If you have small studio apartment where “living room” is almost all your available space, or your living is adjacent to some other rooms, you want to remodel the apartment to free some space and shift to open layout or something else, probably you already sought for some gresh design ideas by organic integration of different functional zones of your living space into one logically divided ambience. We have gathered some really effective options of zoning living room’s multiple functional areas with decor and lighting into finished masterpiece of dwelling with its own philosophy.
Combining multiple functional areas in living room
The living room connected to the kitchen and dining room with the help of open layout is a frequent design method applicable both for urban apartments and for country houses. Such an arrangement of functional segments allows you to put maximum working areas on minimum number of square meters while preserving a sense of freedom and space.
Typically, living room combined with kitchen and dining room possess with finishing option that unites the entire space into a unified whole. It is fashionably to use the method accent wall for color zoning premises and place one of the living surfaces in contrasting, colorful version.
An original way to highlight one of the functional areas combined premises is putting some behind the glass. As a result, one of the zones will be on the outdoor terrace and the owners of the apartment will have possibility to eat on the fresh air and at the same time to see what is happening in the living room or kitchen.
You can often to see placing a home office in the living room area in the modern design projects. There is often happened that organizing the separate room for a home office is no need or no opportunity. It is necessary to pick out a bit of storage space in the living room to design the workplace. The best place for the home office space is near the window.
Decoration of the windows in the living rooms of the new generation is often or non-existent, or presented in subtle, translucent versions. The most common variants of decoration of windows are light snow-white tulle or linen curtains of simple cut, monochrome cotton textiles.
The decor and lighting system. Skillful dosage for the living room
The lighting system for a living is playing not only its primary role (to ensure a sufficient level of illumination of certain areas of space), but also serves as a decor and zoning element. Each segment of the living room requires individual light level that allows not only carrying out certain actions, but also creating the necessary atmosphere. That is why the lighting system is not limited with the central chandelier or ceiling light fixtures built into the system in the family room. It is especially true for the living rooms adjacent with the other functional areas of the home: kitchen, dining room, office or library.
Even the most neutral and inconspicuous interior of the living room can be transformed by the most luxurious chandelier with a variety of decorative elements. But, given some conservatism of modern styles, a colorful and spectacular thing should be only one in the interior.
Modern lighting fixtures are often used in the design of projects of the living room as decoration, in addition to its main purpose. Not only beautiful chandeliers but also original floor lamps, table lamps or wall sconces are able to transform the interior of the room.
We can so often find a neutral palette of finishes and furniture in the modern living room that this space needs some juicy and bright colors. You can hardly imagine a better option for diluting the color and creating of more comfortable living atmosphere than the live house plants in small pots and massive tubs.