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- Published: 30 March 2016 30 March 2016
Although current trends lean towards large open-plan living spaces, it is sometimes necessary to create a partition to maximize space. Creating this separation with the bedroom can be a wise choice, both as a way to visually isolate the sleeping area as well as to create a sense of intimacy. Fortunately, today there is no need to engage in masonry work and build walls to structure an interior. Movable partitions and clever arrangements can divide the space for you in a flash. Here are 15 ways to easily and economically define the sleeping area in your rental…
Veils or opaque fabrics; curtains allow for modulating an area according to needs through rods, a curtain rail or a steel cable.
- Sliding doors
Following a track gives these doors the added advantage of opening horizontally instead of at an angle.
- Glass partitions
Removable, rotating or sliding glass partitions are now easy to install due to a pressure system on both the floor and ceiling.
© Glass partition on the left and polycarbonate partition, on the right, Castorama
- Polycarbonate partitions
No drilling and adjustable legs, this partition filters in the light.
- Wooden palisades
Made from unprocessed and white-washed wooden slats, the palisade surrounds the bed isolating it from the living room.
Potted plants on cylindrical structures, or on a simple rod frame as seen here, are great for creating a nature inspired visual barrier.
© Ikea plant stand on the right, Castorama screen ont the left
Made with doors, windows or other reclaimed items, screens are the perfect accessory to create two separate areas in seconds.
- Japanese screens
Now made from wood and textiles, Japanese screens are very decorative and can be easily installed on a rail.
© Japanese screens on the left, japanese pannels on the right, Castorama
- Japanese panels
These strips of stiff fabric compartmentalize without overwhelming the space. They slide on a multi-track rail.
A distinctive separation achieved with an assembly of rope on wooden mounts.
© Rope partition The Brick House on the left, ribbon partition on the right, Conforama
An easy DIY achieved by cutting strips of any type of ribbon and fixing them to the floor and ceiling.
- Slat partitions
The decorative and adjustable slats allow for easy installation thanks to adjustable feet.
© Slat partitions on the left, movable partition on the right, Castorama
- Movable partitions
With adjustable feet, this pinewood partition requires no drilling and can be painted to match the interior decoration of the rental.
- The bookshelf
Bookshelves are a practical solution. They can be filled with baskets, books or decorative items depending on how much of a visual separation you wish to create.
Paint or wallpaper strips on the walls and ceiling allow to visually define spaces.