Design of a one-room apartment: how to make the best use of every meter and 80 of the best modern interiors

Modern interior of a studio apartment in gray colors

Modern interior of a studio apartment in gray colors

To develop and even more so to carry out the design of a one-room apartment of 30 sq. m is an extremely time-consuming and difficult task. After all, even in a small space, you want to create full-fledged comfortable zones for rest, work and eating. Sometimes it seems that this is unrealistic, however, it is still possible to embody modern design ideas for a one-room apartment..

One bedroom apartment in an eclectic style

One bedroom apartment in an eclectic style

Stylish studio kitchen in soft colors

Stylish studio kitchen in soft colors

Stylish and light interior of a one-room apartment with imitation of a brick wall

Stylish and light interior of a one-room apartment with imitation of a brick wall

Scandinavian style in the design of a one-room apartment with a sleeping place under the ceiling

Scandinavian style in the design of a one-room apartment with a sleeping place under the ceiling

Duplex studio apartment

Duplex studio apartment

Miniature stylish kitchen with gray glossy furniture

Miniature stylish kitchen with gray glossy furniture

For a small bathroom of a one-room apartment, a shower cabin instead of a bath will be preferable

For a small bathroom of a one-room apartment, a shower cabin instead of a bath will be preferable

Modern design of a one-room apartment of 30 sq. m

The question is how to create a modern design for a one-room apartment of 30 sq. m, while it is rational to use not just a meter, every centimeter, most often worries the inhabitants of Khrushchev. Creating a modern interior for an apartment of 30 sq. m, designers strongly recommend that you pay particular attention to the choice of furniture. It would be nice to buy furniture that transforms. For example, a table by the evening will become a comfortable bed, a soft comfortable chair will become a bed for your child, a sofa can be with a built-in coffee table, which, if necessary, will turn into a dining table at which you can receive guests..

But the best solution is custom-made furniture. Then every centimeter is used rationally, and the piece of furniture will be in its place. So you can increase free space, it is easier to zone a small size.

In order to visually increase the area, developing the design of a small one-room apartment of 30 sq. m, experts also recommend using mirror surfaces on the ceiling, walls, furniture. For partitions, “flying”, translucent fabrics or frosted tempered glass are useful. If partitions are not needed, zones can be marked during finishing. For example, a seating area is delimited by wallpaper or wall painting, a rug on the floor. A work area is not only a table with a computer, but also individual lighting, flooring.

Visually increase the space and the window, not overloaded with fabric. You can hide from prying eyes behind roller blinds made of thick fabric. If you prefer traditional curtains and curtains, then use light veils or roman blinds..

Stylish modern kitchen studio

Stylish modern kitchen studio

Bright studio apartment with a podium in the Scandinavian style

Bright studio apartment with a podium in the Scandinavian style

One-room apartment with a separated sleeping area with a curtain

One-room apartment with a separated sleeping area with a curtain

Studio apartment in modern style

Studio apartment in modern style

Square studio apartment with conveniently zoned space

Square studio apartment with conveniently zoned space

Modern studio apartment with a bright sofa

Modern studio apartment with a bright sofa

Design options

Khrushchev in 30 squares. It would seem that the design options for the apartment are limited. Yes, indeed, in an apartment consisting of a small living room, an even smaller kitchen and a tiny entrance hall, it is not an easy task to place all the necessary furniture, and most importantly, to make it comfortable for all its inhabitants..

Let’s start with the hallway. As a rule, there is a pantry in the Khrushchevs. It will successfully turn into a spacious, roomy wardrobe, where you need to equip shelves, clothes hangers, and shoe boxes. There you can put all the things that are not needed every day. In the very same corridor, equip a small hanger or hooks for clothes that you wear every day, and for guests. A large mirror can be placed right there on the wall, it is not only constantly necessary for the inhabitants of the house, but also significantly expands the space – visually.

If the area of ​​the hallway allows, it is better to install a wardrobe with a mirrored sliding door or a corner wardrobe with a mirror. This furniture should be closed, open shelves for various little things are inappropriate. To decorate the walls of the hallway, as well as for cabinets, it is better to choose light colors. The lighting should be bright. Thus, the room will become more spacious..

Design project of a one-room loft-style apartment

Design project of a one-room loft-style apartment

For a one-room apartment, a kitchen option without doors and with a bar is preferable

For a one-room apartment, a kitchen option without doors and with a bar is preferable

Design of a one-room apartment with a combined kitchen in the Art Nouveau style

Design of a one-room apartment with a combined kitchen in the Art Nouveau style

Kitchen. Six square meters is a small training ground for a flight of fantasy. But still, it can be made comfortable and cozy. It is better to select furniture with built-in appliances or order. Then not a single centimeter of the area will “walk”. Even the windowsill must be involved. If you expand it a little, you get an excellent dining table or a comfortable workplace for the hostess of the house, as well as an excellent place to store kitchen utensils, if you equip drawers or closed shelves under it.

