, storage rooms and use them to the maximum. With high ceilings, you can lift up the bed or make a second tier for the working area.
Any corners can be useful for something. There can be placed as shelves, and small lockers or other things. There you can equip not only a place to store things, but also the same working area.
Rational distribution of zones
It is necessary to decide on what zones are generally needed, how much they occupy an important place. Kitchen, living room, sleeping area is needed in any case. As for the dining room, work area, here at the discretion of the residents. Not all families are going to eat at a large table, someone does not need it at all.
The same goes for the work corner. We need to build on the needs of family members. Secondly, most of the time people spend in the living room, in the kitchen, therefore, they should be given more space. The bedroom is necessary for sleeping, for this zone it is possible to protect only the bed, this will be fair, and will save space.
Relatively free space
It must be remembered that this is a studio apartment and it is not necessary to overload it with partitions. If you set up partitions, you can build walls with the same success. In order for the interior to look harmonious, there should not be sharp transitions in color.
Zones need to be protected with light tools.:
- open shelving;
- sliding partitions.
And other things that let in enough light, air. If there is enough space in the studio to separate one zone with doors, then it is better to choose a transparent material or frosted glass.
Often, natural light in studio apartments may not be missed because of the number and size of windows (although this also plays an important role), but also because of the various partitions and curtains. The fact that other zones are fenced in prevents the passage of natural light through the apartment. Therefore, its shortage must be compensated by artificial.
By the way, with the help of lighting, you can additionally designate different zones, for example, so that the person reading on the sofa under the lamp does not interfere with another in the bedroom. The problem is solved with the help of height, location of the lamps, their size, directivity, light intensity.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Studio apartment design for a family with a child
At once it is necessary to take into account that a small child will live in the house, therefore, a place is determined where the baby will sleep and a place for his things, toys.
His corner should be made cozy, so that the child was comfortable there. On the walls you can stick wallpaper with a cheerful print, and lay a soft mat on the floor. In his corner, in addition to the crib, there is a chest of drawers for things, boxes for toys. Boxes can be compactly thrust under the bed.
All materials in the children's area should be environmentally friendly. The corner should have good lighting, sufficient moisture.
So that cooking does not prevent the baby from sleeping, you can put a partition in the kitchen, then there will be less noise coming from there. In order not to make noise on the TV, it can be placed in the same place in the kitchen or placed on the farthest wall from the children's corner.
The apartment should have a lot of space so that the child has where to play, therefore, if possible, lift the shelves up and do not load the room with unnecessary objects.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
To create comfort, space, practicality in a studio apartment, you need to remember some of the techniques that designers use in their work:
- a mirrored ceiling can visually lift it;
- mirror wall - increases the volume of the room;
- a mirror in front of the windows - adds light, visually expands the walls;
- the installation of mirrors behind lighting devices will give the room additional depth;
- in order to divert the guests' attention from the small dimensions of a studio apartment, you can hang a mirror opposite the brightest object in the interior, then it will be his reflection that will be visible.
- The use of multifunctional items. In order to compactly place all the necessary furniture, other furnishings can be purchased only multifunctional things. For example, built-in interior items, cabinets, other things with a mirror, glossy or transparent surface, and, of course, transformable furniture.
- Proper zoning studio. You can divide a studio into zones in various ways. These are different mirror, glass screens, partitions, textiles, a podium, a multilevel floor, a ceiling, pieces of furniture, various finishing materials. Everything is selected individually.
With the help of such techniques, you can intelligently use all the space in a studio apartment, fill it with freshness, lightness, and enough light.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Correct studio apartment zoning
In addition to the correct distribution of zones, it is necessary to distinguish them visually.return to menu ↑
One of the easiest ways to divide a studio apartment into zones is a color separation.Zoning can be achieved through the use of different colors, textures in different areas of the room.
The best option is the use of light colors that give the room space, airiness, expand the room visually. In some cases, zones can be combined in the same color, but its shades should be different. Color accents may remain the same.return to menu ↑
Delimitation by furniture
This method can be used between the kitchen and living area, living-bedroom or hallway. For this, racks are purchased that do not have a back wall. This is not only a subject of zoning, but also a place to store various trifles. Between the kitchen and the living area, you can place a bar counter, which in combination will play the role of a dining table.
In order not to get the impression that this is one room, the style of furniture should be different. Then, the transition from one zone to another will be felt. The problem of lack of free space is solved with the help of transforming furniture.. So, the table can be foldable, a sofa or a wardrobe can turn into a bed.return to menu ↑
The aquarium at the intersection of two zones will play the role not only of the partition, but also the main accent in the studio apartment and the bigger the better. It can be installed on the border of the kitchen and living room, bedroom-study, or bedroom-hall.return to menu ↑
Ceiling and floor zoning
This method refers to the popular, because with the help of multi-level ceilings, floors, it is possible to effectively divide the studio into different zones. Different materials for the ceiling, the floor can be used in all areas at once, or select one.
So, in the kitchen can be tile, plasterboard ceiling, in the living room laminate, stretch ceiling, and in the bedroom you can lay a carpet, make a 3D ceiling. Also, you can use the fence area with decorative beams. In this case, there is additional space for storing various things, without loading the free space below.return to menu ↑
The cardinal way of dividing a studio into separate zones is decorative designs. As such structures can be used arches, which give an unobtrusive separation of zones.
The design uses shelves, performs several functions at once, it is the demarcation of space, storage of things. This option solves the issue with the rack, if the shelves are of sufficient size, then you do not need to buy it.
Installation of the podium
Another way to zoning is the podium. To save space, it is installed in the sleeping area. The podium can serve as a place to store things, if you build in there drawers. This design overcame quite stylish, non-standard. If you need to equip the workplace, and it is quite often used, then you can place it on the podium.return to menu ↑
This zoning method is suitable for large spaces. In small apartments, it will only hamper the space. Drywall panels are an easy, cheap way to split. These partitions can be decorated with wallpaper, different patterns or make them racks for storing small items, plants in pots. Additionally, you can install the backlight on the partition.
Studio apartment is becoming a popular place to stay not only for bachelors, but also for young families. It is important to competently approach the issue of design of the room to get a practical, comfortable living space.
Studio apartment is not always small and uncomfortable. With proper planning, everything can be done compactly and practical. And most importantly, you will not feel discomfort. After reviewing the information, please leave your comments with arguments in the comments. They will be useful to other readers. Your opinion is very important to us. Thank you for your participation. We appreciate your every review and your time.
- Spaciousness, good illumination of the room.
- Layout areas for their functions, needs.
- The design of the room in the style you like.
- A small distance between the areas of work, rest, bed.
- The increase in the area of the apartment due to the demolition of walls, lack of corridors.
- Inconvenient accommodation for a large family due to the lack of separate rooms for each.
- Coordination of changes in apartment planning with regulatory organizations.
- Arrangement of new electrical wiring due to the demolition of the walls.
- The spread of noise, odors throughout the apartment due to the lack of partitions.
- Using a shower stall instead of a bath due to the small size of the room.