Sleek Divider and Partition Ideas That Aren’t Full Walls

Sleek Divider and Partition Ideas That Aren’t Full Walls

Charmaine Kon by Charmaine Kon on Sep 11, 2017
Why you should care

Open plan spaces are modern and beautiful, but not necessarily practical. If you live in an open-plan area where the kitchen, living, and dining areas flow into each other the activities, noises, and smells can become disruptive. Explore partition ideas like screens, shelves, and half-walls to separate the areas.

Open plan spaces are taking over the property market. While there’s much to love about them, sometimes the space just needs a partition.

Building a full wall defeats the purpose of an open space, but leaving it as it is means a lack of partition between spaces with very different functions.

The answer? These partitions that won’t take up as much space, and will boost the aesthetics in your space.

Sliding Door

Sliding doors are more space efficient than swing doors, and are suited for both modern and rustic spaces.

barn door

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Where: Adjacent rooms like the kitchendining room and living-dining room or living-kitchen.

When: Smaller spaces, when you want to allow a flow between both rooms at certain times, and close them off at other times.

Archway

Who says you need a door? Just add the frame for one to mark the entry to another room.

arch home living room

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Where: Foyer, living room, kitchen, and dining room.

When: Common spaces, when you want to optimise the dramatic effect.

Shelving

Clever shelving placement kills two birds with one stone: storage and divider needs!

shelf partition

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shelving partition

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Where: study room, living area, foyer, and bedroom.

When: When you need more storage, and when you don’t need absolute privacy.

See Through

There are many kinds of see-through partitions; lattice, wooden, and glass, for example.

home office divider

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Where: Just about any room!

When: A beautifully designed divider can act like a feature wall, drawing the room’s focus.

Half Wall

The benefits of a wall without closing off a space.

Half Wall shower

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Where: Dry kitchen-wet kitchen, kitchen-dining, bathroom, and bedroom.

When: Smaller spaces and when you don’t need to obscure the view between both areas.

Screen

Screens come in a variety designs. There’s the traditional Japanese Shoji screen that’s usually accompanied with paintings or patterns, modern screens with clean designs, or foldable and portable screens.

bedroom screen partition

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Where: Bedroom, bathroom, wardrobe, and dining.

When: You want to switch from private to public by closing or opening the screen.

Curtain

Curtain divider living room

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curtain partition bedroom

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Where: Bedroom, bathroom, and living room.

When: Limited floor space.

Plant Arrangements

kitchen planters

plant divider

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Where: Living room, dining area, office, entrances, balcony.

When: You want to keep the space feeling airy and fresh.

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Why you should care

Open plan spaces are modern and beautiful, but not necessarily practical. If you live in an open-plan area where the kitchen, living, and dining areas flow into each other the activities, noises, and smells can become disruptive. Explore partition ideas like screens, shelves, and half-walls to separate the areas.

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