• How to place the furniture in the room (18 m2)
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    How to place the furniture in the room (18 m2)?

    Arrangement of the furniture in the room with an area of 18 m2: basic rules


    Arrangement of the furniture in the room with an area of 18 m2

    The main thing in the development of interior of the small rooms is not to use too much decorative elements. You should approach the furnishing of small room with special care. To properly arrange all decoration items, you can turn to special computer programs or draw a plan on the paper.

    When planning a room, you must always comply with the following rules:

    • Start the plan for the accommodation of furniture in the room (18 m2) by finding the most comfortable place for the largest pieces of furniture. Only after placing the sofa and wardrobe, you can locate the armchairs, cabinets and shelves.
    • Passages between the pieces of furniture must be at least 60 cm. Otherwise, it will be uncomfortable to move around the room.
    • If you’re going to place the headset consisting of sofa and armchairs in the room, the distance between them should be minimal.
    • Distance between the coffee table and sofa must not exceed 40 cm.
    • In small premises, you should replace the large furniture with more elegant and ergonomic one.
    • Entrance area must be always free.
    • In small rooms, you shouldn’t block the window with the large interior items, floor lamp and house plants.
    • TV must be located at a distance of 1.8-3 m from the place where you will watch it.

    How to properly arrange the furniture in the living room (18 m2)?


    How to properly arrange the furniture in the living room (18 m2)

    Full-fledge design of the living room implies:

    • Well-planned layout of the room.
    • Stylish decoration.
    • Skillful zonation of the available area.

    Sustain the style

    You can use different styles for the decoration of a small living room:

    • Classic. This style combines soft lines, coziness, restraint, single composition and impeccable taste. Small area of the living room in classic style obliges you to consider the following important points:
      • use only light shades in the design of the room;
      • chandelier must correspond to the size of the room;
      • soft furniture (sofa) should be located along the wall;
      • you should leave the center free.
    • Minimalism. This is one of the modern directions. Main task of minimalism is to save as much space as possible for movement. The furniture must be simple, practical and functional.
    • High tech. Ultramodern direction involves the presence of cold shades, finishing from the advanced materials and plenty of technological novelties.
    • Eco-style. Modern style doesn’t require large space and fits perfectly into the interior design of the living room. When decorating the room in eco-style, you should use minimum artificial materials. The best interior decorations are stone, wood, ceramics, flax and green plants.
    • Ethnic direction adheres to the ideas of one culture. Colorful ideas from Japan, China and Africa are mostly used in the decoration of such rooms.
    • Pop art is a style, characterized by unusual contrasts and bright paints. Decoration of the room in pop art style involves much light and glossy surfaces.

    Decoration of rectangular hall (18 m2): photos


    Decoration of rectangular hall (18 m2): photos

    In the panel house, guest room most often has a rectangular shape. Main task in the development of interior of such room is to approach the shape to the square. The main advantage of square room is symmetry of space.

    This can be achieved with the help of various techniques:

    • Correct placement of furniture;
    • Nonstandard color solutions of the walls;
    • Right location of main and additional lighting.

    Designers represent their pictures with different ideas for the rectangular rooms with an area of 18 m2. In all photos, you can see the calm shades of the walls and bright furniture. Balanced color scheme makes it possible to achieve full harmony in the interior. It is the background, where you can place the bright decorative elements.

    Furniture plays a very important role in the decoration of rectangular room. It must be practical and functional.
    Small room must contain only necessary pieces of furniture. These can be a compact sofa, a corner wall with built-in TV and coffee table. Modern fashion trend is a predominance of natural motives. For this purpose, you should use a lot of beige, green and maroon colors. Basic shades are grey and white. The photos of design ideas will help you to carefully consider your own project.

    Fashionable design of the hall of the apartment (18 m2)


    Fashionable design of the hall of the apartment (18 m2)

    Small living room can be changed beyond recognition. It is enough to use your imagination, helpful tips of experienced designers and quality material. If you use different styles and directions, house owners and their guests will feel very comfortable in the living room. If you use the tricks with lighting and finishing, small room will look spacious and light.

    How to arrange the furniture in the bedroom (18 m2)?


    How to arrange the furniture in the bedroom (18 m2)?

