How to separate environments without work in a simple way

How to separate environments without work

The open and diaphanous spaces prevail today, but it is not always easy to shape and decorate them. A trick to simplify it is to create different environments with their own personality within a larger one. But, is it possible to do it without getting involved in works? At Decoora we show you today that separating environments without work is possible and that it can be done in more than one or two ways.

Do you want your guests not to enter the room directly when they go home? Create a certain division between the living room and the dining room to make them more welcoming? Do you have some privacy when you work in a shared space? There are many more ways to provide a certain privacy and intimacy to a space than a septum Without complications and without the need to make a large investment.


Using curtains to separate rooms can seem like an impromptu proposal. However, it is an economical alternative and can be very attractive. A curtain of the right fabric and color can become a differentiating element of the room with which to attend to both the practical and aesthetic sense of it.

Curtains to separate environments

Take a look at the image above! Do you think the curtains are out of place? These can open and close a space with a single gesture, exposing only what you want to be seen. They are ideal for separating a guest bedroom or a study area from the living room, but also for providing warmth and seclusion in those large and elongated dining rooms.

If you are handy with the sewing machine you can make the curtains yourself. It is a project that will personalize the space and do it in a simple way. You can play with the opacity of the curtains, its texture and color.

Japanese panels

Japanese panels are an alternative to curtains. Another practical solution to separate environments without work and with which to also provide a modern touch to them thanks to its linear and minimalist aesthetic. An aesthetic inspired by the shōji, the classic sliding paper doors with wooden panels typical of Japanese homes.

Japanese panels, a modern and minimalist alternative

Japanese panels are composed of several panels that move horizontally across rails, overlapping each other to provide privacy and/or prevent the passage of light to a greater or lesser extent. We recently taught at Decoora to build and install, you remember?

Room Dividers

Screen composed of several frames joined by means of hinges, which closes, opens and unfolds”

That is the RAE's definition of bimbo. A definition that welcomes both the classic bimbos and the current proposals that reinvent and update them to adapt them to the new trends and needs. We could define any of the proposals in the following image as a screen and they couldn't be more different!

Screens as a divider

The screens do not cover the distance from floor to ceiling as Japanese curtains and panels do, but they are still a practical and versatile element with which to separate environments without work. And very cheap! At Decoora we love them to create a small entrance area when the entrance to the house is in the living room, to create a dressing area in the bedroom or to separate the bathtub from the rest of the bathroom if it is large.

Shelves and bookcases

If you are looking for proposals in addition to practical aesthetics, which contribute to create more storage space, Betting on shelves or bookcases is the smartest alternative. Obviously it requires a greater investment, but it covers some needs that other elements do not cover.

Shelving. a functional divider

Floor-to-ceiling shelves or bookcases will allow you completely separate two environments. They will not provide you with the acoustic insulation of a partition, but visually they will behave in the same way. If, on the other hand, you do not want to visually isolate both environments, you should opt for half-height shelves and bookcases and/or a minimalist design with no bottom.

You can give it prominence as a decorative element by betting on a bold designs or colors that break with the rest of the room or relegate them to a merely functional element by betting on a symmetrical shelf in neutral colors.

bar dividers

If what you want is an element that somehow defines different environments without visually isolating them, elements with bars are a modern and current proposal. Both those made of wood and those made of metal are easy to install and will allow you to separate environments without works and treat each one separately when decorating them.

bar dividers

The good thing about this proposal is that you it will be easy to adapt to the needs of your space both modular alternatives and of course customizable alternatives. And it is that these "walls" generally consist of a lower and an upper strip that are fixed to the floor and ceiling respectively and in which the bars are fitted, being able to play with their distance.

Do you like these ideas to separate environments without work?

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