Welcome back, GAFFers! We are finally starting to get used to this strange new routine we find ourselves in (and we hope you are, too) but there are still plenty of obstacles to overcome. With our homes now functioning as office/gym/creche and living spaces, we wanted to offer some easy ways to help create zones and separation between tasks and areas in your home. So whether you want to split your living room into a play area and tv hideaway, or your kitchen into a cookery and office zone, there are some simple, affordable design tips and tools that you can implement right now.
Rugs, carpets, and mats are a brilliant way to visually zone a space. They create a cue that one area is ending and another one is beginning. Although you should aim for different styles, make sure that they complement each other rather than clash. We love rugs.ie for a wide range of Pinterest-worthy pieces.
Shelf & Storage
Shelving is so versatile, and when it comes to creating zones at home it’s one of the easiest and most effective tools. You may even have a unit that lies against a wall right now that you can move to help create a sub-room in a space. These inspo pics explain exactly what we mean.
Hide & Screen
If you’re happy to make the investment, a stylish screen is the way to go. We spotted this beautiful piece on French Connection and had to include it. Instant room-changer. Of course, there are tons of options online to suit every budget and interior style, so take a snoop around before you purchase.
Clothing rails are another brilliant tool, as they can be easily moved around. So, during the day they can help divide your kitchen into a workspace, and then after the working day is through it can be easily removed to enjoy the full space again. Our advice? Swap out the clothes for some of these beautiful hanging plants instead for an instant home installation.
Sof So Good
Think furniture. Is it time to rearrange your space to make it work for you? Whether that means shifting a dining table to split a living space or moving a couch to create a living room two-parter, don’t be afraid to get creative. Who knows – we might even like the new arrangement enough to keep it long term.
That’s it Gaffers. Good luck making the most of your space and stay tuned here for more home-making tips and inspiration during this difficult time, Stay safe!