Another way to create the illusion of a large space in the interior is to cut off everything superfluous 🙂 We will talk about the largest vertical planes – walls that divide the interior into functional zones.

There are two extremes in the planning of large areas (especially for attic rooms): either the entire floor is divided into cage rooms, or all partitions are removed and the furniture is dispersed in piles, according to the functional purpose.

And it is not difficult to guess that a harmonious space will turn out if you choose the “golden mean”. There are three types of vertical planes that can expand the scope of a home:
  • glass partitions,
  • sliding partitions acting as screens
  • and free standing walls.

If everything is clear with the first two points (the first ones are invisible, the second ones are easy to move), then the third point is a real godsend for designers.

What is the “charm” of this element of the interior.
Firstly, they are streamlined, that is, they are perceived not as an obstacle, but as a kind of piece of furniture. But since the decoration of a free-standing wall can be made in the background tone of the interior, the wall itself “dissolves into space.
Even if this element is made in contrast, at least on one of the sides there is a space that goes deep into the room and therefore the total volume of the interior is not limited to this partition.



Let’s look at a simple example. Here is a photo of a detached wall. On the left, it adjoins the inner wall of the room (this is not visible, but understandable), and on the right it “breaks off” somewhere 1.5 m before the large (to the entire outer wall) windows.

Try to visually extend this brick wall to the outer wall (you can just attach a piece of paper to the photo). Now take it away. There is a difference?
The boundaries of the interior are perceived not along the line of a free-standing wall, but along the length of the outer one. And even if it were not glass, all the same, the interior will visually appear as much larger as its external borders are visible.

The second “plus” of a partition wall is that something can be placed behind it: a place to relax, a bathroom (relevant for a bedroom), a kitchen or dining area.

The third advantage is that you can hang something on the wall, from shelves to a TV.

The fourth “chip” – a fireplace, a stove can be mounted in such a wall, and sometimes, in fact, they represent a partition wall.

The height of a free-standing wall is regulated only by harmonious proportions. Somewhere it can rise to the ceiling, somewhere it can be limited to a decorative element (cornice, balustrade, etc.).

Thus, a free-standing wall is an art object that you can play with in accordance with your vision. design interior.

I have already planned this in my new house 🙂

More ideas in the photo collection. which I made especially for you.



















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