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USE VIS­UAL CUES TO CRE­ATE BOR­DERS IN AN OPEN CON­CEPT SPACE! An open con­cept home is great for mak­ing full use of nat­u­ral sun­light, pro­mot­ing to­geth­er­ness and max­imis­ing space. How­ever, even with­out walls, there should be a de­gree of sep­a­ra­tion be­tween ar­eas. You do not want to feel like you are watch­ing tele­vi­sion in the kitchen or cook­ing in your liv­ing room. There are sub­tle ways you can vis­ually di­vide up rooms with­out ru­in­ing the open­ness of the space.

The sim­plest way to di­vide two dis­tinct ar­eas is to ori­ent the fur­ni­ture in each so that they face away from each other. For ex­am­ple, in­stead of hav­ing a sofa sit against a wall, bring it to the cen­ter and face it away from the kitchen. This turns the sofa into a non in­tru­sive bar­rier be­tween the two spa­ces.

Want more func­tion­al­ity? Opt for a small bar ta­ble for seat­ing or an open book­shelf for ex­tra stor­age! Dif­fer­ent tiles or floor tex­tiles can also be used as a more sub­tle way to cor­don off a space.

Hang­ing cur­tains or a ro­tat­ing di­vider are also great per­ma­nent so­lu­tions for those that seek tem­po­rary pri­vacy with­out ham­per­ing open­ness.

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