Organization of space

Living room combined with anteroom: how to equip and zonify

What if your hallway is halfLiving room? To demolish a wall or leave? In today's material, we will consider this issue from all sides and give exhaustive advice on finding a solution. If the theater starts with a hanger, and not at all from the stage, then the house is undoubtedly with, not with. Let's be frank, the hallway is by no means the main place in the house, but, undoubtedly, one of the most visited in it, and the organization of space needs to be thought out no less thoroughly. Here we kiss each other goodbye and meet in the evening after a hard day, start for the guests an excursion to Dwelling and keep things of prime necessity, whether it be an umbrella or keys. Adjacent to the entrance door, the hallway serves as a buffer zone between the public space and the private area, is the "starting point" to the rest of the house and is usually separated by a wall or doors. This is a classic variant of planning, but time is passing, and now owners of small-sized housing, guided not only by the aesthetic but also the practical approach to interior design, are increasingly resorting to the unification of several spaces into one. Abolishing, for example, the partition between the front corridor and the living room, at the exit we get a space visually enlarged several times, but no longer having a clear distinction. Any "prompt" intervention and redevelopment do not pass without a trace, they have their advantages and disadvantages. Hearing the professional recommendations of the architects Natalia Guseva and Inga Azhiri, we collected 10 tips on how to make the process of "merging" the two squares competently so that you do not have to erect the walls again. 1. Furniture After the complete dismantling of walls, doorways and all obstacles on the way to the living room, each of the unified zones still has to fulfill its immediate function. Having decided that now the room has become larger, it is not necessary to accommodate the maximum number of pieces of furniture in the main room of the house, crossing the conditional boundaries from the hallway. Incorrect arrangement of furniture can play a cruel joke with you, when from the threshold you will stumble on the sofa or pass in the street shoes to the other end of the living room behind the keys. Everything should be in its place. Leave a vertical or wall hanger in the hallway, replace the bulky chest of drawers with the built-in storage system. Natalia Guseva, architect: - Often in small studio apartments you want to save on the space of the hallway, limiting only one built-in closet for outer clothing, which can nicely sit somewhere in the corner. If he will respond by color and style of furniture in the living room, then he will harmoniously fit into the common space. Facebook.com/kvarta.eco Inga Ajgirey, designer: - First of all, you should understand what unity of the hall and living room is for. Do you want to be in the living room to see who comes or goes? Do you need a full or partial consolidation? If you still combine, then it is necessary to immediately decide what will be the partitions, their functionality. It is possible to divide the rooms with a full-height cabinet with mezzanines (of small depth, but a solid storage volume). It will become a link between two rooms, also the depth of the cabinet can be used on both sides of the hallway and living room. You can demarcate the premises with a low (1.5 m) rack or chest of drawers, this will give additional storage possibilities. Facebook.com/inga.azhgirei 2. Color Walls By combining spaces, do not use one solid color in the room. The absence of a color transition from one zone to another, paradoxically, can visually reduce the area of ​​rooms - in this case there will be either one large entrance hall or a medium sized living room. Use similar shades, smoothly pouring the front corridor into the room, avoiding too noticeable a contrast: it can be textured plaster, wallpaper or a difference in shades. Inga Azhirey, designer: - With the combined premises, I would not recommend too sharp color transitions zones, otherwise there will be a feeling of a small, suddenly "pasted" hallway. It can be the same color of the walls as in the living room, or close, but with a different texture, or, conversely, smooth. I am for the unity of style. Facebook.com/inga.azhgirei 3. Decor In the case of a "confluence" of spaces such as an entrance hall and living room, the use of decor has a dual function: decoration of the room and zoning. Half-meter vase or floor sculpture, a series of photographs or pictures on the wall will be an excellent, discreet way to delineate the entrance to the dwelling and recreation area. Inga Azhirey, designer: - In the design of the hallway it will be enough to add one interesting, unusual element to designate the room, give it individuality and independence, but not separate (in style) from other rooms. It can be a mirror in a bold unusual frame or a bright padding upholstery. Generally the hallway is the place that we see when we come home after a busy day, and where our journey from home begins. Bring there what pleases you. Maybe it will be a housekeeper with a photo of your family, decorative "happy" baubles from your child on the mirror, or maybe it will be a painted decorative frieze on the wall, made recently by newly arrived newlyweds. Facebook.com/inga.azhgirei 4. Lighting A skillfully exposed can not only give coziness and spaciousness to housing - different lighting devices are widely used for zoning individual functional parts within a single room, not to mention the space, integrated from several rooms. The central lighting of the living room and a number of auxiliary lamps, sconces, various kinds of illumination can successfully contrast with point-like ceiling lamps or hanging lamps, on long fixtures, lamps in the hallway. The position and direction of the stream of light will do their job, visually separating one zone from the other. 