The large kitchen-living room of 30 square meters. meters you can embody almost any design presented in the photo below. Such spacious rooms are rarely used only as a kitchen, often it is combined with the living room or dining room, and if it is a studio studio apartment, then it is also a bedroom.
On a large area you can embody any design fantasies.
On an area of 30 square meters. meters, you can conveniently combine the living room with a kitchen, without thinking about saving space. Such dimensions allow you to create a beautiful practical interior for any layout and shape of the room. For zoning the kitchen-living room of 30 square meters. meters is more convenient if there are alcoves or deep niches in the room, you can arrange some of the furniture - a kitchen set, a sofa or a wardrobe for clothes, depending on the size. However, in the usual square or rectangular rooms you can create a stylish design.
Very often in modern kitchens-living rooms do not use hinged upper shelves and put an island table
Pros of a large area of the kitchen-living room:
- There is enough space for any appliances and furniture, there is no need to store some of the appliances in the closet or allocate a balcony for this;
- Due to the absence of walls between the kitchen and living room, it is easier to communicate with households or guests, without being distracted from cooking;
- More space for parties with friends, family parties;
- You can easily fit into the interior of a full dining area with a large comfortable table.
Design options for a studio apartment with a kitchen-living room, some examples can be seen in the photo below.
Functional furniture placement helps save more space.
To create a beautiful interior kitchen-living room you need to properly distribute the functional areas. It’s bad if furniture groups are located anyhow, it doesn’t create a unity of design or convenience. Most often, the kitchen is located at one end of the room, the living room is at the opposite, and between them there is a dining suite or bar counter, depending on the chosen interior style and preferred design.
Adjacent to the kitchen set the bar counter perfectly copes with zoning
To distinguish between zones of different functions, you can use many options individually or in combination:
- Different in color or texture finishing materials;
- Different color of furniture (it is important to take into account that the headsets are still combined with each other);
- Podium in the kitchen or in the living area;
- Multi-tiered ceiling (relevant only in high spaces);
- Autonomous lighting for each zone;
- Solid or sliding partitions;
- Through rack, wardrobe between zones;
- Decor elements, for example, a carpet in a soft corner, occupying its entire area.
Design examples of the kitchen-living room of 30 square meters. meters with zoning space can be viewed on the selection of photos below.
Zoning the spacious kitchen-living room with a low decorative partition
How to equip the kitchen
The kitchen-living room is divided into two main parts, each of which must be properly equipped. The first thing to think about kitchen design. What can be done to make it convenient:
- Good bright lighting is required, especially above the worktop with a stove. To do this, you can choose the upper chandelier, and place spotlights above the key zones.
- The kitchen should be a sufficient number of outlets. Selected sockets must withstand high voltage, since several household appliances often work at once.
- Sink should be placed so that water splashes do not fall on the stove, as well as on pieces of furniture or decor, which moisture can harm.
- A stove in the kitchen is not only a source of high heat, greasy spray and strong smells can also be a problem. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a quality hood, as well as take care of a kitchen apron from reliable and easy-to-clean materials.
- To place all the dishes with household trifles will require a large number of thumbs, cabinets, shelves, this should be taken into account when thinking through the design of the kitchen.
- The working surface should be wide, saving on the size of the tabletop is not worth it.
Design options for working space in the kitchen-living room 32 square meters. meter can be seen in the photo below.
An island desktop with a bar counter looks very stylish and is a great helper.
Convenient work triangle
When thinking through the interior design often forget about the proper placement of the most important elements - washing, stove, refrigerator. To make it convenient to cook, without running from one end of the kitchen to the other to the refrigerator, all elements of the triangle should be located side by side.
The kitchen must be on hand
From sink to stove should be about 60-180 cm, and from it to the refrigerator the maximum distance of 2 meters. The closer are the points of the triangle, the more convenient this kitchen design.
Sample location in the kitchen
This variant of kitchen design is considered the most convenient for the correct placement of the working triangle. In addition, the U-shaped layout fits into the interior of the kitchen-living room of 30 square meters. meters
This layout involves the placement of furniture with appliances along the three walls. At the same time, the sides may have different lengths, and there is also an option when one of them is placed not along the wall, but perpendicularly, forming a peninsula. This is a convenient way to draw the line between the working kitchen area and the living room or dining room.
In the interior of the kitchen-living room, you can arrange a working space in the form of an island, as a rule, an area of 30 square meters. meters for this is more than enough. Most often stand alone stand with a sink, stove or hob, as well as a large tabletop. The refrigerator is located near the wall. At the same time, the layout of the headset along the walls can be any, as long as there is enough space between the island and the rest of the furniture for comfortable movement.
Important! Above the island with a stove to be sure to place the hood.
