This beautiful contemporary dining area can be open to the living room and the kitchen, or striped curtain dividers can slide closed for a private dining room. A lit black china cabinet with glass doors provides a beautiful display at the end of a black and white zigzag rug. Turquoise chairs sit at a wooden dining table, and a gold chandelier hangs from the blue ceiling above.
Billowy linen curtains serve as a room divider in this elegant master bedroom. Tufted ottomans tuck into the foot of the dove gray bed, while a neutral rug adds a layer of cushion to the dark hardwood floors.
Floor-to-ceiling striped linen curtains can be pulled together to separate the dining room from the kitchen for increased privacy. The kitchen's light blue island with white quartz counter offers an eating area and extra storage.
Pale hardwood, sheer draperies and a translucent room divider give the open living space and entry of this California home a dreamy quality. A coffered ceiling adds interest above, while clerestory windows maximize light in the space.
Long, sheer curtains create privacy without blocking all natural light from this bedroom. The white leather headboard rests against a light-colored woodgrain room divider creating separate sections while keeping the room open. Art above the bed adds a pop of bright color to the neutral room.
The kids who get to stay in this bedroom are very lucky. Each level of the bunk has its own wall-mounted TV. The kids can close the room divider curtain and make a stage on the hardwood floor. Costumes and toys can be stashed in the steamer trunk.
"I am puzzled by the use of solid drapery fabric that completely obscures the view outside and makes an already small apartment seem even smaller. Even as a room divider, gauzy sheer fabric would have provided the privacy Michael was after and added an intriguing sense of mystery," says HGTV Design Star judge Candice Olson.
This stylish Philadelphia studio utilizes every inch of space without making the room seem busy. The neutral walls and bedding keep the space controlled and balanced. "I tried to separate the space with organic textures, eclectic accessories, shiny metallic objects, soft draperies and unique lighting schemes," HGTV fan greendesigner says. To quickly hide the bedroom from the kitchen and dining area, he added tall draperies as an easy room divider. Tip: Downsize the furniture to expand the space — buy a loveseat instead of a large sectional. If you like to entertain, invest in small barstools: They take up little space and provide plenty of seating for guests.