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Size test: what bedroom is needed for you


It would seem, what surprises can be expected fromThe interior of such a standard room as a bedroom. However, practice and experience break all standards. And before you start fantasizing about the dream bedroom, you need to decide on the main thing ... It would seem what you can expect from the bedroom: a bed, a closet, a window - that's what most of us come to mind when we mention this room. However, our needs with you more often go beyond the usual framework. And here the main thing is to understand how to get the necessary from the future bedroom and even "on the beach" to make a difficult decision: small or large will be the most personal of all spaces in your home.

You need a big bedroom if ...

... you plan to equip the dressing room. Things also need square meters - bars for suits and dresses, shelves for hats, organizer for belts and bags, a wardrobe for shoes. Do not forget about the corner with the big mirror for fitting. Quite possibly, you will also need a dressing table with an armchair. ... you live in a large family. Children are, of course, happiness, but to sit in peace and quiet with friends, too, sometimes you want, and if it is possible only in the bedroom, if you do not want, you will have to equip the living area, and she needs a place. ... you are going to create a work area. To rest and work in the same room is a very bad idea. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to choose a really big room for the bedroom cabinet, divide it with a new partition. It will be a rack or plasterboard wall - you decide, but the size of the bedroom in any case must match the maneuvers.

You need a small bedroom if ...

... do you plan to use this roomSolely for sleeping. The open empty space in Russia is traditionally filled with trash. Therefore, the bedroom in which only sleep, should be minimalistic, cozy, well ventilated and small. ... you do not mind sleeping under the ceiling. In a room with sufficiently high ceilings, the bed can be raised above the workplace or make a full-fledged second floor with a ladder, which the practical owner necessarily converts into an additional storage system. The liberated place can be used though as a gym, even for storing bicycles. ... you like to read in bed. Psychologists do not recommend to equip a library in the bedroom, but if you can not fall asleep without a book and do not want to read while sitting in a chair or on the sofa in the living room, think about built-in closets or niches. You in fact have for good reason liked to read in bed, from which it follows that you do not plan to wander around the room in search of a "book for mood". So shelves with treasured books should be located at arm's length, and a huge empty space will only collect dust and provoke absolutely unnecessary fantasies about what to fill the free space. And then suddenly you the idea of ​​a TV will come. Mito Melitonyan, architect:- What interesting things can you tell about the bedrooms without repeating what has already been said? I propose to first summarize the well-known points in terms of functionality. From my own experience, I can say that bedrooms with dark walls feel much more comfortable than with light walls. Combinations of various textures, for example, wood and matte-painted wall surfaces, also add coziness. Rough surfaces and natural materials are in trend now. In the bedroom, unlike other rooms, a dark ceiling is appropriate. The bedroom is a resting place, which is why it should be given special attention in terms of design. Remember what you wanted in childhood, what you dreamed about, and realize it there. Other premises always imply the presence of strangers. The most important feeling in the bedroom is the feeling of peace, quiet and comfort. It can be achieved by upholstering one or more walls with fabric. It is not very labor intensive, but the effect of sound isolation from the outside world will be amazing. The fabrics in the bedroom are an integral part. Take curtains, for example. For some, the sunshine in the bedroom in the morning is pleasant, but for others it is more important to wake up in the dark. In any case, use natural materials: for sun transmission - linen, matting type fabrics. Deaf people - blackout. Personally, I try not to hang double curtains and even more so I never use tulle. Mito Melitonyan, architect:- If I had my way, I would generally forbid making overhead lighting in the bedrooms - a poorly chosen lamp spoils the whole feeling of space. In any case, it is desirable that all lighting be dimmable. The temperature of the light should not be varied: choose either cold lighting or warm. Use a variety of local lighting. General lighting can be of two types: direct light, when it hits directly on the floor plane, and reflected light, when the room is illuminated by light that first hits the ceiling. In the first version, all the colors will look brighter and more juicy, in the second - the whole room will be in pastel colors and look dull. Mito Melitonyan, architect:- In a recent post about children's rooms, I said that I do not recommend placing a desk in the immediate vicinity of the bed. The same applies to bedrooms in principle. It is absolutely not worthwhile to combine the working area and the sleeping area. The bedroom does not have to be large, contrary to wishes. If we are talking about designing a new apartment, then I usually do not allocate more than 20-25 meters to the bedroom, although they can be much more. The presence of a dressing room, separate from the bedroomIs always an advantage. In general, the block of premises bedroom-wardrobe-bathroom is a rule of good form, and if the wardrobe is located between the bedroom and the bathroom, this is doubly great, since it creates additional noise insulation. Mito Melitonyan, architect: - Having a dressing room separate from the bedroom is always an advantage. Bookcases in the bedroom are as out of place as a TV, but a couch for reading books or an armchair with a small table is a great addition to the interior, especially since doctors do not recommend reading in bed. Mito Melitonyan, architect:- If possible, try to free the bedroom from unnecessary details. Transforming beds and other engineering delights most often appear not because there is no room, but because you have dragged too much trash. Therefore, first conduct an audit and get rid of unnecessary things with peace of mind. You will be surprised how much free space there is in a seemingly tiny apartment. By the way, it is the architects who are best at getting rid of everything unnecessary. When creating a fundamentally new bedroom interior, I advise you not to take anything from the past into it. We decided to change the bed - feel free to change it along with the mattress and bed linen. Do not try to match the color of the walls to your favorite grandmother's curtains, start with the main thing - do not be afraid to change your life and experiment.,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,