High-tech - a direction that emerged in the late 70s, as a tribute to postmodernism and constructivism. Interior design in our time is becoming increasingly widespread. The decoration of the premises in the ultra-modern style today is suitable not only for representatives of the young energetic generation with creative outlook on life, but also for residents of ordinary standard apartments, as well as the owner of cottages who strive for self-knowledge.
The maximum functionality and the prevalence of free space make this trend attractive for the decoration of residential premises to people of purpose. If the design of a bedroom or children's room may seem too cold and uncomfortable, then the living room in high-tech style will harmoniously fit the achievements of the high-tech world into the interior of a standard dwelling, while maintaining comfort and harmony.
Living in this style, will certainly become a cozy place to relax for the whole family and guests of the house.
The main features of high-tech
The volume of the room, cold colors and abundance of air attract to the “high-tech style” people of various professions and social strata. It is enough to know the basic principles to arrange the central room in a modern manner. The following features are characteristic:
- Straight, clear lines in the design;
- Lack of decorative or artsy details;
- The presence of modern household appliances, the latest achievements of the high-tech world;
- Emphasis on a combination in the interior of the space of industrial materials: plastic, stone, alloys, glass;
- The color scheme is strict, uniform, allowing only a minimum of shades. White or black color is often used. Underlines the severity of metallic, silver-gray;
- Functional space planning using different types of mobile partitions;
- The use of a large number of lighting fixtures;
- Furniture of strict forms, with elements of minimalism, but carrying the maximum functionality.
The high-tech style features straight lines, the use of large amounts of glass, fantastic lighting and glittering metal trim.
Living room decoration
Creating a high-tech living room design begins with the design of the interior of the room in accordance with the basic principles.
Floors are preferable to do of tile, porcelain tile of uniform color. Nowadays self-leveling floors, which fully meet the requirements, are getting more and more popular. Suppose also laminate, but without pattern and ornament in the same color scheme and linoleum with pearlescent. A perfectly flat monophonic surface with a smooth texture should be combined, and not contrasted with the colors of the rest of the room. Since the materials used are rather cold, it is appropriate to install the “Underfloor heating system” under the floor covering. The combination of materials with the purpose of division of the room into functional zones is admissible. Carpets and floor coverings should not have an ornament, variegated color, high pile. Everything is subject to convenience and expediency without too much luxury.
Monochrome flooring in cool and soothing colors in the living room in the style of "high-tech"
Despite the dominance of monotony and clarity of lines, in the interior of the living room of high-tech style, the ceiling implies a variety of shapes and volumes, but with respect for the geometric proportions. Armstrong-type multi-level ceilings or other suspended structures for rooms with high ceilings are ideal. Chrome-plated blotches, metal grilles that hide the ceiling lights are also relevant in the design of the upper part of the room. For low rooms, use a glossy or translucent stretch ceilings with a smooth surface, which will give volume and height. Ardent fans of pure style can leave the untreated concrete surface, covering it with a protective transparent composition.
White smooth ceiling in the interior of the living room "hi-tech"
If ventilation pipes or other engineering communications pass over the top, then, in accordance with the rules of high-tech, they are not removed for ceiling structures, but, on the contrary, accentuated, leaving them in their original form, or painted in metallic color. The color is applied white, gray, sometimes even black, but in combination with contrasting tones. Of great importance is the location of lighting devices. The ceiling carries the main decorative load and creates a feeling of freedom, an abundance of air. He must create the illusion of open space.
A multi-level plasterboard ceiling with halogen lamps looks very impressive in the interior of the living room
Wallpapers - no place on the walls of the living room in the style of hi-tech. Even plain and smooth contradict the ideas of high-tech interior. Allowed to paint the walls of the room with acrylic or other shiny paints. The basic colors of high-tech style are black, white, gray. To soften take neutral tones of beige, cream, brick shades. The same color and texture with the ceiling will expand the space. The individual protruding parts of the wall, painted in a contrasting color with the main coating, will add volume.
Widely used glass and plastic partitions, zoning the living room into separate parts. Metal frames emphasize the severity of the forms. In the design of the walls is widely used a combination of different textures and materials. A part of the untreated concrete or brick wall will be a high-tech living room highlight in beige tones, which can be seen in the photo.
For the living room in the style of "high-tech" fit the design of the walls in the form of brickwork and slate
The latest home appliances, the latest technologies in the field of home electronics are an integral part of the high-tech living room interior. Started with modern innovations, the room creates comfort for hi-tech lovers. Large flat LCD panels for TV, home cinema, and personal computers, audio systems resembling a space flight control center, will organically fit into the urban space.
