Repair in a studio apartment - not an easy task. In addition to being in the same room it is necessary to arrange the living room, the bedroom and the workplace (for a minimum set of families who do not have children), so also the bathroom and the kitchen often have very modest area. But even in a small apartment, you can arrange a comfortable, stylish and incredibly functional home. You only need to properly plan the available square footage and use design techniques increase the visual space. Whichever area did not have your apartment, make it a cozy home - quite a feasible task. After all, designers have accumulated extensive experience in the arrangement of houses of different sizes and shapes, use them as advice and equip their small-sized dwelling with comfort.

Bright interior of modern apartment

Making unusual homes

Repair options studio. A photo

Depending on their area of ​​one-room apartments can take certain actions to increase its real size. But whatever the size of your home does not possess, it is obvious that the place will always be missed. Therefore, the owners are on the various structural and design tricks:

  • combine the bathroom - the toilet is connected to the bathroom. In obtaining accommodation is placed not only a bath (or shower), sink and toilet, but also a washing machine. The toga is no longer necessary integration of the domestic appliance in kitchen, which significantly "unloads" kitchen environment;
  • connect a single room with a balcony, increasing the space of a few square meters (loggia necessary to insulate and seal the);
  • demolished partition between a kitchen and a living room (which is the bedroom cabinet and possibly children) to produce one large room, which will be located all functional segments;
  • some lay-bedroom apartments include the expansion of the room due to the demolition of the walls with a corridor or hallway.

The design of the combined facilities

Magnification premises

Bed and storage systems - 2 in 1

Bedroom in a tiny room

It is important to remember that any redevelopment will need to legitimize in the relevant departments. Some alterations require transfer of communications systems - wiring, sewer, water, pipes and radiators.

The original design

Room with accent wall

combined space

The bedroom in the living room

Combining functional areas

Bedroom with living room in the neighborhood

In addition to structural alterations, you can use a number of design tricks that can help visually enlarge the dwelling area. They have the advantage that there is no need to allow any of the bodies and the relative ease of implementation;

  • use bright palette for surface finishing - white color perfectly reflects light and allows it to spread virtually unchecked through the room;
  • mirror surfaces will help to visually "erase" the boundaries of space - it can be insert on the facade of furniture or a part of the decoration;
  • glass and glossy surfaces also contribute to increase the visual volume of the premises (for example, glossy stretch ceiling will visually increase the height of the room);
  • large windows and doors with glass inserts - all techniques that contribute to the saturation of the room with natural light;
  • multilevel system of artificial lighting - hanging chandeliers, wall sconces, lamps and built-in illumination tape - each functional segment should have "their" lighting fixture;
  • use simple in terms of performance and light furniture;
  • getting rid of all superfluous and minimizing the decor (use principally wall decorative elements in reasonable quantities).

storage systems around the window

White and mirrors

Small bedroom design

The bright image of a small room

Design studio apartment of 40 square meters. m. Photo

Studio with 40 sq. m - this is a good option. So can anyone tell the owner of a small-size home or those who happen to live in "small families" and Dormitory. " With these volumes, it is possible without any problems to create a comfortable, functional, modern and beautiful interior, the relevance of which will be valid for several years. The apartment with the area, you can not even use redevelopment, and design techniques to use only the visual expansion space. But it all depends on the size and shape of the main room and the number of households who live in these forty square meters.

All life segments in the same room

A berth in the bay window

Elements loft style

In the Scandinavian style

If the room during the day must serve as a full living room, and at night becomes a bedroom, the best option for young couples without children - the use of the bed with a folding mechanism that can compact "hide" in the closet. Current models withstand a lot of weight, easy to use, and the fittings has a high strength and reliability.

