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12:00 AM, July 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 10, 2018

Divide and rule

A brilliant way to spice up your living space making it more useful is by adding more dimensions, and a great way to do that is through room dividers. Not only do room dividers make for chic décor, but also are useful as spectacular tools to slyly create partitioned spaces within an apartment, lending to more use without clutter or restricting the space permanently. Let us look at how different room dividers may be used for maximum impact.



Yes, yes! It might sound overused or a cliché but you can actually never go wrong with a good old set of curtains. Ranging from gauzy white sheers personifying heavenly grace with minimalist sophistication or gorgeously embroidered velvet drapes which scream glamour; when used correctly in accordance to the personality of the home, curtains are always a hit and can be used as excellent room dividers. Try not to go for too bright shades if used within a smaller area and it might become an eyesore, so opt for earthier hues. And if you are an airy fairy person, let your personality shine by using the perfect set of perhaps muslin or georgette curtains which will flow with the morning breezes and will fulfill the aesthetic of your home.



Of course, sometimes intricacy weighs out simplicity and that is the case in terms of classic wood partitions with delicate carvings and bits of metal inlays to channel vintage aristocracy. Make sure if you do opt to settle for these timeless pieces, your home is able to absorb it in. Sometimes it is very hard to resist this option but when in action it might end up looking rather gaudy, so it is absolutely crucial to prep up your home accordingly; after all an unwise mix between classic and contemporary might prove to be rather disastrous. Of course a more exotic divider is using very simple and elegant wooden planks commonly seen in Japanese households. Fans of minimalism and simplicity should definitely go with this option.


Indoor plants

This might seem to be a more desirable choice to the Dhaka dwellers who have embraced eco-friendly living to the fullest. Might seem like an eccentric idea to many, but millennials pursuing a healthy lifestyle, or plant lovers might find it to be an excellent way of dividing a large space within the house. Using indoor plants as partitions is a particularly creative and beautiful solution to the room divider issue. These vines climb up ropes to create an indoor jungle that also separates spaces. However plant dividers require regular trimming (along with water) to keep healthy and shapely, thus proving to be a difficulty for some but at the end it is definitely worth it.


Shelves and Glass

Other techniques of room dividers include using bookshelves, art installments or glass doors. Thai glass doors though dull and very common might just prove to be the perfect room divider you would need for your house. To liven it up, you might use tinted glass with bold patterns which will give a modern chicness to your household without diving into kitsch. As for bookshelves, it is an amazing technique to flaunt your hardcover beauties and adding a touch of intellect to your home and is often a handsome and risk free room divider. You can never go wrong with books, can you?!

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