In the standard Khrushchev implies the hallway is small, so the design you like, which can be found in many photos, is more difficult to translate into such an area. In a small area, the range of means used is limited, it is often necessary to choose not from what you want, but from what is. However, in such a seemingly hopeless situation, you can think of a beautiful interior.
The bright interior will easily transform the smallest space, making it cozy and functional.
Small room features
The small corridors in Khrushchev have several significant drawbacks:
- Small area;
- Narrow corridor;
- Non-standard form.
With proper design and use of built-in furniture, you can make a narrow corridor very convenient to use.
Given this, the interior of the hall in the Khrushchev better decorated in the style of minimalism. If you want a variety, you can use several parts that are characteristic of a particular style. In a small square it is important not to overdo it with details and decor, otherwise the room will look untidy. Variants of styles suitable for interior design of the corridor in the Khrushchev can be seen in the photo below.
Carefully look at this format of the mirror. It fits perfectly into the hallway of any shape.
Types of layout
To create a beautiful interior with a lack of light and space is difficult. There is no place for outdoor pots with potted plants, stucco on the ceiling or walls, pictures with heavy frames will also have to be left for other rooms, such as the living room. In order not to make a museum storehouse from the hallway, it is necessary to think over the decor, based on the room layout.
The narrow elongated passage can be divided into two parts. One half is given under a wardrobe or a small dressing room, and the other plays the role of a vestibule with soft light. Ways to divide the corridor into two parts set. The easiest of them - the use of finishes in different colors or textures. You can combine different color wallpapers or floor coverings. The border between the two halves of a long hallway can pass through the ceiling, without taking up valuable space at the bottom. How will look the interior of a narrow corridor in the Khrushchev, divided into two parts, can be seen in the photo below.
The use of different colors and a niche in the narrow hallway do an excellent job with zoning
Alternatively, the wardrobe can be placed not along the far wall, but along the aisle. It should be borne in mind that the model must be chosen already, otherwise it will be inconvenient to walk along the corridor. So that the cabinet does not fill the whole interior, attracting attention only to itself, it should be balanced with the decor on the wall opposite. This may be a 3D wallpaper with landscapes stretching into the distance, while the casement of the cabinet itself is better to choose mirror. Such a surface can significantly expand the space, and with the three-dimensional image the effect will be even more noticeable.
Red decorative brickwork on the wall will make the interior of the narrow corridor brighter
Important! Mirrors can not be placed on the end wall, it will make the hall even longer and longer. If the cabinet is placed at the end wall, then there will be little space for the rest of the furniture. This may be a hanger at the door and a small shoebox with shelves tilted to the wall - it will not take up much space.
Compact and functional furniture for a small hallway
Corner Entrance Hall
To equip such a room is not at all easier than a long narrow corridor. The only option that can harmoniously fit into the interior is a spacious corner cabinet. For small narrow corridors, it does not fit, but the corner hallways in a Khrushchev look quite comfortable with it, such as in the following photos.
You can make a corner hall to order according to your sketches
Corner hallways are functional and do not take up much space.
Often a corner cabinet is the only thing that can be put in a tiny hallway. There is no place for shelves and obuvnitsa, however, there is enough space in the closet to store there not only clothes, shoes, hats, scarves and umbrellas, scooters, children's rollers, small folding strollers, etc. fit inside
Corner entrance hall with closet for storage
Tambour type hallway is most often found in one-bedroom apartments. Often this is a tiny room with an area of just 2.5 square meters. The only thing that can please is the shape of such a hallway. Often the room is square or rectangular. Compared with the two previous layouts, it is much easier to equip such a hallway. Here are a few ideas for a small vestibule in a Khrushchev, which can be seen on the selection of photos below.
Design of the platform in the apartment
Tambour can have a niche, which according to the ideas of architects was supposed to serve as a closet. However, modern designers prefer to use this valuable space for arranging a spacious wardrobe.
You can increase the area of the vestibule by replacing doorways with arches. If the vestibule is square in shape, it can be visually enlarged using the same floor covering for the whole apartment with no doors between the rooms.
How to make a ceiling
In terms of finishing the ceiling, the hallway is no different from other rooms of the apartment. The same materials and colors are used, the only important thing is that the ceiling does not distract attention from the main interior. Here are a few finishes:
- Paint. The simplest type of finishing of any surfaces, however, requires a perfectly smooth ceiling. Before repairing the ceiling, it is necessary to plaster and coat it with a primer.
- Suspended ceilings of PVC plates. Modules are installed along easy guides. PVC plates are easy to install, so you can make such repairs yourself.
- The mirrored ceiling will certainly expand the space, but this finishing option is not very suitable for small corridors. Wallpaper for painting.
