Islington CollectionTransitional Games Room, Dublin
Off Black bookcase with aged brass hardware
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Go up and overIf you want to form a boundary between two areas of your open-plan space, consider adding a small divider. Here, a glass arch defines the living room and kitchen zones while still keeping the open feel of the whole space. If you’re keen on this idea, bear in mind the height of your room. A low ceiling might make the archway drop down too far, in which case you could either use a narrower pane of glass or just fit the side sections.See more clever ways to divide an open-plan roomWhat are your favourite tips for designing an open-plan space? Share your ideas and experiences in the Comments section.
Try an archA glass room divider can work by creating an entrance to a new part of an open-plan space, like the kitchen to seating area change in this room. Here, the steel-framed style of the partition elegantly links to the dark cabinetry.Repeating the look? A high-ceilinged room is the best place for this approach. In a less lofty space, a doorway works better than an arch for max head height.
Try it out on woodwork If you’re apprehensive about painting your walls a dark colour, start with a large piece of furniture, like this bank of glass display cabinets, and see how the shade works in the space. Dark colours can add real warmth and definition to open-plan spaces and create a feature within your room.