5. Floors Most often, crossing the threshold of housing, we look first at the feet, intuitively making sure of safety, and then we look around the rest of the room. It is the use of contrasting color solutions and floor materials, perhaps the easiest and most direct way to clearly delineate the area for changing street shoes to a home version. In view of our urban realities and not quite satisfactory sanitary conditions of the streets, we do not accept shoes at home - the hallway performs the function of a kind of filter. It is a "flat" continuation of the street with all the resulting consequences of mud, moisture and dust, so the use of a more durable and easy to clean flooring should definitely be used in this area. Smooth transition to the living room can be carried out due to a smoother and less textured material: laminated or cork, natural wood, lacquered parquet. Natalia Guseva, architect: - One of the problems of uniting the hallway from the living room is dirt from the street (especially in inclement weather), which will also penetrate into the living room and create a messy look. To prevent this from happening, you need to "otzonirovat" directly the "patch" where you will take off your shoes and outer clothing, materials that are easy to clean: tiles, natural stone or mosaic. This solution for zoning can also be supported on the walls, having finished them in this place with easily washable materials in the style of the living room interior. Facebook.com/kvarta.eco Inga Ajgirey, designer: - As for sex, it's quite appropriate to have a slight "hooliganism" - an unusual texture, color, interesting layout of ceramic granite is just as relevant as the coating, close in color or texture to the main floor Cover. But an unusual floor in a small area is more interesting! True, do not forget - if you wanted to make a green floor, then let it hang on the hanger green scarf or green hanging mini-lamps. Facebook.com/inga.azhgirei 6. Ceiling Along with the approach to the use of different materials for the floor, do not forget that we have above the head - on the ceiling. A slight change in the ceiling in the hallway and the living room visually and without piling up zoned space. This approach in distinguishing functional zones can be easily seen both from the threshold and directly from the room. Another option is the use of popular technologies for decoration of the "roof": tension and suspended ceilings, decorative beams, textured surface coating. 7. Partitions Speaking of partitions, we do not mean newly built brick walls or rapids, but sliding or decorative designs that conditionally create a "presence effect", but do not interfere with the penetration of light and do not "eat up" the volume. To date, there are many ready-made versions of such inter-room "delimiters" that can easily be optimized for a specific space. But by including imagination, you can do without additional manufacturing and installation of these structures. A beautiful wooden screen, slightly covering the part of the entrance to the living room, a loose curtain and even such light elements as lamps on a long wire can become an excellent variant of the conventional partition. 8. Angles, props, passages Nobody forces you to "burn bridges", not leaving even a hint of the fact that once there was a separate passage or wall between the entrance hall and the room. Dismantling the wall separating the rooms, leave the part in the form of a small support that can serve as a functional surface for the storage system or mirror: on the one hand, nothing prevents the free movement, on the other - the formal hallway is delimited from the living room. The same story with aisles and corners. If the layout of your housing is angular, make one of the corners that leads to the living room more expressive, pushing it a few dozen centimeters forward. 9. Built-in storage system Designers and architects say: use space wisely. Well, to use - so to use. In this case, proven in practice, the storage system in the form of through shelves and floor structures. By placing the rack near the wall or, on the contrary, setting it as a visual center on the border between the rooms, you automatically acquire an extra space for storing small necessities within reach of the exit from the house. In combination, such a rack or pedestal plays the role of a convincing interior partition, relieving you of bulky items of furniture in the hallway. Inga Azhirey, designer: - The main problem of many apartments - in very small hallways. Here we need an individual approach, and we also need to take into account the interests and needs of the family. Without which element of storage or use do you not represent the hallway? No need to try to shove everything into a small room, it is better to make the main storage room (it can be a decorative coat rack or shoe rack or a puff above the shelf for small things), but the rest should be stored in other places. Facebook.com/inga.azhgirei 10. Entrance door Decorating the interior of the room, where the hallway is integrated with the living room, do not forget about the design of the front door. It is the front doors that will be the visual point, which in the case of the merger of the two spaces you will see constantly while in the room. Avoid too bright color decisions, because sooner or later a catchy element can get bored or, even worse, start annoying. But at the same time, you should not use colors in the tone of the overall style of the interior, so you risk simply not finding a way out - well, seriously, the hallway can visually lose its main distinctive feature. pinterest.com

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