Ideas for room partitions

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Ideas for room partitions
Creativing separate living areas using room partitions. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Homes come in all styles and sizes ranging from large, expansive mansions to small studio apartments. Whether a home has large or small rooms, there are times when a need arises to visually separate spaces, such as dividing areas in a one-room studio apartment or separating individual areas in a bedroom with two siblings. By utilising creative room partitions, you can create two or more separate spaces within one. The result is a room that feels larger than its square footage with functional as well as stylish appeal.

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Shelving

Utilise shelving to create separate living spaces in a room. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to divide space in a home is by using a tall, wide backless shelving unit. Position the unit between the two rooms that require separating, and fill the shelves with all kinds of accessories that coordinate with the interior style and colour scheme of the space. The shelf accents are seen from both sides of the room, making them a way to decorate two rooms at one time.

Curtains

Create a curtain wall. Homeroom partitions need not be expensive to be attractive. One of the most budget-friendly ways to divide rooms is with fabric panels. By installing a room divider curtain tract to the ceiling area in which both rooms divide, a myriad of curtain selections are possible. Add regular curtain panels, shower curtains or even large sheets from the ceiling tract, which allows the fabric to open and close with ease. Select fabrics that coordinate with the colours of the room for a way to separate rooms with style.

Shutters

Make a shutter partition. Use three or more tall, old shutters to create a vintage-style partition. Antique shutter room dividers are functional and visually appealing at the same time. Old shutters are found at most antique or thrift stores. Creating a vintage shutter partition by hinging the shutters together and placing them between two rooms as a visual barrier is fairly easy. Paint the shutters to match the decor of the room, or leave them natural to highlight their charming vintage look and feel.

Artwork

Use large pieces of art to separate areas in a room. Add colour, texture and style to a space by hanging large pieces of artwork from ceiling hooks. Display the artwork facing one room, and coordinate it with a same-size piece of art hung directly behind it so all sides are visually pleasing. Incorporate the colours and decorating scheme into the selection of the art to create a cohesive appearance to the space for a room that functions as well as it looks.

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