It is good when the apartment has a room for each household and a common living room. In reality, often everything is different, many live in small apartments. In such a situation, you have to think about dividing a room into 2 zones, the bedroom and living room, a large number of photos with similar interiors only confirm the relevance of the issue.
The interior of a room with two zones should be made in the same style
Combined Room Features
In modern one-bedroom apartments there is enough space to divide the space into two zones, without resorting to various tricks. In the small living rooms, you can also find a way to combine them with the bedroom. Advantages of combination:
- Expansion of the functionality of the space;
- The ability to create a cozy fenced off from all corner with the help of screens, thick curtains.
White color helps to expand space and make it easier.
The main disadvantages of combining:
- The bedroom is not a fully enclosed space;
- It is difficult to provide good sound insulation for the sleeping area.
Despite a number of drawbacks, this division of the living room is often a necessary measure due to the lack of another way out.
The decorative partition will perfectly cope with room zoning
Often in the living room put a folding sofa and set aside a separate place for a dressing room. During the daytime, the room is a full-fledged living room, while at night it turns into a bedroom. This option has a drawback - you need to constantly clean the bed, then lay out. It takes time and effort, so it is easier to divide the room into two zones.
The bedroom area is better placed in the far corner of the room.
It is important to take into account that the bedroom and living room smoothly flowed into each other and were made in harmonious colors. It is not recommended to use different styles when decorating individual zones.
Bed should be lonely and calm. For this reason, the bed should not be placed next to the entrance door. It is better to put the bed in the far corner from the door to the living room.
The bed is better placed in the far corner of the room, surrounded by cabinets.
It is desirable that in the sleeping area was more natural light. If there is one window in the room, it is better to put the bed closer to it. Many people like to fall asleep and wake up by the window.
A bed at the window on a small catwalk - the perfect placement of the sleeping area
Unlike a bedroom, a guest area requires more space. In a confined space it is worth doing with a minimal set of furniture. A sofa or soft poufs, a low table and a wall with a shelf for a TV is enough. If space allows, you can arrange a separate dining area.
The guest zone is separated by a partition made of natural materials.
The living room can be located near the entrance, this position is convenient for everyone who enters the room. If there is little light due to the bedroom and partitions, you can install additional lamps.
Decorative partition with a fireplace almost completely closes the view of the sleeping area
What are the partitions for?
First, partitions are the easiest and most obvious way to divide a room into two zones, a bedroom and a living room. Secondly, it is an additional decorative element that can decorate and diversify the interior.
Partitions can be made of various materials of any design
Regardless of the type of construction and materials used, all partitions are divided into:
- Solid, from floor to ceiling;
- Low, blocking only part of the room.
The role of partitions can play:
- Figured openings.
Important! To the bedroom-living room looked spacious, instead of solid partitions, you can use lattice structures.
Partition material can be any. Depending on the interior style, wood, high-strength glass, high-quality plastic or fabric are used.
Types of partitions
To divide a one-room apartment into two zones, a living room and a bedroom, a wide variety of types of partitions can be used. The material and form depend on the style of the interior and the needs of the apartment owners. Various options of partitions, allowing to divide the room into two zones, bedroom and living room, can be seen in the photo below.
Stationary design on the frame
The similar partition is convenient in the event that there is no need for periodic association of rooms. In fact, this wall separates one room in the living room and bedroom. In the solid partition can be full doorways. If there is not enough space, the swing door is replaced with a sliding door. The main advantage of this design is good sound insulation, which is important for the bedroom.
Such a partition looks original and stylish. Sliding doors are installed in the same way as in the closet. To the ceiling and the floor are mounted guide rails, in which the doors are already mounted with a roller system.
Different materials are used for the construction of the structure: wooden or aluminum profiles, PVC and polyurethane foam for sound insulation. If there is a choice between metal and wood, it is better to give preference to the first. Aluminum is corrosion resistant and more durable.
If the bedroom is located in the corner, for its separation from the living room, you can use mobile partitions, which, if necessary, can be folded and removed. These are modular screens and screens. Moving them, you can change the proportions of the room.