    Bed plays a key role in planning and arranging the furniture of the bedroom (18 m2). However, wardrobe and bedsides are also important. Therefore, we recommend you to heed the following recommendations of the designers to position the interior items correctly:

    • Headboard must be moved to the wall.
    • Place the double bed to provide the free access on both sides. The width of aisle to the sleeping place must be at least 70 cm.
    • Single bed should be located along the wall.
    • Don’t place the bed opposite the front door and near the window. Sunlight, draft and difficult approach to the window will soon force you to make a rearrangement.
    • An important detail of bedroom is a wardrobe. For a small bedroom, you can order a case-compartment or corner cupboard. It will help you to save space. Place the wardrobe opposite or at the side of the window so that the light falls on the content.
    • Place the bedside tables on either side of the bed. Many people use the pedestals of the same design, but modern stylists recommend choosing asymmetry and using the nightstands of different design. Or better yet, change one of the pedestals to the dressing table.

    Placement of furniture in the children’s room with an area of 18 m2


    Placement of furniture in the children’s room with an area of 18 m2

    Main problem in the placement of functional furniture is not only to fit the largest number of subjects on the small area, but also to create comfortable conditions for the child.

    Depending on the child’s age, the room must include:

    • Sleeping area.
    • Play area.
    • Work area.
    • Wardrobe.
    • Seating area.

    When distributing these areas, you should adhere to certain rules:

    • Sleeping place should be located in the far corner near the window, but as far as possible from the entrance door. If it is not possible to move the sleeping place away from the door, separate the bed with a decorative partition or screen.
    • Study (work) area should be placed near or to the left of the window. If such arrangement is impossible, you should provide sufficient lighting, able to offset the natural light.

    To save the space of small children’s room, you should buy the multi-tiered furniture. Any child will be thrilled to get an interesting two-part structure: cupboard with many shelves and drawers and comfortable bed on top instead of standard furniture.

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    Decorative plaster for internal works

    Classification of decorative plaster for the walls


    Classification of decorative plaster for the walls

    Mineral. It is based on the common cement (lime). A scope of application of mineral plaster is almost unlimited. However, this type of plaster has many shortcomings (otherwise, no one would look for a better solution). Thus, it can crack if the walls are exposed to regular vibrations (repair next door, busy traffic on a motorway- if the house is located in close proximity to it). Cracks can appear in the house, located in the apartment building. Why is mineral plaster still widely used? The thing is that compared to the other types, it is really cheap.

    More durable type of decorative plaster is silicate. However, it is not very resistant to vibrations. At least, this plaster is very difficult to stain, as its surface doesn’t attract dirt. Well, that’s a great news for families with small children!

    Universal option is acrylic decorative plaster. You can use it to decorate the internal walls and facade of building. Link is an aqueous dispersion of acrylic resin. What is the greatest benefit of this type of plaster? The thing is that it is resistant to the temperature drops and steam and can be used for the decoration of the wet rooms. Its surface can be easily cleaned with the help of washing powder, dish soap and warm water. Besides, it dries quickly and is undemanding. All this together makes acrylic plaster a practical choice for interior decoration.

    Link in the silicone decorative plaster are binding polymers. Probably, this is the most expensive type of plaster. It is very plastic, and even a beginner can apply it. Perhaps, this explains its huge popularity. Besides, this type of plaster has a high steam resistance, low level of water absorption and good covering surface.

    Types of decorative plaster for wall decoration


    Types of decorative plaster for wall decoration

    Textured

    This is the most diverse option of plaster coatings. It may contain small stones, wood fiber and mineral components. This plaster has high adhesion with stone, wooden, stucco and brick walls.

    This coating is perfect for uneven inner walls, as its structure can easily hide them. No additional preparation is needed before applying the coating; it is enough to clean and dry the surface.

    There are several subtypes of textured plaster:

    “Bark beetle” plaster in the apartment: photos


    “Bark beetle” plaster in the apartment: photos

    Due to the inclusion of small stones, this decorative coating reminds of wood, eaten by insects. “Bark beetle” plaster in the apartment looks very stylish!

    Lamb


    Lamb

    This is a rough coating with granulated texture, which has inclusions of sands and stones of different size.

    Venetian plaster in the interior: photos


    Venetian plaster in the interior: photos

    This plaster contains slaked lime and marble crumb, thanks to which the finished surface will imitate natural marble (like in the photo). This finishing is perfect for expensive and pompous interiors. You should entrust finishing with such materials to the qualified professionals, as putty is applied is small strokes with a rubber spatula according to certain technology. Depending on the application method, you can get matte or glossy effect.

    Preparation of walls for such decoration is quite serious. It includes cleaning, reinforcement, putty and priming. Only after all these steps, you can proceed to the decoration with Venetian plaster.

