A. Great question Lindsay! I think it is important to have these two spots remain separate, yet still cohesive. Since you can see these two spaces at once, they should look as though they’re related. Try out some of these tips when separating a space without using walls.
Separate Using Area Rugs. Rugs makes it clear you’re dealing with two distinct spaces. This is an extremely inexpensive way to define numerous areas.
Use two different flooring materials to divide one room into two. When you have one large room, using tile for your dining, and wood for your living space, you’re creating a separation and still keeping it very open.
Art Can Define A Space
Allow for art to divide one space from another. You can include one large piece in your dining room, and then a wall of various pieces and sizes above your sofa.
Painting a wall or area is an easy to way to bring your eyes from one space to another. To find the right color, read tips for choosing the right paint color.
With the help of molding and chair rails, you can paint a portion of your dining room in a separate color from the rest of the room. It feels like an architectural division without the cost and trouble.
Use space planning to clearly define your space. When you allow for your furniture layout to remain so clearly defined, there is no question about what area functions as what.
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