In this article we are going to offer you some ideas of modern room dividers that are especially appropriate for studios and small apartments.
After a long ride on the subway, standing between a grandmother with shopping bags and a burly guy playing on his cell phone, all you want is a place to relax. Unfortunately, if you live in a studio where your sleeping, eating, and working spaces overlap, your home can seem as crowded as public transportation.
Especially if you live with your partner (by the way, this is the way to live happily and independently away from parents and other relatives). One of the biggest challenges in studio apartments is deciding how to multiply the rooms when you only have one.
You could hire an incredible design firm to build a levitated bed, a vanishing dining room and a pop-up kitchen, but that will cost you so much that you will inevitably wonder whether it is better to buy or rent a larger home instead.
Or you could implement some of these simpler and cheaper modern room dividers to create multiple living areas in your studio apartment. Read and review our tips and examples of modern room dividers.
Draw the plan of the house and don’t forget to include the doors
Before you even think about what modern room dividers are, you need to know the space you want to create. Decide which corners and areas of your study will become the bedroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Once you have mentally planned this, begin to locate (or plan to purchase) furniture that fits both the space and the function of each area, and remember to take doors into consideration. It can all start in your head, but like any home plan, it should be as accessible as possible.
Bookshelves with books as modern room dividers
When your main goal is to maximize space, the more practical a solution, the better. Position bookcases perpendicular to a wall to divide living areas and add valuable storage space to your small apartment. The shelves do not have to extend to the ceiling, but if you want to create the illusion of an extra room they have to be as high as possible.
In a studio, as in any tiny apartment, every square inch matters. So if you want to physically separate your bedroom, choose curtains.When the curtains are lowered they provide you with a lot of privacy but take up millimeters of space. When you get out of bed and want to get out all you have to do is push them out of your way with your hand.
And for moviegoers: install a projection screen instead of curtains
When most people think of essential living spaces, they probably list the dining room, bedroom, and living room area. However Chris Nguyen from Houston wanted a personal home theater so he added a projection screen to the foot of his bed. Installation is simpler than you might imagine and the transparent panel lets in light, keeping the small area open.
Match the colors of each area
Whether or not you have physical dividers, each space in your studio needs a tonal separation. Your mind should feel some differentiation between the sleeping area and the dining room, and color accents can do this. For each separate space in your apartment, choose a different color and theme to make it psychologically different. Even small details like combining a blue blanket on the sofa with a ceramic tile on the coffee table can separate each area of the living room.
Add pendant lamps to the interior
You still need a well-lit apartment. If you invest in some pendant lamps you can create another division of design environments. Pendant lamps not only save space because they hang from the ceiling, but they are also easy to install. You can hang two or three to create a discreet and practical barrier that separates the kitchen and dining room from your sofa or bed.
Large furniture like sofas can double as modern room dividers
Separating areas in your home can’t be easier than with this trick, which works for almost any studio apartment. Place your couch at the foot of your bed so your back is toward your sleeping area when you sit down. With or without an additional physical barrier, the psychological divide is clear.
Invest in a space-saving bed
Perhaps the best way to separate your bedrooms is to tuck them in, either against the wall with a Murphy bed or close to the ceiling with a loft bed. Both types of space-saving beds have their advantages and disadvantages, but either type could free up space for a living room or dining area.
Modern room dividers in the form of custom-designed walls
When llabb, a studio of young Italian architects took on the task of designing the interior of a small apartment in Liguria, Italy, they decided to think outside the box and came up with a solution that included a Large custom designed wall unit.
As the studio measures only 35 square meters, the laminated plywood wall, which runs the length of one of the natural walls, must include sleeping areas and storage space. The wall has a lower section and an upper section.
In the lower section, there are two doors that open to reveal the sleeping area or the master bedroom. The plywood shelves at the end of the bed double as an open dresser.
At the end of the wall there are some small steps that are next to the wood paneled display shelves.
Steps lead to the second sleeping area or guest room with windows that can be opened to look out into the living room.
Here you can see the small kitchen and dining room that are located on the wall in front of the sofa.