    Pros and cons – what you need to know if you still doubt

    1. Versatility of use — this coating can be applied to brick, concrete, wood, and even metal.
    2. It is seamless.
    3. Ability to conceal the irregularities and defects of the wall.
    4. Decorative plaster “breathes”, i.e. has air permeability. Therefore, it naturally participates in the regulation of microclimate. It neutralizes increased humidity, and if necessary- humidifies the dry air.
    5. Due to fungicides and antiseptics in the composition (as well as air permeability), such wall covering prevents mold.
    6. Resistance to wear and mechanical damage.
    7. Durability, which is not inferior to natural stone or ceramic tile.
    8. Easy care – decorative plaster doesn’t collect dust and handles frequent but not “aggressive” washing well.
    9. Complete safety – decorative plaster for the walls doesn’t contain toxic components.
    10. Fire-resistance and thermal stability.
    11. Possibility of repair — if the wall fragment is damaged, it can be easily repaired.
    12. Variety of finishing and application techniques – the design can differ in color scheme and type of texture.

    Of course, finishing with decorative plaster has its own drawbacks:

    1. Risk of cracks – natural, i.e. mineral finishing coats are not elastic; therefore, the wall may crack (for example, because of shifts during the shrinkage of the building). However, all damages (as has been said), are repairable.
    2. High cost of materials and finishing work. It is difficult to create an exclusive design with your own hands, as it requires professional skills. Therefore, such kitchen renovation will cost more than that with the use of common putty, paint or paper wallpaper.
  • Decorative fireplace with your own hands: stepwise instruction
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    Decorative fireplace with your own hands: stepwise instruction

    Plywood fireplace


    Plywood fireplace

    This idea will come in handy if you need to hide some drawback in the room, for example, old heating radiator, whose replacement will not be expensive. False fireplace will come in handy.

    First of all, you should install the frame right in place. You can make it out of the wooden beams.

    Then sheathe the frame with plywood. Structure and appearance of the fireplace can be adjusted during the work. For example, you can add the podium to the portal. Heating battery is situated inside the construction. Therefore, it better to fasten the frame on the screws: in high temperature conditions, nails don’t guarantee tight fitting of veneer to the beams in future.

    Using the beam, fix the furnace, which imitates the fireplace, to the back wall. All the surfaces, visible from the outside, should be pasted with a self-adhesive film.

    Close the corners of the portal with a wooden layout (which you should paste with the film of the same color).

    Such structure turns out easily removable (it is not attached to the wall at this stage), and you will easily get access to the heater. Furnace should be decorated. Therefore, you can put the metal mesh tray on the battery.

    You can fill it with pebble, firewood or other decorative elements.

    You can order the fender or make it with your own hands. For this, you will need a copper profile. If you don’t have one, you can use aluminum wire, inserted into the tube from vinyl chloride and painted gold. Fasten this lattice to the casing of the fireplace with a copper wire in 4 places.

    You can close the pipes fitted to the battery with a continuation of podium.

    To save the useful space, you can make a bar under the mantelpiece.

    As a result, you will get such a fireplace, almost indistinguishable from the real one.

    Fireplace from the old furniture


    Fireplace from the old furniture

    This is the most budget option. You probably have an old cabinet or cupboard. Don’t hurry to throw away this piece of furniture: on its basis, you’ll easily make a perfect imitation of the fireplace with lighting.

    You will need:

    • sheets of plywood;
    • grinding machine;
    • electric jigsaw;
    • screwdriver;
    • acrylic paint;
    • putty;
    • led strip;
    • stucco, decorative elements, gypsum stone;
    • surfaces.

    Take off the doors of your old cupboard and remove the lower pedestal. Put the upper section on the side.

    Screw two beams from the front.

    Fasten two sheets of plywood on the beams above and below. In this way, you can give the required thickness to the fireplace.

    Saw the hole for the “ash pit” in the door of the side locker (which is now located at the bottom). Here you can store the firewood, as in the real fireplace.

    Our false fireplace will require plinth and mantelpiece. For that, you can take two back of an old bed. Don’t forget to unscrew the legs.

    The structure is ready. Now you should proceed to the finishing works. Process the polished surfaces with grinding machine to make them rough. Prime the walls. Once they dry, you should putty and align the surface. Dry the putty and sand the roughness. Pain the casing with acrylic paint; finish the corners with brick or artificial stone. Paste the decorative elements and install the mantelpiece.

    Decorate the furnace. Paste the LED strip along the perimeter. Choose red or yellow one, as it will perfectly imitate smolder. Pour the seashell pebble or sand on the bottom.

    As a result, you will get such an excellent fireplace in a vintage style.

    Corner fireplace from gypsum cardboard


    Corner fireplace from gypsum cardboard

    At the first stage, we have to make a layout on the floor and the wall, based on the drawing or sketch of the fireplace, made in paper form. Take a marker to get a better view of the layout, and use ruler and level for accuracy. It is very important not to make serious mistakes in marking.

