Planning interior small living spaces – a stumbling block for many homeowners. Very often, within the framework of urban apartments, for the arrangement of a bedroom, for example, there is a very modest room. But in fact it is not enough to put a bed in a room for sleep, we need storage systems, a toilet table or even a workplace. For some tenants, in principle, the presence of a book rack in the bedroom, someone needs to find precious meters for installing a baby crib, and places are sometimes not enough even for basic furniture.
But there is always a way out. We have tried to collect for all owners of modest living spaces inspiring examples of bedroom designs that have very modest dimensions. Variants of interiors in various stylistic directions, color palettes, functional fullness and overlap with other residential segments.
Modern technologies come to help those who want to save space – the TV can be hung on the wall, it will occupy seats no more than a picture, you can attach it to the ceiling with a bracket. To organize an office in the bedroom – just install a small console with a compact chair or chair and put the laptop.
Let us consider in more detail the techniques that designers use to arrange small rooms for sleeping.
The smaller the room, the lighter the finish
We all perfectly understand that small spaces need visual expansion by finishing in light and even white tones. But to avoid the appearance of a bedroom, similar to a sterile white room, you must use at least a couple of accents, made in contrast or brighter colors.
Accent stains on the background of a light color range of almost all surfaces of the room can be decor elements, textiles or some pieces of furniture.
A floor covering of warm, woody shades can become different from the entire interior of the room.
With bright, contrasting elements, you can create a really interesting and non-trivial bedroom design, even on a completely white background of walls.
When the room is so small that it hardly holds the sleeping bed for two, the head of the bed can act as an accent element, which will not only dilute the light finish, but will also give the bedroom an individuality, given the unusual design.
A bright accent can be a work of art on the wall or a mirror in an unusual frame. The place they occupy a little, and the beauty and elegance of the interior can add.
In this tiny bedroom, despite the space savings, it was possible to use an unconventional way of placing the bed – it is usually placed near the wall in small bedrooms. Setting the sleeper diagonally, we lose some of the area, but we get the opportunity to approach the bed from all sides. Interesting design of the head of the bed is perfectly combined with the chest of drawers and picture frame.
If the parameters of the room allow you to place the storage system, it is better to choose the built-in version of cabinets, this will save precious centimeters, but it will look stylish, practical and presentable.
The bright finish of the room surfaces does not need to include the use of white shades. Pastel, gray colors are perfectly combined with wood shades of furniture, and white color has a wide range of colors, from milky to white.
Against the backdrop of light finish, even minor color manifestations look good, and even a contrasting geometric pattern or paintings on the walls will necessarily become the focus of attention.
In small rooms, every centimeter on the account, so the location of possible storage systems should be approached rationally. Even a small patch of space can benefit the tenants, transforming into a small rack, a cabinet or at least a shelf.
If the walls of a small room are decorated with moldings, it is better to use them in the same shade as the main surface. Such a visual effect will not focus on the size, but creating a bohemian environment will contribute.
This small asymmetrical bedroom with a sloped ceiling has become a refuge for two beds at once. Thanks to the bright interior design the room does not look overloaded.
But this bedroom in a rustic style is an example of how in a small room you can reflect the basic principles of a particular stylistic direction and create a cozy, relaxing interior.
Another example of a pronounced style in the bedroom, this time marine. Several decorative elements and a characteristic combination of snow-white and blue colors, allowed to create an unusual image of the room, memorable and light.
Bright interior in a small room – creative practicality
According to polls that were recently conducted by a well-known European association of designers, almost half of the homeowners will not be able to agree to the absolutely bright finishing of even small rooms in their dwelling. In addition to using white for the decoration of the surfaces of small rooms, there are a number of design techniques that visually move the walls and raise the ceiling. Among such methods – the use of mirror, glossy and glass surfaces, built-in furniture and "hanging" structures without supports, avoiding blind screens and doors, bulk invoices and variegated prints for wall decoration.
The glass transparent doors of the built-in closet seem to extend the room without cutting it. The accent wall, decorated in blue, gives freshness and brightness to the interior of this very small bedroom.
Who said that red color can not be used in the bedroom? The spectrum of the shades of this color is so great that it is not difficult to choose a variant that does not irritate the occupants before going to bed and awakens in the mornings. Deep light bard color blends perfectly with the beige tone of curtains and carpeting, creating a truly original, memorable image of the bedroom.
