Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The living room is one of the areas in your home that can make use of dividers to the maximum. In fact, modern style of living makes use of room dividers to create that much-needed privacy.
What you need to do first is to examine the type of partition you wanted in the living room. When you are done with that, you can start selecting the type of dividers you wanted. Room dividers are not only used to separate a certain area in your living room; they can also be decorative pieces. Dividers are of different varieties -- folding doors or screens, drapes and curtains or huge furniture. There are also dividers, which are light in weight so they can be easily transferred.
Do not buy a room divider just for the sake of having one. Make sure that it blends well with the theme and the other living room furniture. Therefore, you need to take into consideration the following aspects: material, color, and the manner it was built. Room dividers can actually be repainted although this will rely on the type of material used.
So how do you make use of room dividers to your advantage?
Cover up the clutter. Storage boxes, baskets and shelves can be hidden at the back of the divider.
Produce a personal corner. Assign an area where any member of the family can carry out his own tasks like listening to music, reading or just being alone. Have a comfortable couch or chair, a small table as well as a table lamp.
Create a small office or study area. Get an immediate area for this purpose by having a desk, chair and a table lamp.
Have some adornments on the room divider. If it is sturdy, you can hang a picture frame or some paintings or drawings. If not, then just put some trinkets, those that are not too weighty.
Big furniture as dividers can automatically give you two living rooms especially if your space is huge.
Dividers made of transparent material can be highlighted by having a light behind it. Put the divider in one area and have a sofa or chair and a table behind it. The illumination behind will be spread and giving the living room a faint glow.
The divider can also be your canvass if there is an artist in you.
With room dividers, a boring spot in your living room can be given a new and striking appeal.