Standard odnushka, as a rule, has a small area, the hall in such housing is small, narrow. To make such a room stylish and comfortable is extremely difficult because of its small size. However, difficulties with the design of the corridor also await the owners of one-room studio apartments, the photos of which are below. Whatever the size of the hallway, when thinking through the interior will have to take into account many different parameters.
A corridor in a one-room apartment should be comfortable, beautiful and functional.
Hallway design principles
Corridor - the first room, which includes households and guests. The design of the hallway should be in harmony with the general style of the apartment. It is best to choose a neutral design, durable materials, non-staining colors. Various options for the interior of the hallway in one-room and two-room apartment can be viewed in the selection of photos below.
The classical hall from the wooden massif will perfectly fit into an interior of the corridor
Visual expansion of space
Choosing materials for wall decoration, it is worth using light-colored coatings - beige, milky, light gray, etc. So the corridor in a one-room apartment will visually appear larger. To create the illusion of depth, walls far from the door can be painted one or two tones darker.
Blue rolls on the background of white walls in the corridor, significantly expanding the space
To create the effect of a spacious room, glossy coatings, mirrored facades of furniture, and large mirrors are suitable. The main thing to remember that shiny finishing materials are not suitable for surfaces, even with the smallest defects. The walls should be perfectly smooth.
The even white color of the walls is always a winning option for the hallway.
If the hall with smooth walls is spacious enough, you can use moldings, stucco moldings, and false panels as decorative elements. Such decor will make a variety, diluting the monotonous interior. Such a finish will emphasize the sophistication of the design and best fit into one of the classic styles.
Stucco molding in the hallway, decorated in a classic style.
Important! To emphasize the correctness of the geometry of the room, except for moldings on the walls, you can arrange the doorways with frames.
Most often in the hallways there are no windows, and therefore natural lighting. For this reason, it is better not to skimp on lighting. A large amount of light along with glossy surfaces will create a feeling of more space than it really is. You can use a chandelier as lighting, complementing it with wall lights, or spots installed around the ceiling perimeter.
A large stylish chandelier will not only give a lot of light, but also decorate a small hall.
It is believed that paintings, statues and other objects of art are not suitable for furnishing a hallway in a one-room apartment. In a small room, the excess of decor really creates a sense of clutter rather than admiration for the beauty of the interior. If the area allows, you can not skimp on the decor. Photos in modern style will emphasize the loft or fusion style, murals with landscapes are suitable for Provence, and in the classic interior paintings with subjects on a historical theme, ancient portraits, etc. will be appropriate.
In the studio apartment you can highlight the hallway area with all kinds of decor on the walls
On the shelves, you can put beautiful statues, vases, old books or memorabilia from traveling. Houseplants also look good, they enliven the interior of the hallway. Pots can stand on the floor, shelves, or hang from the ceiling on pots.
Potted shade-loving flowers will look good on the shelf in the hallway.
Harmony of styles
The entrance hall is the first thing that people who enter the apartment see. According to the situation of this room and creates a primary impression of the house. Therefore, it is important that the interior of the corridor is not strongly beaten out from the style of the apartment itself. It is not necessary to use for the finish the same color scheme as in the living room, but it is necessary to comply with the overall design concept.
Provence style entrance hall
Properly chosen combinations play an important role in creating a harmonious design of the entire apartment. Since there are no windows in the hallway, the only source of light is electric lamps. With artificial lighting, saturated and dark colors look even darker, so it is better to choose light shades. It can be light shades of gray, beige, milky, ivory, cream, peach, mint, light blue, etc. These colors are combined with many shades, as well as furniture and accessories set off.
If you want something brighter, you can choose shades of green. Green or grass green is well combined with white, golden, almost all shades of brown, orange, etc. Green is considered to be an energetic color that can invigorate and cheer up. The latter is especially important when you have to get ready for work or study early in the morning.
The entrance hall is the most passable and dirty place, therefore the materials chosen for finishing should be as practical and durable as possible. The floor and walls should be easy to clean, do not accumulate dirt, withstand accidental bumps and scratches.