Kitchen furniture is most often placed along one wall, but both sides can be used, and the dining table will be replaced by an extended window sill. This will make the kitchen look more modern, more spacious..

Room. Embodying the design ideas of a one-room apartment, first of all, you need to decide on the zones in the room. To do this, you will need to think about the color scheme of the entire home. Lightness and light will be added by mirror surfaces and light, pastel colors of walls, furniture, window decoration. The room does not need to be overloaded with decor. Minimalism, functionality is what is needed for such premises. Convertible furniture will significantly add space.

If you do not live on the ground floor, there is a balcony or loggia. It is advisable to use them as an additional “closet”, making closed shelves on the sides, where you can “unload” all unnecessary from the rooms. If the size of the balcony allows, a small coffee table with a comfortable armchair is also appropriate. You will get a cozy corner for relaxation.

Cozy bright studio apartment

Cozy bright studio apartment

Modern interior of a studio apartment

Modern interior of a studio apartment

Converting a one-room home into a studio apartment

Nowadays studio apartments are very popular. But for this you need to decide on radical measures and re-plan the apartment. It should be borne in mind that such housing is designed for no more than two people..

There are no partitions between rooms, and housing is divided into functional zones. If the design of a one-room apartment in Khrushchev is not implemented correctly, such an apartment will turn into a room for furniture designed for different needs, and not into an original studio. To prevent this from happening, you need to take into account some points:

  • clearly define for what purpose this or that zone in the room is allocated;
  • how functional areas will be visually delimited.

Creating the design of a small one-room apartment, specialists pay close attention to two zones that adjoin one another – the living room and the kitchen.

The kitchen can be separated from the living room with a bar counter, which can also serve as a dining table. All window sills can also be made functional. In the living room, by expanding the window sill, you can adapt it to a desk or, by integrating drawers, turn it into an excellent chest of drawers for storing things..

The windowsill in the kitchen is an excellent workplace for the hostess or a place for storing small kitchen utensils.

In a small kitchen, the space under the window can be occupied by a sink.

In a small kitchen, the space under the window can be occupied by a sink.

The contrast of white and brick walls in the design of a one-room studio kitchen

The contrast of white and brick walls in the design of a one-room studio kitchen

Kitchen-studio with a predominance of white

Kitchen-studio with a predominance of white

It is convenient to separate the kitchen from the room with a dining bar counter

It is convenient to separate the kitchen from the room with a dining bar counter

Selection of colors is also important. In this case, you can use materials that are different in texture. It is important to choose colors that are compatible with each other. If white color prevails, then the introduction of any bright colors will look harmonious, the main thing is not to overdo it. Housing made in the same range will look organic – from cream to chocolate, from gray to bright blue.

The transition to the living area can be a floor covering, a light sliding curtain made of fabric.

Any zone will be perfectly visible if a different floor covering is made in each of them. In the kitchen, for example, put tiles. For the hallway, laminate will be an excellent flooring. The carpet will make the sleeping area cozy. The living area will look especially elegant if parquet is laid there, and on top there is a small light rug with a bright, but not intrusive, ornament..

It is advisable to make the sleeping area invisible with the help of various tricks, or even allocate a separate space for it further from the front door.

Popular zoning techniques are floor / ceiling drops. If the height of the walls is sufficient, then the sleeping area can be designated by a podium, the boxes mounted under which will be an excellent place to store bedding and other things. And the podium itself is an original place for receiving guests.

You can also delimit the zones with the help of light: brightly illuminate the center of the living room, and equip the kitchen and bedroom areas with lamps of diffused light.

In a studio apartment, it is very appropriate to divide the room with furniture or accessories. A large aquarium looks beautiful, which can be placed between the living room and the bedroom. Light light screens, graceful shelves on which you can put original gizmos will be appropriate. It should be remembered that many decorative things in a small room will make it cluttered..

Minimalistic Scandinavian style in the design of the kitchen studio

Minimalistic Scandinavian style in the design of the kitchen studio

Loft style in the design of a one-room kitchen studio

Loft style in the design of a one-room kitchen studio

Stylish studio kitchen with a large kitchen area

Stylish studio kitchen with large kitchen area

Stylish design of a kitchen studio in gray and white tones

Stylish design of a kitchen studio in gray and white tones

Advice on how to “raise” the ceiling

Most often, few decide to equip podiums in small apartments because of the low ceilings. To make the dwelling look higher, the ceiling can be “raised”.

