If you are looking for how to divide your living room, dining room and kitchen that are together in a single environment, we show you different alternatives that you can consider to achieve it. Here you will find 15 ideas to ensure that each of the shared spaces is transformed into unique, well-defined spaces that integrate with each other to achieve a unified and wonderful decoration.
The shared spaces they have several advantage in front of separate rooms. An advantage is that it helps us create a feeling of warmth and increase communication with the family. For example, in an open plan kitchen you can interact with guests who are in the living room or dining room area. Another advantage when we have an open space is easier to move around and in this way we make it easier to collect dishes or serve dinner. And, in the same way, since there are no dividing walls in the three rooms, they will look bigger and more ventilated, there is more space.
On the other hand, a disadvantage is that the entire space can be viewed as a whole from any angle of the house. We can easily see the disorder when a member of the family is cooking. For this reason, having a bit of privacy between the environments is necessary; Today there are great options to create divisions between the living room, dining room and kitchen in the same environment. These solutions help make your social space look more intimate without losing the effect of spaciousness and lighting necessary, especially when our environment is small.
Visually divide your shared spaces can help you organize and personalize each room according to the function they fulfill in your home with the elements necessary to decorate it and at the same time integrate them together.
Depending on the level of privacy you need, you can consider from structures to some accessories in your decoration. Here we show you how some designers separate these three environments:
1. Separate with Walls:
Including a dividing wall is an option for those who need a higher level of isolation and privacy in any of the environments. It is commonly added in the kitchen areaThis is the area where the odors spread and can permeate the rest of the house. In addition, as we already mentioned, it is usually where there is more visual disorder.
In this design of living room, dining room and kitchen together a wall is fitted from floor to ceiling that covers half of the kitchen. It separates the living room area and is reinforced with vertical wooden panels, creating a modern effect that combines perfectly with wooden furniture.
If you need your living room, dining room or kitchen to have a good lighting, glass walls are another alternative you can consider. This material has the advantage of making the most of natural light, which is often necessary in small spaces. In addition, it is easy to clean, absorbs noise, brings elegance and modernity to any room. The problem with glass is the lack of security. They can cause accidents since the glass is transparent. In this design the dining area has been separated from the dining room with a glass wall from the middle towards the ceiling.
This design incorporates blued glass doors and walls. In this way, the level of privacy is greater for the living room area.
2. Include Sliding Doors
Another great option is to place a sliding door to achieve divide your environments. They can create an incredible effect, plus they adjust to the level of privacy needed just by opening and closing the door.
In this design we see a large division in wood with horizontal lattices so as not to lose the necessary light and ventilation.
This space of the living room and dining room they have been separated by sliding painted glass doors with metal frames.
3. Wood Divider Panels
The wooden room dividers They are a great decorative element that will help to highlight your stay immediately. It can be used in any environment, you can find them in different shapes and colors. They create a warm and elegant visual barrier.
In this design, the kitchen and dining room are separated by means of the wooden panel with lattices. To complement the design, a modern hanging sideboard is adapted to it.
As in the previous image, the dining area and the kitchen have been separated including a panel with vertical lattices to create an effect of height.
4. Objects that Stand out to Divide Environments
When we add a large object we contribute to delimit the spaces. For example, a fish tank or a fireplace is a great decorative contribution that can function as Focal point.
Beautiful fish tank with a wooden structure that partially separates the living room and the kitchen.
Here the fireplace is located between the living room and the dining room of the house.
5. Kitchen Bar
A kitchen bar is another great alternative to define the space between this area and the dining room or living room for smaller environments. It provides a partial and functional separation, not only used for eating but also as a division between environments.
This shared space of living room, dining room and modern kitchen it is decorated in light tones such as white and cream with accent details in black and dark wood. An interesting detail is the gray gloss ceramic tiles in the kitchen that help to reflect the light.
6. Use Curtains
Curtains are also often used for space divisions. It is an economical option and they adapt to any decorative style. The color or pattern that is chosen will depend on the current decoration of the environments that you decide to separate and connect at the same time. The use of patterned curtains generates visual interest, therefore, it is most convenient to use them with moderation so as not to saturate the environments. Use shades in solid and neutral colors if you need to create a subtle effect and that it does not attract much attention. Finally, choose a fabric from light material instead of those made of heavy materials so as not to obstruct the entry of light.
In this large space the kitchen, dining room and living room are located in Continuous form. It has been separated with two curtains that combine perfectly with all environments. Horizontal striped patterns are used alternating two neutral tones: white and brown. In the same way, the split effect of environments using different floor coverings: chocolate brown for the kitchen, patterned carpeting for the dining room and gray for the living room. [Fuente Imagen]
In this design, the white curtain separates the living room and the dining room. This covers a part of the available space. The other part is left free as ideal to be used as passage area and to be able to move easily between both environments.
7. Division of Spaces with Shelves
Place a shelf between the areas you need to separate to achieve more privacy. This is a very common and effective solution where you can personalize each empty space of the furniture with decorative accessories that are displayed on both sides.
A large shelf separates the living room and dining room that are together in a single environment. Different vase designs were added in each of the divisions, which help the two areas look decorated.
Here we see a shelf that separates the living room from the dining room. This soft-colored piece of furniture is muted or goes unnoticed in order to make the decorative objects within it stand out.
In this image we see a large white furniture that works as division between kitchen and living room. Two decorative columns are added to emphasize the concept of separation between spaces. Another way to delimit spaces It is through the decorated table behind the sofa.
Here we observe a white cabinet between the dining room and the kitchen. The design has a structure with open spaces for storage and seating. The surface of the furniture is decorated with some ornaments that reinforce the effect of separation between these two areas.
8. Colors for the Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen
It is more difficult to choose the colors to paint three different and shared spaces, than to only do it for one room. Therefore, the safest solution is to use neutral tones, which tend to adapt to any style of decoration and combine with everything. Choose a light neutral shade as a base to paint the walls; and, that matches the furniture and appliances in the living room, dining room and kitchen.
Then you can choose a Focal point or an area that you want it to highlight. It will be the center of attention of the three rooms. In the chosen environment you can paint the wall an accent color that matches the area as a whole, you can include a panel as a coating or even place a large object that enhances, for example. Ideally, the total space is unified but at the same time with its respective division to achieve harmony in your social space.
Another way to segment the rooms and is using different colors on the walls. As we see in this image. The entrance area and dining room have soft olive green walls, the kitchen area stands out from the rest with an exposed brick backsplash and turquoise walls. While the living room area includes gray color. The decoration of the three environments is perceived unified since the three tones combine with each other and they fit very well to the other elements that are part of these three stays. The clear acrylic chairs blend into the space in a subtle way to let the rug become a beautiful decorative accent along with the hanging chandelier. decorative accessories cushions are added that match the wall of the …