- Plaster. This material allows you to level the ceiling, hiding its flaws, but if the height difference is too large, the layer of plaster will be too thick and heavy. With incorrect work done there is a risk of a ceiling collapse.
- Suspended plasterboard ceilings are a good option, but require at least 10 cm height.
- Stretch ceilings are very difficult to install and quite expensive, but practical and will last for a long time.
Design options for ceilings in narrow corridors and small hallways in the Khrushchev can be viewed in the photo.
Floor for any hallway should be the most durable and durable. This is where most people walk, put heavy bags and suitcases, drop something, etc. For this reason, it is better to use floor tiles or stone, for example, granite tiles. Such a coating will withstand everything - dirt, water, chemicals, the severity of furniture, blows, animal claws.
In addition to the stone when finishing the floor of the hallway, you can use a good laminate. Externally, it may not differ from natural wood or parquet, but it is cheaper and easier to install and maintain. Standard laminate coating does not tolerate moisture, so you should buy waterproof brands.
Linoleum is the most economical and simple option. The floor spreads quickly on the floor, unlike plates it does not need to wait until the floor is dry - you can walk right away. Thick and thick coatings are suitable for the corridor, too thin linoleum will quickly become useless. But the carpet is better not to use. Even a short nap is much more difficult to clean than tile, laminate or linoleum. The design of the hallway in Khrushchev with modern flooring, fashionable in 2017, can be seen on the selection of photos below.
Old houses rarely boast even walls. Often it is necessary to first plaster the surface or level it with the help of drywall sheets. Without such a long and complex preparatory work is not enough if you plan to paint or whitewash the walls. Most often for the design of the walls of the corridor in Khrushchev wallpaper is used.
Wallpaper covering is ideal. It is better to choose thick vinyl wallpaper, they are practical, easy to wash, and due to the greater thickness and density can hide minor defects of the walls. A good option and liquid wallpaper, applied to the wall like plaster. Paper coverings are too thin, easy to tear, they can not be washed. Here is a selection of photos with interesting options for finishing the hallway in Khrushchev:
Colors and ornaments
Small hallways look good only in bright colors. For walls it is good to choose beige shades, light tones of brown, gray, pink, blue, peach or lime. Applying different colors when decorating walls, you can achieve a visual expansion of the space. Dark colors shorten the walls, while light expands. If the long walls are slightly darker on the background of the end walls, the room will visually appear squarer. The interior of a small corridor with different wall decoration options in the Khrushchev can be seen in the photo below.
If we talk about texture and patterns, it is better to avoid brick masonry, imitation of stone or bulk moldings. This finish makes the interior heavier. For a small hallway it is better to use monochrome coverings. It is better not to choose too contrasting combinations for the floor, walls and ceiling. Colors should change from darker to lighter from floor to ceiling.
Choice of furniture
Choosing furniture in a small hallway in Khrushchev is rather complicated, especially after viewing photos of the interiors of the spacious premises. But there is a way out - the simplicity of lines and shapes. It is desirable that the furniture merge with the finish, becoming as if invisible. This will help to visually expand the room. Too contrasting colors of the furniture will visually divide the room into many small segments, which can spoil the whole impression of the interior. Even better, the furniture will be with built-in lighting - the more light, the more spacious the hall seems.
The idea to assemble a headset of several modules is well suited for small hallways. Modular furniture allows you to collect any composition, the main criterion here is the convenience of the apartment owners themselves. Measuring the size of the hallway, you can buy a well-defined number of modules of the desired size. Since the factories produce entire sets, one can easily, if necessary, purchase additional elements or replace old ones that have failed. All items are made in the same style and color, which is very convenient.
This option is an excellent alternative to often expensive custom-made furniture. The variety and number of elements allows you to assemble a headset that matches the individual parameters of the hallway. In the photo you can see different versions of modular furniture for a small corridor in the Khrushchev or Brezhnev.
The sliding wardrobe is capable to help out practically in any situation. A single monolithic ensemble, where all things fit, will certainly help out the owners of small hallways. Sliding doors do not take up space when opening, which can not be said about ordinary cabinets.
If desired, the doors can be fully mirrored. Large growth mirrors allow you to inspect yourself before leaving the house. They greatly expand the room, making it brighter due to the reflected light. You can hang a mirror with a small shelf and on the wall opposite the closet. Mirror corridor distorts the perception of space, increasing it. But superstitious people may not like this.
The wardrobe is not always bulky and huge. You can purchase a narrow model for the end wall or a small niche. Such a cabinet will not take up much space when it is already too small. Small lockers are complemented by a coat hanger by the door or coat hooks on the wall. However, not everyone likes it when clothes are visible. The entrance hall, where all things are hidden behind smooth, neat doors, looks more aesthetic and tidy. The design of the hallway in Khrushchev using the wardrobe can be viewed on the photo and take some ideas for use.
