The design of the entrance hall and corridor – differences, similarities and features
Hallways - an integral part of your home. So, it must be fully consistent with it. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I do not want to mention the topic "Stalinka", "Khrushchev", "brezhnevki". Because even in modern apartments often these premises is given very modest area. Sometimes she is so humble, precarious and uncomfortable that the implementation of a beautiful and functional design of the home space becomes quite problematic even for a specialist. But you do not care, will look like the most "battle" of the room. And this article - to help you. After all, not gods burn pots. To, processing design hallway and corridor, you are not burned. And there can not be rushed.
First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the configuration of the room, because it plays an important role in the strategy and tactics of the implementation of their design. Consider the most common variants of the hallway and corridor.
A small entrance hall
A small hallway area &# 8212; unpleasant, but it is reparable, the fact that layout of the apartment.
Let's see if you can do something that would please and the hosts and guests.
First of all, we will not violate the laws of design &# 8212; start with zoning. You say, what other areas on such a small space? Ordinary and real. For example, the zone where the casual clothing is hung and an area that stores various seasonal clothing and household items. After all practical purpose hall and is to relieve the living area from the numerous household objects, to hide their existence from prying eyes. How to allocate these areas? The most functional option is to install on the one hand clothing racks and cabinets for shoes, and on the opposite side - built-in cabinets for other slow moving items. In this case, built-in wardrobes should have a different color than the coat rack.
We should not forget that the area of the hall can be distinguished decoration of walls with different materials. It looks good hall, whose walls are wood-paneled. Very practical, because the hall is subject to temperature changes, especially in the winter. hallway area may be allocated to different types of laying flooring. Do not forget at the same time, the coating must be resistant to wear. After hallway - the most active area in the apartment and it should be considered when choosing the material.
If the hall is not only small, but also long, then it is possible to allocate the entrance area and hallway area itself. Zoning can be performed by any known method, in particular using flooring.
Having defined the areas of the hall, we were dissatisfied with its space. Now is the time to think about the visual expansion of a small hallway. The most popular method - painting walls, ceilings in light colors. But we should know when to stop here. Otherwise, your hall will look vaguely uncomfortable, and that, of course, worsen the perception.
The floorings of the big ceramic tile will also allow you to "extend" the space of the hall, especially if it is different in size and stacked mosaic or diagonal. A similar visual effect produces laid diagonally or transversely laminate hallway.
Excellent means of increasing the visual space is the mirror installation on a wall. But at the same hallway lighting must be properly organized. Mirrors should not be in the frame, as in this case, they will share a portion of the wall and make it visually less. Therefore, the mirror is better to strengthen the wall. But they can be built into furniture. It should be clarified that the mirrors visually increase the space in the case where the interior of a room is made in light colors. In an extreme case, the mirror opposite wall must be decorated in bright colors.
We understand with furniture, as it should be in the hallway. Furnished need to decide before the start of work. Given the modest size of the hall, it must be small-sized. Installed along the wall you selected. Otherwise, move on it will resemble an obstacle course. It is unlikely that you will like it. The best option will be the production of furniture to order, but it should not be wider than fifty centimeters. Furniture for a small hallway involves opening portion for storing everyday clothes and closed (cabinets, speakers) - for seasonal clothing. In addition, it should provide a place to store shoes and hats. It may be small narrow tables or simply open a niche with shelves. The options are many. Structurally, the furniture can be quite varied, but not necessarily functional.
At first glance, this is an ideal hall. However, there are pitfalls for design. The most dangerous of them - it's empty. That is, after the installation of the required furniture for the hallway, the room is still plenty of space criminal. And this is a luxury. A cozy foyer can not be named.
An excellent way out of this situation will divide the hall into two rooms. Of course, the main space should occupy a hallway. In the second room you can put a chair, table, mirror, put a floor lamp, and so on. Your imagination will tell you how to perform the design of this room. It should not be too much heaped up. Otherwise the effect will be counterproductive.
If your hallway area larger tends to square, experts advise, without further ado, to use the angular arrangement of furniture. This option will save you from headaches.
At its core, the corridor is a "transit" location. And here it does not matter, it is narrow or broad. From this, and it should be used in the design of its interior.
Most often, the corridor is a narrow little room, connecting the hall with the rest of the apartment. This is especially common in the apartments of earlier construction. The apartments are modern design, representing a single space, corridors can be represented by a fairly wide area, often merging with the surrounding rooms.
Isstari corridor served as a buffer zone between inside apartment space and the outside, away from home. What made it more practical than in the modern layout. But in some cases the old layout is still present today. Therefore, lovers of antiquity and its practical wisdom recommended just such a layout of the rooms.
