One-room apartment: Stylish solutions with decorative elements. 205+ Photos of Modern Interior Ideas
A studio apartment is a place where it is important to stick to the chosen style and do everything right. After all, you don’t have much space to experiment. If you have a one-room apartment, I will show you how to equip it so that it remains comfortable and functional at the same time..
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A lot depends on the family
Small apartments are often a problem for owners. You have to combine in the same room bedroom, living room, cabinet. They believe that it is impossible to combine functionality and comfort, creativity and convenience. Therefore, they buy fashionable wallpaper and furniture, as a result, the apartment looks like an advertisement for furniture and wallpaper factories, but living in it is not always comfortable.
A small apartment can be cozy, spacious, comfortable and functional
Designers believe: the arrangement of small apartments is aerobatics. In this case, special techniques are involved:
- color connections;
- furniture of sufficient roominess.
At the beginning, we will analyze the design features of various apartments, and at the end of the article, we have prepared a universal surprise advice for various premises..
Stylish and light interior of a one-room apartment
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What style directions are acceptable?
It all depends on the wishes of the owner. Lovers of neoclassical styles can use basic elements:
- plaster stucco molding;
- desudeports (decoration above doorways);
- half columns;
- caisson ceilings;
The main feature: the details are chosen miniature, the painting is light, so as not to overload the interior.
It has become very popular to use the Scandinavian style in the interior.
It is impossible to imagine without stained glass windows. In small rooms, stained glass is sufficient. chandeliers, sconce or floor lamp, plus inserts for doors and the room will acquire style features.
Often used in small spaces. Laconicism, clear lines, light colors – style features. But this does not mean that the interior will be boring. Stylish details: decorating one or part of the wall with bamboo wallpaper, introducing small elements of natural colors (red, green, brown) into the interior will do the trick.
The Japanese know better than anyone how best to organize a small space.
Men love strict lines, lack of pretentiousness. Such interiors cannot be called boring.. The design involves the play of textures of different materials:
- furniture upholstery;
Therefore, the lighting is thought out to the smallest detail..
Minimalism is not boring design without unnecessary details
Lovers of oriental styles: Indian, Chinese should not introduce a large number of bright decorative elements into the interior. Enough cushions, lamps, floor vase and matching accents are set.
In an oriental style, be moderate with bright accents.
Will help you combine perfectly:
- metallic reflective surfaces;
- glass partitions and elements;
- decentralized lighting and elements of constructivism.
As a result, the apartment acquires the dynamics of modern life..
High-tech modern interior
In the style of “popular culture”, plastic, bright colored accents, bright catchy drawings are often used. All this connects almost stage illusion with reality.. It is often considered a youth option that lends itself easily to transformation..
Creative interiors built on striking contrasts
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Everything the construction industry has to offer will benefit.
The main principle: do not overload the interior with too bright elements.
Do you like wallpaper with a large pattern, please – decorate one or part of the length of the wall. It will be a better decoration than carpets of the past.
Decor with a large pattern can be used to decorate one of the walls, or part of it
A similar technique: the use of wallpaper with a small or textured pattern helps to emphasize the place of rest, work, dining area.
The geometry of the pattern balances the small size of the rooms. Horizontal lines push the walls apart, vertical lines make the ceiling higher.
Place a seating area for wallpaper with a small pattern
Styling laminate, the parquet board is made parallel to the short walls. But you can also use the diagonal technique, which changes the proportions. The same goes for tiled tiles, wet and additional rooms.
AdviceCombine companion wallpaper: sleek models with a similar base and pattern or texture. Allowed frescoes or photo wallpaper on one of the walls. But the rest must remain neutral smooth.
Interior in bright blue colors with workplace
It is important to consider that in small apartments, cleaning has to be done more often, since all rooms are involved at the same time. Choose materials that are easy to maintain. Convex wall covering collects a lot of dust.
