Now working from home is our new reality, our homes are more hardworking than ever before. We need to get wise with our interiors and create clever corners and office hubs in our open plan spaces. Here are my top tips to zone an open plan space with panache!
🎨 colour & texture!
Colour and texture are great for subtly marking out boundaries in our homes as well as effecting our moods and behaviours. Think how a simple change in floor material, eg, ceramic tiles to hard wood can differentiate between a dining area and a cosy snug.
A corner decorated with a palette of nature inspired green can provide a focused work hub. I’m currently loving the green shades from Coat paint! ‘Adulting’ and ‘Ditch the tie’ are my current favs!
Consider the mood or behaviour you want to incorporate in your preferred zone and choose a colour and texture to bring out that desired feeling.
☝️ onwards & upwards!
Playing with height is a clever way to guide the eye. Custom made shelving or even a streamlined bookcase can provide an impactful yet subtle barrier between cooking & dining areas (not to mention a useful spot to store all those recipe books!).
💡 light the way!
Using different lighting to zone an open plan area is an oldie but a goodie! Think pendant lights above a dining table, task LED stripes in the kitchen and more subtle ambient table / floor lighting in the nook. Light has always been a mood and behaviour enhancer, so again ask yourself the function of each space and what mood you want to inspire.
The beauty of using light to zone an open plan space is that they are so adaptable and can be changed, literally at the flick of a switch!
🗂️ divide & conquer!
Move over industrial doors! Glass dividers are the new kid on the block and a great way to partition an open plan space whilst still retaining a sense of wholeness. In this ‘working from home’ age, a solid glass door also has the advantage of aiding with sound escape!
Contact me here if you would like help reconfiguring your open plan space!