Folding bed in the closet

Furniture transformer

Room after transformation

The living room becomes a bedroom

If sleeping on the living room sofa bed that turns into a bed at night is not for you a viable option, it is necessary to consider the possibility of creating an isolated segment for registration bedrooms. Even very small sleep and rest area will be a separate room. Specialists recommend in this case to use glass partitions that allow sunlight to penetrate into the afternoon sleeping area, and in the evening and at night, you can use curtains or fabric blinds to create an intimate setting.

Bedroom behind glass

san area and relax with a glass

The original glass partition

A small sleeping area behind a partition

Very small bedroom

The partition TV

Bedroom behind frosted glass

If the layout of the room allows you to position the sleeping area in one part of the room (not in the center of the room), it is possible to separate the usual curtain. If the shutter is open, the room appears before us with all its area, if you need to create an intimate atmosphere - enough to draw the curtains or blinds textile.

Bed for shutter

Built sleeping area behind the curtain

Sleeping area for blinds

Bedroom behind the curtains, screens

Room with a snow-white finish

Curtains - lightweight partition

Design studio apartment of 30 sq m. Photo

Area of ​​30 sq. m is hardly sufficient for a family of three with a child. But for singles or couples without children is modest in size it is possible to arrange accommodation with a high level of comfort, functionality and aesthetics. Here are some design projects of apartments of modest size, which managed to keep a sense of freedom and space in compliance with all rules of ergonomics.

Design studio

Flat small area

Zoning in the combined room

Living room, bedroom and study in the same room

Living room, bedroom and study in the same room

Sleeping area within a small room small apartment - one of the most difficult tasks. Partitions visually reduce the space, but without them can not do, if you need to have at least a partial privacy in the sleeping area and the rest. The best option - installation of the rack. Most often used open shelves for storing books, documents, and all offices, sometimes the TV is mounted in the center of the partition. Do not allow the high rack on one side to create a separation for a bed, and on the other - will not completely cover the lighting in the bedroom area, extending from the central chandelier in the room.

modern home

Zoning living room-bedroom

Bed for the original rack

Bed on the podium

Using room dividers

Bedroom of bookshelves

Disposition studio in a modern style

Modern Style "prefers" spacious and bright room. But what if your studio apartment, even at a stretch be called large? Yield one - association of space and the use of techniques to increase the visual volume. Diaphanous with a large window (or no one), light finish and concise selection of furniture always seems more of their sizes. The image obtained by lightweight, breathable freedom and spaciousness. Get rid of all the excess, leave only the necessary furniture, functional décor and a minimum of textiles, provide space sufficient level of artificial lighting and arrange the lighting or locally in the form of a band of illumination in each functional area - fresh and friendly image of the room is ready.

Modern design in shades of gray

Light and easy way

Before you design project apartments, which, despite the long and narrow space, managed to create a comfortable and stylish environment. Glass partitions, high-gloss surfaces, minimalist decor range and ease of design furniture - the basic principles of creating a modern, functional and at the same time attractive appearance of the interior.

Bedroom and bathroom

Cheerfully decorated bedroom area

Kitchen-dining room and a view of the bedroom

Here is another interesting design project apartments, decorated in a contemporary style. The basis of the concept of the interior contrasting combinations formed. The alternation of light and dark surfaces helps to emphasize the geometry of space, highlight the functional segments and bring the image of the space dynamics. The situation laconic and even to some extent minimalist - simple shapes and lines to help make a convenient and comfortable environment at the same time. With the help of light curtains possible not only to adjust the level of natural light, but also to create privacy in the sleeping area and the rest.

contrast design

A dynamic image of the room

A small bed behind the glass

The kitchen in a studio apartment

The kitchen in one-room within the housing may be a separate unit or be part of a large number (or average size) of the space. Combined kitchen room with shared bathroom - and your decision will depend on it on many factors:

  • number of households:
  • the size of the kitchen and common room, planning;
  • arrangement of communications systems (not always possible to transfer the gas pipe, for example);
  • the number of storage systems and appliances that need to be placed in the working area of ​​the kitchen;
  • the chosen style of decoration apartments.