Apartment with walls in light colors and black and white wallpaper
AdviceWhen choosing a color scheme, remember that fashion is fashionable, but you will not live with this decoration for a month or a year. Think, if your wardrobe or decoration has never had a lilac or orange color, and most importantly, you did not feel the need for this, then whether it will delight you for the next few years.
Black and white room design with access to an outdoor terrace
It is better to install a shower stall in the bathroom.
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The decoration of the apartment depends on the size, height and shape of the room. Consider the features that take into account.
Design of a studio apartment with mustard notes will make the interior warm
This is the perfect shape. A person is comfortable in such premises..
Simple Scandinavian Home Design
There can be many design options, but we will list the basic principles:
- Design with straight lines and laconic furniture.
- Apply diagonal arrangement of furniture and objects.
- The wall around the window opening remains light.
- If window small, set near it cabinets with mirrored doors – the room will immediately increase.
- Corner cabinets are a good option..
Lots of light and mirrors increase the space
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Narrow rooms can also be made more comfortable if part of one of the walls is decorated with textured, patterned, wallpaper prints, or decorated with decorative plaster. Thus, the long plane is crushed, its proportions change.. They mount semi-columns, pilasters – they make the room square and comfortable.
Wallpaper prints visually divide the space and make it more comfortable
Forget past life walls. Yes, they are roomy, but they stole an additional 40-50 cm wide of the room.
AdviceIn long rooms, place wardrobes along short walls and make use of window space around them. This also allows you to create cozy dimensions..
Make the most of your space
Use mezzanines, create storage areas for clothes and shoe in niches and storage rooms. If the corridor allows, order a narrow wardrobe with special brackets for trembles, located perpendicular to the doors. These cabinets are only 35-40 cm deep..
Use light colors in your decor to expand the space
With bay window
If the apartment has a bay window, good lighting of the apartment is guaranteed. It’s good to put in this corner little table with cozy chairs or small armchairs – the place for rest or work is ready. The bay window can be played or used for homework by the child.
Modern interior design with a workplace at the bay window
Curtains this corner is separated from the main room. Reinforced double-glazed windows are installed in this room to separate the room from the outside world..
Do not place large furniture. It will destroy all the charm of such an architectural element..
Small furniture will emphasize the elegance of the bay window
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With a niche
Often in one-room apartments there are built-in storage rooms that cannot be dismantled, and the room has a niche. This feature can be played in an interesting way. Place in a niche bed, sofa, separated by partitions (about which just below). The result is a mini-bedroom.
A niche can be a place for a bed
Decide for yourself whether an open space is comfortable. The studio option allows you to increase the area. In this case, it is important to choose the zoning of the space. Usually they combine a living room and a kitchen, bathroom and toilet. In this case, it is necessary to install a good hood so that odors do not flow from one room to another..
Stylish studio apartment in matte black and white colors
The open space gets bigger. However, a conditional division is necessary to emphasize the functional zones. It can be lungs, including:
- transparent partitions;
- decorative elements;
- individual pieces of furniture.
Open space seems big
To do this, choose partitions:
- Consisting of beads.
- Made of tinted or decorative glass. If you choose an option similar to the inserts of door blocks, the room will acquire integrity..
For lovers of open spaces, sliding doors, including radial doors, can be used. Sometimes they are closed and kitchen smells remain indoors. Partitions are different.
Glass partitions are lightweight, do not overload the interior
Types of partitions
- Bar counter unites the kitchen and living room and serves as a dining table. Additional shelves for kitchen appliances.
- Lightweight partitions. Plastic is used for construction panels, gypsum plasterboardn, fabric stretched on a wooden frame, glass of various textures and patterns.
- Shelving for decorative items or books. This transparent element creates an easy separation and does not overload the interior. The rack can be straight, semicircular, under the ceiling or low in height.
- Fashion item – an aquarium for fish. The transparent water world creates a pleasant microclimate and soft lighting.
- Screens. It is worth remembering the screens of the past. This option is suitable for neoclassical styles (Rococo, Baroque, Gothic), modern: provence, Japanese, Oriental, Indian, Chinese.
