5 ways to use section dividers in your interiors
Piling up solid walls between two rooms seems to be a thing of the past. These days’ designers have been coming up with innovative dividers that create only psychological boundaries between spaces instead of physical ones. The main reason behind this concept is that pulling up solid walls will only make our already small spaces even smaller. So when you create a semi-visual transparency between two spaces, you are automatically opening up the visual field by two-fold. There are a number of ways to do this – clever hacks that are easy to design, especially if you are remodeling an old space. Further down, we will be looking at 5 ways you could use section dividers in clever ways.
- With mirrors and lobbies
Everyone wants a personal closet space that doesn’t intervene in the room itself and the image below show how you can use a section divider to get two different spaces without compromising the visuals of your interior. The designers have erected a centralized wall – which functions as a personal media wall – in between the bedroom and intermediate space that is a triumvirate of closet, dressing and study spaces. This clever layout has maximized the efficiency of the layout while creating an interesting solution for lack of space conundrum.
- The psychological divider
Since a living room is the center of any contemporary layout, it is important that it be set apart from the other space. But since you cannot possibly erect walls around it, a good way to make it stand out would be through psychological dividers. In the image below, you can see that if you just create an acceptable difference of material between the two varying spaces – especially in the ceilings – you could end up with a pretty convincing divider without any walls.
- The partial wall
The partial wall – or half-wall – is suitable for spaces that are relatively big enough to handle the difference in spaces without making them too constrained. If you look at the image below, you will see a half-wall designed that has been embellished with decorative shelving. It is narrow and creates privacy in the other room, but also keeps a part of the space open for visual transparency.
- The step-up
One of the more usual divided trends these days, the step-up is mostly there to create two distinct spaces within a single one. For example, if you want your bedroom to be separate from the circulation space, or if you want your eat-in dining area to stand out from the kitchen space then the step-up would be the way to go.
- See-through glass
One of the easiest ways to create acceptable dividers in small spaces is through looking glass. As you can see in the image below, the see through glass can definitely make you space seem larger without creating suffocating constraints of the solid walls. It can also be a trendy look if you do it right.