A home is a place in which any person spends most of his time. The stay should be comfortable, cozy, bring joy and a sense of calm. The main thing is to make the house so that the person rests, gaining strength, continue to live and work with enthusiasm. This can be achieved with the help of properly selected room design.
This article is devoted to the design of the light floor in the interior, its characteristics, the degree of compatibility with other colors, light, material, etc. As a light floor can change different rooms. Since the stress falls on the phrase "light floor", the additional definitions of color can be missed, they are laid by default.
After reading the article, you will learn:
- what you need to pay attention to when choosing materials for different rooms;
- how to pick up doors, baseboards, trim;
- what curtains are in harmony with the floor of a light shade;
- get a lot of other information.
The choice of design for different rooms
Design translated from English means not only to design, but also a plan, a drawing, a drawing. Therefore, it is better not to keep the design of the room for the house in your head, but to transfer it to paper. Fortunately, the possibilities of the Internet are so great that interior design can be done independently, without attracting professional designers for big money.
Living room design
For a long time the living room has ceased to be exclusively a room for receiving guests. A room in which no one lives permanently, but at the same time performing the function of a premise for the general pastime of the whole family - is called the living room.
The living room should be light, comfortable, bring warmth, comfort. The room should be equally pleasant for adults and children. Therefore, it is necessary to achieve a sense of space, light and purity.
When designing a living room design based on the floor of a white shade, it is possible to achieve expansion of the space, increasing the visual space. To do this, the walls must also be left in a light shade. If you overdo it with white color, you can turn a room from cozy and comfortable, turn it into a cold, detached one.
In order to avoid a transition, the design of the living room should contain elements of decoration (possible decor) of bright or dark colors. It can be doors, plinths, platbands, frames in paintings, sofas, chairs.
The bedroom, unlike the living room, does not require a visual increase. The room may be small, but it must be a cozy room.
To make the bedroom seem warmer, the light floor must be supplemented with walls of dark pastel tones. Perfectly suitable sand, plum, caramel, chocolate color. Dark flooring is not the best choice for bedroom space.
Additionally, you need to think about the color of furniture and accessories for the bedroom.
If the walls are quite dark, then the curtains, sconces and bedspreads should be chosen light, the color of the floor. If the floor and walls remain light, then the textiles must be dark. This will not allow the bedroom to turn into a room without shapes and colors. A harmonious combination of bright colors in the decoration, dark - in the furniture will add a bedroom a sense of style, warmth, harmony. A large number of combinations of white tones will add a cold.
Kitchen and bathroom design
The kitchen and bathroom are the rooms where the word "cleanliness" comes first. For the floor of both rooms it is recommended to use the same material. Therefore, combine them.
Kitchen and bathroom - a place of increased use. The number of visits to these places far exceeds the use of a bedroom or living room.
With frequent use of the premises increases the level of pollution. Therefore, the design is recommended to use on the basis of the dark color of the doors, the dark, not soiled, color of the floor, platbands, baseboards. Explains the use of dark color low markiness, which leads to the need for less products to wipe, respectively, to less wear.
In fact, far from it. Rooms, such as kitchen and bathroom - are cleaned regardless of the visibility of pollution. High humidity areas that require special care. Such a room is at risk of mold. Therefore, regular airing with wiping is a necessary procedure.
Contamination from the fat that comes from cooking requires frequent cleaning.
Accordingly, the use of light color for the decoration of the kitchen and bathroom is quite a non-scary, quite acceptable phenomenon.
When choosing a light shade floor, you can use the principle of room zoning in kitchen design. For example, near the kitchen set, in places of passage - the shade of the floor may be lighter, the place where the table will be set - can be distinguished by a dark floor.
The advantage of the light floor of these rooms - versatility. On the background of white, coffee, light gray floor any wall color will look beautiful. The light floor is combined with any color of the kitchen set, the furniture of bright color will appear juicier.
The floor of light color can not only expand the room visually, but also add a sense of purity. The dark floor is significantly inferior in characteristics to the floor in white. The color of the floor should hide traces of water droplets, streaks.
The choice of wall color
A little higher were already presented options for the compatibility of colors of the floor and walls. Consider the issue in more detail. When combining white floor with wall color, remember the following:
- Light floor and walls give a feeling of spaciousness. But, too much light - and the room lost any shape. It did not turn into a spacious room, but became a shapeless, huge, even cold room. When combining light with light, the shade of one of the elements should be different. For example, the floor is milky, the walls are white. Or the walls of peach color - the floor is light brown, two shades darker than the walls.
- Light floor, dark side walls and light rear wall (viewed from the door) - will bring the feeling of a tunnel. If the room is too square, then create a tunnel effect is acceptable. If the room is rectangular (most of the rooms in city apartments have a rectangular shape) - any furniture will be “lost” in the room.
- Light floor and dark back wall - steal the depth. The room will seem smaller, warmer, even on sensations. It is not allowed to use for a room with a total square of less than 18 m2.
Excess white color - we repeat - instead of sensations of purity and tranquility, will bring a feeling of coldness, detachment. It is necessary to "dilute" the light floor with additional elements, details of a different color range. Harmonious will look like a combination of a dark floor with light walls.
The bright shades of the floor perfectly harmonize with the dark and bright colors. Depending on the type of room, wishes, lifestyle of the owners, the walls can be painted in any color. The rules for the distribution of color in the room remain unchanged.
