Do not Be Afraid of the Dark or fireplaces in the living room interior
Table of contents
1 We classify and select
- 1.1 fuel type
- 1.2 Configuration
- 2 7 setting rules fireplace
3 Mr Fireplace
- 3.1 A timeless classic
- 3.2 rustic simplicity
- 3.3 ethno
- 3.4 In a modern style
- 4 In search of alternatives falshkamin
5 fireplace seating
- 5.1 Little New York
- 5.2 Fireplace, uniting generations
- 5.3 Loft on all the rules
- 6 Summing up
Comfort, warmth, a special atmosphere, donated home. From time immemorial, fire united people, warmed their bodies and souls. Love the fireplace is not surprising, they are versatile, well they fit into any decor, easily cope with heating function and become the center of the decorative interior.
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Fireplace - a warm and cozy atmosphere
The cozy living room with a fireplace in a private home
We classify and select
Going for the fireplace, you're bound to run into the problem of choice. From around the corner you will wink an old wood-burning fireplace, smiling invitingly fashioned bio and gas strongly argue that it will warm you like no other. Let's break it down.
Interior living room with a fireplace, decorated with tiles
The first selection criterion - the type of fuel. For the living room, you can use gas, wood, bio and electric fireplaces.
It all depends on the location of the room, the number of floors and the technical characteristics of the building.
Wood Burning fireplace
- Elekro- and bio fireplaces can be called the least problematic: the price is low, and installation does not require a special permit. But you have to understand that these designs have only a decorative function. They are not warm you with its cold flames.
- Gas and wood - the lot of private houses, not even look at them, if you live in a multi-storey apartment houses. When their construction you will have to get acquainted with the concept of the chimney and the combustion chamber, and the process - rather laborious, messy and lengthy.
The next criterion - installation to the wall. Here in your court offer near-wall, island and built-in design. Chimney and firebox is the last in the array of walls, due to this they do not take up useful space.
Neoclassical design living room with fireplace
Island and does not come into contact with the wall and "stuck" somewhere in the middle of the room, well observable from all directions and often are compositional center of the living room interior.
Near-wall adjacent to the wall, but not incorporated into its design. In this case, the wall performs the function of the rear wall of the chimney and the combustion part.
First fireplace with a chimney and an open combustion chamber appeared in ancient Rome wore the proud title «caminus». Fireplace such as we know it today, "born" only the XV century.
Design solutions for living in the spirit of the Russian aristocracy
7 setting rules fireplace
- Access to the chimney. Fireplace should be located as close to the chimney. The diameter and height determined by the size of the furnace chimney, in addition, it must have a minimum number of bends.
- overlapping strength. The installation location must be sufficiently strong and robust, remember that even a medium-sized fireplace has an impressive weight in the range of 450-850 kg.
In the photo - a fireplace, decorated with tiles
- Functionality. The installation site should be no cables, wiring and water pipes.
- Everything has its time. If you plan to install a fireplace in a new private house, get down to work after the screed, but before laying the floor covering.
In private homes can install all kinds of fireplaces
- refractory base. Base under fireplace should be non-combustible materials. The thickness of the basics - more than 30 cm.
- the correct distance. Concrete and bricks chimney must be located at a distance of 2.6 m from the fuel elements and 1.3 m from the base of the roof.
A timeless classic
- Remember safety. At a distance of 60-80 cm should not be flammable furniture and decor, appliances and curtains.
If your fireplace is only "pretending" to those
Not all accustomed modern models of fireplaces, for example, the English are extremely skeptical about the idea of a particle of "bio", if we fire, then open the furnace and the real wood.
Knowing the basics of selecting a place for the fireplace, you can proceed to the decorative subject.
A timeless classic
The abundance of decor and a shelf - the distinctive features of the classics
Fireplace in the classical style in most cases built into the wall. The decor has a only U-shaped portal.
Electric fireplace in the classical style
The portal can be made of various materials, for example, the French brand Cheminees Philippe and Italian Edilkamin prefer marble and semi-precious stone rock. Fireplaces in the English classics trim the tree (Stovax), less iron (Godin).
This kind of portals are relevant and wall-mounted models, in this case, do not hide in the chimney wall, and sheathe plasterboard.
Rustic fireplaces - the embodiment of the idea of hearth and home comfort.
Rustic fireplace model
From classic models abound ornate stucco decoration and fine carving, they are distinguished by the simplicity of the natural and rural simplicity. They are easily recognizable by the ponderous proportions and large sizes.
Country - a little rough, massive and solid
Fireplaces in country-style rooms have a D-shaped portal. Just below is a niche for firewood, above - the furnace, a powerful beam of wood or stone. The chimney and the cap closed trapezoidal enclosure.
Country in a private house
The massiveness of the constructions is justified only in the case of a sufficiently large living area. Such models are often fireplaces are classified as wood and gas.
Decorating with natural stone requires additional strengthening of the foundations
Furnish operate untreated sandstone, shell rock or artificially aged bricks.
