Living room - a business card at home. This room is shown to the guests, and the whole family has a rest in it in the evenings. The living room should be comfortable and attractive in the eyes of visitors. It is necessary to develop the design of the room on the basis of its size. The area of living rooms in most multi-storey buildings does not exceed 18 square meters. m. To make such space more spacious, you should use some design tricks. Real photos of the living room interiors will vividly demonstrate ways to increase the visual space.
The cozy interior of the living room in a modern style.
Color solutions for the living room of 18 square meters. m
To the living room of 18 square meters. m looked more, more spacious and softer, it is not recommended to use dark colors in the finishing materials. It is not necessary to glue the walls wallpaper with large clear patterns. They create clear boundaries of the room, make it stricter and visually smaller.
The white color of the walls can be diluted with bright furniture.
In the interior of the living room of 18 square meters in a modern style should use the following colors: white, light gray, cream, sand, peach, coffee with milk. Using these colors, you can create a spacious and at the same time cozy interior, make the room deeper, lighter and more spacious.
The interior of the living room in the cozy light pastel colors.
In modern interior styles against the background of calm tones of decoration create contrasting dark or bright details that attract attention. In the role of accents can be pieces of furniture, decorative elements. A great option to diversify the calm interior is to arrange one of the walls in a contrasting color. So you can paint it in dark brown, bright orange or lilac color. It will effectively stand out from the rest of the walls, for example, cream-colored. Below you can see a photo of a living room design of 18 sq. M. m in a private house with an accent wall.
Bright orange color on the wall in the living room looks very impressive.
Modern living room decoration
When making a living room, it is important not to overload the space and make it visually more voluminous.
In the living room of 18 square meters. m in Khrushchev and brezhnevkah low ceilings. To make them higher you need to choose the right color and install sources of artificial lighting. The surface of the ceiling should be smooth and perfectly flat. It looks best ceiling white. If desired, you can make it milky or cream.
Multi-level ceiling with an inset of stretch ceiling with patterns, looks very elegant in the classic interior of the living room
Tip! To visually raise the ceiling should be done so that its surface was 2 tones lighter than the color of the walls.
In the process of repairing the living room of 18 square meters, as in the photo, the ceiling can be simply painted or installed tension structure. Stretch glossy ceiling copes with the function of the visual expansion of space. Gloss reflects light, making the room deeper and lighter.
Stretch glossy ceiling with integrated lighting
Tip! Massive chandelier, located in the center of the ceiling, visually makes the ceiling lower. It is better to install a lot of built-in spotlights around the perimeter of the room.
The walls in the room are 18 square meters. m is recommended to make out in bright colors. The most common materials for wall decoration in modern style: wallpaper, paint, decorative plaster. Best of all, they were monophonic. Allowed dim pattern on the wallpaper, which can be used to visually resize the room. So the vertical stripes on the walls make the room taller, and the horizontal ones - wider. The design of the living room 18 sq. M. m with wallpaper in the apartment in a modern style presented in the photo.
Textured beige wallpaper in the interior of the living room look very comfortable
One of the walls in the room can be distinguished by a dark or bright contrasting color. The accent wall can be both monophonic, and with a large pattern attracting attention.
Interlining lilac wallpaper with a vertical pattern visually makes the room taller
If the walls and ceiling in the room is 18 square meters. m decorated in bright colors for the floor, you can choose a coating of dark color. For the floor in the living room in a modern style, you can choose one of these coating options:
- Parquet is the best option: tactilely pleasant, but expensive. Below you can see a photo of a living room design of 18 sq. M. m with a laminate in a modern style in a panel house;
- Laminate - a material that is cheaper than parquet. Outwardly, it may resemble natural wood, but inferior to the touch to it;
- Carpet. This material creates coziness in the house, warms the feet pleasantly, serves as a good noise insulator.
Light parquet in the interior of the living room in a modern style.
Selection of furniture for the living room of 18 square meters. m
For a room of 18 square meters. m suitable compact functional furniture. It is necessary to abandon the large furniture walls, massive sofas and armchairs with thick legs and wide armrests. Preference is given to furniture that occupies a minimum of space, as in the photo of a cozy living room.
A great option for a living room of 18 square meters. m - installation of a corner sofa. It takes up little space and has plenty of seating.
White corner sofa creates a cozy and multi-functional interior
There are several functional types of corner sofas:
- Modular design. This sofa consists of separate blocks that can be interchanged, removed and added. With the help of a modular design, you can easily change the layout and turn the left-sided sofa into a right-hand sofa or make a corner sofa straight. In the photo you can see how the corner sofa aesthetically looks in the living room interior of 18 sq. M. m
- Transformer. This sofa unfolds, turning into a bed. It is very convenient for families whose guests periodically stay overnight.
- With built-in bar and laundry box. Alcohol and non-alcohol drinks can be placed directly in the sofa.
The photo below shows an interesting living room design of 18 square meters. m with a corner sofa.
If you plan to store clothes in the living room, you can install a spacious wardrobe up to the ceiling. It should be made of light wood and equipped with mirror inserts on the doors. So it will seem as if the cabinet takes up very little space.
Shelves are ideal places for storing books, CDs, elegant gizmos and various trinkets. They occupy a minimum of space and can perform the function of decor, if arranged in an original way (in the form of an unusual geometric figure). Below are photos of a narrow living room design of 18 square meters. with exclusive shelves.
The main requirements for the table, which is designed for magazines and tea drinking - style and compactness. For the living room it is recommended to choose one of two options:
- Transparent glass table. He will transmit light through himself, from which it will seem as if he takes no place. A similar option is presented in the photo of the living room design of 18 square meters. m
- Transformable model. A low small transforming table is able to unfold to the size of a full-fledged dining table.
The choice of modern interior style
According to the professionals, it is modern interior styles that are most suitable for a living room of 18 square meters. m. They avoid the use of low-functional and bulky furniture.
This modern style combines comfort and unpretentious simplicity. The main color in the Scandinavian interior is white. It is used in the finishing of horizontal and vertical surfaces. Dilute the cool white decor accents of bright colors: blue, red, green, purple, lingonberry and others. Furniture in the living room should be simple but functional. It is made of light wood and glass. The main decoration of the room is a ceramic stove or a fireplace with tiles. Below are photos of a simple interior living room of 18 square meters. m in the Scandinavian style.
Tip! To make the room seem larger, you can remove the door and hang a light curtain or make a doorway in the form of an arch.
In the living room of this modern style there should be a maximum of free space. Furniture must have strict forms, be compact, but functional. The use of built-in wardrobes, sliding tables, transformers is welcomed. The furniture is made of wood and glass. Wall and ceiling decoration should be plain white, gray or beige. Parquet or laminate flooring. The room is decorated with decorative pillows, light fabric curtains, black and white paintings or photographs in strict rectangular frames, mirrors. See photos of the interior of the living room of 18 square meters. m in modern minimalism can be in the photo below.
The main element of any living room of modern hi-tech style is home cinema. For him, it is necessary to use modern technology. The walls should be perfectly flat and solid, preferably white. On the floor you can lay tile or glossy laminate. Furniture must have strict laconic forms and be made of glass, plastic or metal. The main colors of the style: white, black, metallic. You can dilute the cool atmosphere with bright colors: red green, orange. The room should have a lot of gloss, glitter, light and mirrors. Below are photos of the living room interior 18 sq. M. m in modern minimalism.
Thus, in order to make the living room visually more spacious, light colors and compact furniture should be used in the interior design. For such a room, the Scandinavian style, minimalism or high-tech is most suitable, however, professionals recommend not to stick to any particular modern style, but to mix them, creating a comfortable and unique design.