Owning an apartment is truly amazing. But not everyone can get something big and functional. As long as a person lives alone, this is quite enough, although for people who love design delights, there will be nowhere to turn around. However, if you are already a small family, then it is advisable to expand. The problem is that not everyone has the opportunity, sufficient finances or the necessary time. And now I want to get a comfortable place of residence. How to make a small apartment cozy, we will talk in this article.
First of all, if you want to create a cozy, comfortable place to live, where the walls will not crush and, in principle, there will be enough space for everyone, you should follow some rules when repairing.
1. Reasonable distribution of space and functional furniture
If there is nowhere to turn around, then you need to show creativity and ingenuity and make the most of the available space. For example, remove flowers from the same window sill and hang them on the walls, put a soft bedding, pillows on it – and you will get a replacement for a sofa or even an armchair. Don’t forget the balcony too. You should not make a warehouse out of it, because a little work and you can create an additional cozy room.
Remember that you still have walls, and everything that can be hung on them – it is better to hang on them, for example, a TV, which is disguised as a picture.
In the maximum use of space, functional furniture of dual, and even triple use, will greatly help. Everything that can be combined – combine, if you can hide – hide. Combine a sofa and a work table, a bed and a wardrobe, pay attention to a bed with drawers for linen, folding chairs and transforming tables, a bed that turns into a wall with a slight movement, chairs that will replace stairs, as well as two-level beds with a built-in workplace. There is something to choose from that you like and “unload” the space as much as possible.
2. Competent zoning
Limiting the territory truly tests creativity in order to be able to harmoniously combine different areas of life: a bedroom, a living room, a nursery, a workplace and, if it is a studio, then the kitchen should somehow be adjacent, but also be separated in a small space. And do not forget that if you do not live alone, then sometimes even in the most loving family you need at least the appearance of solitude.
To zone the space, you can correctly use the layout of the apartment (perhaps there are some ledges or niches), as well as design solutions such as screens, partitions, arches, podiums. If the ceilings are high, then one option is to separate the different zones into levels in height.
Another option to set conditional, visual boundaries is to use different colors of walls / floors, carpets. The main thing is not to overdo it and choose matching, harmonious shades.
3. Make space visually wider with color
As you know, cold shades visually give the room volume, they are more strict and elegant, warm ones are soft, give comfort and coziness. Light colors in interiors can evoke a feeling of more space, so it is advisable to choose a light color scheme for the interior and interior decoration of a small apartment.
If you just like more dynamic colors, then you should choose a monochromatic range of deep, saturated shades. Choose calm colors for decor, bedspread, curtains. There are also many secrets on how to visually expand the space: from the use of mirrors and reflective surfaces, to the use of, for example, textiles – in particular curtains, to give height and “stretch” the room.
4. Competent lighting
The most important light source, especially for a small apartment, is daylight, so do not block the window if possible. And with the help of sconces, lampshades and other light sources, besides experimenting with the intensity of lighting, you can also zone the space or make it visually more spacious.
5. Use small things to create coziness
To make the room cozy and warm at home, you need to “breathe life” into it, use various memorable and comforting things: here are photographs, and textiles, and other items. However, remember that it is not worth overloading the interior so used to the maximum with a large number of figurines, memorable souvenirs and other dust collectors. Show moderation and a sense of taste.
Creating a cozy and beautiful place to live in a small apartment is truly a challenge to your creative and creative abilities, as well as ingenuity and imagination. But it is all the more pleasant to overcome this challenge by creating a warm and comfortable place of residence that will appeal to all family members.