Interior Zoning

From the change of places the sum changes! And this is an axiom when it comes to zoning space. The interior design has its own rules. Some of them should be notched before they’re accepted for repair.

Not only the perception of the interior as a whole, but also the daily comfort of the inhabitants of the house depends on competent zoning of space.

Therefore, the zoning stage is extremely important, if not the cornerstone in the process of creating and implementing the design project. Judge for yourself: to rearrange a vase with a picture or to replace the textile in the living room is much easier than to break down the partitions and niches, to carry sockets or disassemble the kitchen apron.

Space zoning is the basis of the conceptual order in the house, the embodiment of the fundamental principle of “all your place”. The sleeping room is fundamentally different from the office, the rest area from the dining area. This is how the very idea of a house is born – a cozy individualized space, where the “walls help”.

Ideas for interior zoning

Zoning in the interior is an exact science, like mathematics. The flight of designer’s imagination is always limited by a firm knowledge of the laws of space organization. This is the only way to achieve success – by applying proven formulas, albeit with a fit for the specific circumstances and preferences of the customer.

When zoning a designer demonstrates his competence from the first steps: design is impossible without knowledge of sanitary, electrical and even legal standards (as any redevelopment requires compliance with applicable laws).

Apartment zoning

An apartment zoning project is always subject to a specific objective. For example, to turn a small and close room into a cozy and comfortable home for a couple. Or “domesticate” the space of a large two-level apartment of a young businessman, tired of the parade of secular rauts and cold minimalism of office interiors.

Light and color – the first assistants in zoning, when the customer does not have the need / ability to redesign the space cardinally and begin to redevelopment. In general, lighting in the interior – and the seamstress, and the reaper: it “knows how” and the work area to light, and create a romantic atmosphere or to cheer up, and visually increase the area of the room. All this is widely used by designers in zoning.

Kitchen zoning

Kitchen zoning is about dividing the work and dining areas. You can distinguish between them using the tools already listed, from lighting to finishing. But there is another specific “brand” design technique – installation of a bar counter. This is a very popular modern solution. In addition, the bar counter can replace the table in a small kitchen, so it is not uncommon to use even when zoning a kitchen of about 20 sq.m.

In the kitchen work area there is a sink, stove and work surfaces with appliances. There are also modules for storing dishes and food. The dining area consists of a table, chairs and/or a sofa.

Design of kitchen-living room with zoning

In modern layouts the living room is often combined with the kitchen. This does not mean an absolute disregard for boundaries, but the zoning should preserve the sense of open space. There is no problem in designing a kitchen living room with a zoning if simple rules are followed.

The easiest tool for kitchen-living room zoning is furniture. To mark the border with a sofa is an obvious option, which is criticized only for its banality. But if you place the sofa is not across the room, and parallel to the wall, you can level the triviality of reception. A bar counter, a kitchen island or an ordinary shelving unit will do an excellent job of dividing the two zones.

Bedroom zoning

The bedroom area is divided into sleeping area, storage space and cosmetic area (optional). Sometimes when zoning, the bedroom is divided into a TV area. The sleeping area is the main area and the central element is the bed with the bedside space.

A canopy can be used to radically highlight the sleeping area. In modern interiors light screens are also used and bed podiums are erected.

The bed can be surrounded by soft mats, and on the wall behind the headboard there are decorative panels or hang a big picture. The window is usually on the side of the bed, but sometimes behind the headboard.

Storage space usually contains cupboards and shelves. In any case, there should not be many of them – only the essentials are stored here: bed linen and accessories. A built-in wardrobe is the optimal solution, as it “merges” with the wall and does not attract attention. Sometimes the storage area can be completely replaced by drawers built into the bed.

A table with drawers and a table mirror is installed in the care area (it can be replaced or supplemented with a large floor mirror). Here you can tidy up before going to bed and in the morning after waking up.

Room zoning for bedroom and living room

Zoning the combined living room and bedroom is not an easy task. Unlike the kitchen, the bedroom has the conceptual load directly opposite the living room. If the living room is a place for communication, the business card of the house, the bedroom – a secluded corner, a private area. Zoning a room for the bedroom and living room is mandatory.

Child zoning

The children’s room provides space for games, areas for recreation, training and storage, sometimes a sports corner and an area for creativity.

Play and learning spaces for young children are often arranged according to the principles of Montessori, a renowned pedagogue and psychologist. The Montessori environment encourages the development of intellectual abilities and the best personal qualities in the child.

In the traditional interior of the children’s spacious play area is highlighted by a soft carpet, brightly illuminated. Here you can set up a tepee or tent, large soft poufs and other interesting large objects. Nearby there is a storage area with toys: shelves, baskets and boxes with ordered contents. Bright color scheme in the play area is as appropriate as possible.

Zoning large rooms is a space for creativity. If areas allow, the temptation to start zoning with redevelopment is great, but it is worth weighing all the pros and cons: as they say, break not to build.

Re-development – a very labor-intensive and costly enterprise, which often has a simpler alternative: for example, mobile screens, podiums and niches, multi-level ceilings and floor.

A large room will become cozier if you use spot lighting, fireplaces, candles, carpets, cushions and accessories, create “islands” of seclusion with the help of chairs and poufs. In doing so, it is important to retain the main advantage of a large room – the feeling of space and open space. That’s why it’s not worth cluttering up the room: with proper zoning, the free space will only emphasize the coziness of the home interior.

Zoning is a fundamental stage of repair. It is at the zoning stage that corrections are made to the scheme of rough and finish decoration, wiring and communications, plans for the purchase of finishing materials, fixtures, furniture and accessories are made.

Space can be zoned using light, color, niches and partitions, finishes and decorations. In each case, the designer offers a unique set of tools taking into account the area and features of the space, the chosen style and other needs and preferences of the customer.

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