  1. Visually, the ceiling height increases if it is stretch glossy. Such a surface will “raise” the ceiling, give the dwelling additional depth, and increase its volume. The color can be not only white. Even dark, shiny tones “build up” the pitch.
  2. They will also make the room higher with different levels of the ceiling. Despite the fact that a few centimeters are “stolen”, the effect is just the opposite..
  3. The easiest option is to use materials of the same shade for walls and ceilings in finishing – white, ivory, milk.
  4. An effective way to make it higher than the wall is to imitate a window on the ceiling. Creating the illusion of space, the height increases. But in fact, such a window is a source of artificial light. A special effect can be achieved if the sides are mirrored..
  5. It is better not to use chandeliers at low ceilings. Choose wall lights, furniture lighting, or false ceilings. Additional lighting can be above the work area in the kitchen. Small lamps mounted on wall cabinets on their upper surfaces and aimed at the ceiling will also “raise” it.

A suspended ceiling will visually increase the height of the room

A suspended ceiling will visually increase the height of the room

If the ceilings in the apartment are not high, then LED lighting on the ceiling is better suited

If the ceilings in the apartment are not high, then LED lighting on the ceiling is better suited

White walls and ceiling will visually increase not only the height of the ceiling, but also the total area of ​​a small apartment

White walls and ceiling will visually increase not only the height of the ceiling, but also the total area of ​​a small apartment

Small lamps and sconces on the walls as an option to visually increase the height of the ceiling in a one-room apartment

Small lamps and sconces on the walls as an option to visually increase the height of the ceiling in a one-room apartment

Interior design for small apartments

Apartment design options, even small sizes, can be very diverse. The main thing to remember is that furniture needs to be selected oversized and light. For example, in a living room, even elite cabinet furniture with wardrobes and luxurious sofas are unlikely to fit. Better to order a compact corner that transforms into a comfortable bed by night. Such a corner can be placed not close to the wall, but slightly to the center of the room, and behind it you can equip small cabinets, shelves for audio equipment and other necessary things.

But you can take advantage of the existing developments of designers, which they successfully implement in Khrushchev and other small rooms. In such cases, interior styles such as high-tech, provence, minimalism are ideal..

Provence – “rustic” direction of design, will fit perfectly into a small living room of 17-18 squares. Distinctive features:

  • light, pastel colors;
  • airy, soft colors curtains and curtains;
  • elegant, most often white, furniture;
  • the floor is painted in light colors;
  • there may be flower patterns on the walls.

A folding corner sofa is ideal for a small one-room apartment

A folding corner sofa is ideal for a small one-room apartment

Kitchen-studio with a dining bar in a one-room apartment

Kitchen-studio with a dining bar in a one-room apartment

Zoning space in a small apartment using a small plasterboard wall

Zoning space in a small apartment using a small plasterboard wall

High-tech housing is most popular with dynamic, busy people who cannot devote much time to home. This is one of the youngest styles. It is characterized by:

  • clear and simple geometry in the setting;
  • walls and built-in furniture of the same color;
  • the use of tubular metal structures – shelves, stands;
  • glass, chrome furniture;
  • lamps of unusual shapes, original lighting not only on the walls, ceiling, but also on the floor;
  • sliding doors;
  • predominance of white, cold gray, but bright blotches are possible – orange, green, yellow.

Among all existing design styles, experts identify minimalism as the most suitable design for a small one-room apartment. The main distinctive characteristics of the style:

  • functionality;
  • simplicity;
  • elegance.

Walls and ceilings are covered with liquid wallpaper or painted in pastel colors. Bulk plaster, wallpaper with a pattern can also be used, but only in certain areas of the room..

The background color is used on ceilings, walls, floor, built-in furniture. Can be used on individual surfaces in chocolate, dark brown or even black.

Materials for furniture are chosen monochromatic with a glossy surface, the reflections of which will enliven the interior..

A bright and stylish studio kitchen is a good way to save money and visually increase the space of a small apartment.

A bright and stylish studio kitchen is a good way to save money and visually increase the space of a small apartment.

Scandinavian style of a small one-room apartment with a berth in a niche

Scandinavian style of a small one-room apartment with a berth in a niche

A wardrobe is a must in a small one-room apartment.

A wardrobe is a must in a small one-room apartment.

Design of a one-room apartment of 30 sq.m: designer tips

  1. Combination of bathroom and toilet. The entrance hall is enlarged – one door instead of two.
  2. Dismantling the mezzanine and pantry.
  3. The kitchen uses furniture with built-in appliances.
  4. Rational use of wardrobes.

Modern interior of a one-room Khrushchev

Modern interior of a one-room Khrushchev

Design of a one-room Khrushchev building with bright furniture elements

Design of a one-room Khrushchev building with bright furniture elements

Design of a one-room apartment 30 sq. m: classic style in the design of a one-room apartment in Khrushchev

Classic style in the design of a one-room apartment in Khrushchev

But there are also visual tweaks:

  1. The balcony door is made entirely of glass. This expands it, and there is more light..
  2. It is not recommended to glue wallpaper with a pattern on the walls. They reduce visual space..
  3. If you make all the doors in the apartment higher, it will seem larger..
  4. Heavy curtains, curtains in a fold, lambrequins “plant” the walls, the room will seem smaller.