Modern building and finishing materials,raw materials for the manufacture of furniture and decorative elements allow us not only to design our home for comfortable and functional use, but also to embody our cherished design ideas. A house is not only a wall and a roof, it is a whole world for its owners, a reflection of their views on aesthetics, practicality, functionality and beauty.
Experience gained by designers over the yearsthe existence of such a concept as "the creation of interior design," allows us to create original or traditional, practical or luxurious, avant-garde or minimalist - any options for decorating their homes, there would be a desire and means. But in the variety of ways to create a modern, stylish and yet practical design for private homeowners, it's easy to get lost.
We offer you a small collection of practical andeffective advice that can help with the design of modern private apartments. Designers' recommendations, of course, are not dogma, but they can help you make your own decisions on choosing the concept of decorating a dwelling, determine the color palette and stylistics, arrange accents and create the interior of your dream as a result.
The best ideas for creating a modern home design
1. Combining functional segments. The connection within one premises of several zones does not lose its popularity. In private houses, this design reception has received no less spread than in apartments. The combination of several functional segments in one room allows you to save space and freedom of movement, even in small spaces. Typically, these studio rooms have a high level of natural light - two or more large-scale windows, in some cases, glass doors (exit to the backyard). Combined spaces are also convenient from the point of view of operation, cleaning.
Most often, suchfunctional areas like living room, dining room and kitchen. The location of these three important life segments under one roof makes it possible to create a comfortable from a practical point of view environment and a beautiful, bright and spacious room that has high aesthetic qualities.
With the help of modern household applianceshigh power, but low level of produced noise, the organization of working kitchen processes does not interfere with rest in the living room segment or in the dining area.
But not only kitchens, dining rooms and living roomssegments are to be merged. For example, a workplace can be placed within a living room or bedroom. Rarely in what house is a separate room reserved for the office (unless the main work of one of the households takes place in the home office).
It is also rare in what private apartments there arethe possibility of allocating a separate room for the library, as a rule, book racks and cabinets placed in the living room or bedroom (depending on the size of the premises and personal preferences of the owners).
2. Solid wall decoration - an up-to-date ideadecoration of premises. In modern design projects, you can rarely find use of wallpaper with a picture for wall decoration, unless this print imitates a concrete wall, brick or stone masonry.
Single-color finishing materials for steelunconditional favorites. And it's not just that for small rooms, this approach to wall decoration is preferable - light, neutral tones help visually increase space.
Even in fairly spacious rooms designersrecommend using a one-color finish. Material with a print, pattern or ornament is used only for the decoration of accent walls or even their individual sections.
Such a trend is relevant for people who have not yetI am confident in my abilities and possibilities in the sphere of registration of my own home. Light, neutral tone of finish - the perfect tone for any furnishing and decoration. You do not have to puzzle over the color combinations, the combination of shades.
Even the upholstery of furniture in pastel colors looks impressive on a white background, not to mention more dark or bright color solutions.
Using the design of the "accentwall "has not lost its popularity, it has just undergone some modifications. If earlier in the design projects of living rooms, bedrooms, and children's rooms, dining rooms, you could meet the use of two types of wallpaper from one collection, perfectly complementing each other, then in modern design options for these rooms are increasingly encountered various imitations.
The accent wall is a surfacebrick or masonry, finished with wood or ceramic tiles, mosaic. You can create an imitation with decorative plaster, textured or liquid wallpaper, wall panels, laminate.
So, the finishing materials in the modern interior should have the following qualities:
♦ be environmentally friendly, safe for humans and the environment;
♦ if possible, allow air to pass through;
♦ be simple to install, so that the finish can be carried out
♦ be unpretentious in care - surfaces inpremises with high humidity and the level of possible contamination must withstand the cleaning with household chemicals and do not lose their aesthetic properties;
♦ should be easily combined with each other.
3.Bright, original furniture is the accent of the interior. Given the fact that the main trend in the decoration of the premises is neutrality, the use of monochrome, light materials, the role of accent elements goes to the furniture items.
This trend is most clearly used ininteriors of bedrooms - a bed in such premises is often the only accent design subject. Not only the design of the bed itself, but also its textile design becomes a priority.
In the premises of living rooms, canteens, offices andlibraries of private houses the role of accent elements is performed by furniture with upholstery. In this case, a bright, mottled or contrast-dark color of upholstery upholstery may not be present in one piece of furniture.
