Modern apartments no more house separate living and dining rooms. Rather they occupy a common area not to just save space but to keep you conversing with guests or watch your favourite soap without delaying your meals. But it often happens that the dining area can hardly be distinguished from the living area and one seems to be an extension of the another. Here we have come with interior design tips that will make each of the areas distinct without the help of a visible barrier.
Area rugs are available in so many different shapes, fabrics, weaves, patterns and colours that you might get tired picking the right one. Choose entirely different pieces for the living and dining areas in synchronization with the accessories and furnishings of the respective areas. To make the demarcation prominent use different shapes and see the magic for yourself. Besides, the rugs will add textures while infusing the spaces with warmth and depth.
Couch Instead of Room Divider
Room dividers or screens with intricate designs are available in several transparent materials but that cannot beat the transparency of air. The curtain is certainly a decorative means for partitioning a room but it also induces a sense of confinement. Position the living room couch with its back to the dining area.
This will separate the two zones from each other without blocking the path in between. Let the living room begin with the couch and end at the other wall of the room with the TV, artwork or shelving units against it.
With the couch demarcating the area, you get a fair idea of the size of the other furniture items, accents and how many you will be able to incorporate in the remaining space without making the area crowded.
Add Elements Unique to Each Space
Don’t repeat the style of an accent or furniture of the living area, in the dining area or vice-versa. Hang a signature pendant lamp overlooking the dining table while a unique floor lamp can be used to glam up the living space. If you are painting an accent wall in one area, replace it with a wallpaper in the other that can include the accent wall colour in its pattern.
Varying Colour Palettes
Painting the room in halves with two different colours will look ridiculous. So, use a single colour with gradation for the walls or you can keep them entirely white with portions accentuated. Introduce variation through the colour of the accessories like table mats, cushions, vases, lampshades, furniture colour/ upholstery, window treatments or wall art.
Always position the dining table in that part of the big room which, is enabled with windows to let in natural light and give you a clear view of the night sky when you are too tired to look at the TV or the wall. Thus, much brilliance isn’t required in the dining area but the living area must be illuminated with recessed ceiling lights alongside wall sconces, table, floor lamps to switch from one type to another as per your mood.
Correct Furniture Size
If you prefer having meals at the couch or host informal parties where the dining table doesn’t have much of a part to play then a large size would simply keep a greater area occupied. In that case, reduce the table and chairs in size to accommodate a longer sectional sofa for seating your guests, without any further loss of free space.
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