Voice control of the living room electronic filling is practical and convenient. Mounted split-systems, dedicated channels for built-in ventilation systems with vacuum cleaner function, automatic lighting control or other amenities of civilization will serve as a pleasant addition to the overall functionality of the space. Cable channels with electrical wiring are not removed from the eyes, but, on the contrary, they are made part of the interior.
When using the high-tech style, special attention is paid to the technical equipment of the living room.
Furniture on the background of the interior of the living room in high-tech style should not stand out, but merge in accordance with the general orientation. Minimalist forms along with high practicality are its main features. The number of items in the room should be limited and strictly functional. The material is also glass, plastic, synthetic fabrics, modern alloys.
The most convenient is the use of furniture-transformers in the room: a coffee table, turning into a dining room, a sofa, moving into the wall, in a word, everything that saves space and creates a feeling of spaciousness. The modular walls of geometric shapes allow you to put video and audio equipment. Cabinets - built-in and merging with the walls, without protruding parts and fittings. Upholstered furniture should be monochromatic colors and preferably a smooth texture. Modular designs are also welcome.
With the help of furniture you can turn your living room into a real spaceship.
Glass or mirrors will increase the volume and give lightness. Glass shelves with LED lighting and accessories with metallic or chrome look look impressive, adding light. The color of furniture for high-tech style is no different - monophonic, gray, white, black. However, a bright accent of bright blue or red colors is appropriate. The easiest way is to find suitable options in designer collections. The facades of furniture structures, if they are made of natural materials, are painted with metal or concrete, the inserts made of mirrors and frosted glass are combined with plastic. Legs, armrests, table bases and sofas are made from alloys with a metallic sheen. The chairs and chairs themselves may have angular shapes, but are anatomically convenient for comfortable placement.
Mirror surfaces perfectly fit the hi-tech style
The abundance of light is a prerequisite and the main feature of the interior high-tech style. A large number and variety of lighting fittings fit well into the atmosphere of strict forms. Shiny metal, plastic of bright colors, transparent or frosted glass are the components of chandeliers and lamps of futuristic designs. Hundreds of options offer specialty shops: spotlights, spotlights, string structures, globe lamps, cone-shaped ceiling lamps, and pointed irregular-shaped chandeliers will satisfy the taste of the most demanding customer.
Stylish chandeliers are always appropriate in the interior of the living room "hi-tech"
Tip! It is important to observe the measure and not to create light chaos in a single room.
Lighting make multi-level and different options. Spotlights are mounted not only in the ceiling, but also at the level of the floor and walls. Widely use the lighting of furniture and lighting shelves on shelves and modular designs. Functional areas are also equipped with individual lighting. Floor lamps in the form of frosted balls or futuristic design can also be the subject of decorations. Hidden lights and optical effects will create an atmosphere of light show. Competently made installation of lighting will give additional volumes to the room.
Despite stringent requirements and the denial of any decorations, small strokes in the form of decorative additions will add individuality and add warmth to the high-tech living room, as can be seen in the photo. Light sources in the form of avant-garde figures or broken lines will enliven the atmosphere. A lot of light gives large panoramic windows. Blinds, Roman blinds or inconspicuous canvases with steel shine are suitable as curtains. On glass shelves, it is appropriate to place vases of geometric shapes or surreal sculptural figures. Chrome or mirror surfaces, reflecting the light, will also serve as peculiar decorations.
The atmosphere of living warmth in the living room of high-tech style with a fireplace will make the situation more homely. The fireplace can be electric with effect of a live flame, or gas. If you prefer a fireplace in the interior of the wood, then you need to avoid the traditional finish, limited to black stone. The shape of the fireplace is allowed the most incredible: in the form of a ball, a flying saucer, a transparent wall built into the partition on both sides, etc.
On the walls you can hang either abstract laconic paintings, or photos in black and white frames, a large electronic clock. To introduce freshness, and dilute excessive manufacturability will help compositions from living plants of strictly delineated forms (sanseverii, rubber plants, dragon, zamiokalkus, monstera) in glass or metal flower pots. Also relevant would be a large rectangular aquarium with large fish and LED lighting, outdoor steel tubs with krupnomer.
Important! Do not overload the interior with unnecessary details.
In the living room in high-tech style I want to feel like a particle of the cosmos, remaining at the same time an individual galaxy. High-tech assumes absolute harmony of taste and high-tech details.