    If you’re going to install an electrical appliance inside the corner portal of your false fireplace, you need to supply electricity in the corner. The easiest way is to make a socket behind the fireplace, where the electric fireplace or other built-in device will be connected.

    Marking is ready. You should perform further works with your own hands. Take a metal profile and build the required structure. As a basis for fastening, you should use floor and walls. If you need to make the rounded elements, you should cut and bend the profile.

    Having built the frame, you should start working with gypsum cardboard. We should cut the large sheet into small details (according to sizes on the drawing), and then fasten the pieces of drywall to the metal frame. As we said earlier, building the corner fireplace from gypsum cardboard with your own hands, you should carefully monitor the sizes not to waste the material. We should note that tapping screws must be twisted into the soft gypsum cardboard to hide their heads.

    After fastening the gypsum cardboard, you need to take a putty and complete the image and shape of the fireplace. You should cover the grooves of tapping screws and make the smooth angles and joints. When the putty dries, you can make a surface more perfect with a knife and sandpaper. Finally, you should treat the gypsum cardboard and putty with primer to facilitate the fastening of finishing materials or paint the false fireplace.

    Having built the basis of the structure, you can proceed directly to the exterior and interior finishes. It is better to start with furnace. If you’re going to build some device inside it, you should make a suitable finishing. For example, if you install the burner of the fireplace or real candles, you should strengthen the base by laying the tile to the bottom and finishing the inner part of furnace with heat-resistant material, asbestos or steel. If the furnace is empty, you can make the finishing from any materials.

    After the furnace, you should proceed to the main (external) part. For finishing the corner fireplace, you can use ceramic tile, stone or its imitation, plastic panels, siding. There are many options. Decorative material is pasted to the frame with glue. Such glue usually dries for about a day.
    You should install the countertop on the upper part of the frame (you can choose wooden or stone option depending on your preferences). In future, you can place decorative objects and souvenirs on this countertop.

    We note that besides expensive finishing materials, there are quite budget options. For example, you can paint the fireplace in the corner (the simplest option is white). Gypsum cardboard (even primed) absorbs moisture well. Therefore, you’ll have to apply two layers of paint.

    You can paste the frame of self-adhesive film with a suitable drawing or color. Film is not the most practical option; besides, we recommend you to choose German manufacturer, as the Chinese has big problems with quality (it always unsticks at the joints and in the corners).

    To complete construction, you should install the furnace into the necessary device: bio fireplace or electric fireplace. Another interesting option is to place the photo frame with a picture of real fire inside the furnace.

    Candles in the furnace are always appropriate. They can be either real or artificial (for example, in the form of garland, giving a nice flicker). Decorative wood fit perfectly into such concept. You can make it with your own hands or buy the ready-made options.

    Hand-made corner false fireplace can be made not only of from gypsum cardboard, but also from the common cardboard boxes. Besides, the latter option is quite popular.

    Styrofoam fireplace


    Styrofoam fireplace

    Having built a styrofoam fireplace with your own hands, you will get the satisfaction of accomplished work and end result. It will definitely bring comfort, coziness and calmness to your home. The main thing is to choose the right style of the future product at the design stage.

  • Design of the apartment in the light colors (modern style): photos
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    Design of the apartment in the light colors (modern style): photos

    Design of hallway in light colors: photos

    Design of hallway in light colors

    Photos of the design of the light hall can be found in any thematic printed and online edition. Main feature of this color in the interior lies in its ability to visually increase the space and fill it with light and freshness. White hallway has many other benefits.

    Design of the kitchen in light colors: photos


    Design of the kitchen in light colors

    Do you have difficulty choosing the color for kitchen decoration? Pay attention to the classic light kitchens that never go out of style, look neat and perfectly complement the interior of any apartment. Such option is rightfully considered a win-win, as right combination with accessories and other color solutions makes your kitchen very unusual. It cannot be said that light tones are banal and boring. They are perfect for the interior of the kitchen (especially small).

    Light furniture is a perfect solution for those who like to often change decoration, as you can hang a new wallpaper, repaint the walls, make a contrast “dark floor — light kitchen”, and everything will look harmonious. We should note that light furniture goes great with both warm and color colors. Light colors work great with natural materials — stone, wood and bamboo. They are actively used and have proved effective in the design of the kitchen in ethno- and eco-style.

    Design of the living room in light colors (photos)


    Design of the living room in light colors

    Light color is a classic for the living room. They make it warm and comfortable and increase the space. In this, light colors don’t oblige you to choose classic style of interior. It can be Provence, high tech, Scandinavian and many others, which correspond to the fashion trends of the season.

