The interior design of the living room is inspired by the classics, as evidenced by the abundance of wooden surfaces. But the diagonal floor pattern and the rest of the decor unmistakably define its modernity.
The development of a design project with varying degrees of sophistication is drawn up for each room, even if you are not aware of it. So, deciding where and how to arrange furniture, you are already drawing up a design project. At the same time, in order for the end result to please you and your guests, you need to approach this issue more carefully. In this case, you can deal with this issue yourself, or contact the professionals.
Rendering of a private interior in London. The island’s marble countertop continues the studio’s black and white theme
Rendering a private interior in London: the opposite view from the living room to the kitchen
Many designers offer different sets of projects, which differ depending on the type of service, scope of work and cost. There is no strict classification of design projects, so we will highlight only approximate types, including:
- basic version;
As an additional part of the project, author’s supervision can also be singled out separately..
So, the basic project for the development of a design project for houses includes such stages of work as: compulsory drawing up of a dimensional drawing, thinking through solutions for the layout of the premises (several options are being developed at once for the customer’s choice). In this case, plans are made for the floor, ceiling, installation of plumbing, placement of furniture, appliances, electricians and lighting fixtures..
Often, even with a basic project, designers make recommendations to the customer regarding the choice of furniture, household appliances and give advice on the purchase of finishing and building materials.
This is how the project from the designer will look like, according to which your home will be made out. On the first page – a list of all parts of the project
The most modest is the draft design. When choosing this solution, they will carry out a measurement drawing for you, draw up a basic plan for load-bearing and dismantled walls and a mandatory plan for arranging furniture and other household items. You can also count on drawing up options for the layout of the premises..
Pictured is an example of one of the first sketches preceding the conceptual design for the Absolut Atelier commercial space for the Absolut Vodka brand in Stockholm, Sweden.
3D visualization from the Absolut Atelier project from the Form Us With Love studio
Decorating is considered a separate type of project. It is carried out immediately after finishing work. It is this type of project that will add external beauty and gloss to the room. You will be helped to find accessories, lighting fixtures, paintings, curtains, and other interior items. This type of project is often part of a complete project..
If it is better to entrust the drawing up of sketches of the location of plumbing, electricians and other complex issues to professionals, then the arrangement of furniture, stylistic solutions and the choice of accessories (which actually make up the last of the types of design projects) can be reserved. So, if you have good taste, you can cope with this type of project on your own..
An eclectic interweaving of luxurious classics and modernity
A luxury bedroom with a touch of decadence in the decor. The high headboard is upholstered in faux suede, and the massive gilded mirror frame echoes the illuminated gold accents on the wall
The most detailed type of design project is the full version, so it requires separate consideration. Here you have the right to count on the maximum amount of work and services. Designers will draw up a dimensional drawing of the room and prepare a plan for partitions and their dismantling.
This design project includes such basic work as: drawing up a plan for the arrangement of furniture and equipment; placement of lighting devices, a general plan for the location of electrical items. The project involves the development of a design plan for the ceiling and floor. In this case, it will indicate the options for the materials used, drawings. A convenient moment for the customer will be the development of a full scan of the walls. An obligatory component of the project is drawing up a plan for the installation of plumbing and the location of the doors..
Let us consider as an example a design project of the interior of a typical three-room apartment (series of houses K-134). This page shows her measurement plan
Familiar to many, the standard layout in a typical large-panel house. This series is often called “Czech” in everyday life. This page details the future placement of lighting fixtures.
Electrical arrangement diagram
Other advantages of the project include the fact that you will be provided with detailed recommendations on the choice of finishing materials and furniture, will make a three-dimensional modeling project for the entire apartment (or room). The main disadvantage of this project, perhaps, can be considered its high cost..
An excellent author’s solution for a kitchen-studio in an 80-meter atypical apartment. A two-sided low sofa separates the kitchen with island and bar stools from the living room
General plan of the apartment (see 3D-visualization of the living room above) for a rough idea of the redevelopment at the customer’s project
The visual part of the project can also contain such detailed plans of all premises of the house.
