Hall in any apartment is its business card, so when it is design, you should pay attention to any detail. This room can have a different interior style, but the furniture needs to be selected very carefully paying attention to its functionality. One of these items is a banquette with shoe storage boxes and different things.
Features and advantages
It should be said that this element of the interior first appeared in the West, and for us is not the most common and usual. Nevertheless, recently the banquette is starting to gain popularity. The times of typical furniture have long been riveted in the summer, and now everyone wants to fill the interior with something interesting and original, what can fully express its preferences.
The word “Banquet” has French roots and literally translated as a “bench”. This is a piece of furniture that has a soft seat and, as in our case, drawers for storing something. Therefore, we can safely say that it is an indispensable and very practical item. And of course attaches certain comfort and is the decoration of your apartment.
One of its advantages is a compact size, which allows you to place a bench even in small rooms in size.
Currently, there is a great many types of banquettes on the market, differing in both functional capabilities and in its design. They can be conditionally distributed to the following: open type, closed and multifunctional.
Open and closed banquettes
Open banquettes provide ventilation. Doors are used in closed. And the mirrors and shelves are also inserted into the combined structures.
Banquette with back
There are also a banquette with a back and without it. The backlock models are well suited for a spacious hallway. This element of the interior may vary and by the method of opening the box. One option is the location of the seat box, the other – the use of a drawer.
Often, hybrid designs of the banquetails are embedded in a niche in the hallway.
When choosing a banquette-puff with a drawer, a number of factors should be taken into account:
- The first is the availability of domestic animals that can spoil the upholstery material.
- The second is the choice of filler.
One of the varieties of banquettes is Knegt. This banquette also has also boxes and shelves.
But the wrought metal banquette is perfect for the hallway, if there are many people in it often.
Should be mentioned about the collapsible model of the bannakers. Its advantage over the rest is durability and stability.
For design design, the banquette can use the most diverse style solutions: classic, baroque, modern, provence, minimalism and many others.
For example, when choosing a classic is used as a material wood and skin, and when making a thread and smooth bends of the legs.
High-tech style is characterized by gray-steel, chrome and nickel, as well as pastel plastic.
It should be said that for small apartments it can quite approach the banquette in retro-style.
Material and color
Banquetchers make from different materials:
- leather and fabric;
- MDF or DPP.
Materials such as chipboard and their similar applied in retro-style. Their disadvantages are moisture fear and less, compared with wood, strength. But the MDF products already have water resistance.
For rustic style use wicker structures, such as rattan. Metal, mostly bronze or iron, create furniture in the style of high-tech or baroque, and the leather and fabric serves for upholstery.
The frame of the metal banquettes can be covered with anti-corrosion spraying, for example, chrome.
The advantages of wooden banquettes include aesthetic beauty, environmental friendliness, long service life and practicality. For their manufacture, use such rocks such as oak or beech.
For upholstery, you can use the cargo, shenill, tapestry, bookle, velor, flock or jacquard, artificial skin. For filling puffs, a nonwoven fabric, a synthetone, polyurethane foam or chlorofiber.
For small rooms, you should choose white or other bright shades of furniture. If there is sufficient illumination, you can stop on dark colors.
Where to put?
Of course, the main location of the banquette, based on its functional – an entrance hall or corridor, but also it can be on the balcony or loggia, as well as in the living room or bedroom.
In the kitchen, the banquette can store things and accessories in itself for such an interior, while being a seat for seating, which is very convenient – it allows you to reduce the number of chairs.
And as a upholstery for a banquette in the kitchen it is better to use the skin or its substitute.
If she is in the hallway, it can store shoes, clothes, a variety of accessories, such as hats, gloves, scarves and more. You can sit on it to convenient and comfortably shoot and wear shoes.
Bed laundry, blankets, blankets, blankets in a banquette located in the bedroom. This piece of furniture brings a certain style and comfort to the apartment, allows you to get rid of the mess and save place.
Banquet will find its place in the summer open veranda, and in a business office.
How to choose?
The choice of a banquette is determined, of course, your taste preferences and the future functionality of this item. Its sizes and geometry are chosen, based on the area of the room in such a way as to avoid inconvenience.
Also a banquette with a storage box should be organically and naturally fit into the interior of the apartment. The presence or absence of legs will be determined by the floor coating on which the banquette will be located.
We do with your own hands
If you want to save your financial resources and have the necessary time and skills, then in this case the banquette can be made on your own.
You will need: plastic selected color, profile, upholstery and filler material, as well as plywood. Then we build a frame of plywood sheets and enhance it with a profile throughout the volume. On the upholstery and filler.
Of course, more detailed guide can be found in specialized books on furniture and a joiner, which has its own nuances and tricks. Although, an interesting designer model can be made even from the old toaster. The following video will tell about it in more detail:
This photo presents a bench with carved elements made of wood. Its color is dark, and under the seat with a leather upholstery is a box and two shelves. Very compact and beautiful execution.
Here we see a more functional model of a banquette with several boxes and backs. Color execution light. A chipboard or MDF is chosen as a material of execution. Under the boxes there is a niche for storing things. In general, quite practical and interesting.