Every day we meet more people who need to have multifunctional rooms in their homes, flexible spaces that adapt to their needs and lifestyle as a family. For this, it is often necessary to divide one room from another using wall separators, either to gain a new space, greater privacy, or simply have an area independent of the rest.
Before you go on compartmentalizing your rooms with rigid conventional walls, condemning that room to a single-use, we want to propose creative ways to divide the rooms in your house.
Why do home designs remain the same?
The need for interior designers is on the rise. Why? Because it is becoming increasingly common to find people who are looking for open, spacious, well-communicated spaces in their home that respect visual continuity and at the same time do not lose independence. But still, it is common to find housing models that continue to use fixed and closed partitions to divide spaces while completely isolating the different rooms of the house.
Such housing designs are becoming completely obsolete. Our way of life has changed and with it our needs. For this reason, designers should begin to think about how to respond to these changes.
This post is for you, if…
- You want more open spaces
- You want to divide areas temporarily
- You need to separate rooms without extensive home improvement jobs
- You have a small flat
- You live in a rental house
- You are looking for uniqueness and comfort in your home
There are numerous ways to separate rooms without using a partition. We bring to you some ways to do it, in addition to telling you their advantages and disadvantages. We want to help you in choosing the one that best suits you and make the process easier for you.
1. With furniture!
If you want more functionality then this is the way to go about it.
If you want to differentiate one room from another and at the same time gain more storage or exhibition space, the best option you can opt for is using furniture. Having more functional spaces while keeping it unique and beautiful is easy – all you have to know is what type of furniture to use.
The options can be endless so we have prepared 4 examples for you to get inspired and put them into practice.
4 ideas to separate with furniture
With shelves, we can find different models, from the lightest to the most permeable. Although shelves are good at dividing the rooms, they also let the light through and have greater visual continuity to more closed and compact shelves, which achieve greater privacy and isolation between the rooms.
Before designing the shelf, it is important to think about the materials, the shape, and the texture of this new piece of furniture that you will incorporate, in order to achieve a greater adaptation with space and with the decorative style of your house.
Express advice: design and create a completely customized bookcase, choosing the materials, the shape and the exact measure so that it adapts perfectly to your space. You will thus get a completely personalized room that will undoubtedly give the house uniqueness and personality.
Following the idea of obtaining greater functionality, a good option is to opt for a piece of furniture that serves as a coat rack, after all, we all need to hang our bags or coats somewhere.
Express Tip: use the coat rack to differentiate the area of access to housing from the rest, so when you get home you will have a hall that allows you to directly have a place to leave things (if they will not end up hanging from the chair and you will know it)
When we talk about tables, we mean a piece of furniture that has drawers. These tables, while maintaining visual continuity between the rooms, manage to differentiate one room from another, defining the passage between the two spaces.
We absolutely love this idea, because in addition to separating the rooms, it will help you bring greenery to your spaces and that will undoubtedly cause a feeling of unequalled well-being. Not only is it good for your aesthetic needs and at dividing your rooms without much effort, but it also creates a healthy environment inside your home too.
With plants, the visual continuity and privacy between the rooms will depend exclusively on the type that you decide to place. Types of the plants can range from the leafiest that move us to the jungle, to more moderate plans that simply give us a touch of freshness.
EXPRESS ADVICE: to achieve a good and effective look for your plants of different heights, preferably exceeding 60cm, you can also combine both floor and ceiling plants to create a unique mix
If you want an easy solution, screens are the answer you are looking for!
Surely you will have heard a thousand times about screens. And it is for the right reasons. Screens are honestly one of the simplest and most economical solutions that do not depend on any previous installation.
The screens are a versatile addition that you can get practically from any material and in any shape you want. It is only a matter of imagination, so adapting them to the decorative style you are looking for your home will be a very easy task.
But not only that, if you dare to play with different shapes, colours, and materials, screens can become a unique and groundbreaking object within your home.
If you want more privacy, then you are just in the right place.
Using sliding or folding doors is an alternative that gives personality, space and great flexibility to your home. Thanks to its mechanism we can move from a completely enclosed space, private and without noise interference to a completely open space and connected to the rest of the environment.
Sliding doors work practically like a wall. They provide a high level of privacy and at the same time achieving a completely diaphanous space. When we look for slides, we can find different types. These can include one, two, even three sheets. We can also find slides that have two parallel doors and those that are hidden inside a partition.
Unlike the sliding ones, the folding slides are doors that join on themselves. Generally, they have the form of an accordion and are practical for small spaces. There are also those that are foldable and sliding at the same time, which usually work quite simply thanks to an axis that is placed on the top or bottom that allows the sliding of the door and at the same time folds it into sheets so that they stay together.
There are more ways you can work around it, but it depends a lot on the time you have and the money you are willing to spend. Several methods include fancy curtains, cupboards, glass partitions, and more. It is all dependent on the kind of design you are looking to achieve.