    Light colors for the design of the living room leave room for imagination. You can choose a design concept and add some of your personal wishes, make a room completely independent or combined with other elements. You should know that:

    1. light colors go well with furniture and accessories made of natural materials, for example, with wood and ceramics;
    2. light shades of the walls, floor, ceiling and furniture can always be “diluted” with bright contrast details – carpets, lamps and paintings;
    3. light interior is easy to change and refresh, if you change the focus – replace the bright red cushions on the beige sofa with the pastel green ones, change the color of curtains, etc.;
    4. light colors help you to relax and create the atmosphere of peace.

    Design of the bedroom in light colors


    Design of the bedroom in light colors

    Choosing the design of the bedroom, you first need to determine the color scheme. Modern designers offer a huge number of options for the most demanding taste. The most versatile of them is a design of bedroom in light colors. It gives a sense of freshness and purity, calms and will always remain actual.

    Design of the children’s room in light colors


    Design of the children’s room in light colors

    Light shades in the nursery look very elegant, see for yourself.

    Design of the balcony in light colors


    Design of the balcony in light colors

    Modern classic interior design of the balcony combines aesthetics and functionality, as well as hospitality and warmth of the space. After finishing all the necessary repair works, you should insulate the floor. Laminate is a perfect floor covering. The color of wood is not especially important, but if the furniture will be light, you should give preference to the dark tones (besides, it is practical).

  • Design of the hall in the apartment (20 m2)
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    Design of the hall in the apartment (20 m2)

    Design of the hall (20 m2) in modern style

    High tech


    High tech

    Design of the living room in high tech style. This style is a twin of minimalism and functionalism, but has its own unique charm. Its main feature is the use of advanced materials and attributes. Therefore, decoration of the room in such style won’t be cheap.

    • in our case, we should bet on the main white color and supporting grey. The room is divided in two by means of finishing the walls – one half should be white, and the other – grey.
    • the floor is finished with dark grey glossy tile, and the ceiling – with white textured plaster.
    • floor-to-ceiling s-shaped grey shelf fits perfectly into the design of the living room (21 m2) in high tech style, taking on both decorative and functional load.
    • squat soft furniture of the white color goes well with a low coffee table with white countertop and grey legs. The niche, formed by s-shaped shelf, contains a large plasma panel.

    Loft style in the design of the hall


    Loft style in the design of the hall

    Loft is a new, but steadily progressing and deservedly popular style. It symbolizes freedom and creativity, at the same time rejecting the idea of glamour and deliberate luxury. This style of hall design in the apartment of 20 m2 looks very manly.

    Loft style in the living room is a combination of old and new, and a mixture of all possible styles. With the right approach, it is suitable for both country house and standard/studio apartment with an original layout.

    Minimalism in the design of the hall


    Minimalism in the design of the hall

    On one hand, minimalism is characterized by sterility and callousness of form, and on the other – large and light volumes, logic and functionality. Someone finds this style boring, and someone else- strict, with impeccable sense of proportion. And for most fans, minimalism is the only chance to get rid of everything unnecessary and discover peace of mind. It won’t leave anyone indifferent.

    To decorate the room in minimalistic style and finally get rid of the dark bulky walls, furniture and tasteless (useful) decorations is a long-cherished dream of many of us. However, starting the long-awaited renovation, we often get lost and don’t know where to start.

    Classic style in the design of the hall (20 m2)


    Classic style in the design of the hall (20 m2)

    You can create an interesting and unique interior in the room of any size. Living room with an area of 20 m2 can’t be called too small, as here you can realize many different design ideas. Due to the photos of the designs of the living room (20 m2) in classic style, you can understand whether this decoration, characterized by elegance and originality, is suitable for you. Modern style is the best solution for a small hall.

    How to furnish the room (20 m2) in the apartment with a corner sofa (photos)


    How to furnish the room (20 m2) in the apartment with a corner sofa (photos)

    There are many different design tricks for making your interior attractive and multifunctional. Their realization doesn’t always require much money, but the solution often lies on the surface. One of the obvious and useful solutions is a corner sofa.

  • Curtains for the living room
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    Curtains for the living room (photos)

    Styles of curtains

    Classic curtains for the living room


    Classic curtains for the living room

    The best way to emphasize the elegant luxury of classic design are thick curtains from the expensive fabrics: satin, velvet, brocade, and jacquard. Woven golden or silver patterns (damask, Indian, Royal Lily, etc.) can decorate the monochrome vertical of the walls, while the monochrome glossy texture in the color of drawings will match the wallpaper with embossed print or silkscreen.

