Zoning the room into the bedroom and the living room: rules for combining space


Every room in your house has its ownPurpose: in the bedroom you will find rest and peace, in the nursery your child is well, and in the living room you can have a pleasant and fun time with your family or friends. True, the size of the apartments, as well as their layout, often do not allow such luxury, therefore, the zoning of the bedroom and the living room is of particular relevance. With the design method of combining space, you not only create the illusion of a major redevelopment, but you can also get a practical and multifunctional room as a result. Separation of room into bedroom and living roomIn the process of zoning kitchen and living room, you can create the illusion of a major redevelopment, but at the same time get a stylish and multifunctional room.

Zoning Space: Basic Techniques, Tricks, Rules

Start with careful planning, thinking through andweighing every detail and detail, because zoning the room does not mean a simple rearrangement of furniture or other objects in the room. Your main goal is to achieve maximum comfort and comfort by combining in one room two different zones. To do this, you need to take into account important nuances and some rules for literate division of space. Designers classify such basic principles by which zoning is carried out: Divide the living room and bedroom with a sofa.

  • When a room is delimited into two key zones (private and general). For example, if you separate the sector for rest and reading from the playing area or bar.
  • When the whole room is divided into zones thatcarry a different functionality. That is, the working space is separated from the resting place, the zone of the kitchen or sleeping sector in the living room is visually distinguished, etc.
  • When the functionality of the zones can vary depending on the time of day (plus there is an additional visual change in the proportions of these zones).
  • You can also use optical illusions that will help to give the room the necessary characteristics of the interior. They will visually reduce the size of a large room or enlarge a small one.
  • Back to contents</a> What else should I consider? Zoning of the bedroom-living room can be done withhelp different wallpapers or ceiling and floor coverings. Having conceived the zoning of space, be sure to determine whether this is a temporary solution that will require further redevelopment in the future, or it must be of a permanent nature, which means the inevitability of overhaul and demolition of the walls. If you have planned global permutations, remember that not all walls can be touched. In order not to break the integrity of the whole building frame of the building and not damage the structure, in no case can bear the bearing walls and walls. Moreover, in order to avoid various building errors and defects in redevelopment, you will have to coordinate your design ideas and desires with different organizations and instances. And it may be that you even get a refusal. Back to contents</a>

    Features zoning room for the bedroom and living room

    The result of your actions should be a holisticand the harmonious design of the combined room, and in each of its zones a special atmosphere will be emphasized and highlighted. Here are the living spaces that should be included when you:

    • wardrobe;
    • a place where you will rest and sleep;
    • the living room itself;
    • place to work.

    The main thing when designing interior designliving room or bedroom - maximum comfort. Starting to plan and create an interior of your universal room, clearly determine in which part of it will be located each of the zones. Try to visually divide the room first, in order to understand where it is best to equip the living room, and where the bedroom is. Each of them has its own tasks and functions. A very important aspect is that the bedroom area needs to be made impassable. Place it in the back of the room, as far as possible from the entrance. Since the bedroom serves as a place of privacy and rest, the part of the room where it will be located must be separated and detached. Another mandatory item that you need to consider is lighting. For the bedroom area, the best option is the natural one, so try to place this area near the window, even if it is the only room in the room. As for the living room area, there are no such special requirements. You can make it spacious or cozy and modest. All the design and interior items that will be used in it depend only on your personal preferences, imagination, creativity and possibilities. Back to contents</a>

