Moving the dining area closer to the kitchen creates breathing room for this living room, while a floor-to-ceiling bookcase adds lots of vertical storage. The finished living room now has a new propane fire place, an old rustic American flag, and new chairs highlighted by blue pillows.
In this open dining and living room, the striking two-way fireplace acts as a room divider, and the cool gray concrete creates a modern backdrop. Over the table, glass pendants have an industrial laboratory feel. The stained wood table and chairs and ochre-painted cabinet warm up the space.
The focal point of this contemporary living space is a concrete fireplace that acts as a partial divider between the living and dining rooms. A nearby dining area features a sleek white table and brown leather chairs, while natural hardwood floors are used throughout the rooms.
A hanging bubble chair with a sleek stand and bright yellow seat brings life to a contemporary living room. The chair's curved lines are nicely contrasted by the square patterns in the metal-and-glass coffee table and white room divider.
The sofa serves as a natural divider to separate a living area from a dining space in this open basement. Exposed ceiling beams and built-in shelves add a dark accent color to the calm, neutral room. Upholstered chairs sit around an octagonal glass dining table, providing a comfortable spot for dining.
Used as a room divider, a patchwork fabric panel seperates this contemporary room from an adjacent playroom. A mosaic tile fireplace is topped with a rich wood mantel, giving the space a polished sophisticated feel. The curvy lines of the glass coffee table offset the boxy sectional and built-in shelving.
A round pedestal table holding an Asian tree is used as a living room divider and is flanked by a large beige sofa and a contemporary seating area with modern turquoise blue arm chairs. Arched window shades cover the large windows above three sets of French doors. The contemporary seating area features a zebra print rug and glass coffee table while both sections are accented with red throw pillows.
Creative design solutions help to make the most of your space – whatever the size. In this room design from HGTV Design Star, a white modular bookshelf functions as a room divider with built-in storage in a small living room. The small acrylic coffee table doesn't weigh down the space, while a gray shag rug softens the parquet floors and adds subtle color.
This small apartment branches out in clever ways with a platform bed that doubles as an extra seating area and delightfully kitschy accessories. Oversized white fur pillows top the plush green bed cushion while an acrylic table with toy-pistol vase cozies up to the bedside. Transluscent room dividers and a brightly colored mural-sized painting completes the offbeat and eclectic space.
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.
Trendy coral-colored X-benches serve as an informal room divider in this open-concept living room and dining room. The rooms are united through shared natural elements, like the wood tables, and the complementary designs of the scroll-back chairs and Chesterfield sofa.
When buying furniture for a dorm room or other small living space, choose pieces that are multifunctional. A futon is the perfect example; by day it can be used as a sofa, but by night it can instantly turn into a full bed. Here, white tables on casters are used as an entertainment center and a mobile coffee table and the cubed bookcase not only stores books and kitchen essentials, but serves as a room divider, too. Photo courtesy of IKEA
A temporary room divider is a great option if you live in a studio or one-bedroom apartment. The wall will provide nighttime privacy for a better night’s sleep — something you and your guest will both appreciate. Don’t have a room divider? Get crafty, and make one.