Define Spaces with Furniture
It’s a slight irony that those who live in very large open spaces and those who live in small studio flats often have trouble defining spaces in their homes. No one wants their living area to look like a big (or small) boring box with everything jumbled up and the living area flowing into the dining space.
To get around those problems, many designers work to define spaces with furniture, setting up very distinct areas that allow for a feeling of separation. It’s surprisingly easy, and at the same time, does not involve any sort of construction or high expenses.
There are a couple of ways to achieve this look.
A common way to set up a walled off area is to use a large bookcase or a few smaller bookcases lined up. This is going to give you a feeling like the area has a very distinct separation. But using a bookcase still allows for light and air to be allowed to flow in and out of the space, as opposed to if a wall was constructed.
Many people who live in studio flats use this setup to give the feeling of having a bedroom area. Since most studio flats are just square rooms, it can feel as though the bed is somewhat out of place. By placing bookcases near the foot of the bed, it can give space as well as a great spot to show off some accessories for decor.
Group Furniture Together
Another way that designers define spaces with furniture is by grouping various pieces of furniture together. This is going to work especially well in those spaces that are larger open areas, where a room might house a living area and eating area in one space.
In order to successfully define each area, it is a common design technique to group furniture together by function. So rather than having the furnishings spread around the room, take one section and make it the living area. This is where you are going to want to have your chairs, sofas and coffee table. Then leave a space open, and set up your dining area.
Another way to definite spaces in a home doesn’t have involve high expenses or new furniture at all, but instead utilises rugs. Area rugs are a great way to really create separate areas as well as add in a bit of a colour definition into an area as well, something that can be hard to do without changing the wall colours.
As rugs can be purchased in a variety of different sizes, patterns and colours, they are great options to really set an area of a room apart from the rest, especially in rooms that have hardwood floors.
As you can see, it’s easy to take that large room and turn it from something that could be seen as cavernous to something that has defined spaces, creating a great atmosphere in the home.