The abundance of light can transform even the tiniest hallway. It can not do with a single lamp on the ceiling, it is better to use several light sources, for example, around the perimeter of the corridor. Supplement the overhead lighting with several wall sconces. If there is a mirror, one lamp is better placed opposite, and the second above it.
If the corridor is long and narrow, the light should be directed to the walls, not the ceiling. This option allows you to visually make the space wider, but not suitable for apartments with low ceilings. If the walls are low, the light, on the contrary, should be directed to the ceiling. Additional lighting can be installed in the niches, on the shelves, above or below the paintings and photos. For a closet, it would be nice to make the interior lighting, it will greatly simplify the task of finding the right thing. Variants of the hallway lighting in the Khrushchev can be viewed on the photo.
Modern designers are often used in the interior acoustic lamps. They take up less space without requiring additional attachments for mounting. They do not need wiring, lamps are charged from batteries, you can arrange them where you want. Lamps light up, react to sound - steps. This is a big plus, no need to spend time searching for switches in the dark. Most models have a built-in dimmer, they can be used as nightlights.
Choosing a style for the hallway, you should consider the design of the remaining rooms. Most often, one style or several similar ones are chosen for finishing the whole apartment. In a small area of the corridor it is difficult to embody all the attributes of a particular style, but you can use several of the most recognizable elements. This color range, materials, decor, does not take up much space.
One of the most popular styles. Despite the fact that its origins lie in the interiors of more than a century ago, the classic style is consistent with the time. He is loved by calm people with a conservative lifestyle. The classic is good for rooms of the correct form, square or rectangular.
The main features of the style are the clarity of the lines, the symmetry and the correct geometry of the forms. Light neutral colors are used for decoration. It is white, beige, golden, peach, pale blue, pale pink, ivory, light green. Only natural materials are suitable for the decoration of surfaces and furniture, which makes such repairs rather expensive. Gold-plated or bronze details of furniture or lamps will complement the interior well, decorating it.
For the lighting is usually chosen massive chandeliers and beautiful candelabra, but in a small hallway for such things there is simply no room. Chandeliers and sconces can be replaced with spotlights. In addition, moldings, stucco, sculptures and vases typical of the classical style are not suitable for a small corridor. With a shortage of space, it is easier to do with small paintings in neat frames or a pair of statuettes. The design of the classic hallway in Khrushchev can be viewed on the photo.
Provence is from the south coast of France. It is there that the most delicious wines and fine cuisine. In the south of France, landscapes are lavender fields and sea coasts. The characteristic color scheme for Provence is white or beige in combination with pastel tones. Surfaces are not taken to grind to a perfectly smooth state. Rough plaster on the walls and stone or wooden boards on the floor with cracked paint from time to time better convey the mood of Provence style.
Furniture that matches the chosen style should be really old or artificially aged. Metal fittings are made of pale metals with a hint of antiquity. Usually it is patinated brass or bronze. Provence reminds of a nice country house. This style is appropriate for both spacious halls and small typical hallways. Variants of the design of a small corridor in the style of Provence in the Khrushchev can be seen in the photo.
Japanese style is a classic of minimalism, so it is great for decorating a small hallway. A minimum of furniture and decor, as well as simplicity of forms, create a spacious and bright space. The furniture should be exactly the quantity that is needed.
Finishing and all items must be made of natural materials. The color scheme is natural without bright flashy shades. Acceptable contrasting combination of dark wood with light shades. This can often be found in the design of cabinets with a dark outline and light doors.
High-tech also does not require a large amount of space, as it strives for minimalism and simplification of forms. The rhythm of the modern city does not allow furnishing the house with unnecessary objects, the main thing when choosing a home design is convenience and functionality. Hi-tech is well suited for small hallways.
The main materials are metal, glass and plastic. The outlines of the furniture are simple and concise, many open shelves, at least bulky furniture. Mirrors also correspond to the style, but instead of heavy carved frames it is better to use a simple metal baguette. How will look design a small hallway in high-tech style in Khrushchev can be seen in the photo.
This style is suitable for rooms of all sizes and shapes. The main condition - the originality of the design, while not interfering with the functionality. Any color range, most often natural. In the decoration there is a large number of floral ornaments and soft lines.
Note! Such an entrance hall is characterized by the absence of sharp corners and edges, the furniture and the outlines of the room should be rounded and streamlined.
Create a beautiful interior compact hallway in the usual Khrushchev can be, spending some effort. For small rooms, you need to use a lot of tricks that allow you to visually expand the space and save more space. Simple lines and light colors will make the interior design easier and more spacious.