Design of a corner cabinet +75 photos
The design of the corner cabinet should correspond to the general stylistic decision of the room and integrate organically into it. When choosing furniture, they are primarily guided by the dimensions of the room. Corner designs relate to sliding wardrobes. This is a modern model, the doors of which, as a rule, move apart. You will not find a corner cabinet with a hinged design as in outdated versions. The fact is that for such doors it is necessary to free up additional space, which will be impossible to adapt for other purposes. Models of corner cabinets differ not only in the material of the facade, but also in shape and design features. We will analyze in detail which types are considered popular and what are their advantages.
Corner Cabinet Options
By the nature of the design, corner cabinets are divided into two categories:
- Embedded. They are made to order after careful measurements of that part of the room where the furniture will be installed. Cabinets do not have a floor, ceiling or walls. When installing the frame, in which the doors are located, they are mounted “tightly” on the wall. The main advantage of this design is the efficient use of space. Among the shortcomings, the impossibility of transporting to another apartment or moving when moving.
- Case. Furniture is assembled from wooden “shields”, like a designer. If necessary, the cabinet can be disassembled and transported to another place. When changing the design, it easily moves when assembled. The cabinet corner cabinet has all the walls as standard. It does not reach the ceiling in height, which is a minus, because the built-in structures use space for storage along the entire height allocated to them.
Also, corner cabinets are classified by shape:
- Triangular. The design (both case, and built-in) easily fits into any corner. The cabinet occupies a meager space and does not “interfere” with household members. May not fit into rooms of non-standard shapes, where the walls are located at an angle other than 90 degrees. Triangular wardrobes are among the cheapest coupe models.
- Trapezoidal. The design slightly "protrudes" forward, so it is not suitable for small rooms. One of the protruding walls of the cabinet is parallel to the opposite wall.
- Radius (radial). Corner cabinets have concave or convex facades that resemble waves. One of the most popular modern models. The interior looks stylish and spectacular.
- Pentagonal. They are remotely similar to trapezoid ones, but have an “extra” angle. They have a large capacity.
- L-shaped. They are ordinary cabinet cabinets of two rectangular parts that "converge" in the corner and repeat its shape.
When choosing an angular design, they are guided by its filling, room area, general stylistic design, color scheme and materials of which the rest of the furniture is made. Only when all the nuances are taken into account, you will be able to purchase a compartment that will seamlessly fit into the design of the room.
Design and materials for the execution of facades
The “face” of any cabinet is its facades. In corner constructions, they are classified into two types:
- Single filling. Only one type of insert is placed in an aluminum frame;
- Combined facades. In the frame there are “dividers”. They are filled with inserts of various materials. Combinations depend on the designer's ideas and can be very different.
All materials used for the manufacture of facades can conditionally be divided into two groups:
- A tree and its derivatives;
- The rest of the materials.
The first group includes:
- An array of natural wood (oak, beech, cherry, wenge). It is characterized by strength and durability. These advantages are reflected in the price of the finished product;
- Wood veneer. Ideally imitates natural material, absolutely environmentally friendly. Veneer has a low cost compared to solid wood;
- Rattan and bamboo. Thin layers of natural wood of these types are fixed on chipboard or MDF panels. Differ in an unusual texture;
- Fiberboard, particleboard, MDF and chipboard. All materials are made on the basis of woodworking waste with the addition of bonding agents. The most inexpensive is considered to be chipboard, and the most durable is MDF.
Other materials include:
- Glass. It looks elegant and stylish;
- Plastic. Refers to budget options;
- Lamkomat (frosted coating) and lacobel (glass painted inside)
- Mirrors On the inside, they are covered with a protective film from mechanical damage;
- Decoracryl. A special material that is made from two thin acrylic panels. Between them put flowers, leaves or twigs.
Single facades are also decorated with dividing rails, but they are filled with the same inserts. Such a composition is used to create a geometric pattern.
Doors for corner cabinet
The doors of the corner cabinet are essentially its facade. In panel structures, the walls, floor and ceiling are made of relatively inexpensive materials, but they are not saved on the "outside" side. In combined variants, the following compositional types are used:
- Classical. In this case, MDF, particleboard, wood and mirrors are combined;
- Diagonal. Doors are decorated with dividers, which are located at certain angles to each other;
- Sector. In this embodiment, the doors are divided into many squares, each of which is filled with a separate material in various combinations;
- Geometric. On the doors are rectangles, triangles, trapezoids and other figures;
- Wave. Dividers are smooth, curved lines.
In expensive styles, the doors are decorated with genuine or artificial leather. Also, they can be decorated with a panorama: paper applied to glass on the inside or a plant pattern etched on a matte surface.