The island can also have a mini-bar, storage systems, a dishwasher, etc. Often it is combined with a bar. The dimensions of the stand and its color and material depend on the width of the room, as well as on the chosen interior style. Design options for the kitchen-dining room 30 square meters. meters with island planning can be seen in the photo below.
How to equip the living room
The living room is the second most important area in the combined room or studio. An area of 30 square meters. meters allows not to be limited in interior design, selecting any styles. What is important to consider when thinking about the situation:
- The living room should have enough seating to comfortably accommodate all guests and household members. It can be sofas, chairs, puffs, armchairs.
- In a one-room apartment you will need to think about a bed - a folding sofa or an armchair. If possible, you can select the bedroom separately, separating it from the living room partition.
- In order not to take up much space, the TV should be hung on the wall. The screen must be positioned so that it can be clearly seen from all points of the room.
The storage system is no less important thing in the interior of the living room. For clothes, books, bed linen, etc. wardrobes and walls are selected.
Variants of a recreation area in the kitchen-living room of 30 squares can be seen in the photo below.
Furniture sets are selected in full compliance with the chosen style of the interior. On the territory of the living room, combined with the kitchen, you can choose one interior style or harmoniously combine several similar ones, for example, country and Provence. When buying furniture, it is important to remember the harmony and sense of proportion so that the room does not resemble a branch of a furniture store as a result. Even on a large area of 30 square meters. meters looks better minimal set of furniture without unnecessary details.
When choosing a kitchen set, first of all you should pay attention to its functionality and convenience. It should be enough drawers and shelves to store all the necessary. The design of the facades is better to choose simple, it is desirable that the doors were deaf - the contents of the shelves rarely pleases the eye, rather distracting. If you want to show beautiful sets, etc., you can use open shelves or stylish display cases.
A dining table with chairs can be placed behind the workspace. The table top can be round or rectangular. To make it convenient to serve the table, it is better to place it near the island. But the sofa is set back towards the dining room. Cabinets, dressers, walls and sideboards are placed along the walls and in niches.
The choice of colors
Think over the beautiful and stylish interior design of the kitchen-living room of 30 square meters. meters is impossible without a proper selection of colors. At the same time, there are two main approaches to solving this issue - a single gamma in close tones or a contrasting combination. At the same time, the background (walls, floor, ceiling) should be neutral, this allows to emphasize the design of furniture and decorative elements. Calm colors of surfaces and a rich range of textiles and furniture look most harmonious and advantageous, without overloading the interior. From the abundance of bright colors, not shaded more calm, tired eyes.
To divide a room into several zones using the same color range, different shades of saturation are used. For example, the kitchen can be a tone lighter than the dining room, and the seating area, in turn, is a tone darker. With a contrasting division of the interior into several areas, combinations of white with olive, silver-gray and green, and vanilla with chocolate color look good.
Important! Try not to overload the kitchen with dark colors, in large quantities they not only create a too gloomy interior, but also are simply impractical - on black and dark brown dust and dirt are perfectly visible.
Decorative elements of the interior
The decor should not stand out from the general interior design and colors. The most noticeable decorative elements in the kitchen-living room are, of course, curtains, bedspreads and sofa cushions. They can be selected in the same range or contrasted with each other. Textiles are selected for anything - wallpaper, sofa upholstery, large carpet, etc. If fabrics of the same color are chosen, then they can differ in density, material, texture.
Lighting is also used as a decor. Beautiful forged wall lamps, stylish chandeliers, table lamps with stained glass elements or statuettes, etc. The interior design will look more harmonious and complete if the metal elements of the lamps are the same color.
What else is suitable as a decor:
- Stylish carpets;
- A photo;
- Live plants in pots, bouquets of flowers.
Various ways to decorate the interior of the kitchen-living room of 30 square meters. meters are presented on the selection of photos below.
It is not necessary to strictly adhere to only one interior style; current design trends allow combining elements from different directions. So, strict high-tech with an abundance of glass and metal, simple shapes and neutral colors, can be made softer. For this purpose, for example, elements of the Mediterranean style are suitable - ceramic objects, natural wood of a kitchen set, a column in the Greek style. This decor attracts attention.
Art Deco, featuring unusual lines and a love of contrasting colors, is perfectly combined with modern and its floral designs and flowing forms. Scandinavian style, in turn, is well combined with minimalism or eco. How different styles of design can get along in the same kitchen, combined with a living room of 30 square meters. m, you can see in the photo.
Ecological direction of interior design is simply created to combine it with country, provence or ethnic style. All of them are combined with natural materials in the decoration and natural colors. Practically in any interior the manual work looks good, it is especially relevant for country or Provence. These are hand-woven rugs, knitted rugs, embroidered curtains, artificially aged surfaces, and ceramics.
Area 30 square. meters ideal for the kitchen-living room. This allows you to freely choose the design, colors and materials, without worrying about saving space. The spacious room will contain everything you need to create a beautiful, cozy interior.