    Interior of curtains in the hall in the modern style (photos)


    Interior of curtains in the hall in the modern style

    Laconic modern interior of the living room can be successfully complemented by the curtains of medium density and neutral shades: white, beige, sandy and gray. Topical solution are curtains with color block. Fans of minimalism should take a closer look at the Japanese window panels — absence of drapery makes them look neat and compact. Tulle should be semitransparent, flowing and free of any lace and fringe.

    Curtains for the living room in country style


    Curtains for the living room in country style

    Rustic design is very close to nature. Therefore, ethnic motives, embroidery, calm floral patterns and Scottish square will be appropriate in such living room. Rough canvas: mat, burlap, jute, canvas, unbleached flax and dense cotton look especially organic in the country interior. Ruche, lace and crocheted elements are welcome.

    Types of curtain mounts

    Curtains on the eyelets with tulle for the hall (photos)


    Curtains on the eyelets with tulle for the hall

    Curtains on the eyelets are often used in the creation of living room in the modern style. Eyelets are plastic or metal rings, attached to the round holes in the fabric, made for threading on the cornice in the form of hollow tube. As a result, uniform cascading folds are formed in the curtain fabrics. Strictness and geometric can decorate any window. Besides, long vertical folds can visually increase the height of the room, if the ledge is located under the ceiling, and the fabric cloths are sewn to the floor.

    Curtains on the eyelets can be attached to the cornice in two ways:

    • string the canvas directly on the cornice through the eyelets;
    • use rings or strings as intermediaries between curtains and cornice.

    Curtains with lambrequin


    Curtains with lambrequin

    In addition to its main functions, tulles and curtains often serve for the color or texture “binding” of some interior elements. To make a color transition more harmonious, you can use both simple solutions in window drapery and the ensembles complemented by curtain accessories– grabs, brushes, lambrequins and other types of decorative elements.

    Lambrequin is a horizontal decorative cloth, located in the upper part of window drapery, usually occupying the entire width of cornice. Generally, lambrequin complement the ensemble of curtains and drapery, but the modern style doesn’t impose any prohibitions on the use of this decorative element and other models of curtains.

    Roman blind


    Roman blind

    Thanks to its versatility, laconic design and incredible practicality, Roman blind is actively used in the decoration of modern houses. Living room were no exception. With one amendment – Roman blind is rarely the only element of decoration of the window openings; it acts in company with traditional canvas. At that, different models of curtains are usually made of different materials. Some of them have the pictures, and the other are monochrome.

    Tips

    1. Large bright flowers, cage (10х10), wide horizontal stripes, firebirds and similar art look great in spacious holes, filling the emptiness. However, in the cramped living room of a small flat, flashy curtains are absolutely inappropriate (even if everything else will be grey). The only exception are flat Japanese panels or roll curtains with realistic print. Photo curtains must reflect a deep perspective — glares of sun, city view, distant forest path, alley, arch, etc.
    2. In a small living room, curtains must not “cut” the wall, near which they are located. It is better to close it with a fabric (together with the window). If such width of curtains is unacceptable, they must match the shade of wallpaper and not contrast them.
    3. To make a room look higher, you should attach the cornice to the ceiling. You can hide it in the niche (intentionally left during installation of the hanging or stretch ceiling), decorate it with gypsum stucco, led strip, lambrequin and choose the color to match the ceiling and/or curbs.

    Blinds for the living room (photos)


    Blinds for the living room

    If the curtains are not suitable, choose the blinds for the living room. In the photo, you can see how nice it looks.

  • Design of the living room (17 m2) in classic style
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    Design of the living room (17 m2) in classic style

    Living room with the surface of 17 m2 can’t be called too small, as here you can realize many various design ideas.  Thanks to the photos of the living room designs (17 m2) in classic style, you can see whether this decoration, characterized by elegance and originality, suits you.

    Design of the living room 17 m2 in classic style

    Space


    Space

    Other requirement of classic style is space. Due to the magnitude, pomposity and massiveness of the whole finishing and furniture, realization of classic interior style requires a large size of the living room. In small living room, you can get only a parody of classic style and stacking.

    Classic implies proper organization of space and placement of items in the house. The magnitude, inherent in this style, is easy to implement in the spacious rooms (with an area of more than 20 m2). However, if the owners have a small living room and want to choose a classic style, the room (16 m2) should be visually expanded:

    • mirrors built into the furniture and mirror walls;
    • visually raise the ceiling, using the glossy stretched fabric of light blue or white color;
    • light floor and walls.

    It is important to avoid large furniture in a small living room. All the furniture must be compact. It is desirable to use functional zoning in any apartment – with bay window, glazed loggia or balcony.