- Glass blocks. A narrow or low wall made of transparent or multi-colored blocks changes the interior, gives lightness and cozy highlights.
- Decorative podium – an interesting option. Part of the room is raised to a height of 40 cm.Under the new floor, they create pull-out beds, boxes for storing bed linen or seasonal items, shoes.
Option that will interest you
AdviceSome decorators suggest separating the sleeping area from the living room with an open coat rack. You shouldn’t use this technique. The room will lose its charm and take on a cluttered look.
Visual zoning gives an unusual effect. The individual functional corners are defined by various finishing materials and decorative elements. For example, in the kitchen, hallway – tiles, living room – laminate, parquet board or linoleum. The illumination of the bed is soft, in the living room there is a chandelier, in the kitchen there are directional spotlights.
Zone the space in a studio apartment with a variety of materials and decorative elements
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Correct organization of the kitchen space saves 60 – 65% of the distance that the hostess travels while cooking, plus 25 – 27% of the time. Let’s use ergonomics. Main trio: stove, refrigerator, sink. They cannot be installed far from each other..
I’m talking about this because some people recommend hiding the refrigerator in the closet. However, it is also not rational to install an oven and a refrigerator, an oven and a sink next to it. It will take a lot of effort to maintain.
Small kitchen complements the interior design
Fashionable and rational L-shaped arrangement of work planes.
AdviceChoose furniture with pull-out wardrobes. Swing doors take up a lot of space. Organize the lighting of cabinets and work tables – guaranteed time savings. Fight clutter – make your room look bigger.
L-shaped placement of the kitchen unit saves space and at the same time there is enough space for work
Zoning can be emphasized by the island placement of furniture. Install an electric or induction hob on such a cabinet. Stylish, comfortable and functional.
An interesting effect is provided by the use of hanging cabinets and tables of different depths of 300, 450 or 600 mm.. Thus, the space “breaks up”, it is easier to maintain order on the shelves (small items are not lost in deep cabinets).
Zoning can be emphasized by island placement of furniture
Do you think that small and uncomfortable hallways are difficult to turn into functional ones? I will share my secrets. Combine a small corridor with a kitchen or a room (depending on the location). For convenience, an entrance area is organized along one wall.. Install a shallow and narrow cabinet, a shoe box, the top of which is used as a seat. Shoes and clothes for daily use will fit perfectly.
It is best to install a shallow cabinet in the corridor.
Remove the mezzanines, the ceiling rises – the room increases. Convert built-in wardrobes into compartments. Order convenient content for yourself. Convert pantries into walk-in closets. They can provide a place for household appliances: vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances that are not often used..
Small corridor with functional shelves
Want to change the length profitably. It is possible. Place vertical decorative elements on an open wall:
- half columns;
- vertical plaster or polyurethane rods.
Install small sconces plus lights at the beginning and end of the hallway. Light works wonders – the room will be transformed.
Diagonal layout changes the direction of movement and true dimensions. Think of the winding forest paths that are lost over the horizon. Take advantage of nature’s hint.
Bricklaying and antique mirror will decorate your corridor
Remove the wall between the room and the hallway. A dressing room is created from drywall. The corridor will lose a little area, and you will get a spacious place for clothes, shoes, accessories. If you install the doors on both sides, then you can get things from the wardrobe from the side of the room and the corridor.
Remove the wall between the room and the hallway, from this the corridor will lose a little of its area
Take away all the swing doors. They “steal” space significantly. Install sliding models or accordion doors instead. And an additional closet or pencil case will fit in the vacant corner, which is important for apartments of a small area.
Several doors open into the room – enlarge the opening to the living room and make illuminated glass shelves – functional and stylish. Artificial windows: doors with stained-glass windows and glass enlarge the corridor.
Avoid clutter. Don’t be surprised what the designer is telling you. Each item captures the surrounding space, and if there are many of them, then the room is completely conquered. It ceases to function for you..
