Over the past few decades, open floor plans have been trending in the design world, and it’s not hard to see why – they are great for entertaining, encouraging family togetherness, and also offer several design opportunities. But for all those perks of open plan living, there is some downside too. The main issue with an open-floor layout is that it provides little privacy, and might feel empty and overwhelming. But thankfully, all these problems can be solved by dividing a room either physically or visually, to create a smaller, more intimate space.
In this article, we will show you one the best ways you can divide an open-plan scheme into different zones, without needing to build a stable, permanent structure.
Know about the genius ways of separating rooms in an open floor plan
Before you go on to call your builder, begging him for a wall structure to separate your living room and kitchen, you can consider hanging long curtains/fabric panels to divide the spaces. The celebrity interior designer, Mark Sikes, also did the same in the living room of one of his client’s homes featured in home beautiful 2016.
In this design, a panel or curtain might not be offering the same amount of privacy that a full wall might allow, but it sure does give you the option to close off space virtually.
Plus, using a panel or curtain will always let you change your mind and try out different ideas, something that you can’t do with structured walls. Though Mark Sikes’s room is full-on design fantasy, the method he uses is an ideal way to separate areas in small houses or studio apartments. And you can easily install this design into your home too.
Installing the Design
This design is pretty easy to install, all you need to do is hang a floor-length curtain or panel on the ceiling between two rooms, just in the same way as you would hang a curtain over a window. You can also add curtain ties to the space to transform between open space to divided rooms.
Keep in mind; your space won’t be looking the same as Mark Sikes designed home. But you can surely make yourself a unique space by adding some of your creativity to your design.
This method is so simple to install that you don’t even need to call your builder, you can do it all by yourself. Well, it will surely save you some bucks.
It was Mark Sikes genius idea of converting an open floor plan into separate rooms, without building a wall. Dividing the open floor into two separate rooms using curtains, allows you to use the space in two different ways without creating chaos. Plus, it’s pretty cheap too, all you need to buy is curtains to divide the open space into two separate rooms, and they are highly customizable.