    Color scheme


    Color scheme

    Color scheme used in the interiors of classic living rooms is pastel. The most widespread color solutions are pale yellow, white and their shades. The color of walls can pale blue or green. Gold, bronze, the color of wood, saturated red, blue and green colors are often found in finishing.

    Pastel and muted tones, light textured natural wood and much light are signs of classic. The most popular colors in classic style are: saturated red or Bordeaux (wine shades), the entire beige gamma, which goes great with emerald green. “Metal” shades are also in high esteem:

    • golden;
    • copper;
    • bronze.

    Main combinations of historical style are white and blue base with a background of white-pink color. Bright accents and cold spectrum are acceptable. Design ideas of neoclassic involve the use of yellow and lilac color scheme.

    Stucco


    Stucco

    Pattern from the gypsum cardboard made in classic style will decorate the interior. It is used in the following types of finishing works:

    • For the decoration of monochrome or picturesque ceiling.
    • To frame the walls and emphasize their rectangular shape.
    • To decorate the fireplace (probably, false), located on the one side of the room.
    • Window opening.

    Features of classic interior of the living room


    Features of classic interior of the living room 

    Classic interior style is designed for the large rooms. It involves splendor of environment and presence of the massive furniture made of expensive natural materials. However, even a relatively small room can be designed in classic style.

    Cabinet furniture must be with gilding and include the armchairs with luxurious upholstery and rounded armrests. Obligatory element of any room for receiving guest and rest is sofa. It can be located along one of the long walls. Place two armchairs on either side of the sofa, and the table- in front of it. Electric fireplace is installed on the other wall opposite the sofa, and the TV should hang over it. You should place the jewelry boxes, porcelain figurines and candlesticks on the mantelpiece. Ceiling must be decorated with stucco and bright crystal chandelier.

    In the photo, you can see the design of the living room (17 m2) in classic style admires and impresses with its splendor.

    Furniture


    Furniture

    Furniture of the classic living room must be massive and luxury. Ideally, it should be made of precious wood, decorated with carving and incrustation and upholstered with expensive fabric. “Bronze-like” furniture accessories and gilding are welcome.

    In this style, there is no room for cheap and unpresentable furniture with “fussy” upholstery- only the elite furniture. For example, refined forms from the precious wood, upholstered with leather, velvet or tapestry. Each historical style has its own favorites, but neoclassic is loyal to conditionalities. It includes:

    • cabinet furniture from the textured wood (light and dark);
    • convex pedestals instead of coffee tables;
    • corner and straight sofas with a length of 2.65-2.7 m;
    • large dressers, glass cases and antique bureaus;
    • modular classic furniture;
    • classic soft headsets.
  • Renovation of the hall in the apartment (18 m2)
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    Renovation of the hall in the apartment (18 m2)

    Design of the hall in the apartment (18 m2)

    In this case, 18 m2 is a great area to realize the design of the hall in different styles.


    Design of the one room apartment (18 m2) in modern style

    Design of the one room apartment (18 m2) in modern style

    Modern types of arrangement will fit perfectly into the sitting areas. Similar concept implies simplicity, multifunctionality and comfort. Straight lines, different surfaces and clear geometric forms take a central place in such decoration. In the design of such rooms, you shouldn’t use too many decorative objects, as it may violate the stylistic idea.

    Classic style


    Classic style

    Renovation of the hall in the apartment (18 m2) in classic style has always been one of the most demanded design directions. This style will help to create a luxury, unobtrusive and extremely beautiful interior in the living room. Important details of this type of design are decorated wooden furniture, textile wallpaper and curtains large floral patterns.

    Loft


    Loft

    To date, loft is one of the most fashionable stylistic direction. The arrangement of such room is cheap, as this design movement doesn’t require expensive furniture and complicated decoration. As a rule, the walls are made of simple bricklaying or have a concrete base.

    Minimalism


    Minimalism

    This direction is characterized by high multifunctionality and simplicity. Common minimalistic interior must include high ceiling, furniture with matt surfaces, smooth lines; a few mirrors are also acceptable. Such design movement is characterized by the use of natural materials (different breeds of wood, cement, metal and glass). However, it is worth noting that the design of the room in such style is expensive.

    How to furnish the hall of 18 m2?

    How to furnish the hall of 18 m2

    How to furnish the hall of 18 m2? Furniture is the main attribute of the living room. You should place the furniture to leave more space for movement. Furniture should be chosen taking into account the size and overall appearance of the room. It must be compact and practical.

    Large sofa should be placed far from the entrance. You can install furniture wall or case-compartment opposite the sofa. Wall must be compact as well. Today, furniture market offers many great options for the hall with a small area. To save space, you can build the home theater or music center into the wall.