Modern hallway, for the decoration of which gray color was chosen as the base color
Home office, fully integrated in style with the bedroom
Visualization of the combined bathroom device. The basis of the decoration here is made of wood-like porcelain stoneware
To correctly draw up your own design project, you must first evaluate all the advantages and disadvantages of the premises. Drawing up a project will prevent possible alterations in the future.
Advice! Provide and think over all the little things, so that later you will not be disappointed. Attention must be paid to all the details, from the type of lighting to the combination of colors in the interior.
Visualization from the project for an 80-meter apartment. The focus is on watercolor art on the wall at the head of the bed, while brown and green colors in textiles add warmth and coziness to the bedroom.
Uncluttered balcony design in white with plank flooring and bamboo curtains
Preparatory stage of work
The most interesting stage in the development of any design project is thinking over the style of the interior and the selection of accessories. But this is not the starting point. Any design project starts with boring measurements of the room. When addressing this issue, pay special attention to:
- the height of the walls;
- width and height of door and window openings;
- location of switches and sockets;
- water pipes and sewerage exit points.
The bathroom, contrary to the delusion of those who have never encountered a major overhaul of housing in a secondary stock or a new building, can be significantly re-planned for better rationality
In the project of a three-room “Czech” after redevelopment, a spacious practical combined bathroom is provided (before redevelopment – separate)
80-meter apartment (see her other plans in this article), decorated in vibrant, natural and vibrant colors
A design project can be drawn up in the traditional way using a sheet of paper and a pencil, or you can start mastering three-dimensional modeling programs on a computer..
Advice! Choose the required scale, taking, for example, 10 centimeters of space for 1 cell, and start drawing up a drawing of an apartment. At the same time, it is important to check with the real dimensions of the room, avoiding mistakes..
Such a 3D model of an apartment can be made independently in free online services – it does not require special skills or education. But the accuracy of measurements is extremely important here.
Room planning and material selection
The next stage of the independent development of a design project is the choice of finishing materials, pieces of furniture, plumbing. To do this, draw an approximate arrangement of furniture using the same scale in which the drawing itself was sketched..
Advice! Do not despair at the first difficulties. For example, a certain interval of space may be empty. After all, this is why you create a design project in order to identify all possible difficulties before you start repairing. In this case, you will save not only money, but also time..
Design project for the premise of the future bedroom in the apartment. One of the most unusual solutions here is a complex ceiling arrangement with wooden slats and spotlights.
It is worth considering at least two options for arranging furniture in order to subsequently opt for the most optimal one. It is important to resolve issues with the location of outlets and appliances..
Advice! To develop an interior design project, it is recommended to use online planners that do not need to be installed on a computer..
Ceiling plans in all rooms of the three-room APPS K-134 (“Czech”)
The choice of the stylistic orientation of the interior
Now it’s time to start the most interesting stage of the independent development of the design project of the premises – interior modeling.
The most correct option is to maintain the entire apartment or house in a single stylistic solution. This is necessary so that there is no feeling of dissonance when moving from one room to another. If this option seems boring, then each room may differ somewhat in color and character..
A compromise option can be the choice of an eclectic style, which immediately combines several interior design options. In this case, you have even more design options at your disposal..
For example, you can make one room in the Scandinavian style with a slight touch of Art Nouveau, and decorate the other room in a more modern way, using only a few elements of the Scandinavian style..
As a result, you will observe both the unity of design and the original design of each of the premises. However, this option requires careful thought through all the details and can be difficult to implement..
Contemporary finishes and décor on a sophisticated classic basis
A plan of all the premises of the apartment and an approximate plan for the arrangement of furniture (real photo – see above)
In the basic design of an apartment or house, there will be so-called wall sweeps of residential and auxiliary premises.
Wall sweeps will be needed at all stages of the project implementation.
