Friday, April 25, 2014
Room dividers can be a functional addition for any home. Compact houses and apartments may not have the luxury of space but, like big homes with open plan living areas, they can benefit from room dividers.
A popular interior design trend today is the use of cutout designs. Modern developments in laser-cutting technology now make it possible to cut custom-made patterns and designs on a variety of different materials. However, ready-made designs are also available on the market. Use a cutout divider with an interesting pattern design to separate two areas in your home. This is a great way to divide spaces while still maintaining light and air flow between two areas.
With the wide and tall spaces of some open plan homes, there can sometimes be problems with the room acoustics. Your divider can be a stylish solution. Opt for an upholstered divider to absorb sound from both separate areas. Upholstery also lends a luxurious appeal to any room.
For small homes, heavy dividers and partitions are a no-no as they take up too much visual weight, making the separate areas look and feel cramped. For these types of spaces, opt for a glass partition instead. This separates two spaces without limiting the light and line of sight.
For small open plan spaces, privacy can be an issue. In these cases, flexibility is crucial. Choose sliding doors so you can have the option of a wide open plan space during the day and a cozy atmosphere at night. This works particularly well for tight studio units. Slidinmg doors come in a number of materials, even glass if you love the airy and open feel.
Dividers can be functional as well. A bookshelf or display case situated strategically between two areas can become a divider with built-in storage. Just choose a design that fits the theme of your home interiors.