If you have a narrow hallway, you should take care of his visual perception is quite normal for the room width. First of all, take care of the color scheme. It should consist of light, but different shades. For example, the hallway looks excellent with white ceiling, light brown walls and chestnut flooring. With the right combination of colors created by the visual effect of the expansion of space.
In principle, the corridor design rules are the same as for the entrance hall, with only one difference - the design of the corridor on the content easier. Therefore, it makes no sense to repeat the written just above. But talk about the design features of the hallway and the hallway - it's time.
In the hallways of the rooms often lack natural light. Therefore, care should be taken about the artificial. The small narrow hallway lighting is only installed on the ceiling. Do not waste precious space, and so on more wall lights. Often enough one small hallway lamp. If one lamp does not suit you, you can install multiple embedded in the ceiling fixtures. The main thing that the room was not dark.
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Interesting and useful it can be lighting, built-in furniture. So-called backlight. Typically, it is inserted in the neutral portion (zone) hallway. For it is possible to use the LED ribbon lighting.
Do not underestimate the importance of decoration in design hallway, corridor. After all, the first thing that there are people in your apartment, it is an entrance hall and a corridor. Therefore, the use in the design of the rooms of paintings, family photos, graphic prints, art is very important. Superb decoration of the hall could be anything from old furniture, especially woven or bent.
Corridor somewhat less functional than the hallway. Therefore, in its "open spaces" can unburden himself on the decor. Corridor Decor does not differ from the hallway decor. And the effect is to produce the same. But a sense of proportion is necessary.
The design of the walls, ceiling and floor
The peculiarity of the material to cover the floor in the hall and the corridor lies in its wear resistance and surface texture. Wear resistance, such as ceramic tiles should not be lower than third class (fifth class - very expensive). The texture of the tiles must be rough. In short, the coating on the floor, choose according to your and your family the ability to move on the ice. The joke, of course. But as they say, every joke has some truth. Especially it is important in the winter or in bad weather.
Linoleum for hallway or corridor use is not desirable for the reason stated in the preceding paragraph. However, it mainly refers to the premises which are the first from the front door.
If you want to use the laminate as a material for flooring, keep in mind that it should be moisture-resistant. In extreme cases, this type can be covered floor area around the door. The rest of the stack can be a conventional laminate.
Not the least role in the design of the entrance hall and corridor ceiling plays. While allowing some of its contrast with the recommended light colors of the walls. For example, brown, light brown color, combined with light walls create a special comfort in these rooms.
If we talk about the design of the walls, then there are a lot of variants. The most common is the wall cladding panels, painting. In this case, the trim panel is either an entire wall, or two-thirds of it. Lined up to the middle of the wall will give your corridor or hallway view of the production facilities. And this is contrary to the very purpose of design in the apartment - the creation of home comfort.
Excellent design solution is lining one wall of mirrors. With this visually increases space of the room. This is especially effective in small corridors, hallways.
Using the design of the walls, ceiling molding (plate with interior motion profile) allows visually merge the plane of the walls and the ceiling. it looks particularly impressive, if these moldings has and hallway furniture.
Special thanks to the front door. This is especially true for the middle and northern latitudes of the planet, where the temperature regime will force you to take care of this element of the interior of the apartment. But its peculiarity is that the first door must protect your hallway from low temperatures in the winter. There are many designs, but the most effective - a double door.
If you are in a hallway or corridor established mirror, the lighting must be so organized that the lights were in front of you or on the sides of the mirror. Do not use fluorescent lamps, as they distort color. For the beautiful half of humanity it is important for the attachment of makeup. It is better to use conventional incandescent or halogen. And of course it is important to have sufficient brightness. Otherwise, nothing will from such lighting. Is that to find a way out of the room, not stuffed yourself bump on his forehead.
In the hallway, it is not necessary to perform design in dark tones, especially if it is long and narrow. Otherwise, this corridor will only walk you. Guests will hardly like a prison atmosphere in this house. After all, hall and corridor - this is the face of your apartment. Also, do not hang on the wall of oversized items. The effect is the same. And even more to do in this hallway mirror one of the vertical planes, especially the end.
Do not use the low hanging chandeliers and lamps. They enhance the feeling of space limitations hallway, corridor. The height of the room in this light visually perceived much lower than the actual. Better use of floor lamps, wall sconces.
Despite the relatively simple functionality of a hallway and corridor design, we have to act prudently. Work on design does not imply haste, as the work of sappers. The error can be costly. It is hoped that this paper and your imagination can help you avoid mistakes. Success in the design of your home!