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.