Organization of space

5 most common mistakes in the arrangement of small rooms

Is it really easy to make out a smallroom? Do not mistake the one who does nothing? Today we will tell you how to equip a modest space without errors. Happy owners of a small living space often use phrases like "small but own" in real estate conversations. It sounds, more likely, as an attempt to justify not so enviable footage and own opportunities, rather than as sincere pride in oneself. But why is it so? There is an opinion - the more space, the better. We hasten to dispel the established "dimensional" stereotype. The immense area of ​​an apartment or a house is, of course, always good, but in a limited number of square meters there is nothing shameful. On the contrary, a small space gives an excellent opportunity to realize, which is not always successfully applied for a giant home. The final result, which will show whether your house will become more spacious or still doomed to cramped, directly depends on a competent and most thoughtful arrangement of the interior. Just starting to decorate the bare walls of the room or deciding to reorganize existing ones, follow the principle: "Warning - means armed." Taking advantage of the hints of architect Yevgeny Vilenkin, designer Anna Chevereva and decorator Milya Zagumennaya, we identified the most common mistakes in the design of the premises, which are better to know in advance than to correct after the fact.

1. The wrong color of the walls

Bright heads of design are recommended to use inthe design of the walls as the main, it visually increases the space and volume of the room. So it is, this technique is ideal for relatively large areas, but, surprisingly, his charms only partially operate within a very small room. You do not need to completely abandon the light shades in the interior, but using deeper, more contrasting and vivid colors on at least one of the walls (and even on the ceiling), you will make the room more vibrant and dynamic. Mila Zagumennaya, decorator: - In my opinion, one of the most remarkable mistakes in a small interior is the completely monochrome color of the walls, without any contrasting hint. Based on my work experience, I can say that it's more interesting to look at a beautiful, more saturated color and texture just in the space of a small space. This makes the room richer, attracts attention not to the size, but to the overall stylistics. Our opinion: - When reflecting on the color of the walls, you can try to apply vertical or horizontal stripes. Thus, depending on the orientation of the lines, the space will increase in height or width, respectively. Alternatively, you can use the gradation of the color of the horizontal stripes, from the darkest ones below, weakening the depth of the shade in the direction of the ceiling. Vertical bands can be contrasted and alternate with each other in the thickness of the lines.

2. Furniture not in size

Once again they sound like the mantra of the word - "avoidpiling up furniture, "and for the time being, most still neglect the rule, and strive to block the access of oxygen to the room. On the one hand, the desire to maximally equip space with furniture can be understood, it's something everyday. Here you have a cabinet with a cabinet, a sofa and a bed, and next to the desk is paired with the reception section for six people, and it's all in one place - it's convenient, is not it? On the other hand, this option is suitable only for a furniture warehouse on the day of shipment, but not in a residential room of modest size, and in fact for someone it's the norm. , leave only the most necessary furniture: bulk chairs replaced with chairs made of transparent plastic, choose a horizontal solution for floor items: pedestals, chests of drawers, stands for multimedia. If possible, by lowering their height below eye level, you will visually free the middle and upper part of the walls, moving the entire load to the floor. When deciding to install a cabinet or rack, use the entire height of the room, from floor to ceiling, so you will get extra storage space. Anna Chevereva, designer: - Before you fill the room with furniture, you need to measure. Depending on the results obtained, the furniture must be matched with the appropriate distance, and with the necessary minimum distance of 80 cm, between each of the interior items. By the way, do not forget to take into account the place for opening boxes, doors, the necessary space for moving the chair and stuff. If speech, for example, is about a private area, it is more reasonable to abandon a chair with a floor lamp in favor of a more spacious bed with thoughtful lighting. Sleeping place is best placed in such a way that it has access to both sides, that is, the bed should not stand back to the wall. The room will become more spacious and comfortable. Evgeny Vilenkin, architect: - The ill-considered attitude to space and functional zones is extremely inexcusable. In conditions of a shortage of space, you can use transforming furniture. It has a number of shortcomings in the form of more rapid wear and tear of mechanisms and working units. But nevertheless, the transformation of an apartment into a "dwelling-theater" with the transformation of space, depending on the prevailing function at the given moment, is fully justified.

3. Partial use of space

Owners of large apartments rarely thinkon how to more compactly organize storage space for things, although there is always room for them. But the owners of small apartments are almost the root cause of a constant headache. Soberly estimating the innumerable amount of the acquired good, you understand: it's a pity to throw it away, and there is nowhere to store it. In the course are cumbersome cabinets, massive pedestals and other structures that simply "eat" space, and do not contain everything and everything. Be trickier, deceive the footage, freeing up space, using every seemingly unsuitable corner for storing things. Our opinion: - Integrate the small bedside tables under the window sill, immerse the rack in the piers between the windows, make hinged boxes above the doorway, at the end of the day, use the voids under the bed, turning them into an additional storage space. Using at least one of the above examples, you yourself will be surprised at who was the person who dragged all this furniture to your room.

4. Excessive decoration

Naturally, functionality is a favoritea small space, but do not forget about the aesthetic aspect of the arrangement of the premises. Paradoxically, it is at the stage of decorating the interior that problems begin. We are all unique, and each of us has a different degree of craving for beauty. For someone, a small vase on the pedestal is enough, and somebody else hangs pictures on the wall with a second layer - and everything is not enough. The golden rule of decorating modest chambers is to count the number of objects. Even the most unusual accessories can simply lose their attractiveness in the general excess stream of decor. Less is more. m decorating a small space, create a visual center of the room, it can be painting on the wall or one element, but one that is able to compete with a thousand trinkets. Expand space is also possible with the help of ornaments: glass, mirror and other reflective accessories will come into play with light, giving the room a lightness. Mila Zagumennaya, decorator: - Decorating the room with decorative elements, the room should be perceived as a monumental work of art. Simply put, you need to allocate for yourself what will be the main decorative spots - textiles or carpets for example, and that will complement them: pictures, vases, small accessories. Excessive filling with small details "clutters up" space, but, of course, everything is very individual.

5. Lack of light

Everything is clear. There is light - it's good, there is no light - it's dark. The problem of a small space is just darkness, and to solve it, one ceiling lamp is not enough, because due to poor lighting, the room visually narrows even more, unnecessary shadows and discomfort appear. Of course, no one offers a few square meters to make a dazzling illumination of the football stadium, but to highlight each of the functional areas as a supplement to the general light is necessary. Typically, small rooms are proportionally small windows. A fatal mistake will be if you "cut off" the natural light with the help of tight fabric curtains. In addition to the absence of sunlight, this window decoration adds to the general atmosphere of the space, thereby constraining its dimensions - light and translucent materials will be an ideal solution, of course, if you are not a vampire. Anna Chevereva, designer: - Pay attention to additional lighting, as poorly lit areas will make the room even smaller. Use wall lights - sconces, desk lights, lights in the closet or behind the TV. To date, the curly fluorescent lighting is gaining popularity, like signage in bars. Design an individual design, choose a color, make up your own phrase or word - it's very personalized space. Think about convenient locations for switches and sockets - comfort extends the boundaries of a small room., Mila Zagumennaya, Anna Chevereva, Evgeny Vilenkin