There are small apartments, and there are miniature ones.
An apartment designed in 20 square meters – it even sounds cramped. But even on them, it turns out you can place everything you need for life – a kitchen, a bedroom, wardrobes, a bathroom, a toilet, and even find a place for a synthesizer. And without any signs of crowding. Learning from the designers of the Cozy Apartment studio.
Information about the apartment: studio apartment with an area of 20 sq. m, Moscow.
Owners: a girl – an English teacher.
Customer wishes: to make the apartment spacious and fashionable. 20 square meters is a very microscopic living space. But even such an apartment can be made fashionable, beautiful and comfortable. The original apartment design of 20 sq m is a project of the “Cozy Apartment” studio, developed for a young English teacher who is fond of the Finnish epic and playing the synthesizer. The designers managed not only to create a comfortable living space, but also to fit the hostess’s hobbies into the interior.
Apartment designed for a comfortable life
This is how the layout of a 20 sq m apartment looks like, which you see in the photos. And in a small space, you can place everything you need for a comfortable life if it is properly organized.
How to expand the space in a small room? Mirrors, and more mirrors!
A full-wall sliding wardrobe with mirrored doors expands the space to one side, and two mirrors by the sofa to the other. It is important not to overdo it with reflective surfaces, alternating them with matte ones, otherwise you will get a mirror maze.
The glittering mosaic in the window slopes multiplies the light entering the room. To save space, the windowsill was turned into a table-stand for a synthesizer. The designers made the grille covering the radiator a bright accent spot – there are several of them in the apartment, in contrast to the light range they make the space volumetric. And the lattice, due to its elongated shape, also visually pushes the boundaries of the room.
The color scheme of the apartment design also works to expand the space. The main color in the interior is white, color accents are set using different shades of lilac, purple and gray. Cold and bright colors create a feeling of lightness. Greenery also plays an important role in color, bringing a sense of coziness and comfort.
The walls have turned into an original panel. On a white background – quotes from the Finnish epic “Kalevala” – the mistress’s favorite work. On the voluminous white masonry, the letters seem to hang in the air. The effect is enhanced by the backlight.
Imitation of a brick wall is a tribute to fashion (lofts), but not only. A rough, corrugated surface softens the rigidity of mirrored walls, and thanks to the painting, it does not look boring.
One of the rules for designing a small space is not a single superfluous, random thing. A few accessories in the kitchen are matched to the overall range. The empty space under the cabinets is no coincidence, shelves and rails had to be sacrificed to make the space easier. Small mirror tiles add volume to the room, and the stove can be closed with a lid, getting an additional work surface.
A surefire way to add volume to a room without overusing mirrors is a photo wallpaper with a contrasting perspective. Here they play the role of a window, not allowing the gaze to rest against a blank wall. Instead of a dining table, which simply would not fit in a small kitchen, a bar counter was made.
In the bathroom, in addition to the bath, there was even a washing machine. To save space, the sink was chosen to be the minimum size. But the installation for the toilet fit. The place that she “ate” was compensated for by built-in niches-shelves formed on the free section of the wall.
You can see the complete project on the page of the competition “The best interior: country house, apartment” on the site pinwin.ru
Originally posted 2020-09-01 09:17:47.