If you decorate the accent wall in the bright interior of the bedroom, its image will be refreshed immediately. The dark chocolate color of the surface has become an excellent background for the soft light green head of the bed. And the presence of these same shades in textiles completed the harmonious atmosphere of the room for rest and sleep.
In this bright and picturesque bedroom, white color was used exclusively for sleeping, and the walls and textiles are decorated in rich colors, perfectly matching with each other.
If earlier it seemed to someone that painting the walls of a small room in a very dark color – otherwise it could not be called a design failure, then these bedrooms destroy all stereotypes. In the presence of extensive natural lighting and artificial light system, snow-white decoration of some surfaces or furnishings – everything is possible.
Contrast methods always help to dilute the neutral palette of the room, give the character of the room an individuality and some enthusiasm, optimism.
Cabinet in a small bedroom is a reality
At present, to create a workplace or a corner for creativity in the bedroom, it is enough to find a small piece of space for the console and chair.
Such a space can become the surface of the window sill, extended and reinforced with a wood top.
The working surface of the mini-cabinet can be designed as a rack, this design takes up even less space, because it is attached to the wall and does not need vertical supports.
Not the last important aspect in the design of a bedroom in a small area is the lighting system. Built-in lamps will save some space. Classical pendant chandelier will be appropriate only if the ceiling height is sufficient. Among other things, you need to think over the lighting in the work area, whether it's a table lamp or an adjustable wall light – it's up to the tenants.
In this small room, combining the functions of the bedroom and the office, an interesting design move was applied – the bed is placed on the podium with illumination, in which the working surface and the bedside table are integrated. As a result, the effect of the bed hanging in the air was obtained.
In the interior of this small bedroom it was possible to place not only a desktop, but also book shelving, using the provided square meters rationally and ergonomically.
The problem with the lack of free space of this room was solved using the minimalist principles in the design of the bedroom. A small bed, lack of decor, modest, ascetic atmosphere was complemented by a light finish.
When the bedroom, in which the cabinet is also located, is arranged for the girl, the working surface can also be used as a dressing table.
In the finishing of the vertical surfaces of the bedroom, a print was applied, which it was possible to repeat in textiles for a bed, the harmony of the room was supplemented by a cover of geometric coloring in tone.
Bedroom behind the screen or in one room fit two zones
The current layout in new buildings is an apartment-studio, within which it is necessary to equip all the segments necessary for comfortable living. Sometimes the expansion of the family requires the division of the available living space into zones. In this case, often screens and screens of various configurations come to the aid. It can be glass transparent or matte screens, racks with closed or open shelves, and sometimes just curtains.
In this case, we have before us an example of arrangement of a drawing room and a bedroom in one room. The wall for the living area is a storage system for the sleeping segment. The homogeneous color palette in both zones creates a harmonious atmosphere of the whole room.
This bedroom from the living room is separated by a dark curtain, which, if necessary, closes the entire opening into the rest zone.
This bedroom is separated from the living room by a sliding glass door system. The same matte material was used for the doors of the built-in closet of the bedroom.
In this case, the division into zones – working and sleeping, is present in the bedroom itself. With the help of the shelving space for the office was separated.
The loft-style bedroom contains a partition at the head of the bed, which separates the space of the bathroom. Characteristic for the loft style, the separation of space was not the only element characteristic of the current – brick walls, woodwork, space and factory scale also point to the post-industrial interior.
It can not be said that the bed in this bedroom is behind a screen, but it is essentially a cabinet, at least in the assembled state, when the room is transformed into an office.
Children's bedroom – interior features
Certainly, children like small spaces, but the difficulty of arranging a bedroom for a child is that installing only a small bed will not be enough, storage systems for things and toys are needed, perhaps an armchair or a small sofa for parents or nannies. Often, within the framework of urban apartments, there is no possibility to organize a separate bed for the child and a room for playing and studying. Therefore, it is important to take into account the presence of all the segments necessary for the child within a small space, and also taking into account the color and texture preferences of the smallest tenant.
All children love bright saturated colors and their presence is important to take into account even in a small room that literally begs for decoration in light, pastel colors. But for children it is important not only that the bedroom is practical, but also interesting, funny, attractive.
Contrast interior is a children's area. Our eyes need attention focus centers, bright objects and tone changes, and for the children's body this principle works with redoubled force.
In case the bedroom is designed for two children or teenagers, using a bunk bed can be a great way to save space. The lower tier can be used as a sofa by placing a monitor or TV on the wall opposite.