The need to zone space in a single room often arises. This is due to the fact that one room can perform several functions and these functional areas should be divided, at least visually. ready to tell you about the most popular ways of zoning space.
The first way is a partition
This is no longer just a visual highlighting of a separate zone in a room, but a real separation, partitioning of a room. Partitions, of course, can be completely different:
- capital, solid, plasterboard;
- openwork, cut out plywood;
- lightweight, open from wooden slats;
- sliding, in the form of double doors or “accordion”;
- from glass blocks;
- made of tempered glass, matt or clear.
The second way is to use furniture
Furniture items perfectly zone the space, without unnecessary cost and effort. It can be anything: a sofa, a bar counter, a kitchen island, a shelving unit, even a wardrobe, installed not against the wall, but perpendicular to it. How to zone space with furniture Our site has already written.
The third way – curtains
A very simple, effective, convenient and therefore popular way to highlight a separate area in a room, for example, a sleeping place in a large living room. Moreover, the curtains can be very different: dense, transparent, all kinds of colors and shades. A huge plus of this option is the variety of choices, the embodiment of the brightest design fantasies. In addition, the curtains are easy to remove, easy to hang, that is, a budget and simple option.
The fourth way – plants
Our site has already written how large indoor plants can affect the interior. You can zone a room with one large curly flower, arranged on a comfortable support. Or a whole rack with a variety of plants in pots, vases or containers.
Fifth way – different flooring
A very noticeable option. It is immediately evident that in this working area of the kitchen there is a tile, but in the living room there is a softer and more stylish parquet, laminate or board. This method, by the way, is not just visual, but also helps to extend the life of the floor covering. In areas that are more exploited, you need to use stronger and more durable coatings, for example, ceramic tiles or porcelain stoneware.
The sixth way – the podium
An effective but more costly option. The podium will immediately show that the purpose of these zones is different, but, on the other hand, it will “eat” the height of the room and will require construction costs. Although, storage space on the podium will be an added bonus.
Seventh way – lighting
We recognize that this option is most often used in addition to all of the above. It is clear that there should be a source of lighting behind the partition; illumination can be done both on the podium and above the bar. But even just three different lighting fixtures, for example, above the dining table, by the sofa, next to the chair in the work area, will emphasize that the room has many functions..
Eighth way – different shades
This is a purely visual way to separate different areas of the room, without any practical load. We just show – here, where the walls are green – we have an office, and here, in the main zone, where the lilac walls are – the living room. The method is simple and very noticeable, the room turns out to be interesting. The main thing is to choose shades that either go together with each other, or play well in contrast..
Ninth way – arch or through niche
This option, in fact, is a kind of partition, but not simple, but in the form of an arched freedom that separates part of the room. Or an interestingly designed niche that serves as a passage to a separate corner of the room.
Tenth way – aquarium
The option is unusual, but very picturesque. The aquarium itself looks beautiful, and if it is large enough and installed on a stand, in a special column, then it will perfectly divide the room into zones. True, it is not suitable for everyone, but only for lovers of live fish, aquarists.