Screens are especially convenient if the living room is small. Such a partition can become a separate decorative element and even an accent of the whole interior. Screens fit perfectly into the living room of the Japanese or classic style, depending on the design.
Divide the room into two zones, bedroom and living room, you can use textiles. Ordinary curtains, not knocked out by design from the interior of the bedroom-living room, diversify the interior. This is one of the easiest low-cost ways to divide a room. Curtains do not take up much space and change easily at the first desire. This allows you to change the atmosphere of the interior, while spending a minimum of effort. Curtains can be moved apart to the side, lift up, or remain just hanging (for example, curtains, threads).
This method of zoning space is suitable for rooms with high ceilings. On the podium you can arrange a bed or a guest area. The space under the podium is often used for storage. It will look original built into the podium bed, which must be put forward at night. This approach is suitable for a small room. On the design, you can equip any area - office, library, dining room, nursery.
In this case, the wardrobe is placed exactly between the living room and the bedroom. This is convenient, because from the side of the bedroom you can arrange a wardrobe, and from the side of the living room there are several open shelves for small things or books. In small rooms, this option will look cumbersome and take up too much space. It is possible to divide a room into a bedroom and a living room with a closet only if there is enough space.
Frosted translucent glass as a partition does not prevent the penetration of natural light into the living room, which is especially important if the bedroom is located at the window. The glass used for partitions, tempered and durable. Even if you can break it, it will not crumble into fragments.
Beautifully look in the interior of the partition with stained glass. This decor is especially good in the bedroom-living room in the Gothic style and Art Deco. If the glass is completely transparent, you should think in advance about an additional curtain, which, if necessary, you can close the bedroom.
This method of living room zoning is relatively new and is still gaining popularity. Such furniture consists of various blocks, which without special efforts can be moved from place to place, change the number of parts.
Furniture transformer can combine several items at once. Changing the location of the modules you can get a table, cabinet, cabinet.
In contrast to the bulky cabinet, the rack takes up less space and, due to the through shelves, transmits more light into the room. This is a good way to divide the living room and bedroom in a small room. Books, souvenirs, home plants, lamps, etc. can be removed on the shelves. This zoning option has a minus - the view you see and the total absence of light and sound insulation.
If the room is small
It is not always possible to turn around and freely arrange the furniture. In small apartments the rooms are rather small, therefore it is necessary to save space without compromising the functionality of the bedroom-living room. Here are some tips:
- A bulky sofa can be replaced with poufs, a low sofa or a pair of chairs; the corner model of the sofa will do;
- If you decide to put a bed in the bedroom, you can place drawers under it;
- All room space must be functional;
- In order not to occupy an area with bedside tables, shelves can be placed above the sofa or above the bed itself;
- Plasma TV on the wall will save space, such a screen is clearly visible from both zones.
In addition to the proper use of space, you should not forget about finishing. In small rooms, dark and screaming colors should be avoided. Wall, floor and ceiling decoration should be light, but accessories can be of different colors. For a small-sized bedroom, a living room will require good artificial lighting - the more light, the room seems more spacious.
Bedroom living room furnishing
When a bedroom and a living room are combined in a common room, folding sofas and armchairs are often used. This saves space, during the day you can safely receive guests, and in the evening lay out the bed.
In addition to folding sofas, you can use modular furniture or furniture transformer. For example, a wardrobe bed. It should be borne in mind that this is a rather cumbersome item, so it is not always possible to choose this option. It is much easier to arrange the boxes for things under a regular bed.
To receive guests in a small bedroom, living room, you can put a corner sofa and coffee table. In the sofa there can be built-in shelves, a bar. Corner models of cabinets are roomy enough, but they take up less space than conventional ones.
Arrange the bedroom and living room in the same room is not so difficult. Whether to combine them together using a folding sofa, or split the partitions? This decision depends only on the area of the room and the personal wishes of the household. The decor of the bedroom-living room in the first place should be comfortable.