Council: in the living room, two sofas facing each other can be made in different, but equally accented colors.
4. Storage systems - rational usespace. In modern design projects, it is increasingly possible to see storage systems located from the ceiling and to the floor. This approach allows you to maximize the use of existing premises space.
In the kitchens we see the upper tier of cabinets,suspended under the ceiling (it often has two levels, different in depth). Of course, for the daily use of the uppermost level is not suitable, a person with average growth is simply inconvenient to get household items from the upper shelves. But in terms of storing utensils, which is used infrequently, this approach helps to unload storage systems in other premises, and keep the kitchen clean.
If we talk about storage systems in the living rooms, they are conventionally divided into two types - built-in shelves with open shelves and low modules with facades.
For books, documents and photos within the framework are usedopen shelves, for everything else that the owners would like to hide from the guests' eyes, compact chests with drawers are used, low modules with swinging or sliding doors.
5. Lighting - scattered or local lighting. Whatever the size of the modern private house, it seldom manages only one source of artificial lighting.
The illumination system is not only an opportunityillumination of this or that part of the room, but also the possibility of creating a certain atmosphere, zoning space or highlighting particularly significant segments. Well, while combining several functional zones (studio-room) in one space, the illumination system must be present in each.
In the bedroom there is never enough one centralchandeliers. Even if you do not have the habit of reading before going to bed, lighting from local sources (wall sconces, table or floor lamps) in the bedroom is simply necessary - to create a certain atmosphere of preparation for bed.
Even in a small living room, only the ceiling lights are not enough. A floor lamp or table lamp is needed in a soft rest area, a reading corner or near a coffee table.
6. Textile decoration - laconic design. If we talk about drapery of window openings, then designers recommend using the simplest in form and execution of textile solutions. Traditional curtains - straight canvas, falling from the ceiling itself and up to the floor by uniform vertical folds, can perform both solo and in a company with a translucent veil (often monochrome and smooth).
The use of textiles for decorating the room, then the most striking and accentious is the use of sofa and other decorative pillows.
This is the most simple, fast and inexpensive waychanging the character of the interior - replacing the color in the performance of textile decor on the bed in the bedroom or sofas and armchairs in the living room. Replace covers on cushions is much easier than changing the furnish of walls or upholstery of upholstered furniture, which is why designers and their customers are so fond of this decorating technique.
Fashionable color palette
As already mentioned above, solid wall decorationbecame the undisputed favorite in the field of decoration of living quarters. And for no one will the news that light shades in monophonic version is the most common way of creating a universal background of a room.
Bright tone helps to smooth imperfectionsarchitecture and surface treatment, will not focus on the flaws in the installation of window or doorways, help visually increase the volume of the room and will be an excellent background for accent furniture or decorative elements.
Using white for wall decorationdictated by the influence of Scandinavian stylistics on the formation of modern style. Snow-white walls in combination with wooden floors of warm shades are one of the key motives for the design of Scandinavian dwellings.
Maximum of space and light - priority in the roomany size. Namely, the white color, which practically does not absorb the sun's rays, perfectly suits the tasks and basic principles of Scandinavian style.
Gray color does not go out of fashion. Its relevance can be observed for several seasons. Universal, neutral, but noble and solid - gray color is perfectly combined with various color solutions of the interior.
Depending on the chosen hue, you cancreate a quiet, dynamic and even dramatic atmosphere of the room. It is enough to choose a couple of tones in the company (most often white and black or snow-white surfaces and wooden ones) and make one bright accent - the original interior is ready.
Black and white combinations in the design of modern premises are not the last place in the list of topical ideas.
Certainly, for rooms of a small area of lighttone becomes the main one, the dark color is used only to emphasize the geometry and highlight the most significant items of the interior. In spacious and bright rooms, a dark tone can be used as the main one for large furniture or finishing of one of the surfaces.
Along with the urgency of using whitecolor and contrast combinations, there is a color palette that will always be used. Warm shades of brown - from light beige, pastel shade to deep, dark color of "chocolate" always create a cozy, comfortable for everyone situation, in which you want to relax, rest, gain strength after a hard day for new achievements. That is why the beige color range can be found in a variety of rooms - from the bathroom for the living room, from the hallway to the kitchen.