So, here are the most common stylistic options:
- high tech;
- Art Deco;
On a note! Many of them barely differ (for example, Scandinavian and minimalism; Provence and country), which simplifies the task. If you have chosen the Provence style, you can buy country-style furniture, and no one will notice the difference..
Another perspective of the apartment (see the real photo and a rough plan above) from the architectural studio 2B Group
How to adhere to a single stylistic orientation in practice? If, for example, you have chosen a classic wooden set for the kitchen, then it would be inappropriate to put plastic cabinets or glossy MDF options in the living room..
As mentioned above, the easiest way is to adhere to a single style when independently drawing up an approximate project of decorating work with a room.
The easiest way to visualize an idea is to use an interior collage. This is necessary in order to work out the design in the smallest detail. This option will help you set the image and style of the room, decide on the design and layout of furniture, choose a color palette and drawings. You will be able to analyze how well the color scheme is chosen and how well the furniture is placed. There are a large number of special applications for this..
Advice! If you find it difficult to understand Internet programs, then use the usual magazines, from which you can cut out the furniture and accessories you like and, having made a collage, see how they fit together.
To draw up a competent design project, you must choose the right combination of colors in the interior. To do this, you should choose one color as the main one, and already find an additional one for it. The rest of the shades should act as derivatives of the basic color solutions..
Having chosen the defining style of home decoration, you should not adhere to it categorically in the choice of absolutely all finishes and decor – the fashion of recent years encourages mismatched combinations
The development of a design project for an apartment includes the following main stages:
- Development of technical specifications. To begin with, the designer must have an idea of the key goals and directions of future work. Here it is important to identify the wishes of the client. It is also necessary to take into account the age of family members, their preferences and hobbies, favorite colors and other little things. This is necessary to determine the overall stylistic orientation of the interior, the brightness of its color palette, and originality. In addition to the aesthetic component, it is important to think over the design of the room from a functional point of view: so that living in it is convenient for all family members. The end result of this stage of work is the designer’s proposal of several design options for the room at once..
- Discussion of the project with the client. All options are discussed with the client, who chooses the one he likes best. The final version is being amended. At the same stage, all small details are discussed with customers. the planning task, after agreement with the customer, is given to the development of the project. Final stages of a professional design project.
- Design. At this stage, the “black part” of the design project is carried out. It includes: drawing up drawings, sketches and plans. The designer selects the necessary building and finishing materials, creates projects for the installation of communications and power supply, makes three-dimensional models of the room. This stage allows you to evaluate the external side of the design work: the installation of furniture, lighting fixtures, accessories. Based on the drawings and plans, you can determine what materials, wallpaper, paints, finishing materials are needed for the work.
- Author’s supervision. At this stage, the designer hands over the design documents to the builders. However, his work does not end there. His further duty is to carry out the author’s monitoring of how accurately his decisions are implemented in practice. The designer controls the arrangement of all interior items and monitors compliance with the concept.
Development of the hall after redevelopment in a typical “Czech” with an area of 68.50 sq. m
The contemporary style, chosen for the decoration of a spacious apartment, was fully continued even in the nursery. Its functionality and safety were not affected at all.
Opposite view of a children’s room with a desk for two
Development of a design project: the technical side of the issue
When choosing a professional designer or studio, you must take into account all the technical nuances. The most important thing to pay attention to is drawing up and signing a contract. However, unlike other types of work, the services of a designer are of a specific nature. Your satisfaction with his work depends on how your tastes and ideas about the interior differ from design.
A small dressing room in an apartment decorated by the Kiev architectural studio 2B Group
Children’s room in an apartment from 2B group (continued). This is perhaps the most modern and strictly functional room, and the classic chic was left here only for the white panel door.
It is difficult to express the designer’s fantasies on a sheet of paper and conclude in the form of a contract. Therefore, when discussing a project, rely not on abstract concepts, but on specific technical nuances, for example, what form will this or that piece of furniture be, what are the architectural features of the planned premises, etc..
And finally – we wish you good luck! We believe that your project will become a masterpiece!