Backlit shelves and glass doors expand narrow space
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The small hygiene room and toilet are a headache for the owners. I don’t want to carry bath accessories out of the room, hide cleaning chemicals on the mezzanine or in a drawer on the balcony. Combining two rooms is a good option.. Such a transformation is acceptable if no more than two people live in the apartment..
In a small apartment, it is acceptable to combine a bathroom and a bathroom.
If you remove the wall between the hygiene room and the toilet, install a shower cubicle or hydrobox, then in the room you can install an automatic machine, a pencil case for hygiene and washing supplies, bathrobes and towels.
Tiles of the same color on the walls and on the floor – a trendy solution
Place all small items in the cupboards. Do not use a tile layout dark bottom, light top, this is the century before last. An interesting effect is provided by the use of tiles with a pattern on only one wall (along the bathroom or inside the shower cubicle). Leave the rest of the walls smooth. The space will become stylish and visually increase.
If you install a shower cabin, there will be space for installing equipment
Buy cantilever toilets and save 0.5 m². They “steal” less space. Separate the toilet visually with a low partition. It can serve as a storage place and a shelf for decorative items, candles. Just don’t overdo it with the details..
Scandinavian bathroom design and emerald white colors
Expand the tub across the room and you can make room for the washing machine. Use models with rounded edges. Plastic lines change space. Be sure to use a decorative panel that covers the space under the bathroom. Love bright colors? Choose tiles of the same color and different shades, variety is guaranteed.
Try to make the whole space functional
A large number of reflective surfaces increase the space. This room needs good lighting. Ideally, multiple light sources. Place spotlights in a checkerboard pattern – the space expands. Installation along walls pushes the boundaries.
Separate bathroom in minimalist style with futuristic accents
Instead of tulips, install a washbasin “Moidodyr” to use the shelves for detergents. Replacing the bath shower cubicle, hydroboxing saves 2 – 2.5 m². Replace all swinging doors with sliding doors for convenience..
A lot of light and reflective surfaces increase the space
A little about security. For sex use special tiles with a non-slip surface. Plumbing fixtures must be well secured. If it is sewn up with plasterboard or plastic communications, install revision doors so that there is access to the pipes.
Make sure the tiles are non-slip
In the past, balconies were used as a place to store “things that never come in handy.” The balconies are converted into an additional room. But it can only be used during the warmer months. A good option for year-round operation is the combination with a living room.. As a result, the owners organize:
Lounge area on the balcony
- Cabinet placement.
- Rest corner.
- Winter Garden.
If the balcony is located in the kitchen, the window sill turns into a dining table.
It is necessary to organize insulation (lay out the wall with a gas block or use mineral wool insulation materials, etc.), install reinforced double-glazed windows, conduct heating. If the heating network does not give permission for the transfer of central heating, install electric convectors or install warm floors.
We organize heating correctly
Such re-equipment is possible only after agreement with state authorities..
Do you live alone or with your family? The choice of furniture depends on this. For singles or families without children, one massive item can be allowed. For example, sofa. It will become the basic element around which the decoration will be built.. In this case, the rest of the furniture should be weightless, tables with glass tops, cabinets with mirrored doors..
A bright contrasting color sofa is an acceptable massive object in the interior
But, the basic principle: do not overload the surrounding world with too bright colors, massive, even three times antique furniture. Strike a balance: light monochromatic walls – contrasting furniture, against a background of wallpaper with prints – plain sofas and slides.
Maintain harmony – a light interior with a few bright accents
Replace conventional wardrobes with compartment. Such furniture has a large capacity. Convenient internal filling, special fittings allow using the entire space, including the mezzanine. The furniture industry makes brackets for dresses, shirts, pants and is placed under the ceiling. If necessary, the bracket is lowered to a comfortable height, and there is no problem choosing the right thing.
Instead of massive walls, purchase modular hanging cabinets of various shapes or light slides.
Interesting details: the combination of mustard and gray in a studio apartment
Dark ceilings unambiguously “steal” the height. However, if the perimeter of the room is painted in a dark color, the framing is made with plaster rods, and the central part is left white, the visual effect will be fantastic.. The height of the room becomes much higher.
