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Interior Zoning: Design Techniques

We will clarify how to zone a room using partitions, textiles and furniture (including bespoke wardrobes). We will explain what vertical zoning in the interior is and show interesting ways that designers use.

What is vertical zoning?

This is a technique, the principle of which is to separate functional areas using elongated, vertical structures.
Most often, these “dividers” are:
- Partitions and screens
- Curtains and drapes
- Furniture
There are several tangible advantages:
This technique makes zoning in the interior visually noticeable and intuitive. Transparent or mobile structures do not clutter up the space and do not interfere with the spread of natural light. “Dividers” perform additional functions — they act as storage areas, work surfaces, etc. You need to select the appropriate technique individually, taking into account the pros, cons and characteristics of the room.

Zoning with partitions and screens

The method is perfect for:
- Bedroom-living room
- Bedrooms and workplace
- Kitchen-living room
- Divide the kids bedroom into 2 parts
A variety of shapes and types allows you to fit partitions into any style of interior. They take up a minimum of space, so they can be installed in a large loft or in a compact studio. The interior uses 2 types of partitions — full and partial zoning. Partitions of incomplete zoning These are all kinds of decorative partitions — carved, rack, wicker, glass, as well as screens. They not only separate, but also serve as an interior decoration — they can be made with a bright accent or an unobtrusive finishing touch. Particularly noteworthy are designs that allow you to transform space in a matter of seconds. Full zoning partitions Separate the area from floor to stream.
These include sliding and hinged partitions made of glass, wood and metal and sliding doors. The classic option: highlighting the bed area in the room using transparent glass partitions, complemented by curtains. An equally popular way is to separate the kitchen from the living room. This is how 2 tasks are solved at once: a separate zone with its own design and mood is created; the rest of the room is protected from smoke and odors. Textile zoning Ideal for: Bedrooms and living rooms Bedrooms and dressing rooms If there is no possibility or desire to install a full-fledged partition, you can do with curtains. They are inexpensive and easy to install, and they look just as interesting. This method looks especially impressive in the presence of niches.

Furniture Zoning

To emphasize the purpose of a zone or to highlight it, it is often enough just to correctly arrange the furniture.
This type has two special advantages:
Variability and ease of execution. The layout of the room can be changed by simply rearranging the furniture. The ability to combine different pieces of furniture and emphasize boundaries. For example, by installing a curbstone close to the sofa, you can immediately designate the living room and office. A straight sofa set with the headboard to the bed will separate the sleeping and waking zones. A corner sofa in the center of the living room will mark the place for receiving guests. Zoning with a rack or cabinet already become a classic. A wardrobe with an opaque back wall will give more privacy, so it is convenient for them to separate the bed from the living room or divide the nursery in half. In this case, the use cases are endless, including very creative ones, such as, for example, hanging shelves from the ceiling.

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