Press ReleasePublished on 27 April 2023
Broken plan living: 3 stylish room divider ideas

Broken plan living: 3 stylish room divider ideas

Broken plan living is about dividing an open plan layout into different zones for specific purposes. Here are 3 stylish ways to turn your home into a multi-functional space.

Start by establishing zones for work and rest. In the bedroom, install a glass partition to create a sense of privacy and to not disrupt the flow of the space. Make the two separated zones feel more unified by choosing the same colour palette and flooring. Choosing tones that are good for both rest and productivity.

If your dining space spills over into the living room area, use open shelving as a room divider. The smaller zones will make the overall space feel more cosy and intimate. Add decorative elements with indoor greenery and artwork.

Try zoning an alcove with wall tiles to create an office area in the living room. Position the desk away from the TV to prevent distractions. Use wall tiles to highlight the area with a different colour or pattern. For example, choose light green to set the scene for productivity. Pick a comfy chair and install floating or ladder shelves for additional storage.

Broken plan living is about dividing an open plan layout into different zones for specific purposes.

Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice (FurnitureChoice.co.uk), shares 3 stylish ways to turn your home into a multi-functional space.

1. Install a glass partition

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“If you’ve been working out of your bedroom for the last few years, it’s important to establish separate zones for work and rest,” Rebecca says. “Installing a glass partition is a practical (and stylish) investment and creates a sense of privacy. The glass doors don’t disrupt the flow of the space and still let natural lighting in.”

Make the two separated zones feel more unified by choosing the same colour palette and using the same flooring throughout. “Since your workspace is part of your bedroom, go for a colour palette that’s good for both rest and productivity,” Rebecca advises.

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2. Introduce open shelving

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“When you live in an open plan home, the dining space tends to spill over into the living room area,” Rebecca says. “Use open shelving as a room divider to break up the areas into separate zones. The smaller zones will make the overall space feel more cosy and intimate.” Introducing open shelving to the living room also sets the scene for relaxation.

This budget-friendly option also adds flexibility to move the shelving around depending on the home layout. “Open shelving allows you to add decorative elements to your space,” Rebecca says. “Display a variety of greenery or artwork to make the space feel more inviting.”

3. Zone an alcove with tiles

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“If you lack space for a private office, try zoning an alcove with tiles,” Rebecca suggests. “Tile zoning is used to highlight a distinct area in a room for visual and functional purposes.” Ideally, it’s best to choose a spot near a window for natural lighting or a corner with good lighting. Position the desk away from the TV to prevent distractions.

Choose tiles in a different pattern from the rest of the room. “Since it is a work from home space, opt for a pattern and colour palette that will set the scene for productivity,” Rebecca advises. “For example, choose a diagonal stripe pattern in a relaxing hue.” Pick a comfy chair and install floating or ladder shelves for additional storage.

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