For a small room, light ceilings are best.
Advice for lovers of classic interiors: order an illusory ceiling painting. Artists who have mastered this technique create unusual decorations that change the true idea of the height of the room..
The ceiling does not have to be white. Very light shades of the color palette are perfectly acceptable. But they should not be discordant with the main background of the decoration..
Walls and ceilings in the same color scheme
For neoclassical styles, Provence and country, artificial and natural ceiling beams and caissons become wonderful decoration. It is permissible to leave the natural color of the wood or paint the elements in light colors.
Wooden ceiling with beams and simple brickwork – great for a masculine interior
A great option for stretch ceilings. They are quick to assemble, wash well. The variety is huge. These are not only pure matte, glossy or patterned options. Modern technologies allow you to combine materials of different textures and colors. This helps to emphasize the zoning, complement the wall decoration materials..
Stretch ceilings are convenient, easy to install and maintain
Don’t get carried away by glass ceilings. Fragmentedly, yes, the ceiling will disappear. However, psychologists warn: the large number of reflective surfaces is anxiety and irritating..
The living room is lit by a low-rise ceiling chandelier. In elongated rooms, a model with a long rod and several shades gives good light. Suspended plasterboard structures connect the central chandelier and spotlights.
A room with French windows that give a lot of natural light
Near sofas and sleeping places they install:
- floor lamps.
- floor vases;
- sculptures are illuminated with LED lamps.
They are economical and can be used for a long time..
In small low rooms, heavy classic chandeliers with a lot of pendants are inappropriate. They do not decorate, but “steal” the space of the room. For lovers of lamps with Swarovski stones, I recommend choosing miniature models.
Classic chandeliers with a lot of pendants are superfluous in a small room
You can “play” on contrasts and for different zones or rooms choose two types of diametrically different lamps. This combination brings variety and fun..
How to expand the space without pushing the walls?
Positive emotions are very important for comfort. Often, experts advise using light, tones of various colors. However, this is not a clear rule. In small rooms, fragmentary bright and dark colors can be used.
Sliding wardrobes will solve the problem of storing many things
The area of the premises can be increased by disassembling the built-in wardrobes with shelves. They are located in the hallway and room. Instead of them, a wardrobe or corner wardrobe is installed, which are large in capacity and allow you to solve the issue of storing things..
Discard a lot of small items
Let’s analyze the basic visual principles of expanding space:
- Vertical stripes and patterns of finishing materials “raise” the ceiling well.
- A similar effect is given by multi-tiered suspended ceilings. In this case, the central part is the highest. Creates a vault effect.
- Glossy stretch ceilings with a mirror surface visually dissolve the ceiling.
- Room perimeter lighting and low chandeliers increase the height.
- Mirrored cabinet surfaces expand the area of the room.
- Horizontal stripes, diagonal stripes and drawings on one of the walls help to change the proportions.
- Discard a large number of small items: fridge magnets, souvenirs on open shelves. Instead of several small paintings, choose one medium size, replace miniature figurines with one plaster sculpture or floor vase.
- Do not use heavy and dark velvet, taffeta, satin curtains. The best option will be light curtains and curtains that are fashionable this season, imitating natural materials: linen, silk, cotton. They do not block the sunlight and combine the room with the outside world..
- All doors must have glass inserts. Exception: toilet doors. An interesting effect is provided by the play of contrasts: a light door leaf with dark glazing beads.
- In a long room, decorate the pediment walls with a darker shade, and the side walls with a lighter one. This visually changes the proportions..
AdviceLarge mirrored doors of wardrobes must be decorated with sandblasting or decorative patterns. Otherwise, reflective surfaces create a sense of unreality and a sense of anxiety..
Areas in the apartment that contrast not only with color but also with materials
If you like to change the environment around you, choose paintable wallpaper for decoration. Repaint one or all walls from time to time in a different color. Thus, the room acquires a new “face” at minimal cost..
The interior is designed entirely in beige tones – this is a versatile and stylish choice