    Living room bedroom: design options

    Picture 1. Separate the bedroom from the living room to the zones can be done with furniture. One of the most traditional solutions to the problem of combining space is the use of multifunctional furniture. You can easily disassemble and fold it, even transfer it to another place, constantly changing the interior of your room. In this case, it is worth to abandon large and bulky armchairs and sofas, massive cabinets or large decor items. Your main guideline should be minimalism. Choose furniture that would maximize the use of all the space in the room, and yet it was quite mobile and easy. Very comfortable items will be made of rattan or aluminum, or those that can be moved with built-in wheels. By unfolding a cabinet or sofa perpendicular to the partition, or pushing them to the middle of the room, you will create a separate zone using space-limited furniture. You can divide the room with a high back of the sofa, a closet, a shelf, a long shelf or shelves (see image 1). Back to contents</a> Partitions: real and fake Another way to differentiate the space are the different partitions. If you divide the premises into zones temporarily, then mobile options will work for you, because you can easily change the design of the room and easily zonate space. And when this ceases to be relevant, you can simply remove the partitions and put the furniture back. Picture 2. Falshells or decorative screens are a lightweight option for dividing the bedroom and living room. Falsh-partitions and decorative screens are a lighter version, acceptable for creating a cozy corner. It is also possible to borrow sliding doors from the sliding-door wardrobe, which are excellent for zoning and are an excellent alternative to the deaf partitions (see image 2). If you are not separating a very large area, the contents of which you do not want to show, then make the doors opaque. Although paintings with glasses or analogues of Japanese shoji from translucent rice paper look very beautiful. If you decide on the cardinal separation of the bedroom from the living room, having built a wall of plasterboard, then be prepared for the fact that it visually reduces the room and makes the interior tight and constrained. Try not to make a deaf partition. It is better to simulate, thanks to a low and not too long "half-wall", a bar rack, a rack or a screen. Semicircular or meandering form will greatly expand your possibilities and enrich the design. As a kind of partitions, curtains can serve as well. You can choose a dense fabric that will reliably hide behind you, for example, a bedroom, or you can prefer an easy and weightless curtain, only conditionally dividing your space into certain zones. Make sure that the curtains that you use as a partition match the coloring and texture with the fabric of curtains framing your windows. Depending on what general style is designed in the interior, you can use even blinds or original versions of curtains made of beads, bamboo, yarn. Back to contents</a> Various decorative elements One of the mostThe elegant receptions of the zoning room is an arch. An arcuate or rectilinear archway will decorate not only the living room, but also any other room in your house. These elegant designs often do not occupy space on the floor, so they will be appropriate in apartments of any area. Picture 3. If there is enough space in the room, you can install large-scale decorative structures in the form of niches, aquariums or fireplaces. Choosing a certain width and shape of the arch, you either just indicate with its help the boundaries of the desired zone, or significantly increase its privacy. You can even create combinations of arches and decorative partitions. Remember that in their style they must match the overall design of the entire room. If space allows you, you can decide on large-scale decorative structures in the form of niches, fireplaces and aquariums. It is very beautiful, although quite troublesome (see image 3). The podium or columns visually move the center of the interior and regroup various zones. If you are ready for such changes, you should decorate your living room so. The eraser is often created on the loggia, which allows you to expand the room's footage, narrowing the scope of the balcony. The height of the podium depends on your preferences. It itself defines a separate zone (see image 4). Moreover, it can be used as an additional place for storing various things, for example, bedding, etc. And if the bed on the podium surround the canopy, then you will just have a royal bedroom. A multi-level ceiling and floor will help to hide the necessary parts of communication technologies by reducing the height of the ceiling and increasing the floor to a certain level. Back to contents</a> Color, light and other subtlety Picture 4. Divide the living room into the bedroom by using a podium, which raises the bed to a small elevation, thereby separating the bedroom from the living room. To divide space, make color or light accents. The living room should be more intense and bright in decoration, so that it was the place of primary attention and attraction, and not an intimate bedroom. You can use colors in one range, just take a lighter or darker tone to the sleeping area. It is not excluded and the option of combining contrasting colors. You can stop your choice both on the paint, and on the wallpaper (or photo wallpaper). You can use horizontal or vertical zoning. In the first case, use horizontal strips of wallpaper of a darker color for the lower part of the wall and a lighter color for the upper part. So you can visually expand the space. Using a vertical ornament, you can give the room height. By combining different colors for a particular wall or its parts, you will visually select the space. The light scenario also needs to be thought through well. There is not a common chandelier in the center of the room. Zoniruem light correctly: make your lamp with a separate switch for each zone. For a bedroom it will be appropriate to have a floor lamp or several sconces above the bed, whereas a ceiling suspension above the coffee table and another floor lamp at the sofa will suit the living room. Also good in the guest area will look a beautiful chandelier above its center, and in the bedroom you can experiment with ceiling lights and bedside lamps. Still it is possible to do visual accents by means of carpets, a floor covering (contrast colors or various materials). Back to contents</a>

    Instead of concluding

    By combining two workspaces, you needtry not to dissolve them in each other, and maximally supplement each at the expense of another. Therefore, when planning, consider this. Adding room functionality, you make your apartment more fashionable, modern and even exclusive, because redevelopment is possible not only in large houses or cottages. Thorough preparation, thought out of all the details, detailed plan, design and estimates will help you to create your universal space in which you can later enjoy comfort and coziness.