Modern design of residential premises increasingly involves the use of wall niches, the presence of which, allows you to give the room originality and special charm. The niches in the interior of the living room are small recesses made in the wall (usually more than 20 centimeters), which can be both utilitarian and purely decorative.
Today, because of their enormous popularity, they are often already foreseen when designing buildings. The presence of a niche in the wall, made by hand, allows you to create unique architectural compositions of its kind. Practically anyone who wants to decorate their dwelling can make similar grooves or indentations.
Such specially made grooves in the wall can be an excellent design option for the decor, using not only the shape of the architectural element, but also the play of light, as well as the resulting shadows and shades. The niche in the plasterboard wall gives the interior of any room more dynamics and makes it more pronounced, so in modern design art it is also often used as an exclusively decorative element that graphic designers use to change the visual perception, for example, the true dimensions of the existing free space .
A niche in a room with a wall having, for example, a thickness of 25 cm, can give an additional 20 cm further depth. If you need more depth, if you want to place a not quite small object in a niche, you can build an additional protruding shelf, on which you can easily put video equipment and audio equipment.
The niche under the TV in the living room allows you to hide all the wires that fit the TV, while the plasma or LCD panel itself will not stand out much in the overall design of the room.
If you do not need such furniture as bulky cabinets and stacked racks, you can make several shelves for books, decorative vases or photo frames in a niche. A special aesthetic effect will give the resulting design interior niche.
In niches that are horizontally placed, LED spotlights look especially good. If you place several paintings in such a niche, make its walls mirrored, then in this case miniature wall lamps will also be an excellent addition, and LED strips are suitable for niches stretching to the ceiling.
How can you use a niche?
If your living room is large enough area, but you do not want to overload it with furniture, then in this room you can easily select a separate corner and build a niche there yourself, using gypsum plasterboards. With the help of a certain number of drywall partitions, one can protect the chosen place from several sides.
As a result, the resulting cozy corner can be in the living room with a niche:
- a berth with a single piece of furniture in the form of a bed or sofa;
- children's playground;
- a showcase for the exhibition of your handicrafts or various collections;
- small office;
- a place for an aquarium or for a cage with birds;
- dining room or simply a designated place for eating;
- wardrobe or other premises of a specialized purpose.
Necessary tools and materials
For work you may need:
- water level (or laser);
- metal measuring ruler;
- drill (or better punch);
- liquid Nails;
- metallic profile;
- gypsum boards (the thickness of which should be chosen depending on the expected load on the niche);
- reinforcing tape;
- Decoration Materials.
The sequence of works in the design of the living niche:
- Determine a place for a niche.
- Create a model of this interior element or in the form of a drawing on paper, or using computer graphics programs.
- Calculate the required amount of materials.
- Buy the necessary materials.
- The furniture next to the future place of work is removed and / or closed with a cloth;
- Markup is made on the wall.
- Carry out the fastening of metal profiles.
- The created frame from profiles is sheathed with plasterboard.
- At the joints stick reinforcing tape.
- Make a niche finish.
As a rule, during finishing works, gypsum plasterboards are puttied, and then coated with a concentrated primer, in order to improve the adhesion to the wallpaper. Paint and decorative plaster will also be better placed on the surface prepared in this way. There are also niche options for which decoration is applied:
- fake diamond;
- stained glass;
- plastic and other materials.
As we found out, a niche in the living room can have a decorative and applied purpose, and there are no restrictions here. The way it is used depends mainly on your imagination. The only rule is that if you already have a niche in the living room, you cannot ignore such free space, and then it will be a great addition to your interior design.