When choosing colors for walls in a design with a light floor, it is worth adhering to the uniformity. Brightness and richness of the design is to make a decor or pieces of furniture. For a room with a light floor, various furniture options are suitable - classic, modern, high-tech.
Choice of color for doors and baseboards
Doors and plinths are indispensable elements of the overall style of the room. The first thing to note is that the doors must necessarily fit the floor in style. For example, the floor is wooden, and a plastic door is installed. This combination is unacceptable. Wrong selection of material and color can destroy any harmony.
The basic rule of designers - the floor, door and baseboard must be the same color. The presence in the room of the dark color of the floor - does not leave a choice, the door and plinth are automatically selected under it.
Bright floor gives vent to fantasy. Doors and dark shades that are as light as the floor itself will perfectly fit to the floor of light color. Dark doors can add clarity to the interior of a bright room; a dark plinth will highlight geometric outlines.
Dark doors on a light floor background can add visible space. For rooms with an area of 2 * 3 m2, dark doors will turn into a ridiculous cumbersome design.
If there are two doors located next to each other in the room, they should be of the same color, while the light doors may be lost against the background of the light floor and walls. If these doors hide the bathroom and the toilet - that is exactly what the effect is.
When choosing a plinth color, you can rely solely on personal preferences. Skirting can be white, black and color. The main thing is that in the overall design the plinth does not "cut" the eye. Perfectly combines the color and shape of the plinth with the door frames. Designers recommend using the same material for the casing and plinth.
When choosing curtains for a room with a light floor, you must maintain a sense of harmony, cleanliness, space. The choice of fabric color should be in harmony with the overall design of the room. Fabric material - airy, transparent, light. Perfectly fit chiffon, atlas or organza. Type of attachment does not matter.
For the interior with a light flooring lighting plays a big role. The white shade of the floor adds room to the light, but only with sufficient natural light.
When using one chandelier, the floor will appear white - directly under the lamp, and dark - in the corners of the room.
To avoid a visible transition, the interior is recommended to add lighting in the corners.
You can consider options for lighting directly from furniture - sconces, floor lamps, wall lamps.
The interior with a light and dark floor looks great halogen lights around the perimeter of the room.
The choice of material for flooring
The choice of flooring is not so much:
- natural wood (parquet);
- ceramic tile.
Perhaps some floor paper readers would consider carpet covering, but this is not so. Carpet or carpet is an external decorative sheeting, the basis will still be the materials listed.
The flooring rarely changes, so it must be strong from the beginning. It is unacceptable to use materials for flooring that do not match the type of room.
The color of the floor should match the design, the light flooring should match the color compatibility of the walls, the dark floor - to the doors and baseboards.
Oak, maple, ash, birch, hornbeam are used for the manufacture of materials for the floor of light shades.
Any of these materials is a big plus - natural and environmentally friendly.
But the minuses are also present:
- Artificial lighting. The natural wood when processing in a parquet is lightened in factories in large batches. When you exit, the color is monotonous, especially if the manufacturer is taking care of its image. But how natural wood will behave under the influence of light, moisture and other external factors can only be assumed. In some places, when exposed to direct sunlight may cause stains, discoloration.
- Stylistic affiliation. A floor from a natural tree is applied to interiors of minimalism, sometimes - a modernist style. In the modern hi-tech style, the naturalness of the tree will become a ridiculous blunder in design.
Laminate - universal flooring in any room. The modern market allows you to choose a laminate of various colors, even white.
With the right choice of characteristics, laminate can be used in the kitchen, living room, hallway, even in the bathroom. For places where moisture accumulates, care must be taken that the laminate has moisture-resistant qualities.
The only disadvantage of the laminate as a floor covering of light colors is the way it is laid. If the laminate is laid across the line of light, the connections will be too noticeable. For a dark shade of laminate, the problem is also important. Laminate must be laid along the line of light.
The most common type of flooring - linoleum, gained its popularity in the last century. This material is practical for use in any room, it washes well, it is convenient to lay down when laying.
In the building stores you can choose linoleum of different colors, including light shades, imitating wood or laminate.
Bright floor covering in the form of linoleum is difficult to distinguish from high-quality laminate.
Linoleum is sold with a piece of standard width - from 1.5 m to 4 m. If the room is wider, you have to glue the coating. This is done using a special technology, preferably by professional handlers, but the seam at the joint is noticeable in any case. Over time, it can become unstuck, water from the cleaning gets into the gap, and the general unattractive appearance of the floor becomes visible.
Another disadvantage of linoleum can be considered as belonging to the domestic, semi-commercial, commercial class. The higher the class - the greater the durability of the material (the ability to withstand the weight of the furniture, resistance to pressure with heels, etc.) The higher the resistance - the higher the price.
The most resistant flooring material is ceramic tile. The variety of colors, shapes, sizes of this material is simply amazing quantity.
Tiles are of different quality, respectively, of different cost.
When choosing a tile of light shades, it is necessary to pay attention to the drawing or pattern, if it is present on the surface. It should be combined with the general pattern of the interior. For example, when laying tiles in the kitchen, the same pattern of ceramic chips on the floor and countertop will look advantageous.
Do not forget that the ceramic tiles on the floor - cold and slippery material. Before choosing this material, it is worth thinking about additional warming (warm floor or carpet - it does not matter).
When choosing colors for walls and floors, it is necessary to preserve stylistic harmony. The use of the light floor is permissible in different design styles, the difference exists only in the materials for the floor. For modern with bright colors, classics with pastels, rococo with antiquities - the light floor fits perfectly.