As an interior design enthusiast, I’ve always been fascinated by open-plan living spaces. The idea of having a seamless flow between the kitchen, dining, and living areas is very aesthetically pleasing, but not all that practical. I also understand the importance of creating defined areas within them. That’s why I’ve outlined some creative ways to divide your open-plan living space, including our Patishons.
Before we dive into the different types of room dividers, let’s talk about the benefits of dividing your living space. Firstly, it creates a sense of privacy and intimacy, especially in larger spaces. It’s easier to have a conversation or focus on a specific activity when you’re not surrounded by everything else that’s going on in the room.
Secondly, dividing your living space can help with acoustics. By creating smaller areas, sound is less likely to bounce around the room, making it easier to hear and communicate. It’s also a great way to control natural light and create a cozier atmosphere.
Lastly, dividing your living space allows you to create different zones that serve different purposes. For example, you can have a dedicated workspace, a reading nook, or a play area for kids. This not only makes your space more functional but also adds personality and character to your home.
Traditional Room Dividers
Screens are a classic way to divide a room. They come in different sizes and styles, from folding screens to Japanese shoji screens. They’re easy to move around and store, making them perfect for temporary partitioning. Curtains are also a popular choice, especially for bedrooms and home offices. They’re affordable, easy to install, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
Bookcases are another practical way to divide a space. Not only do they provide storage and display opportunities, but they also create a visual barrier between areas. You can choose a bookcase with closed or open shelves, depending on how much privacy you want.
Creative Room Dividers
If you’re looking for something more unique, there are plenty of creative room dividers to choose from. One of my favourites is using a hanging room divider made of beads, macrame, or fabric. This adds a bohemian touch to your space and creates a sense of movement and flow.
Another creative way to divide your space is using a sliding door. This is perfect for smaller areas that need more privacy, such as a home office or guest room. You can choose a traditional wooden door or a modern glass door, depending on your style, and by the way we are hoping to launch our very own self install glazed sliding door in the very near future!
Using Plants to Divide Your Space
Plants are not only great for purifying the air and adding life to your home, but they also make excellent room dividers. You can use tall plants like fiddle leaf figs or bamboo palms to create a natural barrier between areas. You can also use hanging plants like spider plants or ivy to create a floating partition. This is perfect for smaller spaces that need a touch of greenery.
The New Trend: Patishons
Now, let’s talk about the newest trend in room dividers: Our very own Patishons. You may be wondering, what is a Patishon? Well, it’s a self-install partition that comes in a unique industrial metal-framed style. It’s lightweight, easy to install, and doesn’t require any tools or skills.
Benefits of Using a Patishon
There are many benefits to using a Patishon in your home. Firstly, it’s affordable and saves you time and money compared to traditional glass partitions, while still providing all the benefits and style. Secondly, it’s versatile and can be used in any room of your home. You can create a cozy reading nook, a private workspace or a play area for kids.
Lastly, it’s a design feature that adds a touch of style and personality to your space.
In conclusion, there are many creative ways to divide your open-plan living space, from traditional room dividers to our Patishons. Whether you choose plants, screens, or sliding doors, adding a touch of division to your space can create a cozier, more functional home. So, why not use a Patishon? If your interested please check out our range in the store or ask us some questions we would love to hear from you.