Square hallways in a typical apartment are rarely large, but in the photo with different design options you can see that a small area is not a problem. Thanks to some tricks in the decoration, you can create a feeling of spacious space. The main thing is to correctly determine the colors, decor and style of the interior.
Features a square hallway
As a rule, such a room is quite small, unless it is a private house. With the help of light shades, mirrors, as well as the minimum amount of furniture, you can achieve the effect of spaciousness, but physically increasing the area will not work.
It is very important to choose the right combination of colors and ornaments, then the hall will be cozy. In a square room, it is easier to arrange furniture and there is no need to visually align proportions, as is the case with narrow long corridors.
What needs to be considered before repair
Beautiful harmonious interior square hallway can be created, guided by a number of basic principles:
- Since the room is small, light tones should be used for decoration;
- Soft overhead lighting contributes to the visual expansion of the space;
- It is better to leave the ceiling white, having painted it with glossy paint;
- Stretch ceilings are also better to choose with a glossy surface, so the hallway will seem larger;
- In the decoration of the walls should avoid vertical stripes - such a decor to turn a square hallway into a tall box;
- If in the corridor and other rooms to put the same floor without borders, it will visually expand the space, creating a feeling of unity of the interiors.
Interiors of square hallways in the apartment can be viewed on the selection of photos below.
In square hallways it is easier to use a variety of colors and textures. Surfaces can be light, patterned or colored. As an ornament, you can apply a cage, horizontal stripes or various patterns. To finish the hallway you need to select the highest quality materials, because this room has a high load. Wear resistance, ease of care - these are the main qualities that should be guided except texture or color.
The floor of the hallway should be not only beautiful, but also durable. The best finish is stone or tile. This floor withstands any load, is not afraid of water, dirt, easily washed from stains. On the stone or ceramic surface there will be no traces of the claws of animals or heavy bags.
Dear natural parquet is not very suitable for the hallway - it is capricious in the care and will quickly become useless. Replace this expensive material can be a good laminate with the same pattern. The board easily lays down on the floor, and so that the moisture does not penetrate between the lamellae at the points of adhesion, they must be treated with a special compound.
Important! Laminate should be waterproof, not lower business class. In this case, the coating will last a really long time.
Linoleum is the most economical and simple option. There are many colors and textures for this material, so it is easy to choose a canvas for any interior. The main thing is to choose a coating of sufficient thickness and density.
The easiest option is whitewashing or ordinary paint. If the ceilings are high enough, you can apply for finishing beams or stucco. You can hide wiring or surface defects by mounting the curtain wall of the plasterboard. However, the most practical material is the tension fabric. The only drawback of such ceilings is a complex installation, which cannot be done independently. Cloths can be matte or glossy, colored, with patterns or monophonic. If the area is small, it is better to choose a glossy monochromatic ceiling of light shades.
The walls in the hallway quickly get dirty, they are easy to scratch with a bag or peeled off with claws, so it is better not to choose ordinary paper wallpaper. Vinyl coatings are more dense, in addition, they can be easily washed if necessary. Such wallpaper can hide minor imperfections of the walls, but the paint will require a perfectly smooth surface.
In the decoration of the hallway, you can apply liquid wallpaper or plaster. According to the texture they differ little, but plastering the walls is much more difficult and expensive. Plaster can be combined with ordinary wallpaper, dividing the wall horizontally into two parts. The lower part is finished with a more durable plaster, while the top is covered with wallpaper. The transition between coatings can be mitigated using beautiful borders.
The interior of a square hallway should consist of harmoniously selected details that complement each other. The basic color scheme should consist of light or neutral colors. Bright shades with artificial lighting may not look at all like in a photo of interiors of a square corridor in an apartment, therefore it is better to refuse them.
Important! The darker the shades you use, the more light should be.
So that the interior does not look monotonous, neutral colors can be diluted with several bright details. These can be doorways, trimmed in a contrasting color, color accessories, mirrors.