    Before making a purchase, you should carefully consider the direct appointment of every shelf and cupboards. You shouldn’t overload the space of the room with many pieces of furniture. You should also take into account that in small rooms, the furniture must be made of light materials. In design studios, you can find real photos with the correct arrangement of furniture. When choosing furniture, you can use them as a hint. I hope we answered the question “How to arrange the furniture in the room of 18 m2?”

    Color solutions


    Color solutions

    With the help of colors, you can adjust the space at your discretion. This feature applies to the walls, floor, ceiling and furniture. Light furniture will visually enlarge the room. Designers prefer to play on contrasts, choosing sofas and tablets of saturated dark shades. This also applies to the carpets- they can be bright or even black, and it will look quite stylish.

    There is one exception to the rule of contrasts, namely curtains. Dark shades will burden the living room, but you can use cunning: take two-color curtains, which will match both the walls and the furniture. Correctly chosen design will help you to arrange a perfect living room even in a small flat.

  • Interior of the one-room apartment in modern style
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    Interior of the one-room apartment (40 m2) in modern style

    Interior of one-room apartment (40 m2) in modern style

    Choosing the design of one-room apartment, we want to not only decorate it in the modern style with unusual details, but also solve all functional tasks. How to accommodate the drawing room, workplace, bedroom and large storage spaces on 40 m2? We will share the best modern layouts for the one-room apartment with you.

    Scandinavian design of the one room apartment (40 m2)

    This planning of a one-room apartment is characterized by light design in combination with large storage space and comfortable sleeping place.

    Scandinavian design of the one room apartment

    A major feature of this project is not only a modern open layout, but also two spacious storage rooms. Large wardrobe is located right at the entrance. In the open area, this is actually a part of the hall with a place for the shoes and outerwear. Close cabinet behind it implies enough storage space.

    Scandinavian design of the one room apartment

    Second storage room is located between the bathroom and the kitchen and serves for the accommodation of food supplies and large household items, such as vacuum cleaner.

    Scandinavian design of the one room apartment

    On the one hand, bar counter, separating the kitchen from the residential area, zones the space; and on the other, it visually expands the total area of the apartment.

    Scandinavian design of the one room apartment

    Comfortable bed is located in the niche, as well as a small dresser and wall cabinet, so that the necessary details are always at hand.

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    Design of the one-room apartment (40 m2) in the loft style

    As this studio apartment was intended for rent, the task was to make a stylish renovation at a low price. An important detail was the wish of maximum use of anti-vandal coatings not to make a fresh renovation after every tenant.

    Design of the one-room apartment in the loft style

    This task was solved with the use of “brick-” or “concrete-like” decorative plaster in combination with golden sparkling accents in the furniture and lamps.

    Design of the one-room apartment (40 m2) in the loft style

    Large panoramic window to the floor in the living area allows to easily placing the bed in the niche behind the glass partition. The room has enough light, and this traditional element of Scandinavian style adds spice to this fashionable interior.

    Design of the one-room apartment (40 m2) in the loft style

    As the plan shows, there are many storage spaces in this small apartment– large wardrobe in the bedroom is complemented by spacious storage room between the kitchen and the bathroom. Place for the outerwear is provided in a small niche near the front door.

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    High tech style in the design of the one-room apartment (40 m2)

    This is an interior style, which arose towards the end of the 20th century. It reflects the penetration of high technology into our everyday life. This style is characterized by swift lines, flat surfaces without drawings and simple forms. The most typical features of high tech style is a combination of metal and glass in many interior items and presence of “industrial” motives.

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    Planning of the one-room apartment (40 m2)

    Limited space and constraint is a main problem of the small apartments. When planning studio apartment (40 m2), tenants regularly face the challenges. Well, we will help you to solve them! Modern one-room apartments with an area of 40 m2 gain in these terms, as they provide more opportunities for the realization of the house owner’s design ideas. Let’s consider the most appropriate ways to enhance its usability.

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    Studio apartment (40 m2)

    Such planning is suitable for the people leading an active life. As a rule, most young people prefer this method of planning of the 40 m3. However, it is also an option for older singles. The resulting spacious room can be arranged differently. At that, it can be made without traditional zoning with different partitions, curtains, etc.

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    Zoning of apartment

    This is a marking of sectors with the items of furniture. A quite original solution is the use of rotatable structures, acting as partition and shelving. Zoning is the most common method of planning. Owners have greater opportunities for its realization, as there are different techniques used.

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    Renovation of one-room apartment in the new building (40 m2)

    Lucky owners of the one-room apartment (40 m2) in the new building, face the challenge of renovation, as they usually have to fix the apartment up. We have prepared the photos, just watch and repeat.

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