Joint kitchen

Design a small kitchen

Black and white image

Combining the kitchen area with a common space, you get one, but bright and spacious rooms, scope for designer fantasies which will be much larger than in the two zones. Especially considering the fact that one of them has a modest area of ​​5.5-6.5 m². M. But the difficulty in this case is inevitable - necessary to get the most powerful and silent extractor fan, as well as make sure that the design of the kitchen segment corresponds to the entire interior space.

Kitchen opening onto the bedroom

Bright decoration kitchen area

The kitchen in the narrow and long room

Whichever area did not have a room in a small apartment, kitchen area will still have a modest size. Therefore, experts recommend the use of light colors for the performance of kitchen fronts of furniture set. For bringing the focus of the image of the kitchen area, you can use colorful tiles for decoration kitchen apron or install colorful retro-models of household appliances (modern option to the original design are original and versatile mix). Also, light can be alternated with the surface of the wood elements (countertops, part or finishing kitchen fronts of one of the cabinets tiers).

Kitchen Scandinavian style

Modern kitchen design

The kitchen is in the vicinity of the cabinet

Interior of a small kitchen area

For bachelor apartments will be sufficient to the kitchen area, which is just placed on the table top and a pair of hinged lockers (or open shelves). Built-in hobs and sink, space for meals - all fit on a single console, which is attached to the wall and can not rely on any one support, providing all the space under it for its convenient location for meals.

Kitchen for bachelor or family couples

Mini-kitchen space

U-shaped layout

Another variant of a working kitchen area of ​​performance for a small family - furniture headsets with built-in appliances in the closet. Your kitchen is literally located inside the closet. And home appliances and storage systems are compact, sleek design, but you will have the ability to simply close the cabinet sash (or move the sliding doors) and to receive a full living room.

Bright kitchen cabinet

Bathroom modest size

The one-bedroom apartments, as well as in most standard homes built in the time of the last century, the bathroom is not is large. Most often arrange a bath (shower), sink, toilet and storage systems must be in an area less than 3.5 square meters. Over the years, the use of combined bathroom, designers and their customers was to develop the most rational arrangement of plumbing in the bathrooms. It has also been approved by the fact that when connecting bathroom and toilet manages to carve out space for a washing machine.

Bathroom Design

Fresh and clean image

And a mirror bright surface

Bathroom in bright colors

White sanitary ware on a dark background

Disposition bathroom - view from above

But only rational arrangement of sanitary equipment in the bathroom of modest size can not do. It is necessary to visually enhance a small space. In the course are as standard methods - the choice of light color palette, use glossy tile, the use of mirrors and glass surfaces, providing excellent coverage of the small room. And inherent mainly for utilitarian spaces - can be used edging bright color on the background of bright finish to visually increase the height of the bathroom, used for the same purpose vertical decor and location of rectangular tiles. On the same floor for the visual extension of the space can be used porcelain tiles laid diagonally.


The original design of the ceiling

A white tile

Warm colors

Easy and cool way

Contrasts in the bright bathroom

In a small bathroom and a built-in multi-functional plumbing - the key to successful design. We build a bath, which, thanks to virtually invisible glass wall and mounted on the wall watering can play a role and shower. A suspended toilets and sinks will help save precious centimeters of useful space and give the interior a modern look.

The snow-white design

Suspension plumbing

Design bathroom

All shades of white

In a small bathroom

Built-in plumbing in a very small bathroom

Several Life hacks for small homes

Designers all over the world for a long time, train their skills to create a practical, beautiful and functional ideas for small-sized housing. If your studio apartment has a modest area, it does not mean that it can not be comfortable, stylish and ergonomic housing. We offer you to get acquainted with interesting design ideas on the organization of storage and jobs in the apartments with small and medium size.

original shelf


Pull-out storage system

Drawers under the mattress

Changing table in the closet


Corner mini-shelf

Life-hack for bathrooms