The most budget option of finishing the floor in the hallway is linoleum. This material is affordable, environmentally friendly, durable and easy to clean from dirt. However, it is best to lay ceramic tile or stone on the floor. These materials are the most durable, they are not afraid of water, chemicals, mold, fungi and pests, such as wood coatings. The tile is easy to clean and can withstand heavy loads.
In small hallways, it is better to avoid multi-level structures, large chandeliers, or volumetric decor, such as beams. Simple light plaster or paint always look appropriate. If the height of the ceilings allows, you can install stretched canvas or suspended structures of their drywall.
Suspended ceilings allow you to hide the imperfections of the surface and mount fixtures anywhere. Most often, the lighting is installed along the perimeter of the room, and a compact chandelier is installed in the center.
Light plaster or wallpaper will visually make the corridor in a one-room apartment wider. When choosing wallpaper it is better to stay on vinyl or acrylic - they are more dense and durable, which is not the case with paper ones. Too light colors are not suitable for walls and floors, they will immediately see stains. Dark shades are also poorly suited for the corridor, because they make the interior dark and oppressive.
Choice of furniture
In one-bedroom apartments, the corridor area is only a few meters, so the amount of furniture should be reduced to the required minimum. This is a wardrobe, where you can hang not only clothes, but also remove shoes and hats with scarves.
Important! A floor-to-ceiling cabinet not only looks more harmonious visually, but is much more capacious than lower models.
If space permits, you can put a low bench or a pouf for comfort when putting on shoes. In the pouf under the seat can also be a container for storage. You can complete the interior with open shelves and hooks on the wall.
Halls in one-bedroom apartments differ not only in size but also in shape. Design techniques suitable for square or wide rectangular rooms are not suitable for long corridors.
Narrow entrance hall
In order to visually align the space, you can make the long walls lighter than the end walls or paste them with wallpaper with vertical stripes, and leave the short ones solid or choose a coating with horizontal stripes for them. Narrow rooms can be visually expanded with bright colors, for example, yellow.
Important! If the corridor is narrow, mirrors can only be hung on long walls.
At the end of the hallway, if there is no doorway, you can put a wardrobe or, if the size allows, to equip a full closet. This technique will literally make the room shorter, balancing its appearance. The design ideas of a long corridor in a three-room apartment, as in the photo below, can be used for a one-room hallway with some adaptations.
The most convenient option for the arrangement of furniture. In such a hallway you can conveniently place a wardrobe, a place for sitting, hooks for clothes and a shelf for shoes. If the area is small, every detail should be carefully considered. Instead of bulky closets, the corner models fit well.
The corridor in a one-room apartment can be made more comfortable by adding it to the trifles. These can be flowers, candles, aromatic lamps, wind songs above the door. It is pleasant to enter such an entrance hall from the street.
In new buildings, it is increasingly possible to come across such an option of one-room apartments as a studio. In essence, this is an undivided whole space. If the distinction between different areas (for example, kitchen, living room and bedroom) is clear, then the design of the hallway in the studio apartment often causes problems. How can you arrange a “corridor” if the front door opens directly into the living room?
Choice of furniture
The sofa, set back in the direction of the entrance door, can separate the living room space from the hallway. Instead of a sofa, you can use chairs, a shelf or several poufs.
The hallway can be given more functionality by placing a small table or a low chest of drawers right behind the back of the sofa. You can put small things in the drawers, and keep shoes on the bottom shelves of the dresser. On the table, you can keep the keys and various trivia, for example, a travel bowl with coins.
If the entrance door is in the corner, you can separate the hallway using a low partition. It will fence off part of the space, while not closing the review and not cluttering the apartment.
Visually separate the corridor from the living room by using different floor coverings. Next to the door is better to lay tiles. Alternatively, you can use:
The selected material should be different in color from the floor in the rest of the apartment. Color can be in harmony with the interior of adjacent rooms, and be more contrast. A small footrest at the door will help to avoid getting a lot of dirt from the street inside the house.
You can use translucent screens, light curtains, arches or columns as a space divider. In order not to burden the interior, you can use frosted glass or stained glass. However, the most effective method is the construction of a full wall with a doorway.
Despite the fact that in one-bedroom apartments hallways are often very small, you can come up with a stylish and original interior. Inspiration can be found on numerous photos or come up with a design yourself.