Render of the Week: Statement Shelf Does Double Duty as Room Partition
Design Hack: Statement Shelf Does Double Duty as Room Partition

Design Hack: Statement Shelf Does Double Duty as Room Partition

Written by –
Vanessa Louie
on April 19th 2018
Hygge is home for Vanessa. If you're wondering how she likes to keep her house, think tidy and uncluttered. She even has a personal Pinterest board featuring only white colored homes, appealing to her minimal design aesthetic.

Open plan layouts are popular for a good reason, they give us flexibility to define our spaces without a major revamp. There are a range of stylish partition ideas available in the market, so it won’t be long till we say goodbye to permanent walls and opt for modular alternatives instead.


Case in point: this week’s interior render from – a statement wooden shelf that does double duty as room partition. Let’s explore how this key design element balances openness and privacy for the living room and dining area.

Keep It Clutter Free by Leaving Some Shelves Empty

Styling a shelf requires plenty of thought, after all, you wouldn’t want to clutter it by putting unsightly items on show. The key is to focus on a couple of shelf spaces and decide on a theme for each.

Statement bookshelf does double duty as room partition | 3D Interior Render by

In this room, the shelf serves as a divider between the dining area and the living room. The shelf cut-outs are integral for letting light bounce between the rooms, making sure the dining area stays well-lit throughout the day. At the same time, its floor-to-ceiling height creates a sense of intimacy in the dining space, distinguishing it from the more open living room where guests can gather. And to top it off, a display of the family’s pottery collection adds interest to the shelf.

Do you have other tips and tricks for styling a shelf? Let us know in the comments below! For more realistic renders by by heading over to their website. They offer a 3D rendering service that’s perfect for homeowners and designers alike.


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