Design of a one-room apartment with a child - interior photo
Current realities do not allow every family, with the advent of a child, to purchase an apartment in which there will be several rooms. This is due to the high price of housing and collateral waste on the maintenance of the child. Basically, a young family is forced to live three together in a one-room apartment, sharing the space of the main room equally. In order to rationally divide the living space and beautifully equip the apartment, you must responsibly approach the design of a one-room apartment with a child or with two children. You need to consider many factors that together will not make you feel cramped.
Important aspects of room layout
The main disadvantage of a one-room apartment is the lack of a sufficient amount of space (usually 18 sq m). This is justified by the fact that this room performs several roles simultaneously, being a bedroom, a nursery, a living room and an office. Therefore, the main principle of the design of a one-room apartment with a child is the rationalization of space.
There are two types of layout of one-room apartments:
- Free layout;
Such apartments are often found in new homes. They are characterized by decent dimensions and footage of the room, which is about fifty square meters.
- Typical layout.
A typical layout is familiar to residents of old houses. Here we can see the small size and footage of the main room, ranging from seventeen to twenty-five square meters. In apartments with this type of layout it is harder to come up with some interesting design solutions, since the scale limits the flight of imagination.
It doesn't matter what your layout is. Be sure to try to fit the necessary furniture on the actual footage of the room. Do not overload the interior. To do this, choose smaller models that will fit well, and at the same time do not take up much space.
This procedure is simply necessary for such a case, since each member of the family must have a corner for successful functioning in all areas. If you have a large room, then you should divide it into zones:
- Parents sleeping area;
Here you should arrange furniture that will serve as a bedroom and work. A folding sofa is a good fit. At night you can sleep on it, occupying part of the room, and during the day when this part will be needed under the working area, you can fold it. Of course, this will be extremely appropriate if you have a typical layout. If the layout is free, then installing a bed will not harm the room, but rather decorate it. Here it is worth taking care of zoning - separate the bed with plasterboard. Thus, you will make a mini-bedroom.
- Sleeping area of the child;
Children's bed is an integral part of the children's sleeping area. Be sure to set up a work or desk on which the child will be able to do school tasks and implement a variety of hobbies and interests. This zone needs to be oriented towards natural light sources - next to the window. The children's corner can be separated by shelves to give the child the opportunity to feel in his own room.
An excellent solution to make a special niche under which you can hide the bed. This will simultaneously make the children's area taller, which will positively affect lighting and save space.
- Living area.
This area is optional, because in the apartment you can receive guests in the kitchen. If space in the room allows, combine the sleeping area and the living room. This will be the best way to save space. The sofa and table look great as an impromptu living room.
What you need to remember when forming the interior?
The design of a one-room apartment for a family with a child implies compliance with many factors. Properly zoned space is quite difficult. To make the apartment spacious and comfortable for residents and guests, the following criteria should be considered:
- how many people are in the family;
- the age of the child;
- area of the main room;
- ceiling height;
- location of windows and doors.
The above little things determine the features of the interior of the room. They depend on zoning, furniture selection and location.
Be sure to remember the age of the living child. This is a determining factor. Based on the classification of the age of the child:
- preschool age;
- elementary School;
- high school;
- graduation classes.
The first option implies the possibility of a lack of a desk, because there is no need for homework yet. Instead of a table, install many wall shelves on which the child will store toys and other important things.
Elementary and secondary schools already oblige to have a desk, desk lamp and other accessories. Do not make the children's area too closed to constantly be able to monitor the child. At this age, personal life is subject to the need for control.
Graduation classes are the first need to create the appearance of a separate children's zone. Make it closed so that the child can feel alone with himself. Otherwise, the level of comfort offered by the house will not be enough for him, and he will try to spend most of the time outside the house.
If we talk about the style of the room, then the best style will be Art Nouveau, since it will allow you to use the most compact furniture.
Staying a few people in a room can often cause conflicts. This is due to the fact that people do not feel a sufficient level of freedom, which must be felt at home. For this, it is necessary to install partitions, and discard the ideas of cluttering up the room with furniture. The presence of personal space in a one-room apartment will smooth out any conflicts, because everyone will be able to relax when needed.
When choosing furniture you need to consider three main principles:
- The room should have a minimum amount of furniture;
- The dimensions of each model should correspond to the size of the room;
- Furniture should be made in the same style to harmoniously blend with each other.
A competent solution is to use a transforming bed. An example is a lift bed, which is built into the closet. A common model is a folding sofa that performs a sleeping and working function. This way you take care of ergonomics.
In the children's part of the room, a multi-tier bed will help save space, which will serve as a berth and a wardrobe. In the lower tier you can set a desk, creating a working area for the child.
In the sleeping area of parents it is important to install a large and comfortable wardrobe. To visually expand the space on the doors of this cabinet, install a mirror. This will contribute to better coverage.
Given the need to visually expand the area of the room, you need to use light colors in the decoration of surfaces. Do not use too many shades in the design of the room. This will negatively affect the visual magnification. You can make the hue zonal by arranging the zone in a specific format. Make the children’s area brighter, and leave the parent in neutral colors.
Do not use wallpaper with dimensional patterns or ornaments. They do not look very good in small rooms and create an eclectic effect. If you want to decorate the room with dark shades, create additional sources of lighting.
An important aspect of finishing a one-room apartment with a child is the need to take into account the fact of the correct distribution of light. Observe the following:
- The ceiling needs to be finished in bright colors, so as not to create the feeling of a bubble;
- Walls can be darkened, but focus on light colors to visually expand the space;
- Insert a variety of glossy and reflective coatings that contribute to visual expansion (stretch glossy ceiling, lacquered floors, silk-screened wallpapers).
If you used the zonal division of the room, you can choose different materials for each zone. You can decorate the walls with the help of: wallpaper, paints, decorative plaster, stone (natural or artificial). The flooring must be uniform, you can choose it from the following options: laminate, linoleum, parquet, carpet.
Curtains should be made of lightweight material or transparent. This is necessary for high-quality insolation of the room. Curtains made of dark fabric will make you feel constrained by free space. If you want to be able to control the level of light in the room, then install the blinds on the windows. This will help control the light level in the zones.
Pay special attention to the installation of artificial lighting. So you will make the room brighter and give it a zest in the form of interesting lamps. Rely on the number of people who live in the room. It is advisable to have for each person two medium light sources. One is common and one is individual. It is important to set them in such a way that they do not interfere with family members' sleep. To avoid such problems, it is good to choose individual energy sources from the list of night lights with a dimmer. General lighting should be located around the perimeter of the room so that it does not differ locally. Pay special attention to lighting the children's area, because here the question is not only about comfort, but also about the health of the child.
As you can understand, the design of a one-room apartment for a family does not imply a large number of decor elements due to limited space. An ideal solution would be to install the following things:
- wall paintings;
- home plants;
- a carpet in the center of the room to create a play area for the child;
- posters and posters;
- photo frames;
As a decor element, any small objects that emphasize the style of the room are suitable. The main thing - do not use massive decor elements. Even if you have most of the free space in the room, they will stand out from the general canvas, which will create a negative effect of the eclectic design.
Follow these tips and you will not feel uncomfortable with your family. Remember that the rationalization of space will make any room spacious, regardless of its size.