Many of us dream of the perfect interior. Alas, these are only on the pages of glossy magazines. In real life, various little things quickly appear in apartments, which spoil and reduce the cost of the atmosphere. A professional designer, seeing such things, would instantly throw them into the trash can, because they nullify all efforts to arrange a cozy space. Novate.ru talks about these little things in more detail.
1. Mat for kitchen sink
Previously, stainless steel sinks were incredibly popular due to their practicality and functionality. To protect them from scratches, and dishes from chips, many housewives additionally bought plastic rugs, which took pride of place at the bottom of the sink. And it looked, to put it mildly, unpresentable.
Today, apartment owners prefer to equip their kitchens with sinks made of artificial or natural stone, which look much more aesthetically pleasing and less susceptible to various damage. If you do not want to give up stainless steel, protect it with a transparent silicone mat, which performs the same functions as its predecessor, but is less conspicuous.
2. Outdated chandelier
One of the most important nuances that should be carefully thought out during the renovation process is lighting. Dim light can ruin any interior, even if you used expensive finishing materials and furnished the rooms with designer furniture. Outdated chandeliers, sconces, spotlights built into the plasterboard ceiling - all of this should disappear from your apartment forever. Refuse without regret from the models that were in demand 15-20 years ago or inherited along with the Khrushchev.
Nowadays, completely different options are in trend. So, for the bedroom, designers recommend choosing classic pieces that are the best fit for the recreation area: beautiful curves, smooth lines in pastel colors, a slight shimmer of metal. Geometric models will look great in the living room. Chandeliers in the form of honeycombs are very popular, which are many octagons made of glass and plastic, fixed in the center of the ceiling. Glass can be white or colored, but always matte.
3. Motley shower curtain
Plastic curtains for a bathroom with a "pluck your eye" pattern will not disappear from the interiors of many apartments. But in vain, because they greatly reduce the cost of the interior and return us to the times of the Soviet Union. There are two options here: either choose the most laconic pieces that match the room in terms of color, or give preference to glass partitions that look stylish, expensive and are considered favorites among designers. Both solutions have their pros and cons.
The curtains are much cheaper and they have a richer assortment: they can have any shade, pattern and degree of transparency, and therefore at any time you can add variety to the interior simply by replacing one curtain with another. They also provide complete privacy and create a comfortable atmosphere while swimming, which is especially important if the bathroom is combined.
Glass partitions are more hygienic - the coating repels bacteria, and the moisture resistance and environmental friendliness of the material allows you not to worry about the appearance of fungus. In addition, they let light through, and therefore do not hide the space, make the room lighter and more airy.
4. Kitchen corner
There is still a lot of controversy about the kitchenette and its relevance in the modern kitchen. Some consider it outdated, cumbersome, outdated, capable of returning any interior to the Soviet past. Others are of the opinion that in a small kitchen this is the best option, which can also serve as a functional storage system at the same time.
We think so - you need to build on the size of the kitchen and take into account the number of people living in the apartment. If the room allows for a full table and a few standard chairs, great. You can also place a mini-sofa, equip the dining area with a bench with pillows, or choose soft armchairs. If the room is very tiny and there is a free corner, put a kitchen corner, but just choose an option that matches the color and style of the interior so that it does not seem like a foreign element.
5. Plastic parts
Despite the fact that plastic is a familiar and even ordinary material, it still remains a symbol of cheapness and mass character. Therefore, try to discard such details as much as possible. At risk are:
• Dishes - plastic cups, boards, plates are only appropriate in nature. For the kitchen, you should select products from glass, ceramics, silicone;
• window sills - PVC windows have the right to life, but it is better to refuse plastic window sills. They scratch quickly, and the end plates turn yellow after a few months, which makes the product look untidy;
• curtain rods - no matter how expensive the textiles located on the windows are, a tandem with a cheap plastic baguette will not be good for curtains. If finances do not allow you to put a metal cornice, it is better to make it hidden;
• skirting boards - another detail that spoils the interior and brings it back to the 2000s. More stylish and practical options can be found in modern stores;
• flower pots and vases - it is unlikely that a cheap plastic pot will decorate the room and make you want to admire the plant. Therefore, either get a more stylish piece, for example, from ceramics, or decorate old planters with fabric, lace, twine or other suitable material;
• bathroom accessories - plastic hooks, shelves, soap dishes, glasses for toothbrushes and other details simplify and reduce the cost of the bathroom interior. But these elements often get the most attention.
6. Solid leather furniture
Modern sofas are very different from those that were in fashion 10-15 years ago. The parade of hopelessly outdated models is headed by a massive leather set. The price is unreasonably high, the appearance is prim, the sensations while sitting are not the most pleasant. In addition, leather sofas often look ridiculous in the interiors of Khrushchev and do not fit into a small space at all. Plus, they eat up valuable square meters, as they are very bulky. Such furniture can only fit into the interior of a country house or a large apartment, which has room to turn around.
7. Old computer chair
Time spares no furniture, and the computer chair is no exception. A few years after the purchase, it deforms, becomes uncomfortable and acquires a completely unpresentable appearance: the skin cracks, the fabric wears out, the upholstery sags. All this negatively affects not only the interior, but also the quality of your work. Don't skimp on your comfort so your back, neck, and other parts of your body don't get hurt. As soon as you feel that the chair has ceased to be comfortable, immediately change it. If only the "shell" has suffered, you can always give the piece of furniture to a hairstyle to make it look like new.
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