If you have a room which you want to divide for multiple uses, without using walls that delimit the space, you can use home decor elements and implement your interior design ideas easily. Small houses frequently necessitate combing living and dining areas into one room, and small studio flats can even require combining living and sleeping areas. Large houses necessitate divisions because sometimes they don’t have enough walls. When you are designing the interior of your house, it’s good for you to know how you can divide a room without all the cost and workload of an extra wall.
1- Use rugs and carpets to create separate areas within the same room.
Rugs are great for defining space. If you have to create a dining area and a living area in the same room, place a rug between the living area’s seating and place another rug underneath the dining table and chairs. The two rugs will provide a good central focus for both of the functions. If you want a sharper division, choose rugs which have different looks and styles.
2- Divide your room by using open shelving.
An easy way to divide your room is to place a shelving unit just between the areas. It will also provide functionality. Open shelf units can be accessed from both sides, so it is functional and keeps the space visually open, unlike a wall.
3- Place a room divider or a folding screen.
Using a folding screen is a nice option for dividing a room. Decorative screens are found in many decor stores, and it is very easy to set them up. If you need privacy between the two spaces, and you don’t want to give up on a decorative look, use a folding screen. Room dividers and folding screens may not be the best for small rooms since they can distract you and feel cramped.
4- Use different colors.
If there are two seperate functions in one big room, visual division is possible with the usage of different color palettes. Just be careful not to choose extremely different colors, because this can cause visual distraction.
5- Position your furniture and create walking corridors.
Seperate groups of furniture actually delimit two different areas. After you arrange the positioning of your furniture, check how you move in the room. If possible, position your furniture in a way that you can move very comfortably between the seperate areas.
If there are natural corridors in the room formed by the door positions, divide the areas in such a way that you don’t have to go through both areas in order to go from one door to the other.
6- Check the vertical presence between different areas.
The vertical height of your pieces of furniture has an important effect on how the space is percieved. You can use different heights in order to visually divide your room. For instance, you can use narrow, high back chairs in the living room, and in the other part of the room you can use low sofas.
7- Other options for dividing a room may include using a decorative or fringed curtain, a large rectangular aquarium, an extended bar, a sliding glass door, an oversized headboard, a slideboard, or a fretboard screen. Pick one that goes well with your interior design ideas, and see how easy it is to divide a room!
What you need to avoid is extreme changes between the two seperate areas. The areas should be distinct, but don’t forget that people will view them together, so keeping some amount of cohesiveness is important.