Design of a narrow bedroom with a window at the end
When planning the premises of an apartment, the question often arises of how to properly organize the design of a narrow room. The main problem encountered along the way is the tight, narrow space. These restrictions require a skillful approach to furniture placement, while maintaining the required functionality of the room. The methods described in the article will allow you to competently equip the dormitory, while maintaining the maximum free square meters..
A narrow bedroom is a special case, often requiring extraordinary solutions.
The bed is the main piece of furniture in the bedroom. No couches and sofas can replace a full double bed
Tips for arranging a narrow room
If you adhere to certain methods of arranging interior decoration, you will be able to smooth out the inconveniences that a long, narrow room implies..
- Wall decoration. In order to visually expand the bedroom, long walls are finished with light materials. But the short ones, on the contrary, stand out in bright shades..
- Use of functional furniture. Take a folding sofa, for example. After a night’s sleep, simply remove the folding part.
- Application of niches. Ideal for a narrow room with short walls. This method allows you to hide a sleeping place, as well as organize cabinets and shelves in convenient niches. Make the most of your free space.
- Horizontal and vertical stripes. With the correct arrangement of these interior elements, you can create the effect of a regular square, or simply visually expand the space.
- Patterns. Affect the perception of the size of the bedroom. Keep this in mind when purchasing wallpaper. Smooth lines on light paper can add squaring.
- The right lighting will also increase the size of the bedroom. Install as many light sources as possible.
- Window textiles are selected depending on the intensity of natural light from the street. If the windows of the room face south, then the sun will shine brightly here for a long time, and vice versa with a north location. Choose the density of the curtain fabric based on this condition..
Cold light in the bedroom is not needed, give preference to lamps with soft diffused light
Narrow bed will leave space on the sides for aisle and bedside tables
If the room is intended for a married couple, you will have to install a large, double bed. It is best placed at the end of the bedroom, right by the window. At the same time, if the width permits, the bed can be turned with its side to the window. If this is not possible, then you will have to install it with the headboard to the window opening.
Bed close to the window in a very narrow room
If the room is so narrow that it is impossible to find a standard bed, you can purchase a mattress and make a wooden podium for it.
When choosing a berth, give preference to products with free space under the bed. Drawers for bed linen or clothes are mounted here. Also consider buying with ready-made shelves..
Use the minimum amount of furniture – only the essentials
You can zone a room using a podium. And if you make it as tall as in the photo, it will house a full-fledged storage system.
If there is no sofa in the bedroom, then the TV can be hung from the ceiling using a special mount. The only drawback of this solution is the presence of ugly hanging wires. Therefore, provide wiring well before starting wall and ceiling decoration. In this case, it can be hidden under plaster or hinged panels..
It is better not to separate a room with one window with wardrobes and high partitions.
In an elongated bedroom, furniture is placed alternately. It will be rational to put a desk or dressing table by the window, a bed can be placed in the center, and a wardrobe – against the opposite wall
You should not pile up the interior of a narrow room with multi-level plasterboard wall structures. You can equip the ceiling with such options. But the walls are better left smooth, even. This solution will further expand the space.
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Bright bedroom in a rustic style
It is better to remove heating pipes from the eyes by installing them in a wall or floor. The fewer unnecessary elements you see, the more a narrow room will seem..
Expanding the space
The design of a long, narrow room needs to be given a square outline. It is much more comfortable in the bedroom of the correct size. To do this, you need to equip the bedroom, namely the short walls, with horizontal elements of the interior decoration. In their capacity, wall wallpapers with drawings, patterns and patterns are used. Opening the shelf will also work..
Striped walkway – an easy way to visually expand a narrow room
Wallpaper in vertical stripes will “raise” the ceiling
Long walls are decorated with wallpaper with natural landscapes, photographs of megalopolises. The main idea here is to use as much of the free wall space as possible. Drawing a decent size will visually reduce the length of the wall.
The widespread use of light shades of color has a great effect on the depth of perception of the room. Eliminate the urge to create a bright accent. He will draw strong attention to himself, but you will lose in size..
The combination of contrasting shades will visually enlarge a small bedroom
Important. Glossy surfaces should be present in flooring, walls, ceilings, and interior furniture. The reflective effect will expand the room many times over. Coupled with clean, light colors, the interior of a long narrow room will have a winning position..
Combination of a white brick wall with smooth dark-colored surfaces
White, beige and other light colors are selected for the floor. Laminate flooring, ceramic tiles, linoleum will ideally serve as finishing material. Parquet is fine too, but finding a white plank is very difficult. The bed has a light brown carpet. The texture of the carpet is suitable for a volumetric, similar to the skin of a wild animal.
Light-colored flooring will make the bedroom interior softer
The room will appear wider if the floorboards are placed along the smaller side
Skirting boards are required to outline the boundaries of the floor. Therefore, purchase products made of natural wood, varnished. Choose the color so that it is combined with one of the elements of the interior decoration. Furniture is perfect.
The finishing of short walls must be done in bright colors. Plain wallpaper or glass wallpaper will fit well, which can later be repainted. So the interior design will not become boring over time. The window opening must be curtained. To do this, select Roman or roller blinds (for more details on choosing curtains, read our article), since the headboard does not allow the use of long fabrics (for example, Italian, Austrian).
Large mirrors contribute to the visual increase in space.
Mirror surfaces should be placed on long walls
Long walls are decorated with wallpaper of light, faded colors. In addition, the widespread use of mirrors will successfully transform the room. Consider arranging one wall entirely of glass panels. Choose panels of a certain format, thanks to which it will be possible to organize the embossed pattern.
Photo wallpaper with perspective will make the room wider
The combination of wallpaper of the same color, but with a different print looks interesting
When placing the bed against a long wall, arrange the wall space with soft padding. Additionally, attach sofa buttons to create a tightening.
The ceiling space of a small room can be arranged in two levels. It is not necessary to make a standard rectangle around the perimeter. This arrangement will create a certain framework that is completely unnecessary here. Instead, arrange the ceiling in two different halves. Use flowing lines. An interesting option would be the layout of the three component parts. In this case, the middle part of the bedroom on the ceiling will be indicated by a kind of “depression”, which can be painted with a different color from the rest.
White vaulted ceiling bedroom in oriental style with the most essential furnishings
The ceiling looks original with a 3D effect
Lighting of the ceiling space will add lightness and airiness to the interior. A soft-glow LED strip is installed in the level transition. Point light sources are installed along the edge of the transition, as well as throughout the entire space of the ceiling.
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Photo: interiors of narrow bedrooms