Corner cabinet filling
Storage locations will depend on several factors:
- Cabinet dimensions;
- Estimated volume of things;
- Intended use of structural components.
Internal filling is usually completed from elements of several types. They are assembled as a designer at the planning stage of the future cabinet. Combinations can be very different, but they are based on only four elements:
- Nets for storing shoes;
- Open shelves;
- Sections for placing things on hangers with a horizontal bar.
For example, if the owners prefer to hang things on their shoulders, then this area is maximally expanded, leaving much less space for the rest.
Some models of the L-shaped design are additionally formalized by an open storage system consisting of shelves on one of the side walls.
Examples of corner cabinets in the interior
Due to the variety of designs, corner cabinets can organically integrate into the design of any room. Oversized models are suitable for spacious rooms. Narrower cabinets that look like pencil cases will not “eat” a lot of space in tiny rooms. They are used to store clothes, books, household appliances and utensils.
It's important to know. To make the furniture as invisible as possible, and the room more voluminous, use the classic corner cabinet models. Some of their facades are traditionally decorated with mirrors. A reflective surface visually enlarges the room.
In the hallway, a closet is a necessity in order not to clutter up other places for storing things with outer clothing; it is hung inside a corner-type structure. For small and cramped rooms, triangular options are suitable. If the corridor abuts against a blank wall, this furniture is placed under it. As an experimental option, the cabinet can be placed near the front door, if there is enough space from it to the nearest corner. The design should not only match the overall color palette, but also in harmony with the rest of the furniture.
Usually in the hallway there are additional poufs or benches for shoes. The materials used to furnish the furniture should overlap. Traditionally, the cabinet facades are made of mirrors so that guests and owners can evaluate their appearance before going out. The filling is dominated by a section with a bar for things on the shoulders and “shoe” shelves. The latter can generally eliminate the need for a pedestal in the hallway.
It's important to know. Some models come with original shelf designs. Folding mechanisms that are easy to open and allow you to organize a special procedure for storing shoes are considered a fashionable solution.
Wardrobes are rarely placed in the living room. Now they are trying to move this piece of furniture to the bedroom, because the fashion for headsets clogged to the top with books and crystal has long passed. In exceptional cases, corner cabinets are still installed in this room. Mostly trapezoidal, radial and L-shaped models are chosen. The latter can be supplemented by a niche for the TV, which will kill two birds with one stone. Open shelves on the side are used as a bookcase. A corner cabinet is usually acquired in tone with a sofa or other large design object in the interior (table, chairs) so that it does not stand out in the overall stylistic picture and does not look "lonely".
The children's room usually use multifunctional furniture. This practice applies not only to rooms where two or more children live. Usually a small room is reserved for the child if the parents live in the apartment. The complex angular models that are part of the headset are on the market. It has not only a storage area, but also niches, a workplace, and sometimes even a built-in bed. Almost every design of the corner cabinet for the nursery has open side shelves near one of the walls. They are designed to accommodate toys. The color scheme is dominated by calm shades that combine with a couple of bright accents. This idea is easy to implement in combined facades.
In the bedroom, the corner wardrobe often serves as a wardrobe. Built-in structures are ideal for these purposes. In the rest room, usually all the furniture is selected according to a neutral-calm color scheme. This practice is especially relevant for tiny rooms. In tones prevail:
- Blue and white;
- Soft shades of brown (sand, beige);
- Pink with white;
- Gray and a pair of bright blue, purple accents;
- Yellow, green and again white.
All these colors are found in the assortment of bedroom furniture. In the classic versions, corner cabinets are assembled from MDF and particleboard panels that simulate light wood. Organically merges with minimalism, high-tech, modern and Scandinavian style white furniture, decorated with glass or a mirror. The “soaring” bed (suspended design) is in harmony with the white, air closet. The radial type is combined with round beds. The closet is usually placed near the nearest wall next to the bed, so that the owners can easily take the right thing.
Deficit sq.m. - A scourge of modern design and at the same time a challenge for a professional designer. Corner structures were designed to save space and design non-standard rooms with taste. About 25 years ago, the first models of such cabinets were brought to Russia for testing, in order to test the market and identify the presence of demand.
Domestic consumer, not spoiled by spacious apartments, appreciated the novelty and after 10 years, corner-type constructions began to be actively manufactured by us. They gradually replaced the cabinets, chests of drawers and outdated "walls", because the new furniture was spacious. Corner cabinets have become a real salvation for “cluttered”, cramped rooms and no less stylish solution in more spacious apartments.