Organization of space

How to combine rooms: living room and bedroom in one room


How to competently combine functions in one roombedroom and living room? What can be used to zone and delimit opposite zones? Should I choose a sofa or a bed? Today we are talking about the most important aspects of arranging a bedroom-living room. Often, owners of even large apartments combine several rooms into one to make the apartment more spacious and practical. What can we say about residents who are simply forced to combine the functions of separate rooms in a single space. A particularly urgent problem is the unification of the bedroom and living room, where it is required to approach the issue of zoning, lighting and organizing things very competently. Our today's article is devoted to these pressing issues.

1. We weigh all the pros and cons

Think again carefully about the needcombining a bedroom with a living room, because this is a very important decision, which will be quite difficult and costly to change. Many designers recommend that the bedroom always remain a separate room, even if it is small. But if you are not interested in privacy, or if there is simply no other way out, then act and combine. Ruslan Kirnichansky, architect-designer: - Combining a bedroom and a living room is not the best idea, since the integration of the public and private areas of apartments is undesirable and uncomfortable to use. It will not work to create a full-fledged bedroom - it will rather be a "luggage" option: sleeping on a folding sofa every day is inconvenient, however, how inconvenient it is to assemble / disassemble it. Since an apartment is primarily a space for living, one day you will notice that the living room-bedroom has turned into a large bedroom with a TV, and guests who come, sitting comfortably on the bed, watch TV and communicate with you. This option is not suitable for everyone, especially if you often host. In my practice, I once heard from a customer the idea of ​​combining a bedroom and a living room into one room. Arguments: small area of ​​the apartment, "I rarely have guests." One could agree with these arguments, but after learning more about the customer, I realized that he needed a separate bedroom and found an opportunity to organize it in a small apartment, which the customer was very happy about. Therefore, try to find hidden reserves in the apartment for a separate bedroom, and if this does not work out, approach correctly the issues of zoning, the selection of furniture and lighting so that your living room-bedroom is as comfortable as possible.

2. Correctly differentiate zones

In the alliance of the living room and bedroom it is important to distinguishPublic and intimate zones indoors. And this can be done through good old helpers: curtains, wooden or glass partitions, cabinets or shelves, sliding doors and, of course, screens. And if the partitions will be mobile, then with the arrival of guests they can be closed and thereby hide the private area from prying eyes. When the guests leave, you can quickly and easily open doors or curtains.

3. Building a podium for a bed

Visually zoning a room is possible not onlywith the help of partitions and furniture, but also through different floor levels. A fairly practical and effective solution can be, which is usually indicated by the limits of the bedroom. Moreover, it is quite convenient to store rarely used things inside such a structure. And if you organize the illumination of the podium, you can also achieve a wonderful visual effect, which will make the interior more interesting.

4. A bed or a sofa?

Indeed, the "sofa or bed" controversy is notsubside. But, as experience has shown, from a practical point of view, it is most rational to choose a folding sofa with secret compartments for storing things, or else. Moreover, today there are many decent and high-quality models, so there is a choice, and it is huge. The ideal option is to have both. But this is only on the condition that you do not have to put the furniture close and you can walk from one end of the room to the other without climbing over the sofa.

5. We equip the living room

During the zoning of the living room, it is not worthuse blank partitions, especially if there are no windows in a separate space, or there is already little natural light. So that the room does not turn into a dark impenetrable corner (from where a vampire will jump out from minute to minute), a rack will perfectly act as a partition. Ruslan Kirnichansky, architect-designer: - Create the center of the living room, where the TV and sofa are located, as far as possible from the bed. This way you minimize the risk of seeing guests on your bed. But if you want to watch TV not only in the living room, but also in the bedroom, then carefully choose a place for it so that the screen can be viewed from both zones. You can buy a flat-panel TV and mount it on the wall, and use a swing arm as a mount. So you really save a lot of space, and you can also turn the TV in the direction you want at any time.

6. Looking for a place for a bed

Of course, the place where you sleep should not bePassing. Therefore, most often the bed is put far away from the entrance and preferably near the window. But if psychologically for you, narrow and enclosed spaces are not a problem, then for a bed you can create a small isolated corner, separated by a sliding door or screen.

7. Choosing furniture

Not from a lot of excess space weWe combine several zones in one room, which means that massive sofas, large closets and other dimensional objects do not belong here. It is better to pay attention to the light multi-functional furniture with secret sections, which does not take up much space, but will allow using the available space to the maximum. Do not forget about the place under the ceiling, where the shelves or cabinets will be useful.

8. Unity of the interior

In pursuit of the visual separation of the bedroom andThe living room should not forget that it is now one room. Therefore, it should look harmonious. Therefore, observe a single style and do not distinguish between different zones of colors that do not match. An excellent solution will be the choice of a single color scheme, but if you still want some small contrast - just use the darker shades in the bedroom, and in the living room - light, or vice versa.

9. Lighting scenarios

Two such dissimilar rooms as a bedroom andthe living room, combined into a single whole, should be zoned not only with partitions, floor level or furniture, but also with the help of lighting. You should not traditionally hang a chandelier in the middle of the room, it would be more rational to hang it over the living room area, and in the bedroom, create a more intimate lighting in the form of spotlights, sconces or lamps on bedside tables. Ruslan Kirnichansky, architect-designer: - If you combined the bedroom with the living room, then add two lighting scenarios to the room: 1. For the bedroom. In this scenario, light accents are set in the sleeping area: sconces or lamps by the bed, floor lamp, built-in ceiling lights. 2. For the living room. Light accent - in the living room area, the bedroom area is darkened. Here you can make the lighting brighter, hang a beautiful chandelier over the sofa and armchairs. Having thought over the system for turning on the lighting, you can visually delimit the zones and prevent the bedroom from dominating over the living room. Over the past 10 years, lighting design has begun to develop, this trend has more manifested itself in architecture when illuminating buildings and structures, when with the help of directed and diffused light the plastic of forms is emphasized and accents are correctly placed on the facades, but since the interior is part of architecture, do not be afraid to use lighting design techniques in your apartment.

10. Make the second tier

If you are not afraid of extraordinary solutions andReady for experiments, use vertical zoning space. This means - to place a bed under the ceiling. Quite an interesting way out of the situation, which also saves a lot of space. The only thing - you should not be afraid of heights, and also the ceilings in the apartment must be high enough to carry out such a plan.,