Design and Architecture

How to divide a room into zones: 5 ways

How to divide a room into zones without additional walls? We know several ways that successfully cope with this task without depriving the fenced off space of natural light, which is so important. The issue of room zoning is relevant both for small apartments and for large rooms that serve both as a living room, and a kitchen, and a bedroom - depending on the layout and the desire of the owners. Mobile partitions that can be moved and rearranged, give residents the opportunity at any time to change the interior. Let's look at what ways to divide the space exist.


A simple and practical way is to install a large rack and fill it with books, vases, plants and other necessary things that are always looking for a place in the house. The rack can be high and go straight to the ceiling.

The bedroom is separated from the rest of the space by a bookcase with a conditional doorway. This solution is suitable if there are no children in the house: after all, the parental bedroom should be fenced in, if possible.

Another example with a rack to the ceiling, however, only half filled. This method visually divides the room, but leaves a feeling of a single space. And the light always penetrates a lot.

Also, the rack can be low, only conditionally separating the space. This piece of furniture is conveniently moved to the wall, returning the integrity of the room, if desired.


Curtains, as a rule, separate the bedroom space in studio apartments. This method is not suitable for all styles of interior. The most harmonious is the Scandinavian and eco-style, as well as eclecticism. Do not accept his minimalism, art deco, classic.

In the Swedish studio apartment of 46 m2 in Gothenburg, the bedroom area is also separated by curtains.

Bar counter.

This type of partition is very popular when separating the kitchen from the living room area. From this bar, you can safely watch TV, preferring her sofa.

Designer Elena Ostapova put a partition, on the one hand serving as a stand for the TV, and on the other - a bar.


The look is classic and popular. Partitions are currently offered a great variety: sliding, textured, transparent, on wheels. The worthy partition can be picked up absolutely for any style. The only negative is not so easy to dismantle it if she is tired.

Sliding partitions are a great invention, saving precious meters. He wanted - he created an extra room, he wanted - he removed all the obstacles. Sliding partitions are, as you can see, in the picture, folded on the principle of a fan, and there are single-rail or double-rail. Partitions on the rails, of course, more durable and resistant, they also provide better thermal and sound insulation. Sound insulation is especially important when there are children in the house.

An interesting type of partitions is glass: it visually increases the space, leaves it visually open and bright, although it also performs the functions of sound and heat insulation. You should not be afraid of such partitions. The situation in which you stumble upon it and it breaks into millions of fragments is practically impossible. Such partitions are made of special tempered, impact-resistant glass, its thickness can reach two centimeters. In any case, such a partition is not the best idea if there are small children in the house who may not notice it and suffer. If, nevertheless, you decided on it, then you can pay attention to the frosted glass, or make only the upper part of the partition transparent. Of the minuses - the inability to hang a picture (although we know how to do it without nails!)


Screens, as a piece of furniture, appeared a long time ago. They were invented in the east and were actively used there, and fashion came to Europe only in the seventeenth century. Screens in the bedrooms served as a partition for changing clothes. Now more and more often mobile partitions move from bedrooms to drawing rooms and serve not only practical, but also a decorative element.

There are even screens with hooks and hangers for clothes, which always solves the current issue of storage.

Well, most of all we liked the mirror screen. This is what really visually expands the space.