Since the entrance hall is rarely equipped with windows, special attention should be paid to the light. For a small square hallway there can be a fairly compact chandelier on the ceiling and several wall sconces at least on the sides of the mirror. If in the corridor stretch or suspended ceilings, lamps can be embedded directly into them around the perimeter of the room. The abundance of glossy surfaces and mirrors will make the hallway even lighter. Variants of design of a square corridor in the apartment can be seen in the photo below.
For the hallway is not necessary to use a lot of decorative elements, practicality is appreciated here. Pictures or photos on the walls should be placed far away from the doors so that they cannot be accidentally touched while dressing or undressing. Figurines and other little things just as well can accidentally break, falling from the shelves. In addition, the abundance of decorative trifles clutters the space.
Square hallway furnishing
A standard set of furniture for the corridor looks like this:
- Sliding wardrobe with a mirror;
- Obuvnitsa with a seat or with a small bench nearby;
- Hanger for outerwear.
Built-in furniture is well suited for a small square hallway. In the closet there are a lot of compartments where you can remove all the clothes with shoes. The dimensions of the cabinets and their configuration may vary. Some models are complemented by external open shelves, mirrors, side tables, and a seat for pereobuvaniya.
If the wardrobe is small and does not contain all the shoes, you can purchase a separate chest of drawers. Obuvnitsa can be additionally equipped with a seat, ventilation system, a shelf under the phone and a few small drawers for trifles.
What style of interior to choose
Even a small square hallway allows you to experiment with interior styles. Choosing the design of the room, it is necessary to take into account not only the size of the corridor itself, but also the entire apartment. The interior of the hallway should be in harmony with the decor of the other rooms.
Modern design ideas for a square hallway
Ultramodern style, unwilling to excesses in finishing. Surface decoration is monotonous, materials are chosen only by modern ones - metal, plastic, glass. The main colors are neutral, it is white, gray, beige, often using a black and white combination, diluted with a small amount of bright details. The ceiling can be layered with several rows of lighting. Furniture design is simple and concise.
Classic is relevant at any time. This is a calm natural colors and only natural materials in the finish. The interior, which fully complies with the canons of the classical style, is expensive, but it also looks very impressive. If the dimensions of the hallway allow, you can use moldings and moldings in the decoration of walls and ceilings. The walls themselves, as a rule, are light and simple, so that the furniture made of natural wood looks even more expressive against their background.
Style perfect for a small square hallway. The interior is not replete with bright colors or fancy decoration. Furniture is often modular with the correct forms and clear lines. The facades of the cabinets and curbstones are smooth and glossy, this surface reflects the light well, making the room more spacious. The amount of furniture is kept to the minimum necessary.
The color scheme of the hallway is warm and natural. These are various shades of brown, sandy, golden. For the decoration of the interior can be used details with animal prints, African masks, paintings with savannah landscapes, etc. The materials used for the decoration of the room, only natural - wood, stone, leather, rattan, bone.
These are natural colors, low furniture of the simplest forms and the decor, which corresponds to the classic Japanese style. These can be paintings on the facades, hieroglyphs, samurai images, Japanese weapons or fans on the walls. Materials are used only natural.
The interior of such a hallway resembles a house somewhere on the coast of Italy or Greece. Style implies an abundance of light shades, complemented by terracotta and olive shades. Often, white plaster is used to finish the walls, and the surface need not be perfectly aligned. Instead of doors there are light arches, and for decoration you can choose paintings or wallpaper with Mediterranean landscapes.
French style, which is a form of country music. This is the interior of a simple country house in Provence. In the decoration there are light colors: white, beige, lavender, mint, light turquoise. A distinctive feature of the decor of surfaces and furniture is an aged look with abrasions, chips, cracks. The design of a square hallway in an apartment in the style of Provence is presented in the photo below.
So, the interior design of a square hallway differs little from rooms of other shapes and sizes. The main principles of design remain the same - a harmonious combination of colors and materials, practicality and simplicity.