The trend right now is to have homes with large, open spaces which offer lots of flexibility and which can be easily reconfigured if and when needed. That, however, doesn’t change the fact that sometimes we feel the need for more privacy and an internal division. That can turn out to be quite a challenge. One of the possible solutions can be to use curtain dividers. They allow you to delineate zones within a large open floor plan without using solid or permanent partitions.
Curtains, especially those that are thin, delicate and lightweight merely give the impression of a more private, divided space. that, however, is enough to make an area feel extra cozy, warm and comfortable.
Curtain dividers are helpful when you want to create two or more spaces, each with its own distinct function, but you don’t really want to block the view or to treat them as separate rooms.
Curtains are also helpful if you wish to add texture to a room or to create a cozy-looking backdrop. At the same time, you can use curtain dividers to reshape a space.
You have lots of flexibility and freedom when working with curtains. They can be installed pretty much anywhere and can follow the shape of a wall or, in this case, a rug. Just look how cozy this seating area is. It’s like a separate reading nook framed by the rug and the curtain.
There are numerous types of curtains, most of which can also function as space dividers. Some are quite unusual being a collection of individual strands which don’t really offer much privacy and don’t block the views or the light. They’re mostly decorative.
Having a big and spacious bedroom is definitely awesome. Still, a large bedroom is often less cozy than a small one and you can remedy that with curtain dividers. Hang curtains and separate the sleeping area from the rest of the bedroom.
If you also want to block the light, your curtain dividers can be made of heavy fabric, preferably in a dark color. You can also use the curtains to conceal the sleeping area when you’re using the other section of the room.
In some cases a bedroom is connected to its own private balcony and sometimes the wall or door between them doesn’t exist. This is great because the room feels larger and because the transition between spaces is smoother and you can still maintain the same division of spaces using curtain dividers.
A lot of contemporary homes have open plan social areas which include the kitchen, the living room and the dining area. This sort of layout has its pros and cons. One of the disadvantages would the fact that there’s no physical divider between these areas, at least not usually. Curtains are a nice compromise. You can open them up to connect the spaces and close them to add a visual barrier between the zones.
The bedroom-home office combo is quite common and often practical and yet relaxing in bed and constantly thinking about all the work that needs to be done is not ideal. A simple curtain divider lets you hide the work space at night, allowing you to unwind and relax.
Curtains can also be used as decorative features in a room. You can use them to cover up walls or to create welcoming backdrops for your freestanding furniture. They add texture and color to the room in a unique and very effective way.
Using curtain dividers you can even frame a cozy lounge area or sitting nook in the corner of a room by adding two temporary “walls” to the space. This is useful in the case of small apartments or houses with multifunctional rooms.