Organization of space

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

How to correctly combine in one room functionsBedroom and living room? With the help of what can you zonate and distinguish between the opposite zones? What to choose: a sofa or a bed? Today we are talking about the most important aspects of the arrangement of a bedroom-drawing room. Often owners of even large apartments unite several rooms into one to make an apartment more spacious and practical. What can we say about residents who are simply forced to combine the functions of individual rooms in a single space. The most important problem is the unification of the bedroom and living room, where it is required to approach the question of zoning, lighting and organization of things very competently. It is precisely with these pressing issues that our present article is devoted.

1. We weigh all the pros and cons

Once again, think carefully about the needCombining the bedroom with the living room, because this is a very important decision, which will be quite difficult and expensive to change. Many designers recommend that the bedroom always remain an isolated room, even a small one. But if privacy does not interest you, or there is simply no other way out, then act and combine. Ruslan Kirnichansky, architect-designer: - It is not a good idea to combine a bedroom and a living room, as the integration of the public and private zones of apartments is undesirable and uncomfortable to use. To create a full-fledged bedroom will not work - it will be rather a "baggage" option: it's not convenient to sleep on a folding sofa daily, however, how uncomfortable it is to collect / disassemble. Since the apartment is first and foremost a space for living, one day you will notice that the living room-bedroom has turned into a large bedroom with a TV, and the guests come, sitting comfortably on the bed, watching TV and talking to you. This option is not suitable for everyone, especially if you often receive guests. In my practice, I once heard from the customer the idea of ​​uniting a bedroom and living room into one room. Arguments: a small area of ​​the apartment, "I rarely have guests." One could agree with these arguments, but having learned more about the customer, I realized that a separate bedroom was necessary for him and found the opportunity for her organization in a small apartment, which the customer was very happy about. Therefore, try to find hidden reserves in an apartment for a separate bedroom, and if you can not do this - approach competently to zoning, furniture selection and lighting, so that your living-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

It is possible to visually zonate a room not onlyWith the help of partitions and furniture, but also through different levels of the floor. A fairly practical and effective solution can become, which is usually denoted by the limits of the bedroom. And inside of such a design it is rather convenient to store rarely used things. And if you organize the highlight of the podium, you can achieve also a wonderful visual effect, which will make the interior more interesting.

4. A bed or a sofa?

Indeed, the debate "sofa or bed" is notSubsiding. But, as experience has shown, from a practical point of view, the most rational way to choose a sofa with secret compartments for storage or. Especially today there are many worthy and qualitative 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 furniture close and you can go from one end of the room to another without climbing over the sofa.

5. We equip the living room

During the zoning of the living room is not worth itUse the deaf partitions, especially if in a separate space there are no windows, or natural light is already not enough. So that the room does not turn into a dark impenetrable corner (where a vampire will jump from a minute to a minute), the shelf will perfectly perform as a partition. Руслан Кирничанский, the architect-designer: - Create the center of a drawing room where there is a TV and a sofa, 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 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 TV and fix it to the wall, and use a swivel bracket as an anchor. So you really save a lot of space, and at any time you can turn the TV in the direction you need.

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 unlike premises, like a bedroom andThe living room, united in a single whole, should be zoned not only with partitions, floor level or furniture, but also with the help of lighting. Do not traditionally hang a chandelier in the middle of the room, it is 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 the bedside tables. Ruslan Kirnichansky, architect-designer: - If you have combined the bedroom with the living room, then add two lighting scenarios: 1. For the bedroom. In this scenario, light accents are set in the sleeping area: sconces or lamps near the bed, floor lamp, built-in ceiling lights. 2. For the living room. The light accent is 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. Thinking about the lighting system, you can visually distinguish zones and prevent the domination of the bedroom above the living room. The last 10 years began to develop a lighting design, this flow was more evident in architecture when lighting buildings and structures, when with the help of directional and diffused light the plastic of forms is emphasized and the accents on the facades are correctly placed, but as the interior is part of the architecture, do not be afraid to use the techniques of lighting design in His 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.,