Helpful Ideas on How to Divide a Room (When You Need Boundaries)

When it comes to furniture layout, the pieces themselves usually dictate the space. A sofa goes along the longest wall, with tables and other seating arranged to accommodate the preferences of the owner: Friendly open floorplans are great for entertaining, while closed, intimate spaces are great for solitude.

Sometimes the problem is not so much what to use the room for, but how to dictate its flow. Small spaces are often in need of distinct sections as much as large rooms are; both tasks can present their own challenges. With that in mind, we reached out to Max Humphrey Interior Design, Black Lacquer Design, and Edyta & Co. for some ideas on how to divide a room.

Designers from those respective companies—Humphrey, Caitlin Murray, and Edyta Czajkowska—pitched in to provide tips and product recommendations to make your space both navigable and livable. Scroll to read more below.