This style has no clearly defined criteria decor and design. Choice is enormous: tiles in the old-German, or Russian-style, Indian motifs, surprises with its brightness, Scandinavian severity with squat proportions and a gigantic furnace.
Living in Russian style
In a modern style
Focus of this group is on functionality, suitable for those who want to get the romance of the fireplace in the usual urban way of life.
Fireplace in duet with a side flange prikaminnoy
"Quiet" Nouveau differs brevity and restraint. Hi-Tech is focused on cutting-edge technology and innovative materials, widely used fire-resistant glass and metals.
Modern models of fireplaces
Able to surprise and forms, from the classic cube to a sphere mounted on the ceiling and hanging in the center of the room.
Hi-tech - restraint and conciseness
At the exhibition I once met a fireplace with a waterfall Niagara Max Blank.
The Art Nouveau
The Russian manor fashion fireplaces looked only at the end of the XVIII century. They are arranged more for the entourage, and full heating continued to organize stoves with tiles.
The construction of an open fire
In search of alternatives falshkamin
If you do not have important functional fireplace, focusing on decorative, and this will be enough and falshkamina. What does this give us? Convenient shelf live fire candles, a place to gather the whole family, the area for intimate conversations.
Send in the furnace can be anything: branches, logs, house plants, carved grille, lights candles. If you like candles, decorated with tile design, latest style defined the general concept living room design. As a result, you get absolute security and easy-care surface.
Send to the furnace houseplants
For the living room, which often run kids, candles - the subject unsafe. I advise you to look at the candles, lanterns, perfectly suitable for the Scandinavian style and Provence.
Decorate with candles, flashlights
Construction of fire - this is the work not only of the furnace decoration, attention should be paid and the area near it. Find a place bookshelf and decorative woodpile. Logs as candle holders - very unsafe, but incredibly atmospheric decision. Make them different lengths, thus creating a multi-level lighting.
A small photo-instruction to turn the fireplace into a bookshelf
And traditionally offer you several options registration of a living room with a fireplace.
Little New York
|Area||44 m² (studio apartment)|
The main colors of the interior are chosen beige, black and gray. To the room did not seem too impersonal and the abounding geometries, implemented the principle of contrasts.
Smooth tiles adjacent to the warm fireplace, a mirrored the cold table with cowhides. Gloss at their owners' apartment was used everywhere: in the decorative plaster, glossy reflective lamps, tables made of dark mirror.
Gloss and shine steel balanced the heat of live fire in the fireplace and dark wood tones.
Supporting columns have gained a certain functionality, one became part of the zoning, the other - hides the closet in the hallway.
The whole area is divided into 4 functional zones: the window - a zone of reception and rest, it is adjacent to a bedroom. Kitchen territory implies the existence of a small dining room and in the hallway closet housed.
For decorative window curtains matched the hue propeksheysya clay. A number of objects deliberately increased in size. To understand this, it suffices to look at the fire and the lamps over the bar.
The kitchen area
Used in the interior:
- Fireplace - Dimplex;
- installation - Geberit;
- Light - Tom Dixon, SLV, Lightstar, Brilliant;
- floor finish - Casalgrande Padana, Kerama Marazzi.
Fireplace, uniting generations
General view of living room
Work on the interior of the living room began with redevelopment: removal of the partitions subjected, as a result there were only two columns separating the living room and kitchen.
Sideboard inscribed between the columns
Between the unbalanced columns located sideboard separates the kitchen from the seating area.
Basic shade - pistachio. To him, in addition matched pastel beige, coffee and ivory.
Part of the living room with fireplace
The fireplace was an old dream of the owners of the apartment. I decided to choose the model, occupying minimum usable area, the classic rectangular shape.
The kitchen is located on the left, behind a partition with a sideboard. There also were two armchairs, fill the empty space.
Sitting area in the kitchen
Used in the interior:
- armchairs - IKEA;
- paint - Derufa;
- chairs - Full House.
Loft on all the rules
I had to work hard to get a good loft in the apartment. And all because it is located on the top floor of a modern business center.
And here is ruled by brutal loft
True loft does not accept the partition, so their number is kept to a minimum, they are replaced by elements of the zoning. Over the fireplace hides a bar, dining room and kitchen.
Reviews acquisition zone
Bedroom, bathroom and the toilet is separated from the living room by a brick partition with insulation layer. At the request of the landlord was bound to be a place for the library, comfortable reading corner and a place to play on instruments.
View from above
Interior truly came brutal, it is harmoniously connected with the old texture, rusted gears and amazing authentic details.
Special attention is worthy of a backup window frames with antique oak handles. They complement the picturesque arched masonry.
True loft with authentic decoration
Even more the loft apartment is an unusual composition of the tubes, which refers to a certain past of the building.
Dining part with fireplace
Wood-burning fireplace separates the dining and living room. Its decoration used straight ventilation ducts and antique cast iron flagstones of the XVIII century.
living room decor
Lit fireplace is cozy and bright,
Peace enveloping the soul,
And you want to wrap yourself in a warm,
To look into the fire and listen to the crackling logs ...
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