Organization of space

How to make the living room comfortable and cozy: 10 tips


How can the living room become comfortable, without losing the comfort of home? This article will tell you about the practical approach to the arrangement of the main room of the house

From the beginning, the owner whoReceive guests, hence the special room reserved for this, often the main thing in the house - so there was a living room. A kind of business card, and nowadays it is from the living room, as a rule, that the guest begins to get acquainted with the home.

In addition to receptions, the living room plays an important roleSpace where the hosts can relax together, get together to watch a movie or a board game, a gala dinner, or comfortably sit down while reading a book. Often this is the largest and cozy room (after the kitchen, of course), it is the key link in the whole residential area and sets the overall atmosphere of the home space, but apart from aesthetic beauty it should be as convenient, functional and practical as possible, based on the direct translation from English: Living room - room for living.

Below are a few tips on how to combine beauty with convenience.

1. Discharge the situation

Arranging the living room from scratch or all the sameHaving decided to give a "second wind" to the existing one, follow the rule of the golden mean - the room should be light and spacious, regardless of the actual dimensions. Considering the placement of furniture, decor elements and other interior items, avoid piling up - it's better less, but with taste, rather than everything at once. Of course, this does not mean that there should be only an orphaned sofa in the middle of the room, but an aesthetically and functionally thought-out approach to interior design is the way to a balance of beauty and convenience.

2. Store things using the space with the mind

No matter, the tiny living room you have or its dimensionsExceed the area of ​​the average Moscow apartment - there is always the opportunity to use additional space to store things that are necessary and not very. To date, there are many so-called smart-models of furniture, which in addition to the direct function have additional. For example, a coffee table with drawers for storing small items, sofas with built-in shelves for books, multifunctional and compact shelving. So you can save space by getting rid of bulky cabinets and Romanian walls, placing things compactly.

3. Create the center of the room

Proceeding from the fact that all the same the mainThe purpose of the living room is to receive guests and spend time in a company of several people, it would be nice to organize a conditional center of the room. Putting chairs, sofa sections and any other seating around the intended point, which can serve as a tea table, an understated flat pedestal or an electric fireplace near the wall, you will create a "fulcrum" for subsequent actions in the design.

4. Form the living room zones

Starting from the central part of the living room withEquipped with seats, move further, dividing the area into zones. If the size of the living room is large enough, it can be multifunctional. Dividing, for example, a piece of space with compact end-to-end book racks or consoles for multimedia devices, you can easily combine a soft corner for watching movies and a dining room for festive dinners. In old houses of Soviet times zoning is almost the only way to diversify the rectangular narrow living room area.

5. Light the light

One of the decisive factors in the design of anyThe rooms are lighting fixtures, the living room is not an exception. The era of a single chandelier of general light in the center of the ceiling is long gone, sharp shadows and inappropriate glare can spoil the most thoughtful interior.

Lighting should be organized so thatCorrespond to several scenarios of using the living room - from direct reception of guests to a cozy reading of the book on the floor. Place lighting devices in accordance with each zone of the room, if it is worth the dining table, even in a corner, it is logical to hang a chandelier or ceiling lamp above it, while a long-leged floor lamp will be appropriate in the area of ​​a soft corner. Use different types of lighting devices, so you can create the necessary atmosphere in each area of ​​the living room.

6. Look for an alternative to a soft corner

Everyone remembers these cumbersome, often dusty plushThe designs, usually occupying one of the corners of the room - it's time to forget. Undoubtedly, the basis of any living room is the sofa group. Depending on the available size of the room, there are several options for choosing places for rest in a sitting or lying position. If the living room is large enough, use low wide sofas and sets.

They are ideal for a great holidayA company where everyone has enough space, paired with tea tables or pedestals, it will be convenient not only to chat, sip tea, but also to involve everyone in an exciting board game. Do not be afraid to combine several styles and options for seats - this is a good solution to emphasize the so-called zone of communication. If your main room is not so great, and the desired couch in a pair with armchairs already at the entrance is prevented from getting inside, do not worry, get a less bulky sofa and a couple of armchairs-bags - they will perfectly complement each other.

7. Open the windows

In addition to artificial light sourcesRoom, an important role is played by natural light. If your living room can not boast French windows from floor to ceiling, and there is one small window in it, do not put a heavy curtain on it - open the room light. Ideal suited fabric louvered light colors, which in the closed state will not strongly absorb the external light, but also do not make the room open area under the sun. If you are the owner of a beautiful panorama from the windows to the floor - decorate them with a transparent tulle, adding all the same horizontal or vertical fabric blinds.

8. Disguise the TV

Unfortunately or fortunately, the TV gotThe status of an integral and full member of the "home society" on a par with such traditional things as a bed or a chair. Many owners and decorators when decorating the room simply do not attach much importance to the placement (not the location) of the TV and other multimedia devices in the general picture of space, but in vain.

To date, there are manyStylized device designers, and what if you are the owner of not the cheapest, but still ordinary electronics, which, to put it mildly, is not very well located on the wall and does not emphasize the dignity of the room, and often serves as a banal dust collector? For this, there are a number of approaches that will help to free the occupied surfaces, hide metal boxes, wires and plasma panels, retaining the look and not losing the functionality of the latter.

For example, use the services of the sameSmart furniture objects, automatic retractable consoles, niches with sliding panels - they neatly disguise the products of technological progress, saving you from extra cleaning. An alternative is also a ceiling projector or built-in speaker system, but this is a separate topic.

9. Unload the interior from accessories

Only in the grandmother's apartment it is permissible to store"Zoo" of animal figurines of the 60s, 101 souvenir plates from Egypt on the wall and other unnecessary trifles. Do not overload the interior of the living room with a lot of different accessories, even if each of them is unique, the minimal effect from such design is eclectic, the maximum is bad taste.

Define for yourself several lines and styles inDecor, let it be a monophonic canvas with oil, but ideally fits into the color of the carved oak table, or a mirror (necessarily) in a unique and original frame. Do not get carried away by the number of decorative pillows, carpets and other cloth products - it's much easier to breathe indoors without dust.

10. Increase the area in fact

If your living room is not very largeSizes, but adjacent to the kitchen or has access to the balcony or loggia, boldly expand its borders. There is nothing wrong with the fact that your small room will become much more at the expense of the kitchen and turn into a living room-studio. Everything works on the same principle of zoning: the kitchen turns into a dining room with a full dining table and work surface, smoothly flowing into a library, recreation area or study, which, by the way, can be organized on the territory of a former balcony or loggia.