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The Secret to Dividing Open Plan Spaces Without Walls

The Secret to Dividing Open Plan Spaces Without Walls

it's not as difficult as you think

Written by –
Vanessa Louie
on October 19th 2017
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.

One of the best things about an open plan layout is the opportunity to constantly redesign the space depending on your changing needs. Whether you live in a spacious house with an open floor plan, a studio apartment, or slowly converting a warehouse into a palatial residence, you’ll have no problem switching up your furniture to give your space a fresh new look every now and then. But having fewer walls doesn’t mean you can’t partition off parts of your home. From shared living and dining areas to open plan bedrooms, here are six creative room divider ideas to help you make the most out of your space.


Draw the Curtain

Light, elegant and versatile – curtains are a popular choice for splitting a room in half.


Use long white curtains to divide your open plan space | 7 Unique Room Divider Ideas |
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Complementing the home’s white walls, these curtains add a sense of privacy to the dining area without taking up too much valuable space. They drape gracefully from the ceiling and form vertical lines that create movement in the space.


Unfold the screens

For a quick fix that’s easy to move around, folding screens are your best bet.

Pink screen divider adds a touch of playfulness and privacy in your space | 7 Unique Room Divider Ideas |
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Having a freestanding folding screen like this one means you can easily store it away whenever you feel like it. It’s handy for bedroom spaces, where you might require a bit more privacy. Choose a finish that matches your interiors like this pink folding screen that blends seamlessly with the monochromatic color palette of the room.

Add in Greenery

Open plan spaces benefit from multi-purpose dividers that double up as a space for planters.

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Instead of partitions with a solid finish, try out a metal alternative like this one. The grid structure is perfect for hanging planters, while also visually dividing your space. You won’t even have to worry about lighting, as they let plenty of natural light through.

Combine Open Shelving With Geometric Forms

Speaking of multi-functional dividers, this open shelving unit balances utility and design.

Geometric open shelf perfect for dividing open plan spaces | 7 Unique Room Divider Ideas |
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Define the room’s boundaries with a shelving unit that offers plenty of storage for your prized paraphernalia. Take inspiration from this floor-to-ceiling unit which adds a unique focal point to the open plan living room and dining area, while effectively offering distinction to the space.

Style Your Space with Shape

This freestanding wooden divider is a definite showstopper.


Geometric wooden partition for open plan spaces | 7 Unique Room Divider Ideas |
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If you have a flair for creativity, a custom geometric divider like this one might be a better fit. It adds an element of surprise to your space, and makes for a great conversation starter.

Play with Texture

Wooden partitions can easily freshen up your space.

Natural wooden partition | 7 Unique Room Divider Ideas |
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For a dining area right across the door, a wooden partition is a game changer. You’ll still be able to see guests coming through the door while offering a sense of privacy to the dining area.

Which one do you like the most? Tell us in the comments, and hit that FB button to share the love. There’s plenty more inspiration on our Pinterest page too, so don’t forget to follow us!

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