Zoning your living space with furniture comes to the rescue in two cases: if you have a very small apartment in which you cannot lose a square foot, or, on the contrary, is very large – and the area requires a meaningful approach. Apart from its main purpose, furniture can turn into an excellent space divider.
Arrange or rearrange your furniture to create separate zones
Arranging your existing furniture can be the most powerful and no-cost way to visually define separate zones. Put furniture in the middle of the room and put the back to other areas. Try rearranging your furniture: place your sofa, coffee table, and any side chairs so that they form their own zone, away from and not facing the kitchen. The two areas are used differently and don’t look out onto each other, so you’ve now created furniture arrangements that support this.
Add a kitchen island
One of the easiest and most straightforward ways to create a feeling of separation between two spaces is to create a physical barrier, even if it doesn’t reach up high enough to touch the ceiling. Bonus: extra countertop and storage space, which is a boon for a small kitchen.
Buy “dividing” furniture
A large rack, a tall bookcase, an unusual-shaped sofa, a bar counter and other items are perfect as the room dividers. A console table behind your sofa will differentiate the living room from the kitchen and provide a bit of a focal barrier.
Set up a cozy reading spot
To create a cozy lounge area, chose furniture with fabrics and shapes that are both sophisticated and homey, perfect for entertaining or unwinding alone.
Add colour on open shelves
Open shelving allows for fast and easy decor changes. Blue accents stand out against a neutral palette.
Use modular or movable furnishings
Movable furniture allows for a dynamic space, and can increase utility in your home.
Wardrobes and tall cabinets
The one-sided models of wardrobes and tall cabinets are more suitable for zoning a small room. And if it’s the case, then other furniture have to fit tightly to it.
Double-sided cabinets or wardrobes for dividing a room into two parts
Any, even the most stylish interior becomes boring over time, and there comes a time when some changes are required. If you’d like to freshen up your room and mood without a significant investment of efforts, time and money, then an easier solution is to divide the room with double-sided cabinet models or wardrobes. This method will not only solve the problem, but also provide additional storage space. Don’t worry about a massive double-sided model taking up too much space: you can store everything you need in it, so no additional storage furniture is required.